I have that effect on people. lol. over the weekend I hoisted up the cab using some creative jack-work and did some measuring for the rear leaf springs. I’m unhappy with ride height at the moment and spending some time figuring out how to get it where I want.
Stock rear axle mounted beneath the leaf springs.
The explorer axle is mounted above the axle stock.
If I mount the explorer axle above the leaf, the truck is about 4" too low in the rear compared to the front.
If I mount it below, it’s about 2.5" too high.
I might take a trip to Brute Spring and see what they thing is better…making me new leafs 4" taller, or making new ones 2" lower.
It’s either that, or I drill out the rivets on the forward leaf mounts and move them up to the top of the frame and see how much lower that gets it with the axle below the leafs.
Another issue, is the explorer rear is narrower than the Crown Vic front… if I measure center of tire to center of tire, rear is 10" narrower. the tires would currently rub the inside face of the wheelwells on the bed of the truck. so, it appears I need to run some much wider rears with less backspacing. But I’d also like them to match the front, so now I’m super glad I only paid $40 for the steelies, cause I’ll probably have to buy staggered wheels to make it all work.