Originally Posted by dandul
I purchased a 01 250 with 18inch rims and 33 tires. Is there a way I can tell if and how much a truck has been lifted?
Depends HOW it was lifted. Look on the rear axle. Are there blocks? If no, then the suspension has been altered, probably a spring lift. It came with 2" blocks from the factory. There may also be multiple blocks or a single large block. Measure it to find out.
Now look at the front. Under the leaf springs there could me a mini pack of small leaf springs. There could also be a block here. If there is a block, REMOVE IT ASAP.
There may also be drop shackles. Look for something that the front leaf springs are hanging from. Measure from the center of the bolt at each end of the shackle. That will be your lift.