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post #1 of 14 Old 01-18-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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How to tell Lift height? New truck

Hey everyone, I bought a f250 in august and am now looking at getting some new shocks to make the ride a little more lady friendly I called the previous owner who said he didn't know what the height was? So my question is basically is there any way to figure out what height lift I have by looking at the truck. It looks like a skyjacker lift if I go by the shocks and the leaf springs? I'm looking at the bilstein 5100s for lifted trucks but dont want to order the wrong ones only to have to send them back? Anyone with any ideas, truck is sitting on 35-12.5-16.5 tires and has a decent amount of room in the fenderwells?
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posting a pic might help every1 in their guessing ... but w/ 35s and plenty of room 6" probably id say ur gonna be better off posting a pic because your "plenty" may be someone elses "barley any" lol


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educated guess is 4-6 inch

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Well, could be anything from just a 3'' to 6''. I have a 3.5'' in the front and can clear 35's but not with room to spare. Post a pic of the truck and the leafs/ blocks for us.

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You could possibly measure the blocks under the rear leaf springs.


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measure from the frame in the front to the top of the axle pad......get me that measurement and I'll tell you.

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I had a leveling kit on my truck and fit 35 x12.50 and it fit not a whole lot of room. I had to shave my fender wells when i put the ssr on it cuse it rubbed but the pro comps never rubbed a 4 inch would def give it space for 35's and now i have a 10 inch on it and i have 40 x15 tsl and a considerable amount of room although i rubbed once when i came down in a mud pit and slammed the front end down. But the easiest way it to measure from the center of each stud from the center of the stud on your shock mount to the center of the stud on your spring perch then call up bilstein and tell them the distance they should have an idea and if they dont they should not be making shocks.




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Hey everyone, I bought a f250 in august and am now looking at getting some new shocks to make the ride a little more lady friendly I called the previous owner who said he didn't know what the height was? So my question is basically is there any way to figure out what height lift I have by looking at the truck. It looks like a skyjacker lift if I go by the shocks and the leaf springs? I'm looking at the bilstein 5100s for lifted trucks but dont want to order the wrong ones only to have to send them back? Anyone with any ideas, truck is sitting on 35-12.5-16.5 tires and has a decent amount of room in the fenderwells?

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Guys I will try to get those measurements. Hopefully this picture works

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Ok, the top of the front axle to just touching the rubber stop is 7 inches. from the axle to frame including rubber stop mount is 10 inches. Not sure if that helps or not. Getting pictures as we speak
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I cant post my other pics anyone with email if you could post em for me jd179@cavtel.net
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