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Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by jaywa, September 25, 2015.

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  1. jaywa

    jaywa New Member

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    I've been scrolling for a while trying to find out if what shocks are slightly longer for a lift then the standard. Like a toyota land cruiser or something allong those lines. I've got longer king springs to go in but shocks aren't long enough. It's a 2003 v8 explorer. Mainly need front
     
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  3. Ronin8002

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    Rancho quicklifts have a longer travel than stock, especially the front ones. Not sure if longer springs will help you with those though. They already come with springs that are either a slightly higher rate and/or preload over stock shock that results in a small amount of lift.
     
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    As far as I know there are the stock length shocks and the quick lifts that are 1.5 inches longer. You won't get any lift from longer springs because they are a coilover design unless you get someone to modify some shocks/springs to fit for you. The other thing with the quicklifts is they will settle over time. I have the v6 so they haven't settled as much as they would with the v8.
     
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    My one experience with the quick lifts is that they are marginally longer than stock, only about ⅜" inch or so. As noted above the spring rate & length is different which is what raises the ride height.
     
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    Yeah hence the 2" lift king springs that are made for this car in mind. But as mentioned I need shock absorbers that are physically longer then standard. These cars are extremely unpopular in australia so no one has modified any here bar a couple
     
  7. lynchy wa

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    G'day mate, just wanted to let ya know that I started down this same route before BTF started making lift collars. Best advice I can give ya is return the kings for a refund and go BTF collars (2.25" front & 1.75" rear) It'll give what ya want with no settle and ya keep ya stock suspension. If ya want BTF upper control arms I got a set we can work a deal out on. PM if keen.

    Best and cheapest option is BTF mate.
     
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    I wanted it a little firmer cause I use it to tow and for motorbikes so needed a bit firmer but if not ill pinch some of a mates shocks from other cars and see what lines up for a lift. Yeah mate I'll be keen. If they're not to expensive. Got other cars I'm meant to be doing lol. I'll pm you
     
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    No worries, ya probably wont need the arms if ya stick with the king springs mate.

    Keep me in mind if ya go bigger lift.

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