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Looks real good man. Where'd you pick up those keys and how much they set you back? You install them yourself? If so, how was the job?

 

 

 

 

I got the keys straight from Ford for about $50. Using the correct tool (GM Torsion Bar Unloader), it took about 30 min to get the keys out and new ones in and reloaded. I inquired about the job with a local 4x4 shop and they said it would take a few hours since they would have to drop the lower control arms. I said no way and found a guy on here that was renting the tool for around $25. This is a really easy job if you have all the right tools. Our jack didn't reach high enough to get my tires off the ground so we spent a good deal of our time improvising. If you have a spare Saturday morning this can easily be done in your driveway.

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So i take it these keys that you got from ford are for an expedidtion right? thats what i have heard. Is there a difference between the ones you got from Ford and the ones that after market places sell? Could you have brought the front up a little higher if you wanted to just by cranking the t bars a little more?

thanks

--David

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So i take it these keys that you got from ford are for an expedidtion right?  thats what i have heard.  Is there a difference between the ones you got from Ford and the ones that after market places sell?  Could you have brought the front up a little higher if you wanted to just by cranking the t bars a little more? 

thanks

--David

 

 

 

 

The keys are from the OBS F-150 and maybe the Expedition (don't know anything about the suspension on those), not sure if the NBS has the same ones. The part number is floating around here somewhere on here. I could find it if you want me to. Yeah, the Ford keys are the same as the others are selling for twice the money. Yeah the front end could go way higher than I have it right now. I put the keys in and then reloaded the adjuster bolts so that the same number of threads were showing as before with the old keys. I lowered the truck back down and had about 3.5 inches of lift. I backed the bolts back out so I just had a shade over 2. I wouldn't really go much over 2.5 inches. The point of this is to just get level. Once you get too much over 2 inches, your angles of the suspension components get steep and components start to get worn out fast. From what I have read and what a lot of other guys will tell you, is don't crank these too much. If you need over 2 or 2.5 inches of lift, then you need to drop the cash and get the 4" lift. Just my opinion, but there is no sense in taking a shortcut and pay big for it later.

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Ok, please pardon a really dump question....

If I were to use these 'ford keys' on my 2002 YukonXL to raise the front, what would I use to raise the back to keep it level? My truck already sits level now.

Guess what I'm looking for is an affordable (ie. cheap/inexpensive) way of raising the truck a couple of inches.

 

Thanks!

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Ok, please pardon a really dump question....

If I were to use these 'ford keys' on my 2002 YukonXL to raise the front, what would I use to raise the back to keep it level?  My truck already sits level now.

Guess what I'm looking for is an affordable (ie. cheap/inexpensive) way of raising the truck a couple of inches.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

I'd lift the back with an add-a-leaf.

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So i take it these keys that you got from ford are for an expedidtion right?  thats what i have heard.  Is there a difference between the ones you got from Ford and the ones that after market places sell?  Could you have brought the front up a little higher if you wanted to just by cranking the t bars a little more? 

thanks

--David

 

 

 

 

The keys are from the OBS F-150 and maybe the Expedition (don't know anything about the suspension on those), not sure if the NBS has the same ones. The part number is floating around here somewhere on here. I could find it if you want me to. Yeah, the Ford keys are the same as the others are selling for twice the money. Yeah the front end could go way higher than I have it right now. I put the keys in and then reloaded the adjuster bolts so that the same number of threads were showing as before with the old keys. I lowered the truck back down and had about 3.5 inches of lift. I backed the bolts back out so I just had a shade over 2. I wouldn't really go much over 2.5 inches. The point of this is to just get level. Once you get too much over 2 inches, your angles of the suspension components get steep and components start to get worn out fast. From what I have read and what a lot of other guys will tell you, is don't crank these too much. If you need over 2 or 2.5 inches of lift, then you need to drop the cash and get the 4" lift. Just my opinion, but there is no sense in taking a shortcut and pay big for it later.

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, that'd be great if you could get that part number. I've been looking into doing this on my truck.

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Ok, please pardon a really dump question....

If I were to use these 'ford keys' on my 2002 YukonXL to raise the front, what would I use to raise the back to keep it level?  My truck already sits level now.

Guess what I'm looking for is an affordable (ie. cheap/inexpensive) way of raising the truck a couple of inches.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

I'd lift the back with an add-a-leaf.

 

 

 

 

 

It doesn't have leaf springs. It uses coil springs and has the auto-level hydrolic shocks.

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Ok, please pardon a really dump question....

If I were to use these 'ford keys' on my 2002 YukonXL to raise the front, what would I use to raise the back to keep it level?  My truck already sits level now.

Guess what I'm looking for is an affordable (ie. cheap/inexpensive) way of raising the truck a couple of inches.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

I'd lift the back with an add-a-leaf.

 

 

 

 

 

It doesn't have leaf springs. It uses coil springs and has the auto-level hydrolic shocks.

 

 

 

 

 

i think you can get poly bushing spacers on your springs to get some extra lift. they sell them for the front not sure for the back. how about new springs for the rear period?

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