: Leveling kits



250motorsportz
05-15-08, 12:11 PM
Has anyone thought about using a leveling kit on their escalade? My buddy put a leveling kit on his F-150 and it looks really good. What do you guys think? will it look good?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2-Lift-Kit-07-08-CADILLAC-ESCALADE-EXT-ESV-leveling_W0QQitemZ180227867249QQihZ008QQcategoryZ3 3585QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksid Zp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

I know its for a 07-08 but he does carry 02-06

hcvone
05-15-08, 03:54 PM
Hotchkis rear leveling kit works great, drops the rear about 2"

250motorsportz
05-15-08, 06:14 PM
No, I was talking about lifting the front 2" so its level with the rear. Not lowering it.

hcvone
05-16-08, 08:05 AM
I used Ford F250 keys to raise the front of my 03' level with the rear, they were part number XL3Z-5B328-CA (Adjuster), think they were $20.00 in 2003, this allowed you to adjust the height about 2" to 3" higher in the front, get your truck aligned after doing that. :)

250motorsportz
05-17-08, 05:41 AM
Got pics?? How was the ride? and camber etc?

hcvone
05-17-08, 08:15 AM
I have pixs but they are on my home computer, we are away right now. The ride was rougher in the front than stock, but not too bad. Had it aligned after, it did move a little, but drove it for almost 2 years that way, and it made the truck look so much better, tire wore perfect after the alignment. Will post before and after pixs, but it will be a few days. :)

ZaC851
05-18-08, 12:57 AM
I think it's not going to look right raising the front 2 inches. I just walked outside and measured my truck. The back from the ground to the fender was 35.75 inches off the ground. The front from the ground to the fender is 34 and 7/8th. Thats less than one inch. This is only a 2wd. I don't know if that makes a difference from the AWD version...but going up in the front or down in the back would not look right on mine...have you actually messured yours to see the difference.

250motorsportz
05-18-08, 01:15 AM
Not yet. Thats why I want to see hcvone's pics. I'll measure it when I get around to it. Just too lazy to get out there with a measuring tape.

hcvone
05-18-08, 08:39 AM
I think it's not going to look right raising the front 2 inches. I just walked outside and measured my truck. The back from the ground to the fender was 35.75 inches off the ground. The front from the ground to the fender is 34 and 7/8th. Thats less than one inch. This is only a 2wd. I don't know if that makes a difference from the AWD version...but going up in the front or down in the back would not look right on mine...have you actually messured yours to see the difference.

2 wheels drive is way different than 4 wheels drive in how they sit, I believe the two wheel drive has coil springs and not torsion bars, if this is true there would be no torsion keys. It's a common problem with the 4 wheel drives to sit 2"-3" lower in front than the rear.

hcvone
05-18-08, 09:20 AM
Before leveling kit
http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/uploads/500/DSC00216.JPG

After leveling kit
http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/uploads/500/DSC00096.JPG

You can see that raising the front 2" on my truck made a world of difference in the looks

ZaC851
05-18-08, 12:30 PM
Before leveling kit
http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/uploads/566/DSC00216.JPG

After leveling kit
http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/uploads/566/DSC00096.JPG

You can see that raising the front 2" on my truck made a world of difference in the looks


Pics not working

hcvone
05-19-08, 08:39 AM
They worked yesterday, they are hosted thru this Forum :( Have to wait until I get home. And now they work again.
Before front lift

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/watermark.php?file=7017&size=1

After front lift
http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/watermark.php?file=7016&size=1