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Has anyone done a lift kit on their CR-Vs? Even lifting it 2-3 inches would be a wish for some people who need the extra ground clearance.
 

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Doing a quick search finds a couple of 0.75" kits, but not 2-3 inches.


It looks like even the 2001 and earlier CR-Vs only have kits available for 1.25".
 

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done a lift on 06 crv of 2" and its just not the lift you need. youll need adjustable camber kit and bolts for the tires as well. you can find a 3" lift to. and it will allow for 235/75/r15 to be run. with .5 wheel spacers. and maybe a little rubbing. if you have old struts and springs. the biggest lift you can get without a kit is. I have 1.5" they are just a shock spacer. but they will allow for you to other then that you will need fender rolling and things like this to get higher. and I run 215/75/r15 and no rubbing. and between the lift and the tires i got about 2.25 in lift on my crv
 

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Remember the higher you lift the worse the gas mileage, you want to balance hwy miles, with off road, no need to waste gas, I'm now wondering if I should have gotten AWD
 

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Last spring, I lifted my wife's 2014 CRV using 20mm spacer blocks (which lifts 30+ mm / 1.5" in reality). Lift any higher using larger size spacer blocks and it over stresses suspension moving parts. For higher lifts, recommend using performance lift kits - that use re-calibrated geometry parts. Especially on its front steering parts as well...

Note: Next time, I would install 20mm on its front and perhaps 25mm/30mm on its rear.

For low cost spacer blocks, surf ebay and/or amazon. They are low cost and most folks can install in their own driveway - like I did. Afterwards, remember to get a auto shop to do wheel alignment afterwards.

For my wife's minor lifted CRV, there's no change with its steering behavior. Its simply slightly higher off the ground - which is much gentler on my bad back. Smiles.
 

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........Its simply slightly higher off the ground - which is much gentler on my bad back. Smiles.
The CRV being 3" higher........man, that would be so much easier ingress/egress (for me). Getting older/stiffer ain't no beach.

This past Monday, I sat behind the wheel of '19 Pilot......sooooo much easier ingress/egress, I could hear/feel my back saying thank you.

I don't want surgery, meds or 10 mpg less around town.?
 

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Yes. I hear you on the "bad back" thing. When we bought "my vehicle" (if wondering, our 2014 CRV is my wife's run-about vehicle), I walked up to the auto sales guy, held my pointer finger at my bum level and said "I want a vehicle at that seat height". The guy laughed and said, yup. Over age 60 requirement. LOL!

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3" lift????

If you use Google and search of mm to inches conversion calculator, you'll find that 30mm lift (using 20mm blocks) is around 1.25" lift. 1.5" lift at end of A-Arm distance sounds very little lift height but it feels much better on my back. Smiles.

If wondering, using 30mm block in rear will lift 40mm - estimated 1.75-2" lift. This would be the max I would recommend for the rear. Front has max of 20mm blocks (for a 30mm lift result). Remember that spacer blocks are added at top of each shock mounts and at its 1/3 position of its A-Arms. Thus, outer a-arm lift distance is higher than the block's thickness.

For me, 4 x 20mm spacer blocks wasn't for the "lift look". It was a low cost DIY install to make my bad back happy. Next time, I would install 30mm in rear and keep 20mm in the front. Thus, giving it a more level stance look.

For pics, see below.
Stance after lift - 2.jpg Stance after lift - 1.jpg
 

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1.5" would be good. Gas mileage hit ain't a big deal since I only get 22 highway out of the Mustang lol. While it's nice getting nearly 30MPG out of the Honda, a 1.5" lift would also be nice in some cases. The new AWD CR-V is up to 8.2" of ground clearance which is pretty good.
 
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