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How do you correctly measure your lift

I dont really know how to word this but, how would you determine how much lift you have if you didnt install the kit? Is there a specific way to do this?

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Re: How do you correctly measure your lift

measure the distance from the frame to the axle on your truck and a stock truck. subtract the two and viola... you've got the lift height.
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measure the distance from the frame to the axle on your truck and a stock truck. subtract the two and viola... you've got the lift height.
IN that measurement you would have to take in the height of the bigger tires over stock also
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IN that measurement you would have to take in the height of the bigger tires over stock also
The distance he is telling him to measure is between the frame and the axle, so the tire size wouldn't change that measurement.

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Re: How do you correctly measure your lift

but it wouldnt account for a body lift

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but it wouldnt account for a body lift
True, but if he has a body lift it will be pretty easy to tell (and measure that).

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Re: How do you correctly measure your lift

I could be wrong, but if I'm not mistaken, they figure your tires in with it. Ex. I had an 8" lift from fabteck on my 02. But the rear block they sent was only 5" or so. Not 8" tall. Same with the front leafs, they weren't 8" taller than stock. With that being said, you should be able to measure your truck in stock form, then measure it WITH the lift AND tires on it, and that's what they call xxx" lift. Meaning, if your truck is 8" taller with all the stuff on it, it's an 8" lift.

Again, I could be way off here, and the boys at Truck Toyz will clear all this up. But from past experience with mine, that is what I think.

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Re: How do you correctly measure your lift

no they don't figure tires in the advertised lift Height



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Re: How do you correctly measure your lift

Frame to axle..its the only way....BUT...you may have some spring/leaf sagging...lifts drop over time.
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I dont really know how to word this but, how would you determine how much lift you have if you didnt install the kit? Is there a specific way to do this?
I usually use a tape measure





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I measure before and after I installed it. Usually don't put the tires on right away so don't need to put that into account. If you do then minus tire difference. I find most quality lift companies will be pretty close to advertised lift but then you have to consider what other acc. you have on the vehicle that might add extra weight.
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