Anytime a two-door Explorer with a monoleaf suspension wants an upgrade, I have only heard of them using 4-door twin leaf suspensions. Obviously it would work to use the 2001+ double leaf suspensions as well but I'm just telling you that by using the 4-door ones you won't have to worry about the different part number crap.I have a dream. I have a 1998 XSport with a single leaf spring. I was told that the 2001 XSport multi leaf springs will fit, But their's a problem. The 2001 XSport has 3 different part # for these springs. Anyone knows why? And whats the differents? ?
That's besides the point. First of all not everyone is going to want to lower their Explorer. Plus, the swap to a dual leaf suspension is for more than just looks....its for actual handling and support, etc. Look at the sagging stock monoleaf suspension as a "flaw" that was taken care of with the 4-door model. Thus swapping the leaf suspensions only makes sense as it will solve the problem (and did, as Ford used dual leaf suspensions for all Sports beginning in 2001 with the body makeover).Can't you just lower the front to match using the torsion twist method?