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#1 billharr

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Posted 19 January 2024 - 03:21 AM

I did the Q-Lift. 2" is not a lot but every inch helps the way I camp. Next set of tires will add another inch. Yes I looked at Van Compass but the CV joints already have a big bend without adding 2 more inches. Drives fine and the only time I notice the 2 inches is stepping in and out of the van. Lift done by Field Vans in Fresno CA. Workmanship looks good.

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2024 - 08:42 PM

Looking good Bill.That extra 2" sure will help.

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Posted 19 January 2024 - 10:10 PM

Looks great Bill! The beast is ready to roll. :)


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Posted 20 January 2024 - 05:02 PM

The lift adds a great look to your van ! 


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Posted 03 February 2024 - 06:14 AM

When you size up the tires, which ones are you considering?  I’ve got a Q-lift schedule on a mid roof Transit conversion, still considering which tires to go with.


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Posted 04 February 2024 - 02:06 AM

When you size up the tires, which ones are you considering?  I’ve got a Q-lift schedule on a mid roof Transit conversion, still considering which tires to go with.

215/85/16,  I have dualies on the back and need to have some space between the duals. They will give me another inch of lift.


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Posted 04 February 2024 - 03:59 PM

TGK- if you've not already done so, you might check fordtransitusaforum.com and do some searches for larger tires to see other user experiences with those. 

 

I went a bit larger than stock on my Transit.  It's a 2019 mid-roof 148" with the Quigley 4x4 option (which includes a 2" body lift)

 

I went with LT 245/70 R16 E-rated Cooper Discoverer AT3 tires. I know some go larger but I was also seeing posts at the time about having to modify wheel openings or that the spare doesn't fit into its storage area under the floor.  I see some compensate by deflating the spare and/or use ratchet straps to keep the spare in place even though it doesn't fit fully into the storage area.  There are also discussions about whether it's a problem to mix sizes (i.e., use a stock-size spare when the other three tires are larger), especially on vans with limited-slip rear differential or AWD.

 

My first set of those Coopers lasted 54K.  At that point they could still pass inspection but were getting loud.  I had them replaced just before a long trip last summer. I have about 13K miles on the new set.

 

The larger tire means the speedometer reads low by about 8 miles per hour (according to my GPS).


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Posted 04 February 2024 - 07:46 PM

TGK- if you've not already done so, you might check fordtransitusaforum.com and do some searches for larger tires to see other user experiences with those. 

 

I went a bit larger than stock on my Transit.  It's a 2019 mid-roof 148" with the Quigley 4x4 option (which includes a 2" body lift)

 

I went with LT 245/70 R16 E-rated Cooper Discoverer AT3 tires. I know some go larger but I was also seeing posts at the time about having to modify wheel openings or that the spare doesn't fit into its storage area under the floor.  I see some compensate by deflating the spare and/or use ratchet straps to keep the spare in place even though it doesn't fit fully into the storage area.  There are also discussions about whether it's a problem to mix sizes (i.e., use a stock-size spare when the other three tires are larger), especially on vans with limited-slip rear differential or AWD.

 

My first set of those Coopers lasted 54K.  At that point they could still pass inspection but were getting loud.  I had them replaced just before a long trip last summer. I have about 13K miles on the new set.

 

The larger tire means the speedometer reads low by about 8 miles per hour (according to my GPS).

Thanks for the input.  I am familiar with the Ford Transit USA forum and have been spending time there as well.  I had a FWC for 20 years, which is how I got hooked up with this forum.


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