Good afternoon all. Very interesting reading in this post. Great job with the instructions. My question is this. My main interest is keeping the rear from sagging as I use my explorer to pull the boat (4000 gross wt, 400 tongue wt). This really pulls it down and I want to keep it more level. Is this the way to fix this or is there a better way? It is all stock as far as I can tell. I don't use it for 4 wheeling. I appreciate any assistance.
yah i want to kno what the easyist way of getting 2 inches or more of lift front and rear?
so...... with all these posts in this thread what is the final conclusion? using f-150 coil springs in the front and parts of a f-150 leaf springs in the rear? what kind of lift will this give? 2"? or 3"?
The rear Explorer springs get leaves swapped with F150 leaves and will give up to 3" of lift, depending on how bad yours sagged to begin with.
The front can't use F150 coil springs, since Explorers have torsion bars instead of coils. All you have to do is tighten the adjustment bolts for the torsion bars to lift the front up to 2" safely. Its called a "Torsion Twist" or "TT" lift. You'll find a bunch of info about it here if you need details.