Which Would You Buy?

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  1. ctp7427

    ctp7427 New Member

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    Same price, both with luxury package...

    2013
    Blue
    52K miles
    sunroof
    blue accents in interior
    new Encounter tires

    vs

    2013
    Terrain
    40k miles
    no sunroof
    new BFG tires
    Magnaflow exhaust
    1.5in leveling kit

    Thanks!
     
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    without seeing the under-carriage:
    lower mileage
    better tires
    aftermarket exhaust
    but have them take that leveling kit off right away and move the shock collar to the middle perch (do it the right way)
     
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    Great, thanks for the info.

    I’m going terrain. Any disadvantage to leaving leveling kit on vs mid perch? Only weekend warrior off-roading.

    Also, keep magnaflow exhaust? Much different than stock. Don’t want it too loud.

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    leveling kit allows the a-arm to droop far more than designed - under full extension (off roading) this causes the front CV joints to bind and destroy themselves (quite costly repair)
    Doing the middle perch mod gains the same lift but does not allow the a-arms to droop any more than originally designed.
    The ride will be a bit stiffer but you wont damage parts on the weekends :)
     

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