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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. EWIII

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      I haven't yet. Let me know how it goes.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum Steve.:wave:

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      Hey EW, well I installed that lift kit from truxxx. It looks great. I then put on some bigger tires, a set of Nitto terra graps G2's. 275/55 20. With these they rub a tiny bit on a part of the suspension up front. I should be able to fix that with an angle grinder and grind down like 4 to 6 cm on the part. If i went with 265/55 20s they would not rub. But i wanted a bit larger. Anyway I'm satisfied with how it came out. I hope this helps you with want you want to do to your ride.
       
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      Just FYI. if you used that size to replace the 245/60R18 OEM tires then you are waaay over the maximum diameter tire variance of 3% of OEM size. The difference is 7.9%, more than twice the accepted difference. 245/60-R18 vs 275/55-R20 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator | Tacoma World This will put alot of extra strain on the brake system and suspension. As well, there are systems like traction control, stability control and ABS that are setup according to the OEM size. Also, this will render your spare tire useless.

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      The tire size that came on mine was a 255/50-20. I used that tire size comparison/calculator when choosing these tires. I'll be getting a used tire in this size for the spare. As for the ABS, traction cntrl there won't be any issues. Thanks for the feedback.
       
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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.

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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.

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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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      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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