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Old 12-25-2008
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explorer leaf springs?

well i want to swap in an explorer axle but i dont have the money for the flip kit right now. i have heard that explorers have springs that are 2 inches taller because of the axle being under. so my question is can i use explorer leafs to keep my truck level and then once i get the flip kit will it give me 2 inches of lift?
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Actually, the springs sit up higher because the frame is wider on an exploder, and so the spring mounts underneath the frame instead of beside it like on our trucks. So, no, exploder springs won't correct the 5" drop that the exploder axle with the spring under perches will give you.
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But exploder springs will give you about an inch an a half of lift.
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ok thats what i thought so get the springs and run like a pre runner for a while lol
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how much weight are the explorer springs rated for?

My original truck springs with an add a leaf are just about flat cause of my shell and other stuff. Is getting explorer springs really gonna do anything with all the weight i have on my truck bed?

Sorry to hijack, but since were talking about explorer springs i just thought id ask.
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i'm on my seccond set of ranger leaf springs. the original ones had only three leafs and the new ranger ones had 4. they both ran flat on me nothing seems to hold its shape well so i thing i am going to get the explorer ones next i should have done that the first time but the guy told me that they would not fit my truck? but found out after i installed the ranger ones that they would :(
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so they are just rated higher thats why that give you a little lift?
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+1 that is curious on the amount of lift with explorer leaves. 1-1.5"?
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just get some 4 or 6 inch skyjacker softrides
those are the heights with the stock block, so you can do the math if you dont have em in..
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