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Which of the above would have more detrimental effect/s on one's OEM suspension?

Would lifting actually relieve some strain off one's suspension?

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it all depends on where and how the vehicle is driven.
if you want to eliminate wear/tear on the suspension, put the vehicle up on blocks and remove the wheels/tires. cover each remaining hub w/ a plastic bag and seal it w/ a zip tie. make sure the vehicle is stored in a dust free area.
then, once a week, remove the plastic bags and move the suspension thru its entire range 50 times. then replace and reseal the plastic bags.



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in all seriousness, leaving it stock would have the least impact on the suspension /drive components. Any change in height from factory specs will put a strain in one way or another.

After looking at the CV joints on my E the other day it does look like lowering it about an inch would keep the CV joints from getting into harsh angles.

That being said, I have been really interested in the lift. I have no interest in lowering a "truck".
 

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in all seriousness, leaving it stock would have the least impact on the suspension /drive components. Any change in height from factory specs will put a strain in one way or another.

After looking at the CV joints on my E the other day it does look like lowering it about an inch would keep the CV joints from getting into harsh angles.

That being said, I have been really interested in the lift. I have no interest in lowering a "truck".
I ask because I'm not sure if lifting the E would relieve stress on the suspension and be beneficial in consideration of the additional weight of the e-camper, the extra passenger seat, the foldable hitch cargo rack, and the cargo box in the roof.
 

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in that case lifting the E would counter act the sag from all of the weight but not relieve the weight on the shocks.

I have pondered the idea of the CCM 3" lift but reducing it with adjustable coil overs but I have no idea what the ride quality would be like at that point.
 

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in that case lifting the E would counter act the sag from all of the weight but not relieve the weight on the shocks.

I have pondered the idea of the CCM 3" lift but reducing it with adjustable coil overs but I have no idea what the ride quality would be like at that point.
Thanks for the reply. I guess ultimately, lift or drop one will have to face the reality of changing suspensions on much frequent intervals as opposed to retaining oem specs.
 

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Well, I could be wrong on this but I think the bigger wear items are the drive components like the CV joints...
 
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