'13 4x4 burban LTZ lift/level thread

Discussion in 'Suburban / Yukon XL / Escalade ESV' started by Andrewgodley, May 15, 2017.

  1. Andrewgodley

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    The pics don't do it justice. The wheels look awesome and the whole thing has transformed from grocery getter to a great looking truck. I may consider dropping the rear to the 1" spacer from the installed 1.5", but for now I really like it. And it feels great on the road too. Just as smooth as before, maybe even more smooth with these tires versus the E-load wrangler SR-A that were on before. I do note a small effect on acceleration, doesn't move as quickly from dead stop, but I'm barely noticing it and that could just be in my head. Overall feels great and drives great. I feel a lot higher up, but it is just as smooth and quiet as before.

    Ending heights after 1.5" under strut lift in front and 1.5" spacer in the rear are 38" to front fender and 39.5" to rear fender (started at 36.25 and 37.75). Total lift was 1.75 front and rear including tires being 0.5" taller.

    Thanks for any input. I'm glad I didn't go more than 1.5" in front. Oh, also the 1/2" wheel spacers from ReadyLift make it look 100% better. I think it wouldn't look as great without the wheels now being in line with the track of the front. You can see in the side pics after install that the rear are now flush with the fender. Feels very stable on the road but still has the usual body roll that it had before the lift. I may look at the stock sway bars or sway bar links but for now it feels ok and isn't any worse than stock.

    Cheers y'all.
     
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    Some more angles

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    All cleaned up. It does have a slight rub on the passenger wheel well liner when at full lock turn to the left. Going to trim some plastic with the dremel this morning. Everywhere else looks clear from rubbing.

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    Removed a piece of the plastic backing material behind the passenger side where well liner on the bumper where it was rubbing a bit at full lock. Now it is nice and clear by at least and inch. Pics are all after the trimming. Used zip ties to hold the liner in its new further back position.

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    Looks really good!
     
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    Running 33x12.50x22 with 3.5 inch lift .No cutting or rubbing .

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    Looks good, Andrew (if you're still on this forum). And those 20s you got look 10x better than the 5 spokes you had on before; I was never a fan of the 5-spokes on the SUVs (they look fine on the pickups for some reason though).
     
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    Andrew, how is everything now after 10 months or so? What kind of mileage are you getting since changing the tires? Looks great btw!
     

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