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Lift Kit/Tires/Shocks

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by BigCountryX, September 28, 2002.

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  1. BigCountryX

    BigCountryX New Member

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    I'm looking to get either 36" or 38" on my 94 Explorer and I was wondering what is the best lift and the best shocks to look for, also about how much money are they gonna run me I'm a student so money is just pooring in but if I'm gonna do this I wanna do it right so any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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  3. Blaine122300

    Blaine122300 Elite Non explorer owner

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    My $0.02. Do it right the first time. Do an SAS. (solid axle swap) It is kinda pricy, but if you want to run those big meats, that is the way to do it (right). I did the skyjacker 6" class II lift. It is real nice and everything, but I can only get 33's on there, maybe 35's with some more trimming. Not to mention the headache of keeping it aligned!
    With an 8" lift with the Solid axle, 36-38" tires should not be a problem. Its gonna run you about $4,500 bucks though.
    Oh yeah, about the shocks, rancho rs 9000's are damn good.
    Good luck
    Andy
     
  4. BigCountryX

    BigCountryX New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the help Blaine by the way do you know anyone who makes an 8" lift the biggest I've been able to find is a 6"
     
  5. Robb

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    I have heard of 8" susp lifts, but unsure who made them. Blaine122300 was making reference to doing a SAS, which would give you approximately 8" of lift. SAS's are a bit of time and money, but in the long run, will give you better results and less hassle.

    Robb
     
  6. BigCountryX

    BigCountryX New Member

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    So I see, well what would be the best way to go about a SAS, and are is there anything I can do to save myself some money or do I just have to bite it and fork up the cash
     
  7. Ryan1

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    The best way to run 38's With out a SAS would be Suspension, body and perrys fenders

    The last person to make an 8 inch lift for ex's and rangers is Skyjacker. But if for some reason you cant find one or they dont make it anymore.

    Front:
    Buy a skyjacker 6 inch lift
    F-150 spacers (1.5in) lift
    total 7.5 inches

    Rear:
    Spring over 6 inches
    Shackles 1.5 inchs
    total 7.5

    plus a 3 inch body lift
    that would be 10.5 total inchs of lift

    and last Perrys front fenders

    I belive that would get you enough room for 38's
    people will give you shit about it saying that your TTB isnt made for it. But if you like it thats all that matters.

    Ryan
     
  8. KevinJTorres

    KevinJTorres Elite Explorer

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    What are the F-150 spacers you're talking about? Are they spring spacers? How do they work?
     






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