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post #1 of 4 Old 06-10-2011, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Ride Height Q

My first post here. I recently purchased a 97 4wd OBS F250 shortbed. Am wanting to install new Bilsteins all th way around but have been unable to determine if the truck has the stock leafs or if its been lifted.

How do I determine if ride height is stock? Is the current shock eye to eye length the only numbers I need to order new shocks? Can an "wheels on the ground" measurement be used to determine correct shock length?


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you could measure the current shocks, or you could post piks pretty sure someone could eyeball it, how many leafs are on it front and rear, also look at the hangers/shackles see if they look as old as the rest, that could tell you if its been tampered with or not, sounds like a nice truck, is it extended cab or crew cab?

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Take one of your shocks off... Measure fully compressed and fully out, and also the length of the shock body... then im sure if you look at their website for your application you will find the mesurments that you just took under your application chart
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Don't remove the shocks, won't get you a answer..just measure bolt to bolt with the truck on the ground and we can tell you the lift you have and we get you the correct Bilsteins. PM me.
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