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Old 01-16-2013
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Just about finished!



Got it perfect on the first try!
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Nice! im going to be going through that soon with a explorer 8.8, not too excited lol
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I thought it was fun lol. But then again I got the pinion depth and backlash set on the first try.
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Extended my rear brake line today. Got another 12 inches of travel now. The line would go taught when I Tried to flex before. Not good.
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Guys my truck rides like **** in the front.

Edit: it makes me sad
Edit 2: how do I fix it?




Edit 3: will long travel make it smoooooothe??
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coilovers?
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Guys my truck rides like **** in the front.

Edit: it makes me sad
Edit 2: how do I fix it?




Edit 3: will long travel make it smoooooothe??
lol well that didn't take long. Long travel = coilovers = much smoother. That also means much less height, and you'll need glass to fit the tires more than likely.... plus the huge amount of $.

Remove the coil spacers for one, and install an actual lift coil ala camburg/fabtech/doestch. I have no concrete proof this would help, but im pretty sure it would. Ask morgan if he noticed any ride quality changes from when he had the spacers to now with the lift coils. Also shocks, what are you running? Maybe 2.0 upgrade?
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My biggest problem with my current setup is that it's reaaaally stiff. And zero down travel. I'll talk to Morgan.
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does your truck have t bars or coils?
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You have zero down travel because you have a coil spacer. If you take that out you will get more down travel.
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You have zero down travel because you have a coil spacer. If you take that out you will get more down travel.
Yeah I know. I'm just stating the fact. So will new uppers help the down travel at all?
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Yeah I know. I'm just stating the fact. So will new uppers help the down travel at all?
Not really. Maybe a little bit but not worth the cost. You really can't do anything to help the down travel when you stuff a larger coil or a coil spacer on those 2wd's. I would take yours out and see where you are at. If you rub, try a 1" and that will give you a little bit of lift and not too limiting.

What shocks are you running? What PSI are you running in your tires?
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I might try that when it warms up a bit. I have ES9000's so I'm pretty sure that doesn't help anything. Tires are at 35 psi.
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I might try that when it warms up a bit. I have ES9000's so I'm pretty sure that doesn't help anything. Tires are at 35 psi.
Are your shocks the right length? Might sound like a stupid question but that would be an issue if they are the wrong size. Also try lowering your tire pressure to 28 or 30. That will help as well.
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My biggest problem with my current setup is that it's reaaaally stiff. And zero down travel. I'll talk to Morgan.
thats what happens when you run spacers or larger coils. This is why the investment of parts is a good idea.

Id suggest taking out what you have and buying a kit for your truck.
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Also try lowering your tire pressure to 28 or 30

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Keep your tire pressure where it is unless you want them to wear out prematurely. The tires aren't the issue.
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no.

Keep your tire pressure where it is unless you want them to wear out prematurely. The tires aren't the issue.
Yeah I'm not going to lower them. Can't afford another set till I'm out of college haha.

So I'm going to take off my swaybar and see if this helps at all. Silly maybe but you never know. Also the shocks are the correct length, they are just really firm. May try softer ones eventually. I think my biggest problem is my trucks so small and light that it can be bounced around a lot easier then an extended cab with a larger engine.
The ride isn't terrible but it's not smooth as I think it should be so maybe I'm just making a bigger deal out of this then it really is.
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its a truck. unless you buy coilover's and deaver leafs, its gonna suck.
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no.

Keep your tire pressure where it is unless you want them to wear out prematurely. The tires aren't the issue.
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i run 32psi, rides great. i agree tires arent the problem
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Is $200 a ripoff for a color matched 2004 edge bumper?
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Is $200 a ripoff for a color matched 2004 edge bumper?
not if its in good shape. You'd end up spending more than that on parts and materials to paint.

go get it
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not if its in good shape. You'd end up spending more than that on parts and materials to paint.

go get it
It is if it isnít the correct color !
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It's the correct color but its 2.5 hours away. Also my new gears aren't fully broken in yet so idk if I should go.
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