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I was just wondering where and how much some 2wd 2003 edge AAL's can be bought from and how much. Im about two days away from buying my spindles and im going to need to raise my rear as well so if you can help thanks.
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explorer pro comp 13120 buy it at summit or jegs
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I got mine from summit $30
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I am sure someone will say buy deavers, but I think if you plan on towing anything the AAL's are better.
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And if you don't plan on towing anything blocks are even easier......
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I am sure someone will say buy deavers, but I think if you plan on towing anything the AAL's are better.
I'll be that someone and say Deavers/Nationals (although National was just bought out by Deaver) are the way to go. More travel with the right shock, and handle so much better. You can also call them and tell them to add a tow leaf so that the pack is stiff enough to tow as well. They can build any custom pack you'd want.

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And if you don't plan on towing anything blocks are even easier......
Don't forget that thing called axle-wrap that will get you much more when you use blocks. If it was between blocks and aal's, I'd opt for the aal's.
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I'll be that someone and say Deavers/Nationals (although National was just bought out by Deaver) are the way to go. More travel with the right shock, and handle so much better. You can also call them and tell them to add a tow leaf so that the pack is stiff enough to tow as well. They can build any custom pack you'd want.
True I totally agree but that sounds like it will cost more then $30, Any Idea what that would cost maybe it is worth it.
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And if you don't plan on towing anything blocks are even easier......
I honestly never liked body lifts, and liked adding blocks even less. Body lift was kind of a last resort for me since suspension lifts are so much money and the superlift kit I don't think does a whole lot for you considering the T-Bars still hang so low.

If I put blocks on i would get a set of trac bars from james duff to get rid of any axel hop.
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I went to a local atlas spring shop and they added a stock spring. It raised it 2" and cost $150 total including labor if memory serves me right.
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Well unfortunately Deaver just raised their prices, so I think leaf packs brand new are 550, but you can find used ones for about 350 or less, I got my National race pack for 250 and am very happy with it. It's expensive, but you definitely get your money's worth.
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I went to a local atlas spring shop and they added a stock spring. It raised it 2" and cost $150 total including labor if memory serves me right.
150 bones for the parts and install!? That's like a 1 hour install; call your friends next time and get them to help out if you get dinner, it'd save you a lot of money, and money is cool.
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150 bones for the parts and install!? That's like a 1 hour install; call your friends next time and get them to help out if you get dinner, it'd save you a lot of money, and money is cool.
I stayed the whole time and waited. He rearched the springs and it took a while. This seemed like a better idea than rummaging a scrap yard to buy the springs or waiting until some AAL's could be delivered. Once I torsioned the front it looked like poo so time was a big factor on my part. I didn't want to drive around looking like I had a pallet of bricks in the back. I probably should have planned a little better but spontanaity got the better of me.
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http://www.race-dezert.com/cgi-bin/t...econd&id=22327

"Hellwig rear helper springs for 90-01 Ford Explorer..." (which uses same sized leaves as a Ranger). "Keeps rear level when carrying loads or towing. New."

The guy is located in Fontana, Ca, so shipping would suck but I thought I'd post it anyway. They would also lift the back a bit.
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