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Body vs suspension lift?

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by bradh8, December 8, 2017.

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    1. bradh8

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      Hi everybody,
      I'm sure this will sound like a dumb question ... but im no mechanic .. just love my truck! Haha ... anyway, I am a little confused about suspension vs body lift? Which one should I do first? I only want to raise my rig a little bit, both for cosmetic, tires and off-road capability ... but she's my daily driver and I'm definitely not trying to make a "monster-truck" ... in all my glorious ignorance so far I'm imagining if the truck was 2" higher I could easily roll 31" rubber and drive into some my favorite camping spots ... any thoughts/advice? Thanks, all! Long live our Fords!!!
       
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      What year Explorer or Ranger do you have? That will be the deciding factor on doing a 2" lift.
       
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      She's a '94 Explorer XLT ...
       
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      You wouldn’t need both to fit 31’s. Suspension lifts are typically easier, especially if your undercarriage is rusty.
       
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      Cool .. thanks! A buddy of mine told me I probably just need to replace/beef up the leaf springs .. she's riding a little low in the back ... appreciate the advice! I think a 2" suspension and accompanying/appropriate leaf spring and I'm rolling 31s all day
       
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      Add a leaf will help in the back if it’s ridubg soft, otherwise warrior shackles will give you the 2 inches to level it up. Spring packs are fairly affordable if you have the ability and patience to do them.
       

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