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Leaf Spring Upgrade for '98 Sport


CHAZ98X

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Hi everyone, I'm looking forward to being a part of this forum and building my "new" '98 4x4 Explorer.

As I was crawling under the Explorer the other day I noticed the Mono-leaf in the rear as well as a lot of bounce when driving over bumps around town. I was about to put on a WAR-153 shackle and do a 1.5" TT up front, but after noticing the springs in the rear I think I'd rather change them out.

My question is: Can I take a complete leaf pack out of another vehicle (Jeep Comanche, Ranger, Chevy, F-150) and get 1.5" to 2" in the rear? I don't mind if the ride is stiffer. I called a few wrecking yards and they want $45 per leaf pack out of a 4-door Explorer. I figured if I'm going to the trouble to change out the leaf packs I might try to get a couple inches out of it.

Thanks!
 

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4 door springs are the quickest and easiest way to get rid of butt sag on your Sport (been there, done that).

Welcome to the site.
 




CHAZ98X

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Thanks for the fast replies!

My Explorer is pretty level so I don't think it has that much rear sag.

Has anybody heard of or done a leaf pack swap from another vehicle (besides a 4-door Explorer) to gain extra inches?
 




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Thanks for the fast replies!

My Explorer is pretty level so I don't think it has that much rear sag.

Has anybody heard of or done a leaf pack swap from another vehicle (besides a 4-door Explorer) to gain extra inches?
If you're experiencing bouncing, the problem isn't your springs, it's your shocks. The springs job of a suspension system is to cushion bumps and what not. Your shock absorbers, "shocks," control the recoil/shock made by the springs.
 


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