Rear lowering springs
My 2012 Escape was high in rear so I purchased H&R lowering springs. I had to include fronts in the purchase because thats the only way to buy. Advertised drop was one and one half inch. After installing real springs the drop in rear was almost two and one half inches. Disappointed in how much drop it gave me. Unable to line up rear camber with that much drop and headlights cannot be adjusted down enough. Difficult to get factory springs out, don't try this at home.
As soon as i put the rear sway on i went for a ride and noticed a good bit of difference in the handling. The back end was tighter and hugged corners much better and felt much more controlable. I recomend this part for anyone wanting to start a performance suspension set up on their car. Only downside was that for about two weeks i had to adjust the bolts on the brackets and endlinks to the right torque to prevent it from making a popping noise. Aftet market end links are recomended too
Second set of H&R's!!
My current H&R springs were rusted so bad one broke! After 8+ years on the car, no telling how many miles,track days, and a few northern winters my H&R springs called it quits. I always liked the springs, but never really liked the harshness of bumps. This new set is completely different even though its the same springs! My ride height is still as low as it should be, but higher due to the springs not sagging anymore. Bumps are absorbed nicely and cornering has greatly improved!