Here is my 2017 Transit with 2 inch lift and 32 inch tires. - Ford Transit USA Forum
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Here is my 2017 Transit with 2 inch lift and 32 inch tires.

The guys at Van Compass installed my lift on Thursday. I love it. The van drives exactly as it did stock and the tires are exactly what I need for my off road adventures. Now I just need to finish my camper conversion for fun in 2017.

I am happy to answer any questions.

Here is a link to some installation pictures. https://goo.gl/photos/5p1JWRVK5yYjFMgN9
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Congratulations!!
Know you have been waiting to get started on your mods.

Keep us posted. Happy motoring.


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Hi,

Looks very good. Cooper tires are pretty tall at 32".
How much is speedo off?

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We just bought ours and this will be a early upgrade. Can't wait for the kit to be available.


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Well done - looks great!

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Who makes the bug shield, is that OEM?

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The guys at Van Compass installed my lift on Thursday.

I am happy to answer any questions.

Here is a link to some installation pictures. https://goo.gl/photos/5p1JWRVK5yYjFMgN9
No question, it's visual appeal shot up.

Is it rude to ask you to give clues what it cost? Not the tires, just the lift.

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Thanks all.

The tires are 235/85R16. That makes them 32 inches which is 12% bigger than stock. If you have a 3.73 diff this size tire will perform as if you have the 3.31 diff. I am going to see if the dealer will reflash so the van thinks the diff is 3.31.

The bug shield is the OEM Ford part.

The price on the lift is $1700 the labor is up to you, from what I saw it is an all day project.

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How much is speedo off?
This is the difference with my 245/75R 16 tires (31"), about 10% off:


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Your van looks great. Will the lift mod void Ford warranty?

My order has 3.31 LS. Like to go off road also. What can I benefit from the mod? TIA.
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A lift cannot void the whole warranty. Millions of new trucks are lifted with no problems. In fact numerous dealers will sell you the lift for a new truck. Of course if there is an individual part that is adversely affected by the lift then you will pay for that part.

The stock transit sits very low so the main benefit is better approach, break-over and departure angles. The ground clearance is still limited by the diff and POS lower rear shock mounts. I will be changing the rear shock mounts as soon as I can.

This is not going to turn your Transit into a rock crawler but you should be able to drive fire roads and dirt roads without dragging the rear at ever ditch.

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