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post #11 of 21 Old 04-04-2018, 04:59 PM
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I know it ain't glamorous, but getting the extended-length struts for the back glass hatch made such a huge difference. If you go back there a lot and you are on the taller side, very necessary.
I can't agree more to this. We put longer struts on and it made all the difference! I no longer hit my head on the hatch plus it's back to its original strength in the colder weather. Can't beat that for just over $20.
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My ‘03 is a 7.3, so I can’t comment on your drivetrain needs.

The extended struts for the rear hatch are well worth it. Tow mirrors are also a great addition if you don’t have them. Even if you do, the ‘08 style mirrors are a big improvement over the ‘03 tow mirrors.

A winter front & some kind of high idle switch is nice if you’re somewhere cold.

For the suspension, I put RAS on the rear & Timbrens on the front. The RAS is great, & imo negates the need for new springs or a rear sway bar . No sag when towing, plus less sway & more travel all the time. The Timbrens are a nice improvement over stock, but new front springs would be even better.
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Best Suspension/Exhaust for 03 4x4 Excursion

Hey guys..i'm in desperate need of upgrading my factory suspension. I've looked into upgrading the leaf springs and shocks to the v code and b code but economically, it looks like I can invest in a 2" lift kit that will replace the front leaf springs and they'll block the rear. Also the lift will replace the shocks. Rough Country has a kit that is around $699 and I was wondering if any of you had any experience with them. My truck is not a performance truck, just a kid/boat/camper hauler that is bone stock except for the EGR delete. Any suggestions on suspension upgrades that aren't crazy expensive? Also, it has the factory exhaust system that I would like to upgrade...any suggestions on that? Thanks for your help!
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rough country is pretty low on the lift quality Totem pole

i would be looking at maybe a little better grade but no matter what you do I would skip the included shocks ( might have to piece a kit)

the shocks will really impact the ride quality

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I know it ain't glamorous, but getting the extended-length struts for the back glass hatch made such a huge difference. If you go back there a lot and you are on the taller side, very necessary.
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http://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/

Like I said before, you will see a big improvement. Might want an extra hand for the back glass, it's shockingly heavy!


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If you want it to go up even higher the struts for an Audi TT 2 door coupe 2000 trunk lift support also fit and I have the StrongArm 6421 on my lifted excursion, only downside to them is my sister has to do a little jump to grab the handle.


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The EGR does to your engine what smoking does to your lungs.

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I have had my 05, 6.0, 4x4 for just over 3 years. Here are my upgrades. 1- longer wiper blades 2- EGR delete & new oil cooler x2 (1st cooler was Ebay junk) & coolant filter 3- Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks on all four corners 4- SCT Live wire tuner with a EGT probe 5- new exhaust from down pipe back with new muffler but no cat. Also wrapped the down pipe with lava heat wrap 6- 2" Rough Country leveling kit (no shocks about $100 from Rough country's website) 7- 33x12.50R18 Nitto Ridge Grappler 8- rebuilt front end & add dual steering stabilizers.

Next year I plan on doing 08 + power folding/tow mirrors, rear F250 spring, Bluetooth radio and remote start.

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The Motorcraft WW-2200-PC 22" wiper blades work
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