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Old 06-17-2006, 06:13 AM
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Explorer rough ride??

Hello everyone,

I can always count on someone out there who has this very same problem/issue....

I've got an 01 Explorer Ltd, with about 50K on the clock. My problem is bumps!!! My god, this thing rides like a lumber wagon. I do not think tires alone can be the root cause. Could I need shocks????? I've tried to get the rear end to bounce up and down (to test for shock replacement), but it doesn't move.

Can someone give me 'some' advice?? I realize mine is a 2nd Gen X, and the 3rd gen have IRS, which is what I really want.....

Thanks for everyone's help!!!

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Old 06-17-2006, 08:24 AM
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Yeah I own an 02 X with IRS and its pretty decent compared to my dads 01 EB X without IRS. If yours has Leaf springs I would look at getting a new pair. And even after you change your shocks Explorers/Ford is known for a stiff suspension will generally be a rough ride.

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Old 06-17-2006, 10:46 AM
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WOW, new leaf springs?! What the F? Really??? I'm assuming it should be an after market thing such as Rancho or someother lift kit supplier??? Got any tips??
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Old 06-17-2006, 07:57 PM
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Leaf springs last forever.
It's rough cause it's a truck chassis.....the same design since the year 1903.
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