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Lowering the Explorer

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by evasilisin, October 18, 2012.

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    1. slicky

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      what is involved in the interceptor brake upgrade? front calipers, front rotors, and all pads?
       
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    3. Git_R_Done

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      All of the above. Front and rear. Do a search on the forum for part numbersAbout $1100 in parts if memory serves me correctly and about 2-1/2 hours of your time and some blood sweat and beers. (if you know what you are doing).
       
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      Without a trailer hitched it would probably not gonna rub. with a trailer it's another story, it's going to depend how much weight you are gonna haul. Great job in the brake upgrade, definitely looking forward to do that mod. I'm receiving my ex springs and some other goodies from Livernois today, so I'm gonna need some new stoping power.
       
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      If I'm correct, all the 2013up got the heavy duty sport/interceptor brakes already, only Explorers prior 2013 can benefit of the swap.
       
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      Upgraded brakes were added midway through the 2013 model year build. So it depends on when your 2013 was built as to whether you have the upgraded brakes or not.

      Peter
       
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      I just checked my EXP VIN in etis.ford.com and my sport was build in 8/25/13 and it does have the heavy duty brakes. So no need to change them.
       
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      Bump before final purchase.

      So ready to order springs. So what lowers it more flex or explorer springs. I want to order the ones that are not as drastic. I just need an inch and a half or so front and rear. Any more the front will rub on the inside with the 22's.
       
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      Ok, I have a lowered mustang and LOVE the smooth ride of my 16 Sport. However, Im not really fond of the so-so handling of this thing. How much of a trade off of ride comfort (bump handling) am I going to sacrafice by lowering this thing? Im not really looking to be jolted in the seat every time I hit a slight bump in the road. Thanks!
       
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      You can't compare the degradation in ride quality of a lowered sports/pony car with limited suspension travel to begin with and an SUV/Crossover with more suspension travel than most people will ever use. For my part, I did not feel ANY degradation in ride quality when I lowered our Explorer. I doubt these springs are much stiffer than stock. They just ate up the useless (to me) suspension travel.
       
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      also anyone know if the interceptor springs are any different or lower then the Sports? I drive a 16 Interceptor Explorer at work and it seems to handle much much better then my 16 Sport. Anyone have any insight?
       
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      Yeah, I wasnt comparing my Mustangs ride to my Explorer obviously, but I was basically just asking if the Ex is going to shutter pretty hard over small bumps in the road with the new springs. Even tho ride comfort is relative, Some people say "YES its obvious!!" and others say none at all lol. So its all over the place.
       
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      I lower my '14 sport with the explorer springs and it gave me around 1in drop front and rear. it's been a month but I haven't measured again to see if the springs are settling. The ride quality it's practically the same if not better, I do feel it a little stiffer, but I haven't found it hard on bumps or potholes, I feel the same smooth ride.
       
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      Spacers shipped today. Installing Springs, spacers, black lugs for sure next week. Stay tuned.
       
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      I didnt need rear camber bolts after lowering. There was enough adjustment in the slot. It aligned to spec.
       
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      That is REALLY lucky! I cannot remember the last time that happened...PLAY THE LOTTO lol.

      I will post it here so that everyone can know too, no offense. The camber bolts are only $30+freight.

      They are our springs. I never said that they will not work either [MENTION=185956]JETZ[/MENTION]. The same lowering kit fits your Limited as well.
       
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      I am interested in the rear camber bolts
       
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      We really have no other option for lowering? Something less aggressive?
       
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      1.6-2" is not aggressive considering the total availabe suspension travel available (whatever it is). What is the point of lowering any less? Unless you want higher spring rates without lowering it. No one makes such springs.
       
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      I just got my flex springs installed on my 2013 Explorer Limited. Looking at pictures on this forums I was confident that it was gonna be the perfect drop. When I went to the local shop to pick up my truck I was shocked at how much lower it looks. First words out of my mouth were "my wife is going to kill me" I honestly think this is too low, does this drop look right to you guys or should I get it checked out?
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      in my situation, the rear is lower than the front it looks like. it reverse raked. I am wanting to believe my rear shocks are dead but they only have 40,000km. there is sooo much camber on the rear now.
       
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      Too low for my taste.
       

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