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Discussion in 'Before & After' started by 2000Xplorer, October 29, 2005.

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  1. trj360

    trj360 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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  3. ThunderSport

    ThunderSport New Member

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    Don't know if it's got enough lift to be posted here :scratch: 38x13x16 are on the way! Originally 1998 Sport 4.0L SOHC, now 302 EFI, SAS D44 in front, 14Bolts on the rear ;)

    The front suspension is not 100% completed

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    I'm 5'11''
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  4. Dlabonte_2

    Dlabonte_2 New Member

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    I haven't been on here in a very long time...., but a few years ago I got the bug to do some suspension work to my 5.0l '97 ex. Towing our trailer with mine and wife's Kawasaki Ninjas on the back really made the back end squat. Also, since we do actually hit some off road trails (we go up to New Hampshire a lot), I wanted a little more clearance as well. Here are a few before, during, and after. I don't have too many "action" shots, but.....

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    Final results of Warrior shackles, add-a-leafs, torsion twist, and Ranchos & 31" BFGs on all 4 corners:
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    The old girl now has 140,000 mile on her. She's showing her age, but still puts our boat in and out of the water. The ex is definitely our workhorse. :D
     
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  5. 98xploder

    98xploder Active Member

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    2"tt and shackles. ridin on 33x12.50x15's on cragar soft 8's with 4" backspacing.
     
  6. Premier

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    i like! :thumbsup:
     
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  7. ThunderSport

    ThunderSport New Member

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    Now sitting on 38'' tires :salute:

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  8. 98xploder

    98xploder Active Member

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    holy crap that is a MACHINE! can we get more pics?
     
  9. ThunderSport

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    Other pics during this week, I will open a thread in SAS & Projects section
     
  10. Paraphoe

    Paraphoe Go big or go home Elite Explorer

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    Oh my GOD. :eek:
     
  11. wisekise

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    me and my sport having fun
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    i hate open diffs:rolleyes: she'll be locked soon though
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    i think this is my only cleaned up pic:p:
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  12. wisekise

    wisekise Active Member

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    please do! and holy crap! x2
     
  13. sparkyXplorer

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    Sorry it took a while, but thanks!
     
  14. aleej

    aleej Active Member

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    so how quickly do you run thru ball joints and such with all that backspacing.. and really u have 33s under that bad boy.. how badly does she rub? or rather how much trimming did you have to do? lol
     
  15. sparkyXplorer

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    Running 35x12.5 on a 15x10 with 5in BS I believe, and have not blown anything up yet to date... on TT/AAl/Shackles and 2" BL
     
  16. mltsaccord

    mltsaccord Active Member

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    he was asking 98exploder! cuase i was wondering the same thing. im running 32's and had to cut a good amount
     
  17. 98xploder

    98xploder Active Member

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    i really didnt have to trim much at all. i shimmed my fenders out some at the bottom, by about 3/4" on the front bolts (closest to the wheel well) then i trimmed about 3" down on th inner fender wells, and bent the tabs inside of the fender out of the way. it just barely doesnt rub though. i can take pics of what i did, if that helps. as far as balljoints and whatnot, i havent noticed any irregular wear. i believe stock backspacing is about 4" its just that im running on wider rims (15x8), so that changes the offset on the outer lip a little bit.
     
  18. Ray Lobato

    Ray Lobato Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Well I guess I could show a few pictures of my lifted Explorer.

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  19. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Ray,

    Any pics of that thing with-in the past 7 years? :D :p:
     
  20. ttavenieriii

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    my explorer

    heres some of my pics
     

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  21. Premier

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    LOL.. yea ray, NEW pics :)
     

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