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Old 10-12-2012, 10:11 AM
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Lift Kit Identification Help

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I bought a used 2002 7.3L 4X4 excursion a few months back. I need some help trying to figure out this lift kit that is on the Excursion. I am very new to all of this and this is my first vehicle with a lift.

The reason I am trying to figure this out is that I feel it is in need of new shocks, and every thing online is asking me what size lift it is and i am not sure how to figure that out, is the size based of the blocks in the rear? or somewhere else? Do the Airbags play a roll in the lift size as well? What are the current shocks that are on it?

To many questions that I need help with. Any info would be of great help.

Many thanks in advance for anyone that can offer up some help.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:11 PM
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That's the factory rear leaf springs with air bags for towing. They almost look like Firestone Ride Rites. The front also looks stock with maybe an add-a-leaf to level it. Take a picture of the vehicle itself from the side so we can "see" how lifted it is. Looking at the underside will not tell you anything more than what I gave you above.

You can probably get away with stock height shocks all the way around.

BTW, you should be able to attach a single pic or two of the vehicle in your post
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Before you worry about your shocks, you have some other major problems to address.





That is not acceptable and VERY dangerous.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:54 AM
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I am missing something, sorry once again i am new to this. What needs to be corrected in those pictures of mine that you posted.

Thank you for noticing something and pointing it out as well.
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get rid of thoes stacked lift blocks NOW!!!! Really dangerous.

BUt nice lookin' truck... looks like our!

It looks like it's been lifted about 2" or so... judgeing by the hight of the stacked lift blocks!
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:59 AM
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Ok so the stacked blocks are bad? I purchased the Excursion like that.

What do i replace them with?

once again new to all of this.

Thank you for the help.
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a single block that is the right size, not 2 stacked together... the tend to twist, as is seen in the pictures, and can pop out, and then major issues result... nothing better than the whole rear end coming lose as you are driving down the road!

Some people have welded them together, but welds tend to crack, as most blocks are cast, and hard to weld.

One of the lift blocks is stock, it has the 'tab' on the side for the over load bumper to hit, but with the added lift, it's not going to hit it anyway, and you have air bags to take it's place, in a fasion. So, replacement with the proper size block that is one peice is your best bet. If you are not farmilular with lifts and their issues, I would take it to a reputable suspention/truck shop, one that installs and/or sells lifts, and have them give it a good once over...
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If you are not farmilular with lifts and their issues, I would take it to a reputable suspention/truck shop, one that installs and/or sells lifts, and have them give it a good once over...
This is some of the best advice a man can give. As he explained the sacked blocks can be a problem. Take it to a local reputable suspension shop and let them look at it. Any shop worth spending money at will have no problem giving free advice.




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Old 10-13-2012, 09:30 AM
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I have a 4 Wheel parts store near the house, I will take it by there and see what they say.

Thanks for the Information guys
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