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1 or 2" Body lift for '99-01 Ex's?

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by becker69, September 21, 2002.

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      OK, I have searched this site and have not found a 1" or 2" Body Lift available for 99-01 Explorers... specifically but not limited to my variant; a Sport Trac. I have thought about doing a body lift, mostly just to get the body off the ground some more, not so much for tire clearance purposes (I have 32's now). And I won't be getting new tires for quite a while :( For those that wonder; ' if you're going to hassle it all, may as well do a 3" body lift' this is out of the question, since my wife does not want the truck too much taller... this coupled with the fact that I only want an inch or so of body clearance, leads me to search for a 1 or 2" although I have yet to find one. Any help offered would be appreciated.
      PS; I can fit 33x10.50's now and I am not planning on going bigger than that.

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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      The only thing you could do is a Ranger 2" PA body lift. No one makes kits specifically for the X.
       
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      I'll have to look at Ranger kits, Thank you. Does anyone know how different or hard it would be to put the PA Ranger B.L. on an Explorer. At least I have close to the same wheelbase as the supercab ones.
       
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      Virtually everyone on this board who has a body lift used the PA Ranger kit. I'd say that you have at least 30+ experienced body lifters to get help from.

      I put a 3" on my Explorer and it was pretty easy. There's a write up somewhere on this site about doing one on a '99, which may be closer to yours.

      The guy to talk to would be trckmagik
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      Section 525, I didn't know that most the people used the Ranger one... I thought only a few had used it, until they came out with a seperate Explorer kit. There is a SPort Trac one by PA but it is 3" with no choices lower. Is Trkmagik the guy who rolled and totalled his Sport trac? I keep up with Aquaman, and a few others, so maybe he can give me ideas on how difficult it would be to do by myself.
       
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      Yeah, everyone with 95+ Explorers uses the Ranger kit. And yup, Trkmagik was the guy who rolled his beautiful ST.

      I don't know what the differences are between the Ranger and Sport Trac 3" kits, but I bet you trkmagik could tell you everything you need to know. I'm sure you could easily fab a 2" Ranger kit to work in your ST.
       
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      Thanks again for the info... I will see about getting in touch with trkmagik, if he still roams these boards, There is another Sport trac site that I can see if anyone has played with the idea.... starting to think that the hockey puck idea isn't so much of a bad idea.
       

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