2007 Escalade RC 3.5" lift kit

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I recently received my RC 3.5 Lift kit. I will be installing this soon once I gather parts for the autoride sensor and new alignment parts. Looking at all the parts, the rear spring cup is taller then the front strut spacer. Is this normal? I dont want my escalade looking lower in the front. I want a even look.


I am currently running front Arnott struts and a 2" level kit that sits under the struts and have the the front autoride bypassed with the rears active. Right now my truck is running leveled with 24" snowflakes and 295/40-24 tires.

1st pic is a few months ago with the factory grille.
2nd pic is how she sits now with the mesh grille.

I am attempting to fit 35" tires. Will be a tight fit but I will make it work after the lift install. Tires that am I running now are 33.3" tall and I just had to cut alittle on the front inner bumper.
 

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I would get extended control arms or you won’t be able to align it good you’ll have to trim for the 35s but nothing major but also might need a .25” wheel spacers up front to clear the control arms as the tires may rub I would put any higher then a 1” puck in the back it should sit pretty close to level or get some moog hd springs cheap and don’t use the spacer puck that’s what I did
 

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Sweet looking Escalade btw I want those mirrors lol
If you need em I got a set of rough country uca I’ll let you get pretty cheap I would replace the ball joints just for a peace of mind before using them though I upgraded to fabtech uniballs and they ride so much better imo
 
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Thanks for the offer on the upper control arms but I bought the 3.5" RC lift kit which comes with control arms.
 
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Finally installed the RC 3.5" lift kit. Everything went well. Only thing is that the front sits 1" lower then the back. I did adjust the ride height for the rears but its not lowering enough to level to the front.

Am i able to use one of those level spacers that sit under the strut maybe a 1" level spacer?
Would this be ok to use inconjunction with the 3.5" upper strut cup? Will it affect my 4x4 or cv axles?
 
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Looks leveled in this pic but trust me, its not.
 

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Finally installed the RC 3.5" lift kit. Everything went well. Only thing is that the front sits 1" lower then the back. I did adjust the ride height for the rears but its not lowering enough to level to the front.

Am i able to use one of those level spacers that sit under the strut maybe a 1" level spacer?
Would this be ok to use inconjunction with the 3.5" upper strut cup? Will it affect my 4x4 or cv axles?
You might could stretch it another .5-1” but your angles won’t be the best without a crossmember drop probably eat up ball joints and cv axles at that point but I’ve seen crowd run up to 4-5” worth of leveling kits all day as long as it stays on road you’ll be fine if you actually plan on off roading at all again probably be breaking stuff the biggest I ever went with leveling kits was maybe 4” maybe 5” if I was trying to clear some big tires for a show like in the pic here and it was only for a couple days rode like shit and was for the show I lowered it the next day cause my angles were so bad I had to take the cv axles out 6FDC880E-05AC-433D-B2EF-DDADB7612481.jpeg8852E6D0-205D-49D9-8A20-BB8C053781D9.jpeg
 

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Side note though if you got a differential drop you may be fine as far as cv axles but ball joint angles will still be iffy mainly lowers since you have the extended a arms
 
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The 3.5 rc lift kit did come with a differential drop kit which i did install. I thought the rc upper control arm takes care of the ball joint issue?
 
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Also
I am not off roading so that is one thing dont need to worry about
 

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