: Escalade EXT 3.5" Lift 22X9.5 XD795 Hoss Nitto Terra Grappler 285/50/22



iMotion
05-11-11, 01:25 PM
Finally got the lift and tires on. The original plan was to go 6" up on 35" tires but that didn't happen :/

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/IMG_6320.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/IMG_6321.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/IMG_6322.jpg

The tires that didn't fit 285/55/22
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/IMG_6256.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/IMG_6255.jpg

Did some color matched beadlocks but I'm taking it off. Just doesn't flow because the tires and lift isn't aggressive enough to pull off the look.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/IMG_6325.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/IMG_6328.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/IMG_6326.jpg

05dfwrange
05-11-11, 05:10 PM
look bad ass, can you give some details on the lift and cost etc any issues with driveablity?

fivepix
05-11-11, 05:56 PM
Looks awesome! I agree about taking the beadlocks off. Nice looking Truck Tho!

iMotion
05-11-11, 05:58 PM
look bad ass, can you give some details on the lift and cost etc any issues with driveablity?

Thanks man..

I did the Skyjacker kit and it ended up being $3,100 installed with alignment at OffRoad unlimited here in Houston.
http://www.skyjacker.com/product.php?ProdID=12040

Wheels are XD795 Hoss 22X9.5 0ffset:+30
Tires are Nitto Terra Grappler 285/50/22

Front spindles pushed the wheels out 0.5" past the fender
Rear wheels sit about an inch in so I'm spacing the rear wheels out 1.5" to even it out. I tried to get 0 offset for the rear but XD said they don't have any and don't know when they would make it :/

I slid the running boards back a little bit but the tire still rubs on it when i turn at fast speeds or at full crank.
It also slightly rubs on the front bumper at full crank so i still need to do a little trimming.

Sometimes when i accelerate fast while turning i feel something binding and my traction control kicks in for a second.

Speedometer is off about 2-3 MPH

other then that everything is great. Rides smooth, handles very good still, and little noise from the tires. The thing i love the most is it feels so much more like a truck now. It may not be much of a lift but it feels totally different while driving compared to stock. Its also pretty cool when i pull up next to bigger trucks and our side mirror are the same height.

lpe350
05-26-11, 07:24 PM
looks NICE! You can always opt for an additional 3" BL from Performance Accessories to give you better clearance for your tires. (use the kit for 07 Suburban, they fit perfect for my ESV)
:thumbsup:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=72872
2008 ESV - 3" BL and 3" suspension lift - 325 50/22

Rolex
05-26-11, 08:48 PM
You don't see many lifted Escalades. I like it. :thumbsup:

iMotion
05-31-11, 12:35 PM
looks NICE! You can always opt for an additional 3" BL from Performance Accessories to give you better clearance for your tires. (use the kit for 07 Suburban, they fit perfect for my ESV)
:thumbsup:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=72872
2008 ESV - 3" BL and 3" suspension lift - 325 50/22

Will that fit on an EXT too? That's exactly what i'm looking for so i can get bigger tires.

jimwalston
06-01-11, 10:03 AM
Looking good guys. I have the 3/1.5 spacer lift on my ESV. I just got the tires in that I'm trying to fit. 305/55/20GY Duratracs on 20x9 +10mm wheels. I was looking at moving my running board back and I'm going to take the plastic end cap off to see if I can trim some of it off. Have anyone done this?

Also going to do this trim job for the front.
http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/nor-cal-truck/69677-07-5-2010-hd-large-fender-mod-step-step-pics.html