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Old 06-08-2017, 03:35 PM
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Default Explorer leaf swap

A few months ago I got an 8.8 from an Explorer, 4.10s and limited slip, and got some perches welded on by a friend. The perches I got added 1/2 inch of lift roughly, which boosted the rear even more than it already was with a 4 inch lift, so I decided to get some Explorer leafs to remove some height and also the lift block.
The first picture is how the truck looked before.
The next three are comparing my ranger springs with the explorer one, with and without lift blocks.
The last picture is how it sits with the explorer leafs and stock blocks.
It was a pretty easy swap since all my bolts came out, but I've now figured out that my shackle doesn't move. The bushing must be seized with the bolt.
Should I add a leaf from my ranger pack to the explorer one or do the belltech shackles? Thanks guys

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Old 06-10-2017, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: Explorer leaf swap

Well I've done a bastard pack, I've added 3 of the 4 ranger leafs, so my pack is now,
Explorer main, ranger 2nd, Explorer 2nd, ranger 3rd, Explorer 3rd, Explorer 4th, ranger 4th.
I may remove the ranger 4th cuz I think it's a touch high, but let me know what you think. I'll take better pictures in the morning

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But I will have to add that it rides so much better then it did with the lift block

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Old 06-11-2017, 12:49 AM
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Well I went out to see how the leafs flex, and I couldn't be more shocked. They're insane. I'll go back in the day light and get more soon, but this is so much more then I've seen on this truck before. It got the front end to almost fully flex which is awesome!

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Old 06-11-2017, 10:07 AM
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I'll have to do some more tweaking to the leaf pack as it's about an 1 1/2 higher in the rear them it is the front. I'll probably start with removing the very bottom leaf like is said I might earlier

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Old 06-16-2017, 06:46 AM
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Well I've removed both the over load leaf springs, and it sits almost perfect now. I'll grab some pictures later

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Old 06-16-2017, 07:16 AM
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i really miss those paint schemes like that! cool truck!
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