Actual Lift Amount - Lets Compare Fender Heights

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by long_tall_texan, May 24, 2009.

  1. linewarbr

    linewarbr Full Access Member

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    06 CRD Sport.

    Lift installed at ~75,000 miles, all with original suspension.

    Before:
    DS Front: 18"
    PS Front: 18.5"
    DS Rear: 18.5"
    PS Rear: 18.5"

    After:
    DS Front: 21.25"
    PS Front: 21.25"
    DS Rear: 21.5"
    PS Rear: 21.5"

    Did the Jeepin By Al's Adjust-A-Strut Lift. I haven't measured it recently, but if it has sagged any I'll just adjust the collars to get it evened out again.
     
  2. KornyBrad

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    Front- 18 ½
    Back- 18 7/8

    All stock for now.
    Planning a WesWay lift soon.
     
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    I guess I'd like to see how much ground clearance the various combinations are getting you; measured under the front skid plate and rear differential would be a start.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Lift doesn't change that much, only tire height does so those with taller tires will be way higher of course
    Mine front under skid plate ( lowest point) ...13 1/2 or right about there
    rear under the lowest point of rear diff.....9 5/8 or so

    I hope you know I had to go out and crawl underneath to get these for you!:happy175:
     
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    Well it will for the front as the taller springs will push the arms down raising the clearance under the front diff. Extreme example is the VW Touaregs with independent air suspension that car raise clearance by 5 inches...

     
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    The old double edged sword huh. More lift needed for more tire!

    I have OME 927/948 and 245 75r16 tires.

    10" under front skid and 8.5" under rear diff:shrug:

    Thanks for checking!
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    See hardly any difference!:shrug::happy175:
     
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    Does that mean 4X2's also? :happy175:
     
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    Sure, why not?

    I saw several 2wd vehicles rippin up the loose dry sand on the beaches of OR!
    Including a 1980's early 1990's Ford LTD. Station waggon with BFG Mud Terrains on it!

    You would be surpricsed what an LSD can do for your 2wd KJ Mag!
     
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    Front:
    20 1/8 driver
    19 7/8 pass

    Rear:
    20 5/8 driver
    20 3/8 pass

    Added 3/8" Boiler shim and clevis lift in front, 2 extra isolators in back.
     
  12. tommudd

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    Time for new springs and shocks all around:whip:
     
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    Got about 2k on the OME/Bilsteins...I'm at 21 1/4" all the way around.
     
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    Almost 10,000 on my version of a OME lift
    front (I dropped it down recently) now 23 5/8
    rear ( with the new never before used, I don't think, on a KJ shocks ) 23.75:icon_twisted::icon_twisted:
     
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    The future is looking bright!
     
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    A hair over 23" on both sides up front and a wee bit higher in the rear.
     
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    I did a quick measurement today and got about 17" all around. Mr. Darcy is just over 32,000 miles but those are rough island miles and spent his life until November 10 being a rental car. I'm seriously considering upgrading but I honestly don't know what I would upgrade :shrug:

    Now that he's with me his life will be rougher, but a hell of a lot more fun!
     
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    Sounds like you are sagged about 2" all around from stock height. Replacing with OME springs all around and new shocks would greatly improve your ride.
     
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    2007 white liberty sport with 86,000 miles, half inch clevis lift, nothing added to the rear.
    245/70R16's with minor rubbing on front of the front fender, none on pich weld.
    Fender heights:
    front 19.50
    rear 18.75
     

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  20. tommudd

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    Well at least you got the front back up to just above stock height :whip: