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Old 03-04-2019, 09:27 PM
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Default 7.3 excursion 4 link rear lowered.

I will add as I have time... I also have some youtube videos I will link... I will make more videos if I get requests just let me know what you want to see... Also video kinda sucks still getting the hang of it haha.

This is my 03 excursion... Finally decided to give it a proper setup. 4 link rear. Air bags. Will also be doing some interior and performance mods... Not rich, hate credit cards and looking to buy a home in the near future... so at times progress will be slower haha. Not a garage rig... It tows, drives on and off road rain or shine haha.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:58 PM
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Unfortunately I didnt take pictures of the old leaf springs or the diff before 4 link brackets..

Total cost so far is right around $500
This is all .250 wall 2 inch dom... Ballistic joint on the pan hard along with a Barnes 4wd bushing on the frame end.
4 link bars have bushings on the frame side and 1 1/4 heims on the diff side... Zero bind at any articulation... Tried Bushings on both ends I could feel some binding during certain articulation tests with the floor jack, so decided on heims... And it worked out great.. Bags are re8 slam specialties rated to 200psi... Also 8000lbs of lift each at 200psi.... Did some calculations on spring rate all technical boring stuff but I should be able to achieve ride height at a low psi (lower spring rate) and being I still will be using shocks (adds some spring rate) the ride should be nice. Pan hard is level with diff at ride height this is what you should always to achieve with a pan hard. Couldnt loaf pictures I will try to later tonight.
I suck at this, I usually just build and never take but a couple pictures.... so if you have anything specific you want to see or know let me know asap before she's back on the road haha.
The cardboard is how I mocked everything up before cutting steel I cut all this with a grinder haha.. Notice the steel plate next to the tire looks like my cardboard stencil.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:22 PM
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I will post a break down of material/specs and cost once its all complete.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:35 PM
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Gets close to the gas tank fully compressed but not close enough to raise concern... Could have used a smaller bar size as all aftermarket kits do including kelderman but I hate seeing a diesel truck with wimpy pan hard bars on air ride. A bit over kill never hurts.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:54 PM
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Very. Cool!!!!



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Old 03-05-2019, 12:37 AM
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Thanks.... If you want to see anything specific feel free to ask.
These are some cardboard stencils I made for mock up... Also used abs pipe as the link bars to get measurements.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:12 AM
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How long is the panhard bar? How much side to side movement is there between fully inflated to ride height as well as the inverse (fully empty to ride height)?

How long are the 4 link bars? How do they mount to the frame?
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:27 AM
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Awesome job! I would love to do something like this. Your mig welds look beautiful too!

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Old 03-05-2019, 05:32 AM
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Very, very nice!
Spectacular welds.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:09 AM
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Very nice!
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