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After much searching, I have found this mock up. I’ll have the hybrid FWD. I was wondering if anyone knows the max lift kit that can be added without major modifications? I’ve never owned a FWD truck or hybrid so I don’t know the determine factors. Yes, I know it will decrease mpg, acceleration, and is not for off road. I like the look and would like to see how close I can get to this mock up within reason. Thanks!

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After much searching, I have found this mock up. I’ll have the hybrid FWD. I was wondering if anyone knows the max lift kit that can be added without major modifications? I’ve never owned a FWD truck or hybrid so I don’t know the determine factors. Yes, I know it will decrease mpg, acceleration, and is not for off road. I like the look and would like to see how close I can get to this mock up within reason. Thanks!
Im in the same boat. it looks good.
 

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If it prevents someone from destroying their eco pu my opinion was extremely helpful.
again.... No, saying "just ridiculous" does not confer anything, it's what a troll would say and how you're defending it by saying it was helpful is ludicrous. What you're saying now is somewhat helpful although the OP already stated that he knows it will have a negative effect on MPG. So your statement is redundant and not needed. Let the OP post in peace. This is supposed to be a safe place. lol
 

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Apparently there's a lot of folks that can't handle other opinions. I've been a mechanic for 40 years and think I have something to contribute. I'm certainly not a troll. If I can save someone some grief I should get thanked and not called a troll.
 

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Apparently there's a lot of folks that can't handle other opinions. I've been a mechanic for 40 years and think I have something to contribute. I'm certainly not a troll. If I can save someone some grief I should get thanked and not called a troll.
Saying it is ludicrous doesn’t offer any help. A helpful answer would be: it is ludicrous because of such and such. Since you have “40 years” of experience, I asked what the maximum lift for a fwd truck could be without major, expensive upgrades. (Yes, I know this truck could be very different from every other FWD trucks)
 

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Here's a post relevant to the information you're looking for, and not only is it coherent but they use full sentences with detailed information.
affecting the miles per gallon is the least of your worries it may void the warranty and messes with the CV axles
 

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Here's a post relevant to the information you're looking for, and not only is it coherent but they use full sentences with detailed information.
affecting the miles per gallon is the least of your worries it may void the warranty and messes with the CV axles
Thank you. I was simply wondering the MECHANICAL difficulties I may face. Im still going to do it, I just wanted an idea. 😎
 

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I applaud almost any effort to be innovative, but for me personally I will have to pass. The rig is headed in the wrong direction for an old dude like me as I am looking to slide in and roll. 🇺🇸✔
 

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I think just by putting some bigger tires on mine that I will be happy with the added height.
 

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I like the way that looks and I also agree with 428PI. However, I'll try to be constructive because I'd like to see it done for the hell of it.

Going by the pictures you posted, here are some technical difficulties you'll likely face. Axles are the least of your worries especially if you're only looking for the cosmetics and not putting them under the stress of off-road abuse. And a failure there is less likely to kill you than this other stuff.

When you lift a Vehicle designed with essentially a passenger car strut style suspension much more than an inch, you'll have alignment issues. What needs to be adjusted will fall outside the factory allowable limits. Those problems will have to be fixed or you will have a vehicle that handles very poorly.... It will practically feel like it wants to drive into the ditch or the other lane at some point. You could study up on when alignment if you really want to know what happens, but it will affect every angle, camber, caster, toe, included angle..... Everything.
So, in the case of the front, you'll likely need redesigned lower control arms to allow the alignment to come within specs so as not to adversely affect handling. This includes dropping the steering rack so that bump steer doesn't become an issue. If the track isn't centered then the toe on the front can change drastically as you go over bumps..... Bump steer.
The rear on the 2WD Maverick is basically just a big swing axle. On most of those designs the rear alignment is even less adjustable than the front, sometimes not at all. As you raise the back end keep in mind that it is swinging from a fixed point and will basically swing forward, shortening your wheelbase slightly and changing the effective wheel alignment. To fix that you'd need to lengthen the swing arms and rotate the axle so the tire contact patch is close to original spec. That's hard to do with an assembly that's all welded together from the factory.
So, to come up with a large enough lift to fit those tires is going to take a bit of engineering and $$$.
Or... You can not care about any of that and screw up a vehicles driving dynamics. Just be prepared to ditch it, possibly roll it on a fire road. The handling may seem fine at first but it will be unpredictable.
I do think a leveling kit on the front and a slightly larger tire for the hybrid will be perfectly fine. Same goes for a little lowering kit etc... Should be allowable within the factory adjustments. But when you start doing more extreme stuff, please be prepared to spend the money to do it correctly.
 

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Just MPO, but I think it would look great. The only thing though, if I were going to lift a Maverick, I'd go on and get the Eco boost, as good mileage is not really going to be a thing then anyway, and the additional horsepower will be a big help with larger, more aggressive tires.
 
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