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I've never done any suspension work, I'm strictly audio and simple, non-invasive appearance. I live alittle ways south of Buffalo, and for this area the cube, particularly the Krom, is very low. I expect I may have mornings where I'm actually plowing snow with my front bumper. Don't laugh, I've done this already in my other cars. I'd consider lifting it a bit if there is stuff out there to do it, and if it's at all affordable. Anybody know anything?
 

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Since the rear is Torsion sprung, it is usually easy to raise or lower the torsion spring end of the vehicle a bit by tightening or loosening the bars, but it's probably not covered under warranty. I owned a 95 Hardbody and it sat a bit low for the wheels and tires I chose so I tightened the front bars to level the truck, and never had an issue, I raised it about 2 inches in the front. If the front strut springs have enough clearance around them, simple lift blocks can be used for maybe a 1-2 inch lift for under $20.00 total, plus labor. I do not have any mechanical experience with the Cube yet except I know how to install a LED Dome light kit from Autozone, ;-), so please don't try this without speaking to your trusted mechanic. Personally I do not believe a 1-2 inch lift would adversely affect the drive-line, i.e. the CV Axle geometry, but it would lower the Cube's impressive 4 star rating on rollover protection.

Just my 2 or 3 cents worth on the subject.
 

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If the swamp tires are wide enough, wouldn't it help with prevention of rollovers? We have a ton of Suzuki Samurai fanatics around here who have raised & stabilized their little trucks this way.
 

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Smart ForFun! WOO HOO!!!

Anyways, staying on topic. I wouldn't suggest raising it, because the Cube already does have a quite high CG as is. But I can relate to road conditions living in the greater LA area yikes.
 

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HRWatson68 said:
Since the rear is Torsion sprung, it is usually easy to raise or lower the torsion spring end of the vehicle a bit by tightening or loosening the bars, but it's probably not covered under warranty. I owned a 95 Hardbody and it sat a bit low for the wheels and tires I chose so I tightened the front bars to level the truck, and never had an issue, I raised it about 2 inches in the front. If the front strut springs have enough clearance around them, simple lift blocks can be used for maybe a 1-2 inch lift for under $20.00 total, plus labor. I do not have any mechanical experience with the Cube yet except I know how to install a LED Dome light kit from Autozone, ;-), so please don't try this without speaking to your trusted mechanic. Personally I do not believe a 1-2 inch lift would adversely affect the drive-line, i.e. the CV Axle geometry, but it would lower the Cube's impressive 4 star rating on rollover protection.

Just my 2 or 3 cents worth on the subject.
the rear does not have torsion bars. it has coils all the way around. your best bet would be taller springs, or have some spacers made by someone like myself.
 

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If the swamp tires are wide enough, wouldn't it help with prevention of rollovers? We have a ton of Suzuki Samurai fanatics around here who have raised & stabilized their little trucks this way.
It would if the increase in effective tire contact patch width was at least twice the CG height increase. However, I'm guessing the tire wear factor (and cost) would increase dramatically in the process. Another solution would be to massively increase the rim offset to provide the additional width, but then the wear and tear on the bearings would be downright nasty.
 
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