Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Excursion - King of SUVs
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Excursion - King of SUVs 2000 - 2005 Ford Excursion

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-21-2013, 09:56 PM
abranz abranz is online now
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 140
abranz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Sway bar & air bags

I installed a hellwig sway bar which improved body roll and rear steer tremendously. Air lift bags corrected the rear sag in particular with a load or towing. Installs went fine. Thought I would post my results for others contemplating suspension upgrades. These two where huge improvements.
Anthony
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-22-2013, 12:29 AM
Technologiq's Avatar
Technologiq Technologiq is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 591
Technologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to behold
Jlynnes
Quote:
Originally Posted by abranz View Post
I installed a hellwig sway bar which improved body roll and rear steer tremendously. Air lift bags corrected the rear sag in particular with a load or towing. Installs went fine. Thought I would post my results for others contemplating suspension upgrades. These two where huge improvements.
Anthony
How difficult was the install on both? Which air lift bags did you get?
__________________
Jeremy
2002 Ford Excursion XLT Premium 4x4 V10, Firestone Ride-Rites, '08 Mirrors, Powerstop: Drilled/Slotted Rotors, Performance Calipers & Ceramic pads, Flowmaster 70, Pioneer AVH-4000NEX, Alpine Components, Kenwood 300W amp, Sony 12" Sub, Viper Alarm & Remote Start, '05 Headlights & Grille, 5000k 55W Bi-Xenon Bulbs 64k
2013 Aspen Trail 2810BHS,
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-22-2013, 07:31 AM
9905 9905 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Alton
Posts: 166
9905 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.9905 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
interested also
__________________
2003 7.3 diesel 4x4 Eddie Bauer. Mod V & B code springs, Hellwig rear sway bar, RAS (temparily removed), Isspro pillar gauges, 6637 intake, Magnaflow 4" stainless exhaust, DP F5 tuner, AIH delete, CCV mod, redhead steering gear box, FRx, HPX, WW2.


Hobby or Money Pit?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-22-2013, 08:07 AM
ScaldedDog's Avatar
ScaldedDog ScaldedDog is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 792
ScaldedDog has a great reputation on FTE.ScaldedDog has a great reputation on FTE.ScaldedDog has a great reputation on FTE.ScaldedDog has a great reputation on FTE.
It looks like he said Air Lift. I did this same thing years ago, and have been happy. Install was easy, other than securing an 8000lb truck on jackstands. The OP's experience is much more recent than mine, so he can probably fill in the details I've forgotten.

Mark
__________________
2001 Excursion 4x4, Western Diesel gauges, custom tunes, T500, ATS housing, TM wastegate controller, 6637, MBRP 4" exhaust, 6.0 tranny cooler, BTS, BFG AT 275/70-18's, Red Head steering box, Hellwig sway bar, v-codes/AirLift bags
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-23-2013, 12:43 AM
abranz abranz is online now
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 140
abranz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Install was straight forward on both. The instructions for the hellwig bar left a lot to be desired but the airlift bag install ones were better. Nothing other than regular hand tools, jack, stable stands, and beer. I posted this because the change was so dramatic I couldn't believe it. Far more than most changes I've done. Well, the front leaf spring v-code springs where quite a change also since the oe leafs were shot. This tank really is beginning to drive great. Many thanks to those on this site that paved the way for the rest of us.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-25-2013, 07:27 AM
Technologiq's Avatar
Technologiq Technologiq is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 591
Technologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to beholdTechnologiq is a splendid one to behold
Jlynnes
Quote:
Originally Posted by abranz View Post
Install was straight forward on both. The instructions for the hellwig bar left a lot to be desired but the airlift bag install ones were better. Nothing other than regular hand tools, jack, stable stands, and beer. I posted this because the change was so dramatic I couldn't believe it. Far more than most changes I've done. Well, the front leaf spring v-code springs where quite a change also since the oe leafs were shot. This tank really is beginning to drive great. Many thanks to those on this site that paved the way for the rest of us.
Did you remove the bumpstops when you installed the airbags?
__________________
Jeremy
2002 Ford Excursion XLT Premium 4x4 V10, Firestone Ride-Rites, '08 Mirrors, Powerstop: Drilled/Slotted Rotors, Performance Calipers & Ceramic pads, Flowmaster 70, Pioneer AVH-4000NEX, Alpine Components, Kenwood 300W amp, Sony 12" Sub, Viper Alarm & Remote Start, '05 Headlights & Grille, 5000k 55W Bi-Xenon Bulbs 64k
2013 Aspen Trail 2810BHS,
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 07:27 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Excursion - King of SUVs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which Suspension Air Bags? Ramble on 2009+ F150 9 05-30-2012 06:29 AM
Suspension upgrades ajpag 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 19 12-18-2009 08:37 PM
Heavy Duty Sway bars bboone52 Super Duty & Heavy Duty 14 09-13-2006 07:17 AM
Heavy duty Sway bar for F350?? bboone52 New Member Introductions 1 09-07-2006 05:38 PM
timbren vs. air bags sipers Excursion - King of SUVs 9 03-31-2005 07:35 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup