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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. slikirish

    slikirish Member

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    It was aligned. Although alignment isn't going to change the stance at all, just how much camber or "tilt" the wheels have.
     
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  3. kevin1gonzalez

    kevin1gonzalez New Member

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  4. bl0atedg0atz

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    I want to get mine lowered too.
     
  8. 14ExplorerNC

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    New to the forums here. Figured I'd show a picture of my 2014 limited lowered on H&R Flex springs.

    [​IMG]
     
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    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

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    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
     
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    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

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    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

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    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]
     
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    Nice running boards

    Nice Running Boards. What kind are they, and where'd you get them from? :)
     
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    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
     
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    Excellent. What lower springs you have?
     
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    I'd like to buy someone's stock springs, but NOT Sport springs. PM me if you are interested in selling.
     
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    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

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    Running boards are Aries.
    Springs are Ford Flex.
     
  21. PooPooSandwich

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    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
     






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