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I don't need a lift kit do I?

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by MOUSIN, October 8, 2002.

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    1. MOUSIN

      MOUSIN Active Member

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      I've noticed that the rear end of my 97 4X2 doesn't sit as high as the front. It looks like there's about a 2" difference.

      I've checked my tires and my shoks ride fine, I only have 72K on the truck. What can I do to raise the rear up a bit?
       
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      maybe a combination of your torsion bars being twisted and your rear sagging a little. just a thought
       
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      Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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      2 main choices:
      1) lower the front using the torsion bar adjusters
      2) install an addaleaf kit in the rear.

      both have been discussed heavily on the site, good luck!
       
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      More than likely you have a bad case of rear end sagging caused by the awful Sport monoleaf setup in the rear. I would not crank the torsion bars down in this case. I would swap in a 4 door leaf pack, that should correct most of your sagging problems. Do you tow a lot?
       
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      The only thing I tow is my 4-wheeler.
       
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      oops, didn't notice you have a Sport. Then yes, you should probably swap in a 4 door leaf pack. Any from a 91-2001 4 door will work, preferably low miles.
       
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      Thanks for the info. Wonder what they cost new? I might as well check the junk yard too.
       
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      i paid $75 for a pair from a 99 XLT with less than 20k on it. the junkyard route is great!
       
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      Thanks. Are they fairly simple to replace?

      I just took one of my co-workers outside to look at it and he thinks I'm crazy. I'm going to shoot a pic and upload it here. I'll let you all take a look at it and see what you think. I'd say there's a 2" drop easy!
       
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      measure from the ground to the fender lip at each corner. then compare all 4 corners.

      new springs are about $160-200, used ones are usually $70-100. www.junkyarddog.com for used, www.fordpartsnetwork.com for new.
       
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      very easy to replace with simple tools, a jack, and some jack stands.

      someone did a write up of this in the PROJECTS forum. look for that and there is a step by step.
       

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