Steeda Explorer Lowering Springs (2011-2019)

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$33.00 (9%)
Steeda's lowering springs for all 2011-2019 Ford Explorers are a direct fit and lower your SUV approximately 7/8 front & 1-3/8 rear.

Part Number: 555 8202
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Aggressive Styling Steeda's lowering springs for all 2011-2019 Ford Explorers are a direct fit and lower your SUV approximately 7/8" front & 1-3/8" rear.

Better Handling In addition to a meaner, more aggressive stance your vehicle will benefit from more stable cornering at high speeds and great ride quality. During hard stops your Explorer will have less brake dive for improved control.

Maintain Clearance Despite a lower ride height, you will not compromise off road ground clearance thanks to the higher spring rate of our design.

Quality Engineering Made in the USA from CNC wound silicon steel alloy, these coil springs carry a lifetime warranty.

Features and Benefits:

  • Aggressive lowered stance
  • Flatter more stable cornering
  • Maintains factory ride quality
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty

Note: Lowered amount may vary from car to car depending on vehicle package and trim options.

CA Residents: Cancer and Reproductive Harm WARNING

Hi everybody Brian from, here today to share with you our Lowering Springs for the 2011 a 2019 Ford Explorer. As we've highlighted in some of our other product videos for the Ford Explorer we know that you're utilizing your truck in many different ways. Whether it's going to the hardware store, going to the grocery store, hauling the family around the country. Taking the boat to the local lake or even better towing your race car! There's a wide range of uses that each of you are using your Explorer for and we designed our Springs with all of those uses in mind. Now it only lowers the truck approximately seven eighths of an inch upfront and one in three eighths inch in the back and they're only about twenty percent stiffer than stock. Now we want a little bit stiffer so you'd have better towing capability, a more sporting feel or a more connected feel to the road and let's be honest it looks awesome with these Springs on. We've also kept in mind though that you're going to be driving this truck everyday or want to and across the country. So the springs are subtle enough we're not going to be harsh by any means. Again just simply more connected to the road. As you've come to expect from Steeda we spent a ton of time developing these for the Explorer. From determining the perfect ride height and the ideal spring rates, to constructing them of silicon alloy steel. Then we complete these with a durable powder coat finish. They're made in the USA and we back them with our lifetime warranty. If you have any questions or comments please post them below likewise if you enjoyed the content of this video, please click like and be sure to share with other Explorer friends. If you'd like to learn more about these and other products we offer for the Explorer and other Ford vehicles, visit us at Be sure to follow us on social media and most importantly have a great day!
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Fitment & Features


Manufacturer: Steeda Autosports

Installation Information:

Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Install Time: About 2 1/2 Hours
Print Instructions: Installation Instructions

Vehicle Fitment:

Fits Model Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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I hesitated on getting these because of the price. I later decided to pull the plug and get them. Big time difference in the stance and ride quality. The explorer looks more aggressive and sporty. No more giant wheelwells.
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Lowered differently on FWD Explorer
So first off i love the way the truck handles. And the slight stiffness is exactly what was needed. However, maybe i am the only one with a FWD XLT, but the front of my explorer did not go down at all, and the back went down 1.5 inches. I started at 32 front and 33.25 rear. After installing springs, i am at 32 front and 31.75 rear. I didnt like the squatted look, so I have to add spring spacers in the back to raise it up so it looks more level. Now I am very happy with the look and handling, but I had to take it apart and put it together many times to get it to be right. AWD vs FWD explorer makes a difference, because FWD explorers have a different spring rate from factory
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Exactly what I was looking for! They leveled out my ‘17 2.3 AWD and 100% improved nose dive with braking. Handling is spot on with surprisingly reduced body roll. My base model handles better than a stock sport thanks to these springs and the Bilstein struts. I am running 265 60 18 tires on stock 18” wheels.
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First Responder
Exactly what I wanted, performs the way I wanted
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gotta admit these springs are great
Basically all the reviews are correct. These springs make the car 20% stiffer, but in a needed way. This car feels like a Ford Explorer with factory sport suspension. I have running boards and was afraid it would scrape on speed bumps with the springs installed, but it does not scrape. Comes pretty close though. I re-used my stock shocks, as mine was not leaking. Im sure if I did the shocks and struts as well, the ride would be even better. No clunks. no rattles. very happy with the product. The shipping took over a month to arrive, but that was fedex fault... Except maybe they could of used some stronger boxes. Their shipping box was super flimsy and I lost one of the camber bolts I ordered through a hole in the box.
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Steeda springs
These are must have with the explorers. Perfect ride quality, easy install. No more highway swaying. Levels the vehicle perfectly.
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Steeda Lowering Springs
I installed the rear springs only. Super easy and the rear sits perfectly level with the front. Just drop the sway bar link and control arm.
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Perfect drop
Installation was straight forward, took a little longer than expected but was able to finish job in one day. The end result is a nice drop from stock springs without going too low. Just the right amount of wheel gap and looks just right with 18 wheels.I installed these springs with a Steeda rear sway bay at the same time and so far I'm impressed with how much more stable and solid it feels going down the road. Going over speed bumps and over rough roads feels about the same or a bit better than the stock springs and I don't notice any increase in ride harshness as one would expect with lowering springs. Corners also feel like I'm driving a much smaller/lighter vehicle and much more confidence inspiring at higher speeds.
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Steeda Sport Springs
Placed rear springs onlyon 2017 XLT sport appearance package. Left stock springs in front. Leveled out SUV nicely. Lowered rear 1 inch. 32 inches all around.Springs feel solid.
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Great product!
I've been waiting for a long time for Steeda to finally release their lowering springs for the Explorer. I really just wanted something with stiffer springs to help when I'm towing something but a subtle drop is always nice as well. The install wasn't terrible as the rear springs only took me about an hour and a half to install but that includes jacking the rear up, putting it on jack stands, taking the wheels off, and then reverse that process. The fronts however took about 3-4 hours pending if you have help or not which I did not. I did this all with basic hand tools as I'm a DIY kind of person. The fronts were definitely a bit tricky and the installation instructions that Steeda provides are on the more basic side of things. All in all this can be done with basic tools however I would suggest a 2nd person to help with the fronts as it would go quicker. I'm guessing the springs will settle down just a tad which I hope they don't because the current height is perfect. I didn't want to go too low since it's my wife's daily driver. The ride quality vs stock is nearly identical. You can barely tell a difference on bumpy roads which is great. The handling is so much better however I must say I have it paired with the Steeda rear sway bar and Steeda trailing arms. I highly recommend these springs if you're looking for better handling and a bit more of an aggressive look. I'm guessing I'll have to upgrade the struts down the road and possibly shave down the bump stops but I'll update this review down the road. Steeda, please keep production more aftermarket parts for the Explorer!
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Gen 5 Explorer Lowering Springs
I'm a DIY guy with some basic automotive skills. I own a 2014 Explorer Sport that I've had H&R lowering springs on for better than three years now. The springs did a decent enough job of lowering the vehicle, more so in the front than the rear. The resulting look was a raked profile that took some getting used to. As far as ride and handling, I found the H&Rs acceptable though a bit too aggressive for my liking but I lived with them all the while hoping for less aggressive alternatives to come to market. With help from the good folks at Steeda, I was convinced that I should give their new lowering spring offering a try. I'm happy to say that after installing the new springs, the rake is gone, the ride quality and directional stability over bumps and uneven surfaces is greatly improved. Highway ride is outstanding !! Ride height is similar to the Steeda Explorer pictured with the springs on the website .. Overall, I'm quite pleased with these springs so far. I expect that as they break in over time, the ride and appearance will continue to improve.
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