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Re: leveling kits

Postby nriossi - April 10th, 2015, 6:29 pm

next is new rims and tires hopefully
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Re: leveling kits

Postby Escape94 - April 10th, 2015, 9:04 pm

nriossi wrote:before pics

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after 1.5" level

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Very nice! Put some rubber cool spring spacer in your rear springs for some peace at mind. It'll also lift the rear a tad
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Re: leveling kits

Postby nriossi - April 10th, 2015, 9:14 pm

Yea I have to wait for another paycheck for those plus it's about time for me to redo the brakes as well
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Re: leveling kits

Postby grantdcol - April 22nd, 2015, 7:40 pm

Escape94 wrote:
Drjames wrote:Hey. I have a 2001 E and I'm looking to lift it. Considering going with the OME lift coils and possibly the leveling spacers on top to give the front about 3.5 to 4'' of lift. My question is,is the possible/practical with out major mods? Thanks


youll want to stay below 2" or youll run into issues with your CV joints. So One or the other, not both.



Who has actually had first hand experience with CV "issues" on these cars due to an excessive lift? What lift or combination of lifts was used and what were the exact symptoms?

The max CV angle with an OME spring and a strut spacer is the same as just a strut spacer. The OME springs only move your ride height position within the stock limits, they don't add any suspension travel.

FWIW, I've fabricated my own long travel suspension system from scratch. I'm familiar joints and geometry. I don't deny that added CV angle can cause failure, but in two months of reading this site, I've only seen posts from people who are worried about an issue with >2", and I haven't found anyone who has had an issue themselves. If you have experienced CV failure due to lift or know of a thread that describes one, please post up!
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Re: leveling kits

Postby Escape94 - April 22nd, 2015, 8:05 pm

The CV issue was discussed earlier in this thread.

grantdcol wrote:
Escape94 wrote:
Drjames wrote:Hey. I have a 2001 E and I'm looking to lift it. Considering going with the OME lift coils and possibly the leveling spacers on top to give the front about 3.5 to 4'' of lift. My question is,is the possible/practical with out major mods? Thanks


youll want to stay below 2" or youll run into issues with your CV joints. So One or the other, not both.



Who has actually had first hand experience with CV "issues" on these cars due to an excessive lift? What lift or combination of lifts was used and what were the exact symptoms?

The max CV angle with an OME spring and a strut spacer is the same as just a strut spacer. The OME springs only move your ride height position within the stock limits, they don't add any suspension travel.

FWIW, I've fabricated my own long travel suspension system from scratch. I'm familiar joints and geometry. I don't deny that added CV angle can cause failure, but in two months of reading this site, I've only seen posts from people who are worried about an issue with >2", and I haven't found anyone who has had an issue themselves. If you have experienced CV failure due to lift or know of a thread that describes one, please post up!


Any pics of your setup??
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Plastidip: smoked tail lights, gloss black shifter bezel, gloss black air vent trim
OEM black moulding (grille, bumper, hatch)
LEDs: front turn signals, front side markers, Morimoto XB LED fog lights, VLEDs V3 Triton Switchbacks
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Re: leveling kits

Postby TexasGator - May 13th, 2015, 7:19 pm

grantdcol wrote:
Escape94 wrote:
Drjames wrote:Hey. I have a 2001 E and I'm looking to lift it. Considering going with the OME lift coils and possibly the leveling spacers on top to give the front about 3.5 to 4'' of lift. My question is,is the possible/practical with out major mods? Thanks


youll want to stay below 2" or youll run into issues with your CV joints. So One or the other, not both.



Who has actually had first hand experience with CV "issues" on these cars due to an excessive lift? What lift or combination of lifts was used and what were the exact symptoms?

The max CV angle with an OME spring and a strut spacer is the same as just a strut spacer. The OME springs only move your ride height position within the stock limits, they don't add any suspension travel.

FWIW, I've fabricated my own long travel suspension system from scratch. I'm familiar joints and geometry. I don't deny that added CV angle can cause failure, but in two months of reading this site, I've only seen posts from people who are worried about an issue with >2", and I haven't found anyone who has had an issue themselves. If you have experienced CV failure due to lift or know of a thread that describes one, please post up!


See page 6 of this very thread.
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Re: leveling kits

Postby Meatloafmountain - August 7th, 2015, 7:40 pm

cwill711 wrote:I recently intalled a set of H&R lift springs and now my driver front shock is busted. My advice to anyone doing a lift is get the springs and some new shocks with a longer travel. NOT KYB!

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Did you do front and back? I have H&R springs enroute; I have KYBs up front and stock back. I was thinking of only lifting the front and leaving the back alone.
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Re: leveling kits

Postby JJDH - July 1st, 2016, 11:00 am

I read this entire thread. I purchased 1.5 level spacers from ebay. Started to install them on my wifes 2011 limited. I stopped due to the difficulty with the stabilizer link. Then I found this thread.
What is the final verdict for the 2011 with the 1.5 kit. Any damage or issues with suspension?
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Re: leveling kits

Postby Escape94 - July 6th, 2016, 5:48 pm

1.5 alone...you may run into CV issues. I highly recommend putting rubber coil spring spacers in the rear springs so that you don't have the "take off" effect described here.
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Re: leveling kits

Postby JJDH - July 8th, 2016, 11:10 pm

We just put the 1.5s on my dads 2008, and tonight, my wifes 2011. Got the stab links in. Once its on the ground, all items line up well. I dont see any steep angles,to cause cv issues. I did order the air lift rear bags for the springs. My dad has those already. I say the 1.5 inch is fine, but need the bags in back, to steady out the rocking. Good result so far. Thanks for the reply.
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