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Old 10-27-2010, 05:10 AM
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Default Inches from fender

Hey guys, i measured from my fenders to the ground and the front was 29 1/2 inches and the rear was 30 inches.
It's a 2wd and I noticed a couple days ago that the previous owner cut 2 of the leaf springs out and I'm assuming maybe some of the front coils.
If I was to put the stock leafs and springs back in, how much do you think it would raise it back up?

Right now it has 18" wheels, but I'm wanting to get 15" wheels and at least 30's on it.

Any help would be really appreciated.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:16 AM
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Default Re: Inches from fender

I think my stock front end was ~ 32" on a '99 XLT. I'll try and check to be certain. My stock rear was ~ 33"

I don't know how much of a difference it would make, or if it would work for your truck, but if you're looking to get 30's in there why not try a Explorer/F-150 coil spring in the front? If the spring is the right diameter, I can only imagine that will lift the front a bit.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:18 AM
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I imagine it would!! lol
Just hoping I can get it back to stock size for now so I don't have too much of a gap with 30's.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:22 AM
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Yeah, I understand. Though, 30's might look a bit squashed up in there. if your 99 Sport is anything like mine I had stock 27" (225/70/15) and I'm adding spacers in the front so that I can get 30"-31" (depending) in there without looking squashed. IMHO.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:24 AM
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Yeah, if I can get stock springs and leafs i'll probably do the same.
I'll probably just do the spacers and coils at the same time.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:15 AM
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Cool. Good luck with it all!
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:30 AM
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correct me if i'm wrong, didn't the sports have the tortion suspension?
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:45 AM
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No, mine doesn't have torsion bars.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:22 PM
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correct me if i'm wrong, didn't the sports have the tortion suspension?
your thinking of the 2006+ sport models, which were the continuation of the Edge models, which all came with Torsion bars on both the 4x2 and 4x4 models. the 1999-2000 2wd sport models were coil over
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