June 11, 2005i wanted some opionions from people does it look like i need to lower or not?? those of you that have lowered your ride what kind of kit did you go with?? did it change the ride alot?? is it really hoppy on the highway i would really appriciate it thanks
Forums : Suspension : Should i lower it? (720 Views)
June 12, 2005Hi ya. Well, I have to say, depends what you dig. I would not lower it. I think you ride looks tight like that. But in the end, do what makes you feel good. Also depends where you go with it? Just to show? Travel?
June 12, 2005It looks great like it is. However, it would look even better with a small drop.
June 13, 2005If it's a daily driver that sees a lot of miles I, personally, would recommend against the drop.
I'm running a 2/3 McGaughy's deluxe drop - arguably the best kit out there with respect to maintaining ride quality. I love it but the ride is definitely firm. It's only overbearing on really harsh bumps and dips, but my biggest concern is that the front tires rub against the fenders when I hit harsh dips at speed. I've definitely been accused of being lazy, but it's just too much work concentrating on long drives to make sure the rub doesn't happen.
You have to compare that to how important the look is to you. Particularly after I installed the 22's, I constantly noticed the amount of gap in the wheel wells. It drove me crazy! For me, the compromise has been worth it, but I'm fortunate in not putting a lot of miles on the truck. Good luck with your decision.
June 13, 2005I absolutely love the way your rig looks right now, and do not think that you need a drop. That being said however, Escalades also look killer dropped, in my opinion. I will agree with what Jerry said though about static drops roughing up the ride, even slightly. I had a static drop on my orange expy, and one on my current expy, before I bagged it. Now that I have bags, I can't believe I rode around with the static drop as long as I did. Not that the static was that bad, but rather that the ride on bags is that good. So if you choose to drop it, I'd recommend going with bags, if it's a daily/family driver. If you drive it by yourself, or don't commute that far, a static drop is great. I also really believe that the quality & reputation of the static drop plays a HUGE factor. There are good ones and bad ones. The size and model of your tires will also play a big role in how your drop feels.
June 13, 2005I'm gonna echo what Jerry and Greg said. I lowered my Denali and to me the ride isn't very rough at all. Just a tag but not a big deal to me. Going over big dips hasn't even been a problem to me. No rubbing and my tires dont ever ever hit the fender.
I have a ground force 2" in the front and 3" in the back.
good luck, Derrick
June 13, 2005thanks for all the replys, im thinking about saving up for bags now but im not sure if ill do anything else to it..how much would bags run me for this??
June 14, 2005Bags can vary greatly in price. You can get into a whole kit for around $2000, or you can spend up to $10-$12K. I know it isn't a Ford, but over at FTW, there are a couple of OUTSTANDING threads about bagging, in the suspension forum.
June 14, 2005I quote a friend of mine: "Stay stock and worry free."
June 15, 2005It took alot of hard thinking before I decided to drop mine. I had my Escalade (OBS) stock, but I only had 20's on it. The last dropped car I had was really rough and I wasn't sure I wanted to play around with a brand new truck. That being said, now that I've pulled the trigger, I look at all the stock height trucks around with rims and can't believe I drove around like that for all of last summer.