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1.50-2.00" of lift


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June 6, 2014
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west harrison, in
Year, Model & Trim Level
1994 ford explorer
i want to add 1.50-2.00 inches of lift to my 94 explorer. i was going to do an add a leaf with longer shackles in the rear. now the front is questionable. can i put f150 springs on the front to achieve my desired height or can i use coil spring spacers (3 inch poly blocks) from a 90 jeep xj ? i want to use taller springs (safety). what springs could i use from what type of f style truck could i use ? any advice would be very helpful. also the caster & camber adjustment, do i need to get new adjustment blocks ?

Personally, I'd use the f-150 spring seat for the just < 2" lift up front.

I don't like the idea of using an f-150 spring itself since they were designed for a heavier vehicle and I prefer softer springs, not stiffer springs..

Here is a Big thread about use the spring seats and shackles to get 2"-ish of lift. : http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187201


You can use the F-150 spring seats, or just stack and weld up big washers to make spacers and get the amount of lift you need to match the rear.

As for springs, Skyjacker and Rough Country both make longer coil springs that give 1.5-2.0 in of lift:



You'll need alignment bushings for either the spacers or the springs.

I'd say just go with the shackles on the rear, add-a-leafs will just wear out and sag and make the ride rough, though they will give a lift until then, but the 1.5 from the shackles and the inch or so from the add-a-leafs will raise the rear way over the front.