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Old 12-07-2018, 03:55 PM   #1
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What is the maximum that a 17b can be raised without compromising stability?

I’m not asking about existing lift kits.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:02 PM   #2
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I have to ask what you are trying to achieve?
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:50 PM   #3
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:13 PM   #4
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What is the maximum that a 17b can be raised without compromising stability?

I’m not asking about existing lift kits.
That would probably fall under the category of destructive testing. If you came up with a suspension system that would incrementally raise the Escape say two inches at a time. The maximum would be the previous setting before you rolled that little egg over. In the stock car days we used to say “She ran the best just before she blew”. So if you don’t have a special relationship with your insurance carrier, I probably say for economic reasons, the height that the factory lift kit when factory installed is the maximum safe and prudent height. YMMV
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:20 AM   #5
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What is the maximum that a 17b can be raised without compromising stability?



I’m not asking about existing lift kits.

Like Glenn, I too am curious about your query. If you don’t mind sharing, what is your thinking?
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I’m trying to keep the rear bumper from hitting the street going up a steep driveway.
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Maybe mount something like these on your back bumper?
https://www.etrailer.com/Skid-Wheels...48-979014.html
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Maybe mount something like these on your back bumper?
I was thinking similar.. but mini-skid wheels welded to the frame.
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I was thinking similar.. but mini-skid wheels welded to the frame.


Ooh, those look perfect!
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I was thinking similar.. but mini-skid wheels welded to the frame.
I've had skid wheels like those on a cargo trailer. They work really well. Great suggestion.
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