Raising a 2014 Expedition

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  1. oldpaddy

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    My '14 is lower to the ground than either of my previous first generations. I got used to being higher up and I want my 3rd generation to match it. Right now the running boards are pretty much useless for me.
     
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    Bigger tires and looks for me. Only “off roading” I’ll ever do with it is the beach in OBX
     
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    Fronts often also lifted a bit because of the "factory rake" (truck leans forward/downward an inch or two up front)
     
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    I'm pretty sure my 97&01 was completely level. I can really feel the rake on my '14.
     
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    Thought about lifting mine a bit, but really just not a fan of how the rear wheels swing forward when these rigs are lifted. Not knocking those of you with a lift, just personal opinion.

    Plus, for whatever reason, mine sits pretty much level. Guessing the rear springs are beat down a bit after 150k+ miles.
     
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    Got her raised!
    Felt at home once I got behind the wheel. Much better.
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    They didn't have to take the bolts off the shocks, but they did have to remove the front calipers and rotors. At one point there was three guys doing one wheel. The front took them a while.
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    Calipers and rotors for a spacer? Must’ve been here first one. Thts sad
     
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    It's the bolts on the bottom of the struts that was the problem. The rears went in a lot faster.
     

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