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Ford Escape Lift Kit

fits Mazda Tribute as well

Ford Escape Lift Kit

Ford Escape lift kit, Old Man Emu

Old Man Emu suspension components are perfect for those who want ride quality over 'show' quality.

Lift spacers represent "show", not go. While they do lift your vehicle, the stock springs are not made for the extra weight and leverage. You end up with a vehicle that is tippy and leans when on the highway.

Additionally, springs wear out, they sag, they become sloppy and unstable. Why purchase a lift to go on top of aging springs which will need to be updated before long (if not already) anyway??!

Won't take long and you will realize you made a mistake if you bought a spacer lift, and should have gone with the new lift springs
Do it right the first time with Old Man Emu springs!

Old Man Emu lifts are listed below. Some folks might ask why OME suspensions are not available in taller lifts?
OME's philosophy is quality and sensibility without complications. OME sizes their lifts such that there are no problems or modifications required to steering, braking, or drivetrain. Any taller and these items do become an issue. For most people, the extra inch or so isn't worth all the headache and cost necessary.
Do it right the first time with OME!

Ford Escape lift, best prices

Scroll down to find the correct component or kit for your Escape.

Rocky Road will always be committed to bringing you the best products and service. Find out why we are a leader in ARB sales throughout the world and 3rd largest on the planet for Old Man Emu volume. Contact us with your best deal, and we'll try and beat it so you can be confident in dealing with a premier ARB facility. Please call or email us for questions regarding international, Alaska, or Hawaii shipping.



Ford Escape Lift Kit, Springs and Struts

We have a great deal of very interesting and technical and engineering information on the Old Man Emu springs.
If you are interested in reading more about the undisputed superiority of Old Man Emu equipment over all others, and checking out some design schematics on these springs, please check out information on Springs...

If you have a Ford Escape in the Northern Utah area and would like a set of rock sliders, installed, please contact us. We are expanding our rock slider line and wish to build them for the Escape now... ANY year Escape!! We have a discounted program where you receive the kit of your choice, designed, powdercoated, and installed for $400. Contact us by email for more information on this offer as we are looking for vehicles to have in our shiop for a few days for the design work.




Ford Escape lift kit, certified for use with 2001-06, 1.25"

Owners 2007-2012, please see our discussion notes below for fitment to your vehicle.

OME Ford Escape Lift Kit Components Select rate Click to add to cart
Front Lifted Coil Spring, each
Rear lift spring, each


Ford Escape Lift Kits Select rate Click to add to cart
Ford Escape Spring lift, 2001-06 (2007-12, see notes below)




Ford Escape Lift KitLifted Escape

Photo courtesy of ARB-USA 

We've been asked about 07+ many times...
lignment issues may present themselves. Some alignment shops are more willing to think outside the box and do a little 'work' on the vehicle than others... which would help in some instances for 07-12 Escape and Tribute.

Q) [To ARB, the manufacturer] Why is the OME suspension not listed for 2007-2012??
A) Electric Power Steering System [EPAS Electronic Power Assisted Steering]

EPAS is more complex than standard power steering. Ford’s system contains a Power Steering Control (PSC) Motor, Electronic Control Unit (ECU), and a Torque Sensor and Steering Wheel Position Sensor.
Driving a car without power steering is totally possible, I’m sure your grandfather would tell you he did it for years. But if it’s there and then suddenly POOF not there, well that quick and unexpected change can be an issue for some people. ARB is not saying that you WILL have a steering issue, but that it COULD happen, and so they need to be 'safe' by simply not spec'ing the kits for 07+ vehicles.

What is EPAS? Ford describes EPAS with pull-drift as a “sophisticated sensor system that constantly measures the driver’s steering torque, adapts to changing road conditions and helps compensate for slight steering changes.

On a side note... 08-11 Escapes were subject to a recall for the EPAS:

PLEASE NOTE: If your suspension is outside of the application guide, there is no support from ARB, and may likely not covered by warranty. On the upside, OME suspensions are famous for their engineering and warranty issues of any sort, for any vehicle, are extremely rare.

What does all of this mean? It means the Old Man Emu suspension CAN be installed on your vehicle, and has been by others, but neither Rocky Road Outfitters, nor ARB/OME can give full authorization and approval of this kit for the 2007-2012 Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute.

Noah Hitt goes into some detail on his 2007 Ford Escape lifted with Old Man Emu springs..








Ford Escape Suspension lift kit Questions

Does your vehicle's rear end sag when you hook on your boat, trailer or van?
Do you need more ground clearance off road?
Is your on road ride bouncy, harsh or uncomfortable?
Has the addition of a winch reduced your front end ride height?
Does your vehicle pitch or buck crossing rail tracks or uneven bitumen?
Have you ever lost traction off road?
Does your vehicle sag when it's loaded up with work tools?
Do your shocks need replacing?
Is your on road handling & control vague and unresponsive?
Do your bushings squeak?
Can your vehicle cope with all the gear required for a long trip?
Is your suspension tired?
Are you concerned about the sway or body roll your vehicle exhibits when cornering?
Does your vehicle get hung up on uneven, off road surfaces?


Ford Escape, Old Man Emu lift Systems.

Along with the kangaroo the emu makes up the Australian coat of arms. Because of their sheer mass emus can't fly, but have you ever seen an emu run? The massive strength in their legs allows them to move over all types of terrain with the greatest of ease, yet their bodies remain virtually motionless, their legs taking the majority of the terrain's impact.

This is what Old Man Emu strives to achieve with its range of fully integrated 4x4 shocks & suspension systems.

Vehicle suspension, especially that fitted to 4WDs, is complex to say the least. So many factors go towards determining the right solution, and no one "fix" is the answer to all vehicle models. Old Man Emu is unique. The philosophies, technology & methods behind the development of each of our products combine to ensure you get the best components the world has to offer.

From humble beginnings in the tough world of off road racing in Australia, to now being respected world wide, OME takes a unique approach to the design, development, testing and support of our product range.

Many of our customers love toughing it off road, and this can vary from endless hours, even days, of flat, yet corrugated dirt roads to serious, deeply rutted, rock strewn off road tracks. At the other end of the spectrum there are the four wheel drive owners who have no intention of tackling anything remotely off road. Instead, they're looking for dramatically increased ride comfort on the bitumen or to give them access to their weekend property or their favorite, out of the way fishing spot.

Old Man Emu caters to the entire spectrum of customer & vehicle requirements.

Weight - The Critical Factor
Full load or empty, the critical factor that determines the correct suspension solution for your vehicle is weight. The amount of weight carried varies from vehicles with few accessories and which are only used for day to day commuting, to the other extreme of fully set up vehicles for work, touring or towing carrying a full fuel load, water, food, camping equipment and tools. Mining companies, too, fall into the extreme category & whose working environments can destroy OE (Original Equipment) springs in a matter of weeks.


Integrated Design & Development

Complete integration of our components is what sets Old Man Emu apart from the rest. OME is not just a collection of parts sourced from a variety of plants around the world. Whilst we scour the world for the best suspension technology, we offer a tuned and matched, integrated set of suspension components that are designed by ARB and manufactured in Australia, with an unrelenting, no compromise approach.

Shock absorbers & springs for each new vehicle start off as prototypes, and are tested and modified in a variety of terrains and with varying loads. These trials and modifications can take weeks of testing in order to ensure the best possible combination for each application.

We test & modify, test & modify and continue to do so for as long as it takes to ensure each shock & spring combination is totally at one with the vehicle, its varying weights & the varying terrains it's to encounter. This results in a range of shocks to suit standard OE springs and a further range of complete OME shock absorber and spring packages.

There are kits for light, medium or heavy loads, kits that won't increase ride height and kits that give maximum lift. There are systems for heavily weighted rears but no load up front and systems that are made to handle the exact opposite. There are kits for petrol models, kits for diesels & kits for vehicles with LPG. And within each kit each component is designed and developed to work in complete harmony with other matching components.

Rocky Road Outfitters can supply the right combination of components to cater to your needs with a result you wouldn't think possible.

I know this group (ARB) goes on and on and on about their suspension but I was a touch sceptical - why do I need to spend extra on a suspension for a $50,000 plus vehicle? But all the bucks was money well spent. If we knew the difference this (OME) upgrade would make to the truck we'd have driven it straight from the dealer to OME.

This comment, taken from the internet, from a Toyota Landcruiser 80 series owner, is typical of the benefits enjoyed by customers of Old Man Emu all around the world.

Superb, on road, ride comfort.
Safer, more controlled handling.
Increased levels of ride height to suit individual requirements.
Substantially improved ground clearance for excellent off road traction.
Elimination of rear end sag - for those owners who tow or carry a lot of weight.

Only OME can offer all these benefits by providing the only, fully integrated suspension system for your four wheel drive.

What does all of this mean for you?

You will appreciate the work we do every time you drive your vehicle.
You will love the way the vehicle eats up the bumps, and steers around corners.
You will marvel at how the wheels stay in touch with rock strewn and rutted tracks that you winched up the last time.
You will relax when you pull out of the driveway with the boat, trailer or van behind you.
Every other challenge you throw at your new suspension will remind you of how well we do our work.