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Is it possible to lift a GE?

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Old 07-05-2014, 11:12 AM
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Is it possible to lift a GE?

I've got a bone stock 2011 Fit Sport, and I was wondering if it's possible to get more ground clearance? I'm sick of scraping the nose every time I pull out of certain driveways. I wish they offered the Fit Twist in the states!

 

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Old 07-05-2014, 02:58 PM
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anything is possible. to be honest with you. the fit twist uses the same suspension/springs as any other GE8. what makes it a "Twist" is just the trim pieces.
 
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If you "baseify" the front of your fit (by removing the extra front air dam thingy), I think you'll be less likely to scrape stuff. It doesn't change the overall ground clearance, but it does make the low point less far from the front wheels.

The actual ground clearance of the Fit is pretty much the same as most other small cars, all around 5.5" or 6". The fit does have a long low nose, though, in its North American incarnation, and I suspect that is what causes problems for most people.
 
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:04 PM
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Actually, yeah, now that you mention it it does look like the Twist just has a much shorter nose. Maybe one of these days when I get stupid rich I'll adapt the suspension and awd system from a CRV, hah!
 
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:28 PM
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Yeah you could use spring spacers. You'd need to find a set that matches the spring dimensions but i'm sure you could find something.
 
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:17 PM
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You might be able to lift it a bit using Ground Control's coilover conversion kit and specify that the rear springs are 1 or 2 inches taller than the standard kit.

Don't hold me to this though since this is basically going into uncharted waters AND I don't have a GE Fit... BUT I can EASILY raise my GD a solid inch or more with my Ground Controls.
 
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