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how much lift??

First of all, I am new to your site and its great, all the info you cold need or want, IMO. I am new to Diesels, I have a 2000 F250 SD 7.3 PSD. I am trying to replace the shocks but I cant figure out if the previous owner had a lift put on. How do I determine which Bilstein's to put on the truck without knowing the lift status of the truck?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Take this measurement from the front axle, passenger side:
Top of the axle tube (next to the spring perch) to the bottom of the frame rail (by the bumpstop). Post up what that measurement is and I'll let you know.
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Measurement is 10 in. to bottom of frame rail, 8 1/2 in. to bottom of bumpstop.
thanks for your help
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You have approx. 2.5" of lift.

Is your leaf pack stock (2 leafs in the pack)? Or is it aftermarket?

Any pics?

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I only have 2 packs in the front. I will try to get pics up later.
So the Bilstein 5100's for 3 to 6 in would work??
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some pics

Truck was neglected before I got it, trying to get her back into shape

driver's side rearend

front shock


Need a quote on shocks, Bilstein's preferably. I do occasionally tow a 26ft camper. Thank you
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Do me a favor and measure eye to eye on the front shocks at ride height and I'll get the quote right over to you.
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center of bolt to center of bolt is 20 1/2 in. Thanx
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Looks like all stock #5100 won't work, HO's would work or #5125's
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