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A non-mechanical review of Excursion Wandering Steering

I recently purchased a 2003 X with the 6.0l. When I drove it home it wandered all over the road. I explored the forums here and read so much, with so many differing opinions that I was completely confused.
Axle Wrap - soft Springs - Rear Sway - X codes, Vcodes, Steering Box, Ball Joints .... on and on..

From someone that does not do their own work, and does not know how to, I will say this. I changed the ball joints. as they needed to be changed, and the sway bar links were bad as well, changed those.

changed the steering box to a stock replacement from the dealership, 725.00 out the door and WALA! all fixed. steering is tight as a drum. no play, no wandering no nothing. A pleasure to drive.

Now I appreciate the advice on this forums and it educated me so much on the excursion, but biting the bullet on the cost was the hardest part. but I dont regret it at all.

For information, my X is stock height with 20" HD wheels and 34's. I just purchased a new ICON all spring lift of 5" and some new 18" Artillary wheels with 35's. I did that because of all the information on this site.

so thank you all for costing me 5 grand ! and fixing my steering issue


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You definitely took the expensive route...but I think we all here have that problem !


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For information, my X is stock height with 20" HD wheels and 34's. I just purchased a new ICON all spring lift of 5" and some new 18" Artillary wheels with 35's. I did that because of all the information on this site.

so thank you all for costing me 5 grand ! and fixing my steering issue
Do you have before and after pics?

I just bought a set of 20" Eagle Alloy 016's and I think I'm going to go with 295/60R20 (34.4") Nitto Trail Grapplers

I'm doing the V & B code spring swap in the next week or so.

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I will do before and after. It is not installed yet. Just blew the hpop and the dealer is not done raping me yet. Once I get it back I will lft t and post pictures


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Looking forward to seeing pics.

When I save up enough cash I am seriously thinking of dropping my Ex off at CT Performance as Cary knows pretty much everything about what works and what doesn't work for our Ex's

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Bring it down......we always have room for a Excursion...
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