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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. nikitaso

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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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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:

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      Hi to all!

      Some "expert" alerted me on the "spacers concept" as a lifting option. Is there other one for Explorer5th gen? Is there a posibility of getting 2 inches by using different coils?

      Warm regards!

      Lou
       
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      Hello I'm GP,

      I currently live in Ecuador, and I have a 2018 xlt 4 wheel drive ford explorer. I have 18 inch rims and standard wheels

      I'm having issues with installing my EBAY 3 and 2 inch kit. Anyone who has aligning specs that can help out? Also does anyone have truxxx installation directions?

      Thanks

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      Hello Rick,

      I just purchased upgrade to be able to show pictures. Whenever I can I will post.

      Any help is greatly appreciated!

      Thanks

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      Here is a picture of my 2018 xlt 4 wheel drive explorer
      c57289f7-1e52-49f5-8e27-0ba4d69934a9.JPG

      Below is a picture with the EBAY kit 3 inches front 2 inches back. My main issue right now is the back with the caster

      7c62d3ef-1cb1-4935-a546-23a222539009.JPG
       
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      Looks like the both wheels shifted towards the wheel wells. Weird.
       
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      I noticed that as well. The front wheels look like they moved back while the rear wheels moved forward.

      Peter
       
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      Welcome to the Forum Gus and thanks for taking out the Elite membership.:wave:

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      @gp92089 I would contact the company that sold you the kit. Send them the photos and see what they recommend.
       
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      So this is how it turned out, still not sure if back wheels are in right place I have my doubts

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      Also adding the alignment photo and info, its in spanish so that might be a problem.

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      IMG_3629.jpg
       
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      I wouldn’t be happy with the wheels so far pushed forward. I don’t see why they wouldn’t still sit centered in the wells.
       
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      Without the proper length control arms the hub will move towards the pivot points when lifted. The other kit that was listed before came with brackets to drop the arms to fix the alignment. Without any kind of special arms or brackets I wouldn't lift the truck any more than 1" or maybe 2". Your riding at maxed out suspension travel with lift spacers more than 2".
       
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