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moog cc868 coil springs or rough country or stay put?

Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by chrisgodaddy, July 20, 2011.

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  1. chrisgodaddy

    chrisgodaddy New Member

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    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    93 xlt
    I dont like how my truck seems to be higher in the back. The leaf springs are actually old,so Im confused as to why the rear is so high. I did take the sway bar off the back , does doing that make the rear "raise up a little" ?

    I do have the sway bar on the front, which seems to sag about .5 inch toward the driver side. Please help me.

    heres a side pic of my truck...i measured the distance from the center of wheel straight up to bottom of white fender...the distance you see marked is from top of tire to bottom of fender....Notice that the front is a full 1 inch smaller than back..All the 93's I see have the "same" distance from top of tires to fenders for an "even" look whereas mine looks high in the back...The tires in back are only .6 of inch bigger in diameter(.3 radius) so If you had same size tires in front, then the front would be even smaller like 4.0 instead of 4.75 inch. This means that my front end is about 1.75 inches lower than the rear if I had same size tires.

    The springs have new seats,new isolators from factory so that isnt the problem. Either this is normal, or I need the 4x4 cc868 moogs or even rough country 2" lift coils. Id hate to spend more money . Im thinking of using some rubber coil spacers (i own them,they look like black donuts) but that only adds about 1/4 inch and makes the ride even stiffer. Alot stiffer. I hate a ultra stiff ride.

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    heres a close up of new moog cc870 springs i just installed TODAY. i bought them on amazon with chipped paint so they might be used...notice the top 3 loops are literally touching each other...so when i hit a bump or the truck wobbles,you can hear the metal on metal rubbing and it squeals...is that normal distance for the top loops on the moog springs or are they overused and worn out? im thinking of getting the cc868 4x4 which ive been told are more stronger

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  3. tweakedlogic

    tweakedlogic Active Member

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    1" rake isn't that bad. If you want to even it out with out lifting the front, then use some 2" shorter shackles. That will lower the rear 1". You could also dismantle the leaf pack and remove the overload spring. But don't do that if you haul lots of stuff or tow.

    If instead you want to lift the front an inch. go get some 3" washers with 1/2" hole and stack them up under the bottom of the front springs.
     

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