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Excursion lift questions

i have an '05 excursion with a 6" pro comp lift and i wanted to add 2" more. it seems like the front still sits a little lower than the back but it doesn't seem like the leafs are sagging. can i add a 2" shackle to the front? what other parts need to be purchased if i go through with it? i never really messed with leaf spring type suspensions before.

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Call Pro Comp and they will give you the part # to order or you can call Top gun customz. They have it also.
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if i add just a 1-2" shackle to the front will i have issues with the front shaft?

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if i add just a 1-2" shackle to the front will i have issues with the front shaft?
If you just add the 2" front shackle it will decrease the pinion angle around 3 degrees. On a stock pickup this is a non issue, but being you are already running 6 inches of lift angles are already starting to steepen.

It would be my reccomendation you do the hanger and shackle kit so that you are dropping both ends of the spring and keeping proper pinion angle.

Pro Comp actually offers a 6" to 8" upgrade kit that comes with these parts as well as a front driveshaft spacer and track bar eccentric to keep all of your geometry intact.

6" to 8" Pro Comp Upgrade Kit 99-04 Super Duty 4x4

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i have an '05 excursion with a 6" pro comp lift and i wanted to add 2" more. it seems like the front still sits a little lower than the back but it doesn't seem like the leafs are sagging. can i add a 2" shackle to the front? what other parts need to be purchased if i go through with it? i never really messed with leaf spring type suspensions before.
If it's an 05, wouldn't it be a coil front end?

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If it's an 05, wouldn't it be a coil front end?
Super Duty went to coils in 05, but the Excursion remained leaf spring. All of the Excursions have the 99-04 Super Duty style suspension.

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Thanks for the heads up, I never really paid that much attention to the under pinnings when surfing for Excursions on eBay Motors.
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If you just add the 2" front shackle it will decrease the pinion angle around 3 degrees. On a stock pickup this is a non issue, but being you are already running 6 inches of lift angles are already starting to steepen.

It would be my reccomendation you do the hanger and shackle kit so that you are dropping both ends of the spring and keeping proper pinion angle.

Pro Comp actually offers a 6" to 8" upgrade kit that comes with these parts as well as a front driveshaft spacer and track bar eccentric to keep all of your geometry intact.

6" to 8" Pro Comp Upgrade Kit 99-04 Super Duty 4x4

Bear in mind, being a forum member you get a 5% discount as well

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Thanks! Yeah saw that kit how much would shipping be to Hawaii? My excursion is gonna be strictly a cruiser so I was thinking of going higher maybe like a 10-12" if I'm gonna do it might as well go big already lol

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Thanks! Yeah saw that kit how much would shipping be to Hawaii? My excursion is gonna be strictly a cruiser so I was thinking of going higher maybe like a 10-12" if I'm gonna do it might as well go big already lol
Shipping to Hawaii varies quite a bit depending on exactly where you are, but you can expect $200-$350 as this is quite a heavy box.

Keep in mind also, that 8 inches is as high as you can go without doing the crossover steering and driveshaft modifications.

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