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    Ford Explorer question

    Hi, I'm looking at buying a Ford Explorer or other SUV, probably a year or so old. I want to lower it slightly to give my wife a better transfer. Does anyone have experience with lowering an SUV. I will do the work my self. Currently we have an older Suburban, but we want to replace it with a smaller SUV. Thanks....littlebear8961@yahoo.com

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    Ugh, Explorers. My injury was due to a Ford Explorer rollover. Not a good option, IMO.

    Sue

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    Lowering it would lower the center of gravity and make it less rolloverish.

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    Weren't the tires the cause of most of the roll overs? Also, considering the new Ford Freestyle station wagon, although its about 3" too tall.

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    Originally posted by IKU:

    Weren't the tires the cause of most of the roll overs? Also, considering the new Ford Freestyle station wagon, although its about 3" too tall.
    I think the jury is still out on this, IKU. It's pretty supicious that Ford changed the design of the Explorer after the rollover coverage in the media. I know my 1996 Explorer was very tippy. I was considering getting rid of it, then my crash happened.

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    Thanks for the info, we decided to buy a Jeep Cherokee.

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    Agree with Susan M, explorer not a very good choice.

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    Nooo not a Cherokee...that caused my SCI. All SUV's are EVIL.

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    The easiest tranfering experience I ever had is with a Subaru Forrester. The wheelchair is almost exactly level with the passenger seat. Plus, they're more fuel efficient and safer than an Explorer.

    Don't worry, she'll hold together. You hear me, baby? Hold together.

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