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Old 09-10-2002, 11:05 AM
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Thinking of adding one, and wanted to give the OSO family first chance. Any OSO'ers sell them, and which ones do you reccomend?
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Not sure about the Excursions buti just got a set of Addco bars for my Jeep Grand Cherokee and WOW!! what a difference!! I'm takeing turns like it was a sports car now! makes a huge difference in how the truck leans and rolls! I think with any good brand name bar you should be good.
Addco and Hotchkins come to mind
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I run a Hellwig in front and a F350 sway bar in the rear. I can measure the diameters tonight if you would like.
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Ford designed the Excursion for a certain suspension set up. I am assuming you are talking about a rear sway bar. This can affect handling, although it may improve it. It will make the vehicle more SENSITIVE to steering input. If you put to large a bar on it may oversteer- but for a 6000lb vehicle it would have to be a BIG bar to do this. Bottom line when you change suspension components to something other than the original design be careful. This is the company that brought you Firestone fiasco.

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At least you can find a swaybar for your truck,, I have a Silverado 2500,,, they dont even make one for it !!!! they have one for the 1500, just not the 3/4 ton
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Wally is correct, Addco would be the preferred brand.

obnoxus....I think I can get one for your rig now. I think they just came available.

Chart.....if you're interested, pm me and I'll check a price for ya.

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I added air bags to our 2001 Excursion and WOW.

What an improvement it made. I did it only to pick the back up a little when the 36 was hooked to it.

But much to my surprise the RIDE & HANDLING were GREATLY improved in every day driving.

My wife who usually does not even notice things like this, had positive comments the first time she drove it.

Air bags are a MUST.
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Not sure if you have a PSD or not; big difference in weight up front between the V10 and PSD, and the needs for upgrades are different- the suspension upgrades I have done on mine greatly improved its handling- it's a 2K PSD.

Front springs- change to 'U' codes P/N 1C3Z-5310-AH The PSD 'X" has only 1" or so between the stock front spring and bump stop. These wil give you 2.5+ and still keep a level vehicle.
Add Air-Rite rear bags if the tongue weight makes you sag.

Shocks- stock ones suck! Rancho 9000 adjustables all the way around. Cheapest and best improvement to handling and ride.

Rear sway bar- Helwig P/N 7643. Best price available is JC Whitney (believe it or not!) Front sway bar is adequate 'as is'

Replace the wimpy front steering stabilizer - Edelbrock, Monroe, Rancho, are all good units.

Too bad the Ford engineers didn't provide for a better suspension for a $46K truck out of the factory, but it can be rectified easily.
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Try this link out.....a lot of good info. Wardey http://www.ford-trucks.com/
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Buck,

Can you check on that for me? I am interesed in one. Thanks !!!
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