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Old 07-30-2012, 06:56 AM
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I just want ride quality on my 05 EX

The front springs are sagging I know and I plan on replacing them. I see posts about going V or B swap and there doesn't seem to be a clear common way to swap. Some people are buying used, some buy V codes, etc etc. I don't care for a lift, a level is fine. I just want to drive my X with out feeling every bump in the road.

What do i need to swap out to get ride quality back? Stock everything suspension wise + 6 people and the 1/2 of the house my wife packs making long road trips here.
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The front springs are sagging I know and I plan on replacing them. I see posts about going V or B swap and there doesn't seem to be a clear common way to swap. Some people are buying used, some buy V codes, etc etc. I don't care for a lift, a level is fine. I just want to drive my X with out feeling every bump in the road.

What do i need to swap out to get ride quality back? Stock everything suspension wise + 6 people and the 1/2 of the house my wife packs making long road trips here.
If you want to retain the best ride I would keep the stock leaf spring setup. Add some blisteen 5100s nitrogen shocks and a dual steering stabalizer will greatly increase your ride.
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You will want to at least add V-codes to the front of your X. It will give you a little bit of a lift in the front , about 1.5" but the springs are better suited for your vehicle. Adding those springs will also help with steering wander experienced with most X's.
It is a direct swap no modifications needed.

You didn't mention anything about the rear springs but if they are also sagging you may want to replace those with either B-code springs or just add a RAS (roadmaster active suspension). If you don't change the rears to the mentioned above you will most likely be sagging in the back.

Here is a pic of mine with the V-codes up front and modified B-codes in the rear.

Tim M
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