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mabupa

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I'm thinking of dropping my truck but will I need spacers for a flush look? im already running 22 inch by 9 inch wheels and it looks flush. I can't imagine having them sit wider. do u think ur truck rubs because of the spacers?
It really depends on the offset of the rims. Mine are 22x9 with a 38 offset and I didn't have any issues rubbing but, I wasn't happy with the way the rims looked so I got them. Here are before and after pics. Keep in mind that the spacers are only on the back. I haven't done the fronts yet.
 

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It really depends on the offset of the rims. Mine are 22x9 with a 38 offset and I didn't have any issues rubbing but, I wasn't happy with the way the rims looked so I got them. Here are before and after pics. Keep in mind that the spacers are only on the back. I haven't done the fronts yet.
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this is my truck- my rims have 35mm offset- in your opinion will spacers be a good option or should i lower it then see what i have?
 

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Yes. I would do springs first and go from there. You might be happy with the look and decide you don't need spacers.
 
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Lowered and Spaced

Sorry for the delay in the request to post pics of my set up. Its all personal opinion, and IMO, the setup I went with gave me the look I wanted. I think it looks just right.....not slammed but a nice low stance....and wheels that are flush......love the look and get tons of compliments.

My set up is H&R Flex Springs and 25mm spacers front and rear.





 

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Cobra John,
Where did you get your spacers from? If EBAY, do you have a link? Have you towed with your EX by chance?
 

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Spacers

I got them on EBay.....I think I paid $149 for all four.....unfortunately I don't have the link. Sorry!!!
 

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Lowering your ex?

I have been looking through some old threads and have not received a straight answer. From what I understand there are two sets of springs available for the ex (explorer sport and ford flex). Ford flex offers a slightly lower look as opposed to the explorer springs. What kind of drop you can expect? does it vary between each ex (sport, limited, xlt, base model). Also if u have 22's as I do will lowering the ex with either springs cause rubbing- which in turn would cause you to modify the lip on the finder or wheel well?

thanks for the help!
 

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Cobra John,
Can you post some new larger photos of that beast? I want to see what it looks like up close. It is hard to see how your spacers look from the small photos. Try a couple of different angles so we can all see how the factory wheels are positioned out. Have you had any rubbing issues at all while using the spacers with the lower springs?
Looks good man!:notworthy Below pic is before my H&R springs and spacers
 

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I got them on EBay.....I think I paid $149 for all four.....unfortunately I don't have the link. Sorry!!!
Thanks CobraJohn.

What about towing?

I towed 14' car trailer with 3000 lbs with the Ex springs and it stayed level. I will take a picture of me hooked up to my dads 14' trailer tomorrow and post it up tomorrow night.
 

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I've tried to post larger pictures......not sure what I am doing wrong.

Any suggestions?

I'm using photobucket......I copy and past the link they provide.
 

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Perhaps it's the way it is uploaded to photobucket? I've used photobucket before and never had any issues with forum photos. When you upload to photobucket, does it ask about quality or size? Been a while can't remember.
 

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I think your problem might be your camera resolution setting.

Some people set their cameras for max number of pics, rather than max res.

What camera are you using? Check your settings, 1024 x 768 is a good size for forums.

I've tried to post larger pictures......not sure what I am doing wrong.

Any suggestions?

I'm using photobucket......I copy and past the link they provide.
 

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I took them with my IPhone and I think they are higher than 1024x768
 

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Perhaps my resolution is set too high and this forum is compressing or resizing them when I post.

I'll try again later in the week when I have some time to experiment with different resolutions.
 

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Here are my pics again.....hope these come out larger. For me, the spacers and springs are perfect. Love the stance





 

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Perhaps my resolution is set too high and this forum is compressing or resizing them when I post.

I'll try again later in the week when I have some time to experiment with different resolutions.
As a rule, pictures should be kept to a maximum of 800X600.
Don't forget they all add to the volume on the site servers. Also, photos posted on this forum from another photo site sometimes disappear. If you want to ensure that they are always viewable, use the Manage Attachments program that is available to all Elite members ($20).

Peter
 
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My Baby

Here are a couple of mine before and after I lowered it with H&R Explorer springs from Tire Rack.
I went with BORA wheels spacers. They custom made me .75" fronts and 1.0" rears in black that are 63.4mm hub bore and hub centric with a lip. They took about a week to get and they fit perfect and moved out the factory SPORT rims just enough.
I also put on the MGP capiper covers on all 4 corners to cover up the ugly factory looking ones. I ordered them from Ebay and they made them in black with the SPORT logo on them. They were easy to install and are a great product. They are made out of Aluminum and they clamp and with nuts that keep them nice and secure. I have gotten so many complements on this truck and I tell everyone its completely stock. I cant wait for my Livernoise 93 tune, Corsa Exhaust and intake!
The shop that tinted my windows wrapped my door handles (black metallic 3M vinyl with sparkles to match the paint), FORD emblems, rear bumper reflectors, and tinted my amber headlight blinkers, rear reverse lights and side reflectors with this special tint that is street legal so the lights shine through it. It camp out very nice. Total was $200 for everything.
 

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MGP SPORT caliper covers

MGP black SPORT caliper covers
 

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