: 07 AWD: Ground Force or Eibach?



SWRidin
03-06-08, 03:10 PM
These spring kits offer almost the same drop.

Ground Force: 1.5/2.5
Eibach: 2/2

They are around the same price range.

Which do you guys recommend for a 2007 Escalade AWD???
(short lade, not ESV).

saleen471
03-06-08, 03:46 PM
I have the hotchkis rear leveling springs, and the belltech front adjustable coils. I think the stance is perfect and it rides like/better then stock. The rear springs are for the 06 escalades so it lowers the rear a little more then level. The Belltach front are adjustable to 3" of lowering. The ride is a little stiffer but in a good way. I have an 08 escalade AWD.

SWRidin
03-06-08, 05:01 PM
That sounds good, I called Belltech since their web doesn't list Escalades.

Do you have a part number for the Belltech front adjustable coils?
Did you set it to 2" or 3" front drop?
Why didn't you use Belltech's rear coils?
How did you come up with such a setup?
Are you running 24's?
Do you have any pictures?

Sorry for so many questions, I'm just looking for a good solution.
McGaughy's has a lot of negative stories (warning errors, rear too harsh or lower than front), thats why I was looking at Ground Force or Eibach.

saleen471
03-06-08, 05:36 PM
I put the Hotchkis rears on it to level it, and it was to low. So, the guy that put them on suggested the belltech front coils. I have it set where the front is .5" lower then the rear. There are no warning codes. I am running 24x10 giovannas with 295/35/24 tires. I can get the part number when I get home, and I will try to get some pictures up. The ride is great, my wife is pretty picky and she thinks it rides like her old RR now. She likes the way it handles.

SWRidin
03-06-08, 07:08 PM
Right on man! Thank you so much! My lade came with 24's (U2-35's) with 295/35/24's. I traded my 07 Tahoe for the Lade. I have a set of 24 Ziniks on 285/40/24 in the garage. You should go with 285/40's next time because I noticed its a softer ride. I might change out my wheels tonight, I'll snap some pics. I'd really appreciate that part number. I know what you mean about keeping the wifey happy ;D.

I was considering puting on the 2/3 McGaughy's front spindles with the 06 Hotchkis rear kit. I read in another thread this was how some were solving the front. But your solution sounds much better.

saleen471
03-07-08, 10:21 AM
The part# is bell tech 12462. Here is a link to the kit. It has 2" lowering coils with spacers.

http://www.streetpros.com/product_info/category_id/7/subcategory_id/147/subcategory2_id/20/tbds/10/pos/55/products_id/35255/

saleen471
03-07-08, 11:39 AM
Here are some pictures. Sorry, they are not very good.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/01-0471/Picture029.jpg

DLE
03-07-08, 12:32 PM
Here are some pictures. Sorry, they are not very good.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/01-0471/Picture029.jpg

Nice truck and wheels! :thumbsup:

But I would go a little lower. Just my opinion. Looks good tho. :) Good job.

SWRidin
03-07-08, 01:41 PM
Saleen471,

Hey man that looks great! Nice job!

The drop is good. I snapped some pics of my truck last night. Then I changed out the wheels.
I'll post some later today, ... I forgot the cord to digital camera at home.

Thats a real nice drop and just what I'm looking to do. When I post my pics, you will see the horrible stance i have now :)

saleen471
03-07-08, 02:45 PM
Nice truck and wheels! :thumbsup:

But I would go a little lower. Just my opinion. Looks good tho. :) Good job.

Thank you! I would like to go lower also, but I know how my wife drives and that front air dam would be ripped off quick. This drop rides so good I would hate to change it also. If I went lower it would be the Kelderman air ride kit.

hcvone
03-07-08, 04:02 PM
Any lower you could plow snow at my house right now, they look good lowered for sure, just would not be good in the deep snow.

wycoff22
06-08-08, 04:49 PM
I heard the best drop is ground force 1.5/2.5 and it makes the ride better anyone have anyother opinions on this kit i heard spindles in good but who wants 2/2 you want to even the truck out