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Lowering 2005 Expedition 2WD?

Old 08-20-2005, 11:46 AM
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Default Lowering 2005 Expedition 2WD?

Recently replaced my 1997 Expedition 2WD with new 2005 Expedition 2WD. Love the 5.4 3 valve power compared to my old 4.6 and it gets about the same mileage on the road. However, I am disappointed in the fact the 2WD is now the same height at the 4WD models. My 97 was about 3 inches lower and I miss that. Easier to get in and out of. Yes, I know it is an SUV but I really liked the height of the 1997 model. Has anyone lowered their 2004 or 2005 Expeditions? If so, what is there any difference in handling, etc. I would expect this to be more complicated on the these later models due to the independent rear suspension.


PS Just a quick observation. After several months of harassment from my son wanting to buy my 97 Expedition, I finally agreed and that is what triggered my buying the new Expedition. My 97 had approx 120K on it and was one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever had. While I like my new 05, I am disappointed in several things. The ride height mostly, but minor things like the missing cubby holes and pop out cup holders in the dash, the stupid cup holder arrangement in the console. Nothing fits the holes, no place for the handles, etc. The plain Jane instrument panel. The speedometer and tach look like something from a toy car (simple but dumb looking), the fact the middle seat leaves a gap in the bed when folded down. The radio is far fancier with in dash CD, etc, but my old radio worked better as far as reception. Lots of little things that leave me feeling I liked my old 97 better........
Old 08-20-2005, 07:25 PM
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Default RE: Lowering 2005 Expedition 2WD?

Yea I know what you mean , on the flip side , I like a high / tall vechile, They make then so little now its hard as heck to get in out of them. You gotta lower yourself in an then fold up like a lawn chair , Your knees are level with your hands on the steering wheel ,An you gotta drive with your head cocked to the left or right cause the top of your head is hitting the head liner . Then trying to get back outta them is no piece of cake either , Open the door , Grasp the top of it an lean out an at the same time pull your self up ..... You would think they got 3rd grader's driving these things.[:@]
Old 10-04-2005, 10:17 PM
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Default RE: Lowering 2005 Expedition 2WD?

I have a 03' and I'm thinking about lowering the rear about 1" or 2" so it looks leveled, if I find a place that carries a kit I will let you know.
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