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Motiv_J

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2018 Explorer XLT Lowering Springs

Hello Everyone!

I'm new to the forum but wanted to share some info on lowering my Explorer with the H&R 51630.

My initial drop was only 7/8" in the front and 1.25" in the rear. After waiting over two weeks for my springs to settle I decided to trim the rear coil to get the back to sit level. I cut half a coil in rear (larger diameter side) and now everything sits perfect. Cutting half a coil gave me an extra .75". After an alignment everything drives great! Note...... I have a 2WD Explorer
 
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That looks pretty sweet.
 




Dan Navarro

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Does anyone know if the Ford Edge springs are compatible with the Explorer?
I already know that you can use the Ford Flex springs.

Anyone? Thank you.
 




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Are you new to Photobucket
Why are their logos messing up your pics???

Here are a few pics! Note, I have FWD so I can't say how it will apply to others =)

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Are you new to Photobucket
Why are their logos messing up your pics???
Maybe that is the way they come out now that Photobucket has allowed linking pictures again? :dunno:

Peter
 




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Hello all, I aleady have 22" wheels on my '15 XLimited. Any suggestions/recommendations for lowering or leveling?

Current tire size is 265/40R22
 




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Hello all, I aleady have 22" wheels on my '15 XLimited. Any suggestions/recommendations for lowering or leveling?

Current tire size is 265/40R22
Your thread has been merged with this one. You have to remember that if you level it, then any weight in the cargo area will raise the head light beam pattern in a negative way. That is one reason why many SUV's have the back end sitting a bit higher than the front.

Peter
 




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I have either overlooked it, or it hasn't been mentioned:

Are there alignment issues when using the H&R springs? I want to level it out, but I don't want to go through tires every year or so. I know there are 2 different length camber kits for the front only, so I was just wondering if you can get stock alignment without camber kits... If it can be achieved with the already installed adjusters, the I'll order the springs Monday!
 




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