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Old 08-15-2010, 02:00 PM
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Coil Springs in the front on 4X4?

Is there any way of doing this to a 05 excursion? My wife wants a 4X4 but all 4wd comes with leaf springs in the front. Is there a conversion kit or anything out there to change it out?
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Is there any way of doing this to a 05 excursion? My wife wants a 4X4 but all 4wd comes with leaf springs in the front. Is there a conversion kit or anything out there to change it out?
Any particular reason you want to convert it? Just curious
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You could swap in 05 superduty axles and suspension, install a 4 link coilover lifft kit or wait for Precision Metal Fab to release the kit their working on to convert a leaf sprung axle to a 05 style coil.
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Any particular reason you want to convert it? Just curious
Rides better. We test drove one the other day with a 4 inch lift and it rode like ****
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If ride is that important to you, get an explorer. Though better shocks, bushings, and tires can vastly improve the ride. There's also the spring shackles that improve the ride. I personally would take the firmer ride of leafs over coils though.
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ive heard issues with the coils in the front.
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If ride is that important to you, get an explorer. Though better shocks, bushings, and tires can vastly improve the ride. There's also the spring shackles that improve the ride. I personally would take the firmer ride of leafs over coils though.
She doesn't want a explorer too damn small and the only suv she wants is a excurison. I'm trying to convince her into getting a 2wd one. They have coil springs.
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The new Expeditions have an EL version that is the same size cargo/seating wise as the excursion and it has coil fronts. They come in 4wd too. Might I ask how an explorer is "small"? I can fit more in my '97 than I can the bed of my superduty.....
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The new Expeditions have an EL version that is the same size cargo/seating wise as the excursion and it has coil fronts. They come in 4wd too. Might I ask how an explorer is "small"? I can fit more in my '97 than I can the bed of my superduty.....
Do you have a longbed? Cause I can pack more in my longbed then a EL expo. And yes the explorer is small for a person my size. I'm 6'3 250 and having a 5 and 6 year old kicking the back of your seat will get on your nerves. And my wife and myself want a diesel in this suv. So I think I will stick with a excursion. She just likes the looks of a lifted one but I think we will settle on a 2wd. I just don't like leaf springs in the front. If leaf springs were good then my 2010 f-350 would have them. But it doesn't cause coil springs rides better and have a better turning radius.
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I would also like to convert my excursion to coils. Tired of herding it down the road.
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