Austinite's 07 Escalade Blacked Out on 35s Build

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Before I bought my 3" lift spindles, I bought a Traxda 2.5" Leveling Kit from Amazon and somehow they messed up with the shipping and eventually I got the kit for free. I didn't think I would ever get around to using them, but I have seen a few people run the 3" spindles and the leveling kit and apparently it worked fine for them. So I said what the hell and installed it. Hindsight I wish I would have gone with the 4.5" lift spindles, but I'm ok for now. I bought the lifetime alignment from Firestone too, so I"ll have that done tomorrow. Before with just the lift spindles I had a slight rub even after trimming a bunch, and now there is no rubbing at all. It did however cause the front to be about 1.5"-2" inches higher than the rear. So I decided to pull the trigger on a set of open box Moog 81069 Coil Springs (Z71 coils) to even it out. They were like $30 and in pretty much new condition with a little dust on them.

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Before I bought my 3" lift spindles, I bought a Traxda 2.5" Leveling Kit from Amazon and somehow they messed up with the shipping and eventually I got the kit for free. I didn't think I would ever get around to using them, but I have seen a few people run the 3" spindles and the leveling kit and apparently it worked fine for them. So I said what the hell and installed it. Hindsight I wish I would have gone with the 4.5" lift spindles, but I'm ok for now. I bought the lifetime alignment from Firestone too, so I"ll have that done tomorrow. Before with just the lift spindles I had a slight rub even after trimming a bunch, and now there is no rubbing at all. It did however cause the front to be about 1.5"-2" inches higher than the rear. So I decided to pull the trigger on a set of open box Moog 81069 Coil Springs (Z71 coils) to even it out. They were like $30 and in pretty much new condition with a little dust on them.

2007_escalde_rear_stock_spring_vs_z71_spring_copy.jpg
escalde_rear_stock_springs_with_3_inch_spacer_copy.jpg
7_escalde_rear_z71_springs_with_3_inch_spacer_copy.jpg

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So I looked everywhere for shock extenders that would work with the auto leveling shocks (the Bilsteins are temporary until I get new factory ones) on Escalades and Denalis, and decided to try this Belltech 6654 Shock Extension Kit. Installed them upside down and they worked perfectly. Going over bumps is way less rough now.

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I found one of the Handkraftd steering wheels on eBay the other day and pulled the trigger. It seemed like a good deal and I'm not a huge fan of the wood grain trim ring around the stock Escalade one anyway. This new one is a lot thicker and just feels better too. I did lose the heated function, but I've only used it a few times so no biggie for me.
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