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Old 10-03-2009
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planning my lift. have a few questions?

im looking to do a Suspension Lift and was thinking about either going with the suspension Max kit

Lift Kit - 99-03 Ford Explorer 3" Lift Spindles, Blocks


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Doestch spindles
Lift Spindle 99-03 Explorer / Edge

and a Shackle or AAL

my questions concern the Rear. i heard the Suspension Max blocks are aluminum so i really dont want to go that route.

i was wondering how much rear lift the shackles or AAL give. i know the AAL harshen the ride quality, but i also heard the shackles flatten the leaf pack.

i would just like opinions and how much lift do the shackles and/or aal add to the rear height? id like it to sit a little bit lower in the rear.
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the front is limited to either a long travel set up or spindles

the rear you can do:

Chevy shackles (belltech 6400 give you about 1.5 inches)
AAL
new leafs, there are several options here. do a search
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aal is about 2 inches and shackles are about 1.5 inches
heres mine with just spindle up front and shackle in the back on 31's
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yea i have an edge tho so im already on 31's. lol
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for the love of swiss cheese please dont keep your t-bars cranked all the way when you get your spindles...just look up all the spindle snout failure threads....
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they are only leveled not maxed, and its a mall crawler for the most part and hell its like 615 miles away from me right now.
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yeah greg and I both have a leveled torsion bars. will that effect the lift of the spindles?
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