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Suspension lift vs. Body lift

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by redexplorergirl1998, October 7, 2016.

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    1. redexplorergirl1998

      redexplorergirl1998 New Member

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      I want to put a lift on my 1998 V6 XLT, mainly because I think the stock height is dorky looking, but also because I would like to be able to off road to go shooting without messing up my under carriage. I'm leaning towards suspension lift, but I know some people who have suspension and body lift on theirs. Anyone have any recommendations?
       
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      Lifting your truck is essentially all about making room for whatever size tire you will be running. You can lift it 5", but not gain any ground clearance at all if you keep your stock tires (approach,departure, and breakover angles will improve though).

      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...max-tire-sizes-with-and-without-lifts.153710/

      This thread will show you what you need to know regarding what lift/combo of lifts you will need in order to clear whatever size tires you want.
       
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      If your worried about dragging your chassis then I think you answered your own question.

      Suspension lift to raise the chassis and tires to raise the axles.
       
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      Thank you!
       
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      And then you'll have to figure out if you need a body lift to clear the larger tires.
       
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