Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

Lowering the Explorer

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

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. slikirish

      slikirish Member

      Joined:
      April 10, 2014
      Messages:
      61
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dub Vee
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2011 Explorer XLT
      It was aligned. Although alignment isn't going to change the stance at all, just how much camber or "tilt" the wheels have.
       
    2. Support EF

      Join the Elite Explorers for $20

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


      to hide adverts.
    3. kevin1gonzalez

      kevin1gonzalez New Member

      Joined:
      August 8, 2013
      Messages:
      22
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Miami, FL.
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2014 Explorer XLT
       
    4. bl0atedg0atz

      bl0atedg0atz New Member

      Joined:
      September 9, 2014
      Messages:
      4
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Greater Lansing Area
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2015 Ford X Limited
      If you could post measurements the be great and would complete the Flex vs Explorer springs on non sport X's.

      Thanks Slikirish
       
    5. slikirish

      slikirish Member

      Joined:
      April 10, 2014
      Messages:
      61
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dub Vee
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2011 Explorer XLT
      Measured from center of wheel to bottom of fender in the center of the fender

      17 on the nose for the front
      18 and 1/8 on the rear
       
    6. PooPooSandwich

      PooPooSandwich New Member

      Joined:
      June 18, 2014
      Messages:
      33
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      6
      City, State:
      Los Angeles, cA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2011 Ford Explorer XLT
      Any one lower their Explorer with the 18" rims? I am waiting to see what it looks like, I don't know if I want to get the Explorer 20" yet, kinda pricy on CL.
       
    7. liteyouup

      liteyouup New Member

      Joined:
      July 8, 2014
      Messages:
      11
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Denver
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2013 Ford Explorer Sport
      I want to get mine lowered too.
       
    8. 14ExplorerNC

      14ExplorerNC New Member

      Joined:
      September 8, 2014
      Messages:
      42
      Likes Received:
      32
      Trophy Points:
      18
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2014 Ford Explorer
      New to the forums here. Figured I'd show a picture of my 2014 limited lowered on H&R Flex springs.

      [​IMG]
       
    9. 14XTT

      14XTT New Member

      Joined:
      November 1, 2014
      Messages:
      13
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      1
      City, State:
      Boca Raton, FL
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2014 Ford Explorer Sport
      Also new to the forum. I've read through every thread I can find on lowering the Explorer Sport. Has anyone attempted just lowering the rear to match the stock front height? Sort of a reverse leveling kit. Any chance the stock rear flex springs would have any application here?
       
    10. PooPooSandwich

      PooPooSandwich New Member

      Joined:
      June 18, 2014
      Messages:
      33
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      6
      City, State:
      Los Angeles, cA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2011 Ford Explorer XLT
      Anyone able to find the springs cheaper than $213!?!? I have a couple hours left to decide on whether or not I should purchase these springs for $213
       
    11. explorer2015xlt

      explorer2015xlt New Member

      Joined:
      January 5, 2015
      Messages:
      2
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      explorer 2015 xlt
      H & r suspension issue

      hi guys

      i am new in this form , as well new in ford explorer world

      i have ford explorer 2015 xlt , i bought the H&R 51630 Sport Spring from amazon to lower my car a bit , i received the springs , took them to our local ford dealer , they did not recommend to replace the OEM springs with the H&R springs , and they claimed that the drive line will be affected ,

      is there and hazards of fixing those springs on my car such as the tires , stability , comfort , engine or transmission ?

      thanks in advace guys
       
    12. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      December 28, 2010
      Messages:
      22,394
      Likes Received:
      737
      Trophy Points:
      143
      City, State:
      Ottawa, Ontario area
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2017 Explorer Platinum
      Callsign:
      VE3
      Welcome to the Forum explorer2015xlt.:wavey:
      I have merged your thread with this existing one. reading briefly through some of the posts, it seems that some members have used the H&R Flex springs for the Explorer. Although I'm not familiar with the process, I'm guessing that anytime you change the springs from the OEM setup, you will affect the stability and comfort to some degree. Good luck.

      Peter
       
    13. chkn

      chkn New Member

      Joined:
      February 11, 2015
      Messages:
      4
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Honolulu, HI
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2014 Explorer XLT
      kinda old pic. since I've blacked out the orange on the headlights.
      the rims are 22" and my H&R spring for explorer come in about 8 hours. going to install them in the next few days. question is do i need to cut anything you think?

      [​IMG]
       
    14. darkchild_pinoy

      darkchild_pinoy New Member

      Joined:
      February 12, 2015
      Messages:
      2
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Colorado Springs, CO
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2013 Ford Explorer LTD
      Nice running boards

      Nice Running Boards. What kind are they, and where'd you get them from? :)
       
    15. mzodarg

      mzodarg New Member

      Joined:
      November 30, 2014
      Messages:
      40
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      6
      City, State:
      SW Oklahoma
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2015 Explorer Sport
      Bstollmaier-good looking Ex. Love the stance! I have a set uf AMP running boards on my 14 Silverado LTZ Crewcab, wish they made they for the EX Sport!!

      Mike
       
    16. wcharon

      wcharon Active Member

      Joined:
      October 27, 2011
      Messages:
      112
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      18
      City, State:
      Puerto Rico
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      Explorer Limited 2011
      Excellent. What lower springs you have?
       
    17. The Cheat

      The Cheat Active Member

      Joined:
      June 4, 2003
      Messages:
      284
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      City, State:
      Houston, Texas
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2014 Ford F-150 FX4
      I'd like to buy someone's stock springs, but NOT Sport springs. PM me if you are interested in selling.
       
    18. chkn

      chkn New Member

      Joined:
      February 11, 2015
      Messages:
      4
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Honolulu, HI
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2014 Explorer XLT
       
    19. rabbitCTSV

      rabbitCTSV New Member

      Joined:
      February 13, 2015
      Messages:
      1
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2014 explorer
      WTB your old stock sport springs.

      I have a NON sport explorer, Im looking to drop it just a little. and from what i understand the Sport is 1" or so lower than the limited . So i would like to buy anyones stock sport springs,
       
    20. Bstollmaier

      Bstollmaier Active Member

      Joined:
      April 5, 2013
      Messages:
      131
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Cincinnati, OH
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2013 Explorer Limited
      Running boards are Aries.
      Springs are Ford Flex.
       
    21. PooPooSandwich

      PooPooSandwich New Member

      Joined:
      June 18, 2014
      Messages:
      33
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      6
      City, State:
      Los Angeles, cA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2011 Ford Explorer XLT
      Alright! I finally did it! I lowered my 2011 Ford Explorer XLT..looks like it got about 2 in the back and about 1.something in the front. I can't post photos on here through this computer, but I'm going to try and do it when I get home. It closed the gap pretty well considering I have the 18" rims not the 20" rims. I also used the H&R sport springs 51630. Actually, here is the Amazon.com link that I got it from. I also left a review with a photo of my Explorer before and after.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I5HVZRW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
       

    Share This Page







    We Support Our Troops!