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Lift kits for 5th gen. Explorer

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by rusty813, June 17, 2011.

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    1. peterk9

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      I doubt a spare suitable for that size tire will fit in the tire well. Others have tried using an OEM full tire size back there and it did not fit. Good luck.

      Peter
       
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      Looks really good.
       
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      Hey guys, been enjoying reading these posts, Im looking to get the Traxda lift kit Part number: 102040 for my 2014 ex sport and I see on their website they offer the extra lift option for an added 1/4". I see how that makes their 2"F 1.25"R lift go to 2.25"F 1.5"R , im wondering how everyone ordered the 2.5"F 1.5"R lift? Thanks in advance!
       
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      Welcome to the Forum camtech510.:wave:

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      Thanks, so peter do you happen to know where everyone is getting this extra 1/4" spacer, is it a kit Im not seeing?
       
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      Is a 1/4 inch really worth worrying about? I’d send them an email.
       
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      No idea. My Explorers remain stock as I lease them. As Mbrooks420 suggested, contact the dealer or wait to see if another member replies. Good luck.

      Peter
       
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      Hey everyone, I've been lurking here for a while. I've noticed that people either have the traxda or truxx lifts. Does anyone know anything about the Protune Suspension lifts?
       
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      There's nothing on their website for a lift for the 5th gen Explorers, Traxda is the most common, you can find lifts on eBay for right around $120 for the 5th gens.
       
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      Nope, you're right I just don't know how to navigate their website apparently. I went to this link Lift Kit - Ford - Explorer - Page 1 - Protune Suspension and it didn't show anything for 2011+ even tho it's for Explorers.. But yes, they're the same thing as every other lift for the 5th gen, Traxda, Truxx, ProTunes they're all the same. There's these on eBay " 2011+ Explorer 2WD/4WD Full Front 2.5" Rear 1.5" Steel Lift Kit | eBay " The exact same thing, for the cheapest price.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:

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      i have 2013 xlt with traxda and just slightly larger tires 265 60 18 and my cv joint is about to go out second time in 2 years, any experience? how do you change cv?
       
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      With heavier and larger tires you will go through them faster. This will be especially true of the cheap remanufactured units. You need to remove the axle nut 32mm (or 1 1/4”) and pull the knuckle out of the strut. Not the hardest job in the world, but the axle nuts can be very stubborn.

       
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      thanks! i wanted to ask "how often do you change cv with traxda?" lol
      I've seen that video, guy is pretty good!

      would brand? stick with motorcraft?
       
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      Quick question, besides the vibration, what were the other symptoms of this? Im sure other mechanical guys can answer but you seem up to par :) Pretty sure this is my issue, spinning this axle with heavy mud tires.
       
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      I think this is my issue as well. Mine has been sitting for a while because of this.. i think anyway. But if I understand correctly, the axles are week on these. I have the same size tires on mine. What were some of the symptoms on yours?
       
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      Often they will click or be noisy, especially under heavy load or tight turning. For vibrations I’d also check the u joints and cv joint on the driveshaft. (I’m assuming your front has a CV joint, though I’m not positive)
       
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      Yeah, mine is also a 2011 AWD. I knew going into it that the tires were heavy, they are mud tires so the stress on an otherwise street vehicle was more than likely too much. The vibrations, I couldnt tell because of the nobby tires, they made it vibrate all the time. So now there are metal on metal sounds, which is why its been parked for so long. No time to work on it unfortunately.
       
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      first time it was bad vibration, no clicking noise or any noise but very bad vibration over 40 mph

      later found some youtube videos where people talk about same issue on different cars

      had to force my mechanic to change but couldnt figure out which one so changed both to motocraft

      now i have occasional clicking/clunking
       
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      You mentioned that you had to call traxda to clear up some confusion from their instructions, but you didnt say what they told you. I have also run into this problem, so any help would be appreciated.
       
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