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Old 10-30-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Question confused about my lift kit

Hey there guys gotta a question for ya. I purchased a 3inch lift kit(spacer and AAL) and when i took it out the box the spacer is only 1.5" tall whats up with that??? how am i supposed to see 3" lift from it?? i just dont understand.
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Hey there guys gotta a question for ya. I purchased a 3inch lift kit(spacer and AAL) and when i took it out the box the spacer is only 1.5" tall whats up with that??? how am i supposed to see 3" lift from it?? i just dont understand.

When the spacer is installed, it is "amplified" through the control arms, etc... as said above in a 2:1 ratio.

My spacer actually measured 1.75" for a 3" lift, and when I measured the difference I did actully have a 3.5" lift.
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When the spacer is installed, it is "amplified" through the control arms, etc... as said above in a 2:1 ratio.

My spacer actually measured 1.75" for a 3" lift, and when I measured the difference I did actully have a 3.5" lift.
so what is your opinon on the spacer lift any issues??
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:58 AM   #5
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so what is your opinon on the spacer lift any issues??
i currently have a top plate spacer and block lift. its a lift, not the best by any means but it will get you 3". expect a rough ride, if you have a block for the rear you'll have some wheel hop. honestly, unless you plan on upgrading lifts in the near future, i would have gotten an ome lift kit.
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so what is your opinon on the spacer lift any issues??
I'm happy with it - no issues, no vibes. even at 3.5" the alignment tech at our garage was able to bring the alignment into specs without new CA's... Used the AAL for the rear...

What kit did you get? from ebay?
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I'm happy with it - no issues, no vibes. even at 3.5" the alignment tech at our garage was able to bring the alignment into specs without new CA's... Used the AAL for the rear...

What kit did you get? from ebay?

yep. from ebay. $189.99
What shocks/struts are you running? stock?
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I'm happy with it - no issues, no vibes. even at 3.5" the alignment tech at our garage was able to bring the alignment into specs without new CA's... Used the AAL for the rear...

What kit did you get? from ebay?
I hate to say this, but your alignment is not in spec with a 3+" lift.
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yep. from ebay. $189.99
What shocks/struts are you running? stock?
thats the same lift i'm running - stock shocks for now... but there will be upgrades

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I hate to say this, but your alignment is not in spec with a 3+" lift.
My understanding was that I wouldn't be able to... but according to the tech, and the print out - my truck is "within factory specs"
I dont know what sort of voodoo magic the tech did - but whatever works. The truck tracks fine, doesn't pull, doesn't vibe and chalk test showing tires wearing fine... Shouldn't be possible - but I am not complaining!
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