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Old 07-19-2010
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Explorer leaf spring swap

Awhile ago I got a set of new to me leaf springs from an explorer and today I finally got around to installing them in my truck. Before I say anything I need to let you know I forgot to take a before picture and it was too dark for an after when I was done but that will come around tomorrow along with measurements. So far from my short drives around it I feel it rides nicer and back end is now sitting about an inch to two higher. Also it doesn't sag anywhere as bad as it use to when I put a load in my truck. Now I just need to tighten up my torsion bars a little to help even out the lean I have and make the rake a little bit smaller. Anyways here are pictures I do have.

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The explorer spring is on the bottom
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Well I got the finished pictures today and measurements the top of the front fender is 33 and half inches and rear is 37 and half. I still have yet to crank the torsion bars cause I am waiting to get new tires and have an alignment done at the same time after the crank. Right now I am leaning towards 265/75/16 duratracs.
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looks good man, the rake doesn't even look that bad surprisingly but then again im one of the few who doesn't mind rake so whatev. good mod!
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I gotta ask....Did ya leave the stock lift blocks on it?
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