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Unorthodox lift for a 07 explorer Eddie Bauer

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by C.SPICYWEINER, July 27, 2017.

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      So I decided to go as cheap as possible to lift my 07 explorer. What I did was took the strut towers out and ran the eye into a 10" piece of 2"X2" tube steel. Bolted the eye bout 4" from the bolt in the a arm. It raised the front about 5". That brought the wheels inward so to correct it I had to put 1 1/4" spacers on the front wheels. The only issues I have is that it creaks and I'm wondering if my ball joints should be ok or if I need to fabricate a new upper control arm. What's everybody else's thoughts?
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      It's working pretty well. It's been like that for a while now and nothing seems to be breaking or damaged. I have pictures but I just don't know how to put them on here
       
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      I can't imagine raising the front 5 inches won't prematurely wear all joints and cv axles. They have to be way maxed. Post to imgur, and share the link, please.
       
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      It is maxed. Can't lift it anymore without redoing the upper control arms along with a few other parts. The only issue I have with it is the squeaking sound it makes going down the road. That's from the upper control arms. I measured it wrong before I think. It's probably more like a 4" lift. Need to find another one the same model and compare
       
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      Looks pretty nice sir.
       
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      Thank you. I appreciate it. Did all the work myself.
       
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