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Steeda rear spring spacers Question

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I might of misconstrued a couple of answers from 2 different guys from Steeda
I waited over a month for the springs, but finally they are arriving tomorrow. But what did already arrive were the spacers. 2 sets of the S550 #555-8251, 4 total 1/4" size.
I know what they are for but 2 pair threw me off. So I called and one gentleman seemed confused and said they sent an extra pair by mistake and not to worry about sending one pair back.

But today, when I found out the springs were coming, I called again, just to get a little more knowledgeable about the spacers.
He said that there was no mistake and I needed 2 spacers on each back spring.

So quick question. Do 2 spacers go on each rears springs

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JHoe C
 
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Do you have Steeda with no spacers?
When I bought them online, it asks if my explorer is awd or rwd An St is rwd right? so I clicked rwd and it cost an exta $100. So they sent me 2 pair of mustang 1/4" spacers. I called and they said
Steeda feels the springs work better for the st with the spacers. And they mentioned the rake that I would maintain. I really don't know now. I guess Ill call them back to find out more
 
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Unless they changed their springs they were the same drop f/r so they naturally maintained the rake.
H&R had more drop in the rear to kill the rake.
 

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The spacer is for a RWD Explorer. The ST is 4WD and doesn’t need them…that’s right off their site.
 
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The spacer is for a RWD Explorer. The ST is 4WD and doesn’t need them…that’s right off their site.
Ok so help me out. The St is a 4wd but is rear-wheel based? so I should of picked 4wd instead of rwd?
 
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Thanks Bub
Why do they have that option then? Aren't all new explorers 4wd with rear wheel based?
 
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Never got spacers with my Steeda springs bought and installed a year ago. Definitely not something you want.
 
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All Explorers are rear-wheel based, (inline engine- not transverse) but not all are AWD.
No offense intended with this comment. All current model Explorers are rear-wheel-based (read, 2020 & 2021). The last models were front-drive, transverse engine based. The Explorer Sports were nice vehicles, however, torque steer was one of their downfalls.
 

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No offense intended with this comment. All current model Explorers are rear-wheel-based (read, 2020 & 2021). The last models were front-drive, transverse engine based. The Explorer Sports were nice vehicles, however, torque steer was one of their downfalls.
This is an ST group focused on 2020 and newer Explorers. We shouldn’t have to specify.
 
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This is an ST group focused on 2020 and newer Explorers. We shouldn’t have to specify.
Of course it is. I simply thought that this fact might be why someone would have the old platform on their mind and could be cause for confusion. As I said, no offense intended.
 


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