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Best way to measure lift height

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tacoluver, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Nov 4, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    Tacoluver

    Tacoluver [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is the best way to measure lift height on our trucks? At which points do you measure?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    Brunes

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    From the center of the hub to the bottom of the fender for suspension lift.

    From the ground to the bottom of the fender for tire and suspension total lift.

    From the ground to same point the lowest object object for over all ground clearance.

    Making sure you use the same spots for before and after measurements gives yo the best info.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    Tacoluver

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    Got it thanks! I got 24" from hub to fender. Should've measured before doing the lift. Do you happen to know what the specs are on stock suspension w/ stock wheels?
     
  4. Nov 4, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    Brunes

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    Was it 24 inches on all four tires??
     
  5. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    Tacoluver

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    I only measured the drivers side. Tomorrow I'm swapping out my RevTek spacer lift for Bilies and OME's.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Brunes

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    ::nods:: I got about 19-20 inches in front and about 22 in the rear pre lift...
     
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