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Benifits of a leveling kit?

Just wondering what the benefit would be to purchase a leveling kit. I just got an escape, but it seems much higher in the back. I have read a few posts on here where you guys put these on your pick ups.

Is this mainly to get that sloping look out of the car, or are there other benefits to this. How do I know what one to get. I think they offer a 2" or 1.75" leveling kit for my 2010 escape.

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Re: Benifits of a leveling kit?

If I get this will it make the ride a bit more rugged?

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Re: Benifits of a leveling kit?

Depends if the kit uses new springs or coil spacers. New springs may stiffen the ride alittle but coil spacers won't change the ride. I have seen an escape with a leveling kit and alittle bigger all terrain tires, looked pretty good. If the kit you want uses new springs call the manufacturer and ask if their springs are the same spring rate as factory.
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Re: Benifits of a leveling kit?

I am looking at coil spacers. 22.00 out of whitney. It rides nice now, but that plastic shield below the bumper sits rather low. Some of the spots I hunt have some ditches and I would rather spend the extra 40 some bucks than rip that off or damage the bumper. I am good on the tire end for now. If it was the 6 cylinder I would think about it but since I opted for the fuel economy I think bigger tires would really dog her down.

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Re: Benifits of a leveling kit?

I did just check out autozone and it says that they have 1.5" coil spacers for 5.98. it is worth a shot to bring that front end up a bit. THe other ones I have seen are 22.00 a piece.

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Re: Benifits of a leveling kit?

Will be putting them on tonight if possible. Doesn't look like to hard of an install to be honest. Just let your suspension hang, slide it on, and twist it up towards the top, then twist tie it on to the coil springs.

Seem simple enough a guy with the mechanical ability of a potato, like myself, can do it.

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Re: Benifits of a leveling kit?



this is the coil spring spacer I picked up. I got 2 for under 13 bucks. Installation looks easy enough. will let you all know how I make out.

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Re: Benifits of a leveling kit?

Make sure you get an alignment done once they are on.
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Re: Benifits of a leveling kit?



I put the spacers on at lunch using my factory jack. I zip tied them on, but think if I use a floor jack that they will be able to let the suspension hang a bit more and enable me to get the spacer slip up closer to the top of the coil spring. it did give me a bit more clearance. My final verdict is not in yet, but I can tell while in the driver seat that it definetly leveled it out some. Will report more when I slide the spacer up some.

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