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Just finished installing some Escape lowering springs. They lowered about 2 and 2.5. I'll get some daytime pics this weekend. BTW the Escape 14mm camber bolts are also a go.

Update w/ more info and Q&A:

Part description and #:
Escape springs '20 to '22, AWD. Part # 28633-1

The ride is only slightly more firm than stock. The wheels are 20x8.5 et45 with 255/50. They did not rub before and so far I don't think they are rubbing now. I did have to add a 1/2 spacer above the rear spring seat to get the stance the way I wanted it. The springs the way they came made it perfectly level. 32" ground to fender on all four. So now it's 32 on the front and 32 1/2 in the back.

Ever try it with stock wheels? Some of that firmness may just be sidewall difference.
I took my stock steel wheels off at 38 miles and sold 3 as spares to members here, so I don't know what stock ride is like. The small amount of extra firmness is relative to the springs only. It's not annoying, but in hyper check out mode I noticed it.

So if I understand what you wrote, you added a 1/2" spacer on the bottom of the rear spring (on the lower spring perch), to get a slight rake on the truck (the rear a smidge higher than the nose)?
Not on the bottom of the spring, on the top. The bottom (plastic & rubber) perch has a pin to prevent rotation around the raised metal part of the spring perch. The top metal perch is a bit longer than an inch and only has a rubber isolator. I had an old nylon cutting board I cut using the rubber isolator as a pattern and snapped it over the bulge on the upper metal spring perch. The stock springs are wound in opposite directions. The H&R springs are wound in the same direction. The upper isolators are symmetrical. So the drivers side went right in and the top of the passenger side, but I had to modify the passenger rubber isolator. I used a small grinding bit in a drill to remove a hump and shape the isolator for a spring wound opposite. I could have just bought a driver side lower perch but the pin would have been in the wrong place.
frame
nylon spacer
rubber isolator
spring
rubber isolator
plastic perch
lower control arm

Were the springs part number 28633-2?
Escape springs '20 to '22, AWD 28633-1

I assume the spacers are optional if you want a level drop?
Yes, I had it all together and drove it a couple of miles and decided to come up with a plan to make the rear just slightly higher. The track width of the front and rear of the maverick are different and the rear looks lower when it's exactly the same height.

Also did you have to, or elect to get the alignment redone?
I usually do my own alignment. The lowering didn't really affect anything, but I didn't measure it before I started adjusting. I set the front camber -1, rear camber -.8, rear toe 1/8" in, front toe 1/8" out and left the caster alone. I will drive it a while and see how I like it. Make any adjustments. Then take it to a shop and have it confirmed and equal it out if there are any differences side to side.

So paint, decal, or wrap on the top and hood?
3m flat black vinyl

why did you photoshop the rear window in the angled side pic?
I just used photo editor to lighten the picture because "puts black wheels on and takes picture at night"
I'll get some daytime pictures.

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Do I spy an exhaust tip coming out of the rear bumper?
Yes, 2.5" Flowmaster 44 with black tip through a 4" fender exit bezel. It's not loud at all but I can tell it's running now.

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Damn, that looks good. Might just make me change my plans. What are wheels specs?
 
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Thank you everyone for the positive feedback. The ride is only slightly more firm than stock. The wheels are 20x8.5 et45 with 255/50. They did not rub before and so far I don't think they are rubbing now. I did have to add a 1/2 spacer above the rear spring seat to get the stance the way I wanted it. The springs the way they came made it perfectly level. 32" ground to fender on all four. So now it's 32 on the front and 32 1/2 in the back.
 

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That's nice man
 

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really nice balance, not to low
 

 
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