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Lift on a 2002 Explorer

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by DR J, October 4, 2002.

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    1. DR J

      DR J New Member

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      Hey guys i am new here and I have a 2002 Explorer Limted. I've heard that you cannot put a lift on a 2002 explorer. Does anyone know if this is true or not and does anyone possibly have any pics of a 2002 Explorer with any kind of lift on it. Also i was talking to a guy who worked at the body shop of a ford dealership and he said that it could be done. Well im going to a 4x4 specialist this weekend so ill find out if it is possibly or not.

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      I am not 100% sure, but i dont think you can lift it... FORD decided to do something funky with the rear independant suspension that makes it pass through the frame
       
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      A body lift may still be posible, but I don't htink anyone has looked into it yet. I haven't been up close to a new one so I don't know for sure.
       
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      Ive heard that a body lift is unsafe or, unstable should i say. Is this true or not?
       
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      For the right amount of money anything is possible. Anything is possible.

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      if properly done, body lifts are perfectly safe
       
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      True, as long as it is a real body lift and not a homemade one, they are safe. You should check your bolts and blocks ever month or so, but as long as you did the install correct you should be fine.
       
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      I went to a 4x4 specialist and they said it might be possible to get a 2002 explorer sport suspension lift to fit my 02 explorer limited but im not sure if it is possible if you have any ideas let me know. Im also gettin a grille guard for the car and if anyone has any suggestions just give me the site and ill take a look at it.

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      i dont see how that lift would work, maybe on the front end, but its the rear that would bother me
       
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      The front MAY work... un sure of that, but nope the rear fer the 02 sports are solid axle, you got IRS... which sucks, cause it's a PITA to non liftable...
       
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      so is the only possibility is a body lift in the rear or is that not possible either.
       
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      A body lift would be for front and back... now if the front and back are setup the same and you have a butt load of money... buy two 4" suspention lifts and put one on the back and one on the front...
       
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      A body lift would have to apply to the entire truck. In case you don't know, a body lift raises the body higher off the frame; you can't just do half. And there aren't any bl kits out yet for the 2002 4 door :(
       
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      Problem is, the 02+ don't use torsion bars, they use coil springs with struts.
       
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      ok if a body lift is for the whole car well then y does my friend have a 2dr tahoe with a lift on the susp. lift on the front and a body lift on the back, or is it different because its a different kind of car?

      P.S. IM ****ED WITH TRYIN
       
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      If he has susp front, body lift rear ONLY, i want to stay far far away from that truck....
      unless someone was a moron and did some custom crap like that, then it's not feasable
       
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      he did have some custom shit done to it
       
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      still sounds rather illogical and VERY unsafe... :rolleyes:
       
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      DR J, imagine 2 bars of steel. Normally, the spacer between the frame (1 bar) and the body (the other) is small. A body lift is just large spacers that lift the body off the frame. To do differing bl front and rear, each spacer would need to be cut at an angle because the 2 bars wouldn't be parallel anymore. Definately not easy to do, and probably not safe either.
       
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      Do yall think it is worth me trying to get a lift on my exploerer, is it worth all this time and money that ill have to put into it, will it look tight or should i not worry about it? I guess this is my big question.
       
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      If you want the lift to fit larger tires and go offroading, I say go for it. If you're doing it for looks, it's probably not worth it; unless you're crazy about that sort of thing.
       
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      I come from a wealthy family money isnt that big of a deal, im 16 and i enjoy makin my shit look awsome. I but i also go offroading some times and enjoy it when i do it.
       
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      honestly dude, youve already got way too nice of a truck for a 16 year old, give that extra money to someone who could use it, i know there are a lot of needy people in LA, specially after that hurricane
       
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      Hey man just cuz i come from a wealthy family doesnt mean you know anything about me or my family....for your info my family donates more then enough money to many of places in this city. So dont give me anything about give it away.
       
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      It would not be worth it to lift a 3rd gen 4dr explorer. Even if you do wheel it, its gonna suck out on the trails. That thing isnt gonna have any flex.
       

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