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post #1 of 6 Old 11-21-2011, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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4" Ranch lift, not 4"'s

I just put on a Rancho 4" suspension lift, new springs in the front and blocks in the back. I measured the trcuk before the lift and now after the lift and i have a max of 3" of lift, what the hell?
Anyone had this same problem, could i have gotten the wrong kit? Or is this typical, they tell you one thing and sell you another?
I am pissed, would have went 6" mif i had of known this would have happened
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What year truck you got?

2002 ford f250 4x4 Lariat. Dark shadow gray with custom painted pearl silver with purple flames, 12.5" Icon lift with OneUpOffroad traction bar block system , OUO driveline drop bracket,Clocked transfer case, 38" MT claws on 18x10 weld dune 8 wheels. MBRP t-304 cool dual exhaust& custom ss t-304 flame tips, AFE stage 2 CAI & custom tunes from elite diesel on XCAL2 , Killer stereo system and lots of billet and flames!! http://good-times.webshots.com/album/556844448GVUyhu
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just think, it may have not even settled yet, new springs have a "break in" period. they also dont guarantee exact lift heghts, its more like a rough guess beings that some people have more heavy stuff in there truck and usually its the same parts for reg cab as for crew, as far as spring rates go. I used to sell lifts at a performance store and had a couple issues like this and these are the answers i got from skyjacker, rancho, bds...
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That sucks man, maybe do a spacer for more lift?

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I'm in a 2010.

Would hope I would get more than 75% of the lift I paid for.

I should have room for a spacer in the back as I did get longer U bolts and i guess i could add a level kit to the front. Just more expense I should not have to be paying for.

This is not the first time this has happened to me, seems to be the norm with lift kits they are always short of the design height sold.
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I had a rubicon express 6.5" lift on my 02 first I netted 8 1/2" of lift with the diesel. i went to the Icon 12.5" lift and it netted me 14" of lift. I would think most lift companies lifts would at least lift higher , because the springs usually settle. the rubicons did, but after they settled it still was at 7 1/4" of lift. So far after 3 years the Icon springs have not settled at all. I would at least call ans complain. Nothing happens make a youtube video and post so others won`t buy thier product.

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