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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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    1. Mountymaniac

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      Those aren't grade 8 bolts. Those are 8.8 metric which is more like a grade 5. Metric 10.9 (grade 8) are impossible to find in those lengths. Think grade 5s are ok?
       
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      I'm considering doing this, except using the 2" blocks from Zone. That increases the bolt length by 12.7mm (.5" = 12.7mm), but the bolts are all in increments of 10mm. Anyone think not having that extra 3mm of thread would be a bad thing? Or should I just go with the next size up and trim them as needed?
       
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      The part numbers originally mentioned from Bolt Depot are all grade 8.8.

      Fastenal has all of them in grade 10.9, in zinc and yellow zinc (twice as much). Part numbers for each, for a 1.5" or 2" lift, are shown below. The fully threaded bolts (location A) come in limited lengths as noted. "Overlength" refers to my post above.

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      after you put on the tires was your speedo reading incorrectly? If so how is the fix done?
       
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      I corrected it with my SCT iTSX tuner. All I had to do was calculate tire circumference and enter it into the tuner.
       
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