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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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      Brutality New Member

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      I'm really thinking about just cutting these down, and making them work that way.
       
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      Do it.
       
    4. Brutality

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      Just got some 265/70/17 geolander MTs so its gonna happen!
       
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      Just to let everybody know, you can fit 2" blocks on the explorer. You will have to do a little trimming on the rear. The front you will need to make a bracket to lift it. No problems with anything else, will post a pic later.
       
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    6. Mr Dubya

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      How does the steering shaft feel about this?
       
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      No problem with the shaft.
       
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      Meaning no extension bracket required?
       
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      No extension needed.
       
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      :thumbsup: That's good news
       
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      Body lift was fairly easy for me. Did the whole thing myself after a couple beverages. Spinning puck was a ..... but figured out how to keep it from spinning. Got my new wheels and tires too!

      [​IMG]
       
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      okay I know this is an old thread but will this work on my 97 mountaineer??? I would really like to do this
       
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      So does anyone know if this will work on a 97?
       
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      You might just order the PA-883 3" kit (or the Summit Racing knockoff version which is a good deal cheaper). That way you'll have whatever brackets you need and can modify them for the 1.5" lift if they are required. Or you could just do the 3" body lift.

      Anything you don't end up using you can just sell.
       
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      Alright thank youq
       
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      1.5 lift..request for lynchywa

      hi everyone....just joined after reading about 1.5 lift....excellent,would love some more info before i start...also as im in perth wa...would like to be able to contact lynchy down in albany if thats possible....cheers:my ride is 2005 ut xlt explorer
       
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      Hey mate, I got a 1.5" body lift kit that Ronin sent me a while ago....(Yeah mate, I know I'm a slow worker :eek: :D )

      Email me that addy Steve and I'll post it up to you.

      G'day to everyone I aint spoke to for awhile and really hope you're all going well.
       
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      So Ive read over this post and haven't seen anything where it explains what to do with the front bumper ?

      On the 3" body lift you need to use the relocation brackets, the original post says you won't need that. So what do you need ? What modification has to be made ? I've been scratching my head about this and don't want to start the lift without this knowledge.

      Sorry if it's been covered, but like I said I haven't seen it, hopefully I didn't scroll past it.

      Anyone?
       
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      what kind of lift you did ?
      what size are your tires ? are you running wheels spacer ? sorry, but I just install 3" body lift kit I got my new rims and I'm planning to run 285/75R16 , just looking info and some onat that has the same mods like me, thks

       
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      I would love to do this, I don't have a lift but the 20" wheels I have give it more ground clearance...

      **I DID NOT BUY THESE WHEELS. THEY CAME WITH THE EXPLORER**

      So I figure with some off road wheels in the same 20" with more rubber it'll be looking
      pretty good, and then a 1.5BL on top of that might make it look like a larger lift.
      Only issue is I'm 2wd. :(

      Stock for stock but my bigger wheels make it look like a slight lift. Is
      there any confirmation cutting them at 2" will still make everything work without any kind of modifications aside from the radiator shroud.

      [​IMG]
       
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      hi everyone. can i ask someone here if this method is applicable to a 2001-2002 explorer sport trac 4x4?
      i just realised that this is the perfect lift height for my needs.
       
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      I still don't see any directions in what's done with the front bumper.
      Surely it doesn't just stay in place and have a 1 1/2" gap ?
       
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      There will not be a gap. The front bumper moulding is part of the body and not attached to the frame, so it moves up 1.5" with the rest of the body. The bumper reinforcement bar behind it does not move since it's fixed to the frame. you can't tell and it doesn't affect anything.
       
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      So what I don't understand then is to do the 3" body lift you need that bracket for the ranger and widen the mounting holes, to lift the front bumper, but you're saying I don't need any modification ?
       
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      The reason the 3" requires brackets in front is that the body gets lifted enough that the bumper reinforcement will interfere with the reinstallation of the bumper cover moulding. So the brackets move up the bumper reinforcement so it sits in the original position in relation to the body. Not needed with the 1.5" lift....There is enough room for the bumper cover moulding to fit back on without modification.
       
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      Well Hot Damn !

      Thank you a million for clearing that up for me !!
       

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