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  1. TxCowgirlInCo

    Help Needed!! 5.5" Lifted TTB Loose....Everything

    Well, big one #2 decided to be cranky now a bit as well. Very quick synopsis. 6 months ago previous owner went to 'tighten up the RA bolts'. Apparently tightened drivers side 1-2 full threads and couldn't get the passenger side to tighten so just left it as is. (No it wasn't up on the frame I'm...
  2. W


    Hey, just had a 1996 Explorer XLT sport given to me and it only has 38,000 miles on it. Anyhow I’m going to keep it and drive it but I am wanting to lower three inches in front or rear our four whatever is necessary to get the stance I want. it and put 95 cobra wheels on it. The size I want to...
  3. N

    Knocking/klunking sound while turning at low speed

    2016 Explorer Limited 2WD, ~38,000 miles all city and highway I have a "thunking" noise that could probably also be described as a popping noise while turning at very low speed. Essentially when turning out of my driveway. It doesn't happen every time - maybe 1 out of 4 or 5 times. I don't...
  4. R

    Lifting a 98 XLT and R n R Upper and Lower Control Arms, Driver and Passenger Sides

    Forgive my lack of initiative to look for myself, but current Harley repair leaves no flat spot available for safe look myself. 1. Is there a good safe spot to lift the whole front end of the vehicle in one lift? Using a floor jack. Just want to pre-spray some nut buster fluid on the CA parts a...
  5. L

    Noise after strut bearing replacement! Normal??

    2011 Ford Explorer limited. 100k miles. Bought less than a month ago. So my struts where shot. Had them replaced at the ford dealership. Drove off the lot fine. No noise. Within that night I noticed a noise when I turned. Like a creaking noise when I turn. Loudest at low speeds. Or at least...
  6. L

    Automatic lift gate & front suspension squeak!

    So first of thank you all for the help I’ve received on reviewing past threads about varies problems. A little back story. 3 weeks ago I purchased a beauty of a 2011 Ford Explorer limited with all assesory packages added for a great deal. Drove it off the lot no issues. And then a few days later...
  7. D

    Is Air Ride Control working?

    Hi there... I'm a newbie. I apologize in advance if I'm blowing it. I've got a 97 Limited 4.0 4x4 with Air Ride Control (ARC). My rear shocks are shot. I'd like to replace with the Monroes folks seem to say are the appropriate replacement, but I think that's only true if I want to keep ARC...
  8. I

    Jerking while driving

    Hey yall. I have a 2008 ex with the truxxx 2.5 in lift amd running 255 75 17. I hit a guard rail last week and tore my ex up. Ive had to replace both control arms on the passenger side as well as the axle and rack and pinion. I finished it up today and on my first test drive i keep hearing a...
  9. M

    Long term lift experience?

    Im currently working on 2005 4.6L mounty. She's getting: 2.5in/2in Btf suspension lift 1.5 BL Btf upper control arms Rough terrain lower BJ C.v axles, tie rod ends and front hubs 265/75 Cooper stt pros on 16x8s 0 offset New monroe struts all the way around Flowmaster super 44 Brush gaurd...
  10. R

    Body lift help

    I want top get a 3 inch body lift for my 01 sport trac (4x4) but i don't know if I would need suspension upgrades like new shocks or new struts. Thanks! Body lift kit found here: Performance Accessories® - 3" x 3" Front and Rear Body Lift Kit
  11. A

    A little suspension work

    hey guys, new to this forum. First of I would like to tell you alil about my EXP it's a 97 xlt 4dr 4.0L 2wd auto. block kit in the rear and cranked out the torsion bolts for a pretty even 2in drop all the way around. Also installed some 20X8 boss wheels with 255/50R20s in the rear and 245/50R20s...
  12. B

    Body vs suspension lift?

    Hi everybody, I'm sure this will sound like a dumb question ... but im no mechanic .. just love my truck! Haha ... anyway, I am a little confused about suspension vs body lift? Which one should I do first? I only want to raise my rig a little bit, both for cosmetic, tires and off-road capability...
  13. J

    Supreme Suspensions Lift Kit

    Does anybody have experience with the lift from supreme suspensions? It is specified for a 1980-1996 bronco however it says it would also fit an Explorer. Has anybody used it? Will it fit an 03'? Any info would be appreciated. The item number is #13436 on their website.
  14. B

    Suspension travel

    Hello everyone, I just have a quick question. Approximately how much suspension travel does a stock 1991-94 explorer have with the TTB? And do the Rangers of the same generation have more, less or the same?
  15. R

    HELP!!! Eccentric washer missing??

    I currently redid my Ball joints upper control arms and tie rod ends on my 99 explorer and when I went to take off my driver side control arm I noticed there was no square washer/eccentric washer on the front half. It is the stock control arm from the factory so I don't know why someone would...
  16. A

    Creak/pop noise from front end

    I've been going crazy trying to figure out what is causing this insane popping/Creaking noise front my front drivers side. I've recently noticed it only happens when I'm turning my steering wheel right, even if it's just slightly. Even yesterday I just parked and rocked the car side to side and...
  17. M

    Need Expertise on Replacing Toe Links

    Hi all, I'm in need of replacing both of my rear toe links. Most of the products out there are calling for either 17" wheels or Except 16" wheels. My truck is a 2003 Ford Explorer XLT with the stock wheel size of 16", 7" width. I don't what to purchase something that will be too long. What...
  18. M

    03' Explorer Alignment Issues Ongoing for over a year

    Hey all, This is for a 2003 ford explorer xlt 4.0 awd I've had my vehicle to an alignment shop twice in the past year for tire wear issues. I've noticed outer wear on the front passenger side tire, then after the second alignment the driver side now has outer wear as well. So I finally took...
  19. J

    2001 Explorer Bad Vibration

    I have a 2001 XLT with a 4.0 V6 SOHC and it has developed a pretty bad vibration when accelerating. I bought the truck in December of 2016 and the only issues with it were the thermostat being stuck open and the 4X4 lights were flashing. Well I disconnected the battery and got the 4X4 lights...
  20. C

    Please Help, 2014 Limited Suspension Issue

    I slid on snow and hit a curb going roughly 8 mph and snappedmy lower control arm in 2 pieces and pulled the axle out of the insert. The auto body shop got my insurance to replace all the suspension parts on the front drivers side wheel. However after multiple test drives there is a...
  21. M

    Strange Marks on Tire

    Hi all, I have something quite strange happening, can't find any answers anywhere else. On only one of my tires (front passenger), there is a strange looking circular pattern (almost like a Spirograph), that appears around the outer edge of the sidewall where it meets the tread. This tire is...
  22. J

    New Shocks

    Hey guys, I recently bought tires for my 2000 explorer sport 4.0L SOHC 4wd with 171,000 miles. I put on the wrangler trail runners 255/70R/16. The guys at goodyear wanted me to replace my shocks too but quoted me at $600+. They said the shock absorbers were leaking. I was curious what shocks...
  23. T

    98 explorer suspension torque spec.

    1998 Ford explore sport v6 4.0 sohc 4x4 automatic Hey im getting ready to replace my upper control arms/ball joints, inner and outer tie rods, lower ball joints, camber bolts and leaf springs and shackles as well as doing a TT is there any torque specs I should be aware of? all my suspension...
  24. M

    What would cause outer tire tread to wear faster than inner?

    Hi all, I've had my tires for about a year now, as I remember I got them for winter last year. They cost me around $800 and still have plenty of life on them. However I've been noticing that the outer tread appears to be wearing much faster than the middle and inner tread. What are the...
  25. Q


    i drive a 2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 I saw some older post on how to lower the front with keys. But I can't seem to find it. If anyone has done it or knows how to do it please let me know.