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Whats the quickest/cheapest way to get a couple of inches lift

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Old 08-09-2005, 11:53 PM
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Whats the quickest/cheapest way to get a couple of inches lift

Looking to lift the front of my Expy up just a couple of inches to level it out with the back, (want to lose the rake). Whats the best way to get the front end up a couple of inches on my 2WD Expy.
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:58 AM
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need more info what year is it?
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:12 PM
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My bad, 2000 EXpy 2WD, Do they sell a coil spacer or something like that?
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:41 PM
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Yup, get a Daystar coil spring spacer, should run you about 50bucks, plus installation unless of course you do it yourself. Also a realignment.

This should give you 1.5in lift in the front, may not be completly level but pretty close.
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Yep, Daystar coil spring spacers would be the least expensive, followed by lift coils and of course lift spindles will be the most expensive.
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:35 PM
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THanks , should be a pretty easy install, just compress the spring, remove the shock and throw it in, may have to sepereate the a-arm and spindle but probably not.
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:47 PM
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Alright heres the deal,I googled Daystar and they do not make a front spacer kit for the 2WD 97-03 Expedition, only the rear. They sell them for f-150's which is wierd. Hoiw much different is the F-150 front suspension than the Expeditions?
Any other alternatives you can recomend, without lowering the back?
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The two suspensions are the same. The spacers for the F-150 will work.
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:53 PM
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I tried just compressing the springs to just throw the spacer in there but that wouldnt work. There wasnt enough room to get in there to put it in, I had to take off the top ball joint. (and in doing so you may need a realignment).

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