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post #12 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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I did everything you said, except two minor things

what do you find about how I did the job that will cause problems with my setup?

Originally Posted by caryt View Post
Do the B mod correctly or not at all...
If you don't want to get the 2" lift from the B mod remove the factory block.

B mod:
Take the two shortest leaves from the Excursion spring packs and add them to the B code spring packs between the shortest leaf and the bottom overload leaf or the B or F codes.
Remove the sheet metal spacers of the B codes and replace them with the 1/8" spacers from the Ex springs.
The centering bolt from the B codes, if they came from a set with the top overloadspring pack should be long enough to hold the modified B code spring packs together. If not a set of longer center bolts will be needed.

Use 2 large C clamps to both hold the spring packs together and for reasembly.
Use a long driff pin to aline the springs as you tighten the C clamps before you install the center pin. Do not use the center pin to align or to tighten the springs...use the driff pin and the C clamps!

You then need to install a 30mm SD rear sway bar F81Z-5A772-AA and properly valved Bilsteins.
I highly recommend the use of dual shocks in front for a Excursion.

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