can I lower the height of my van with different tires and wheels

Asked by Apr 21, 2016 at 11:29 PM about the 2000 Ford E-250 E-250

Question type: Car Customization

OEM are LT225/75/16E tires--would like to lower the van 1'' or so and was wondering if I could do it with just tires and rims alone on my 2005 Ford E250 and still maintain handling and safe load capacity and sidewall handling

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30,055

to do that the tire will have to be 2 inches lower...and the speed will readfaster than your going..

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6,185

Look at some of the lowering kits. Probably cheaper, safer and not to hard to install. Google it.

I am going to lower the suspension, but it sure is not cheap, as I cannot do it myself--estimate is 3-4,000 dollars..

6,185

I haven't looked around, but I don't see how it would cost more than $1000 to lower it an inch or two. Look some more.

the quote I got was from a spring and suspension company with a good reputation in the area--not sure where else to get a comparison--I want it done right..

6,185

I guess you live in an expensive place. I'm on the Gulf Coast and it would be about a grand here.

Minnesota--I will try and find other estimates--but not all places know what they are doing, and I don't want someone to mess up the geometry and end up with a van that eats tires and handles badly--I have a friend I will ask, as he is into custom trucks and cars--he may know someone who does it in a smaller garage, and maybe cheaper..

6,185

Yes, talk to your friend. If you were talking a Jag or Mercedes, I could see getting estimates in the $3k-$4k range but this is a Ford. Although heavier than a 150 it is not rocket science.

two 4'' lowered I-beams, with ball joints, are around 500.00 a piece--maybe different coils and shock mounts--rear end is leaf springs, so shackles and other components, not sure what all is involved..may find out more this afternoon, and I can give you an update..

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