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Greetings;
I just bought a 2010 EX true 4WD NOT all wheel drive. I am looking for a source of info on a possible 1.5 inch lift and what sized tire I could go up to retaining my 17 inch rims which are in great shape. I went thru Aerogenics USA who sell a ton of lift kits for CR-V's but now I'm hearing lift possibly could damage rear drive shaft? I saw a 2010 4WD in the Mojave back in Fall 2019~~~very nice setup and that was what prompted me to search out/by my 2010EX.

I am located in Northern Florida and would like to locate someone/shop? who could give me some direction.
 

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The changed angle of the driveshaft COULD result in vibrations. This is not just a tendency in Vs...I know Jeep owners who needed driveshaft work after fitting a lift kit.

If you don't get input about tires here directly, ask site sponsor Discount Tire, or search/post a tire query in the Tires section.


If you are looking for someplace local, search Google Maps for a 4x4/jeep specialist near you.
 

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Hopefully this handy wheel offset calculator will give you an idea how much lift from just changing to a larger tire. I see some folks get good result with just tire lift alone.


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For minor suspension lift (especially on older age "settled" coil springs), have a serious look at 20mm lift blocks on the front and 30mm lift blocks on the rear. I did this "spacer block" lift with stock tire size on my wife's 2014 CR-V and love it. Best of all, no more back pain - from vehicle being too low to the ground. Smiles.

If you feel the rear suspension of your CRV is too soft, also have a serious look at SuperSprings-CSS-1125. Both products are available on ebay &/or amazon.

For me, these are simple DIY installs on the driveway. Your tech skills may vary....

Note: After any suspension change, always get wheel alignment afterwards.....
 

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HRG Engineering sells a 1.5" lift kit with the proper height (front and rear) so the CR-V will fit level. They also offer a 2" lift. You will need camber adjustment bolts for the front, and adjustable rear upper control arms. They do not have higher kits for the 3rd gen CR-V, but they do for other Hondas, and with those you can get a set that also includes subframe spacers which will reduce the angle of the driveshafts. I doubt you can go too much larger on tires even with a lift, since your tire will start rubbing the inside of the fender (towards the engine)--I put 235/65R17 tires on mine, which is 10mm wider than stock, and they fit the wells really nice but there may be a tiny bit of rubbing when the wheel is fully turned (I did see a rub mark, but it's possible it may have come from something else). The 235 does correct the typical Honda speedometer error, though--my speed now measures within about 0.25 MPH of actual speed (verified by GPS and radar), whereas prior to this, the speedometer read about 2.5%-3% high. (All Hondas I have owned, had this speedometer error.)
 
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