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Old 03-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
mechanicguy24
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Lift kit for my E

Im looking to lift my E. I have a ex awd. I know that lifting my E may cause binding due to the shared suspension parts and links with rsx or similar models. I want clearance and to be able to do more off road friendly trips with my E. I'm not concerned with comfortable ride or fuel economy. I love my E and would like to be able to drive through deeper mud and handle a little more off road conditions without hearing that annoying and spine tingling sound of the fuel tank protection scraping against dirt or those rocks that hang a little higher than I thought my E could handle. It seems my E has the ground clearance of a street car when offroad. I just want to be able to go offroad with the security of knowing I have a few extra inches to have a little more fun offroad.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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I had mine done at CCM about 15,000 miles ago. I let him do it in San Luis Obispo and not a single issue with it. I don't treat it like a Jeep (!!!) but it sure allows me to go where I want to go...

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Old 03-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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CCM is the best bang for your buck. If you have it installed professionally you wont have any issues.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:09 AM   #4
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I beg to differ.... Want one???
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Floor mats and full carpet, Bug deflector, Fogs and DRL kit, HIDs, CAI, 2 1/2 exhaust. Roof rack. 2" hitch , Took out the POS lift kit.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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slimerdogs, are you selling your CCM Lift kit? If you are PM me.

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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I beg to differ.... Want one???
Is there a thread around here with your reasoning/problems? Im interested in knowing...
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:56 AM   #7
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Don't know if you would want to put a lift on a SC The biggest problem is with the front shafts from the severe angle you will loose the CV boots eventually and you will have more torque steer with the lift. Watch gassing it during a tight turn. Also you have to cut the frame flange to keep from bending the tie rods. If you are not going to load your E or tow with it and not in a hilly area like I am and do then it will work. I would like to see a 1.5 or 2" lift instead. I am keeping the rear upper arms from the kit but the rest is going.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #8
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Thanks for the come back. No, not planning on lifting the SC... Just morbid curiosity. Hadn't heard too much negative about it so I was curious
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:17 AM   #9
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I wouldn't feel so bad about the lift but other then the CV boots and talking to the owner of CCM was like riding a bull for 8 seconds.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:52 AM   #10
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Considering the CCM lift. Element isn't my main vehicle, so not worried about it. Elements with the lift look awesome!
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