I have a 2003 Explorer XLT. Does this "qualify" me to use this thread? The word "Mountaineer" is throwing me off. If I'm good to go with this thread, I have some "general" questions. By virtue that this is my first SUV with 4-wheel independant suspension, what would be the first (best) thing to do (look for) as far as improving the handling. I do not plan on going off road or towing. It's the two wheel drive model (for gas saving reasons), and since this vehicle is approaching 10 years of age, I was wondering about what can be done to help body roll during sharp turns. I am having no noticeable problems otherwise. Also, can the shocks be replaced w/o changing the springs? Are they "strut" setups that have to be changed completely (looked up and they are very expensive)? Also, "best" shocks? I heard good things about Bilsteins. Sway Bars? Sorry for so many questions. Any help or "referrals" to other more "appropriate threads" would be greatly appreciated.