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Old 02-18-2011, 10:29 AM
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Fabtech lift question

Looking at the 3.5 Hanger lift by Fabtech, is the new sway bar a must have or will it work with stock bar. The reason I ask is, when I lifted my old Bronco (75 model) I bought the new sway bar as suggested with the kit and it was too long and would not even fit, so I didn't even use it. I don't want to spend that extra money if it's not needed, but don't mind if need be to make truck right. By the way this is on 01 Excursion

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Old 02-18-2011, 10:37 AM
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not sure on a excursion.. but i had the same lift on my superduty and i used the stock trac bar...
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Excursion are 2" lower from the incorrect springs Ford used..so you will end up 1.5" above where it should have been stock and need a adj track bar as the axle will shift about 3/4" from where it should be.

I wouldn't buy the kit I would fix the problems by doing what hundreds have done..replace the springs with V codes and modded B codes. If you want it taller then options are hanger kits, X codes etc..PM me if I can help.

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:45 PM
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Cary, Thanks for your input, but for one I don't have a clue to what a V, B or X code is. My truck does not sit down in the front. This is not intended on being a leveling kit but to lift the whole truck.
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The stock Ex front springs are not rated for the weight and the rears are just a lousy riding spring.
What is done for starters is to get the spring that will carry the weight and ride correctly thats V code..std SD fronts and B codes Std rears.
We have you mod the rears..takes 15 min. This will raise the front 2-2.5" and the rear 1.5-2". front will be low 2"
For additional height front would be hangers from 2-4.5" rears usually just a taller block.

PM coming your way with lots more info.

Cary

proper shock slection, adding a 30mm rear sway
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:22 PM
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Don't want to hi-jack , but I am looking at lifts also . I recently purchased a 2001 Ex and it has a 4 in lift kit on it . They just used blocks and an add a spring is what I am told . I have owned and lifted many Jeeps , but this is my first full size . I don't like the cheap set up ( so I was told ) that is in it . I want to get a new kit that would come with all the springs and items to install .

The truck has 150k on it , so changing springs would probably be a good thing anyways . I have been thinking of the Icon 5 in , which comes with everything I am assuming , I don't want 5 in but it seems to be the best bang for the buck . Im not rich , but I don't believe in cutting corners , any help would be nice . Thanks
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I'm a Icon dealer..that said its not what you want for a Excursion..PM sent.

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