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That, plus the way they designed the front crossmember and the lower control arm brackets, make it pretty impossible to do a differential drop lift kit. It limits the available lifts to about 2.5", which stresses the inner CV joints to the point of binding. You can install bigger tires of 32-33 typically, which makes the vehicle 4.5" taller than stock (4.5" ground clearance increase). But it is a truly evil design, we trailvoy offroaders have concluded.
 

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compare an explorer and a TB side by side- and the TB hood is way lower than the explorer.
The engine is tall.
to make it fit- they set it lower in the engine bay-
BUT-this blocked the 4x4 stuff-- so they made a larger oil pan with a hole thru it. this larger pan holds 7 quarts of oil.
A nice side effect- is a lower center of gravity- which means less likely to tip over in certain maneuvers.


 
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