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post #1 of 5 Old 12-04-2007, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Lifted and Steering

2 part question-

How can I tell how much the truck has been lifted? What is a stock axle to frame measurement?

2nd part...

Its been a while since I've done suspension work--

Pitman arm connects to the...? Whats it called? My pitman arm is loose from the steering box and the "whats it called" is loose as well.

Just want to know before I take it to get fixed.

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What truck are you talking about for the stock axle to frame measurement? The pitman arm attaches to the drag link. IIRC.

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for instance- centerline of axle (middle of hub) to bottom of frame.....something so I can figure out the inches of lift. If I compare to a stock measurement, then I'd know how lifted mine is. I am sure the springs are replaced and there are several inches of blocking above the rear axle and several inches of blocking under the carrier bearing...

Perhaps there is a stock ride height measurement.

03 F350 6.0 version, if that makes a diff. FX4 option.



Just trying to figure out what is going on with steering...if the drop pitman is sufficient etc....anything to slow wear is a good thing.
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From my axle tube to the bottom of the frame is 13"s.

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FWIW- you were correct, it was the drag link........i put in a new drag link and the steering is much tighter now. yaay. I think I gotta replace my tie rod ends too to make it perfect.

Do you have to grease the fittings after you put them in? I couldnt tell if this fitting had grease in it....seemed like it did, but again, long time since suspension work.
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