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help with lift measurements please

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacosupreme54, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    tacosupreme54

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    I was just wanting to get some feedback from some of you guys. I don't really know what my front lift is to be honest. I'm pretty sure it's 2.5", but I'm not positive. Before I knew what TW was, I just wanted to get the front high enough to get some 285's later on. So I just went to a local shop and told him that. Of course he ordered a spacer, and at the time I did not know any better and never asked what size it was or anything. Later on I found TW and discovered the AAL instead of the block he was also suggesting. I'm mainly wondering why my rear is an inch higher than the front. I don't know if that's typical of a 2.5'' front, 2'' rear, or if i actually have less than 2.5'' in the front and that's why my rear is higher. Maybe it's supposed to be a little higher in the rear. I just really would like to see some other measurements or know how much my lift actually is.

    Here's what I know:
    -probably a 2.5'' spacer
    -2'' AAL

    ground to fender measurements:
    front driver - 37 3/4
    front passenger - 37 3/4
    rear driver - 39
    rear passenger - 39 1/8

    I have 265/75/16 tires, so that's also about 1" higher than stock.

    Here's a picture on moderately level ground if it helps any:
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    thanks in advance
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    That sounds about right for a 2.5" lift. Mine went from 35" in the front to 37.6 after settling. My rear went from 37" to 39.25"...
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    that's good to hear. thanks man.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    any other 3'' lift guys got any measurements for comparison?
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    I'll check on my break and get back to you around 8.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    A lot of it has to do with where it was prior to the lift as well too...
    My buddy installed an OME 3" on his d-cab long box and after setting it is no higher then mine...his shocks/ springs were hella worn out.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    mine is 37.5 front and back with one inch blocks in the back not sure was size spacers they put in the front but seem about the same size as mine....mine is perfectly level
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    o i also have the same size tires as well
     
  9. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    thanks man
     
  12. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    i looked around some and i think the typical stock height is 35''. i'm sure that beating the suspension to hell would lower that a little bit. so that probably explains his. plus, if a taco is a base model 2x4, it already sits pretty low. i bet after a 3'' lift those sit about as high as a regular trd.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    thanks man.
     
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    Alright, I'm at 38" in the front and 40" in the back - from the ground

    from the hubs its 23 1/4 in the front and 25 1/2 in the back.
     
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    thanks
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    so now i have another question. i plan on getting 5100's sometime to get rid of the spacers. you basically just take out the old shocks, set the 5100's to 2.5'', and you have your lift, right? you don't have to get new coils or anything? and will setting the 5100's higher, 2.5'' in my case, reduce ride quality compared to if they were set at 0''?
     
  17. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Icon Ext travel CO, Icon tubular uniball UCAs, Maxtrac Spindles, Icon RR rear w 2"aal.
    just a tick under 40" front and just over on the rear
     
  18. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    is that a 4'' lift? what is it, long travel, spindle lift, or something like that?
     
  19. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    no im running the icon extended travel coilovers with 3" lift on 285's
     
  20. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    That's correct. It will be stiffer than if it were set to 0 but it should be better than the spacers. If you want it lifted and smoother, then you'll need coils (either the Toytec adjustable coilover or the ebauch coils).
     
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