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How to: 1.5" body lift for less than $50

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Ronin8002, March 30, 2011.

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      MGG Active Member

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    3. MGG

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      This is the only thing that stretched. Not sure what it is really.

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      Link to "step by step"

      Hi, I was getting ready to print and start this project...followed the links on the "stickied" post on 1st page and it is blank. Anyone know where I can find the original posts with the step by step instructions?

      Thanks!
       
    5. Ronin8002

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      How well would this lift work on a 1996 explorer. Will the stock sized shocks still work. Also what about that little shock on the passenger side from the frame to body? What is that shock called anyways, i tried to get a replacement from the parts store and they looked at me like I was crazy asking about the 5th shock.
       
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      Hey man welcome! This forum is broken into different generations for our X's. You'd probably have better luck looking in the 1995-2001 modified forum. Try here: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240957
       
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      Thanks. I did look around in that area but could only find high priced store bought lifts.
       
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      Yes, the PA883 IS more expensive at around $200... I just look at it as 2 1/2 tanks of gas and then it's only pocket change....
       
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      Well im going to bite the bullet finally, I had a 3 inch spacer installed at one point then removed it... Then I re-installed it without removing steering by mistake and messed something up. Went to stock and its been fine for a year... Just ordered 1 inch blocks and bolts so we will see If I get the steering squeaks again...
       
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      If i was to do a straight 2 inch lift would i be able to do it with these same parts? Without having to extend the steering and what not?
       
    12. Ronin8002

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      you might have trouble re-using the stock bolts in the locations where they are specified in the write up.

      front/rear bumper to bumper cover clearance might be a bit more of an issue.

      Not sure on the steering shaft.
       
    13. DanielJ

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      Hmm looks like ill just be doing the 1.5 lift then. I bought all the bolts specified in this write up just got in inch blocks. Ill return them for the 1.5 inch. Thanks though!
       
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      Hey guys--New to the forum and coming up with great ideas for my newly acquired 05 Mountaineer. Just want to know if this 1.5" BL will work for sure on it or if anyones ever done it on a 05 Mounty. Thanks for any replies and great looking rigs.
       
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      There's no difference between an Explorer and a Mountaineer, your all set.
       
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      Thanks-Submitted order for the blocks. Will swing to hardware store tomorrow to see if they have bolts. Thanks
       
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      I was wondering if someone could order everything required, and sell it as a complete kit to me :)
       
    18. MGG

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      Are the links still working?? Its very easy to order online!
       
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      Well the problem is I live on Guam, US (military base), and they do not seem to ship here :(. I would be willing to pay extra
       
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      Anyone have a picture of this lift on a Ex with no suspension lift, and stock size tires?
       
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      Hey man, here's my X with stock tires 235's and 1.5 BL...

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      Very nice, I want to do it. Just wanted to see it on stock tires before i get my mind set on it.
       
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      Tire Size = 245/65r17(stock 17" size)

      no bodylift, same tires
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      I got mine done this week, only problem I had was my lower radiator hose busted the old clamp, but I put a new one on, no more problems.
       
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      Great thread! can't wait to get the lift worked out and a set of 265/75/16's before the snow falls. About to order the 5 sets of bolts and the spacers. I read through the entire thread, but any pre-shop advice would be appreciated.

      thanks all.
       
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      This is going to be my next mod! I have a set of 2.25" BTF spacers that I would like to see if anyone would like to trade for a 1.5" Body Lift with all new bolts. So that is basically a set of 2.25" spacers for the price of a Body Lift. Spacers are easier to install too. Spacers have never been installed and are brand new. I had them powdercoated silver. Please anyone interested let me know.
       

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