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How Tell Difference between 6" & 8" lift??

May seem stupid but bought my truck with the fabtech lift already installed. Guy I bought it from said it was an 8" and I didn't think it was, figured it was just a 6", since he was the second owner. But now I need to pick up some new shocks and front coil springs for it and I need to be 100% on the size of the lift and honestly I don't know how to tell. Any measurement that can be made somewhere to tell?


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Heres a couple pics in case someone can tell just by looking. Pretty sure the lift is Fabtech's 4link




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Lookin like a 8". Give me measurements of all 4 corners, bottom of fender to top of tire. Then I will give you my measurements.

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8" Icon, Loud Pipe, 58v FICM, Deleted, MudGrapplers, Edge Insight, Sct tuned by Vivian.

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Lookin like a 8". Give me measurements of all 4 corners, bottom of fender to top of tire. Then I will give you my measurements.
Got 12 5/8" from top of tire to bottom of fender flare for the rear and 13 5/8 front


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Lookin like a 8". Give me measurements of all 4 corners, bottom of fender to top of tire. Then I will give you my measurements.
any luck?
Met with a guy today with an 04 f350 to sell some tires and his looked the same size as mine, my hood was a little higher than his, he thought I had an 8".
I measured the blocks in the rear and all of them together (factory and lift blocks) added up to be just at 8"


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Got 12 5/8" from top of tire to bottom of fender flare for the rear and 13 5/8 front
Looks like you got an 8", sorry I forgot about the thread!

My front measures 13 1/2 roughly and rear is roughly 13.

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The fabtech coils have a part number on them. You can call them up and they will give you the info. I agree looks like an 8" kit.


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I agree, You def. have an 8" lift.



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SCT Tuned by IDP & Vivian
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thanks guys, called fabtech, got the part number. Only $216 for the pair.
Looks like i need to change my sig.
Heres another question tho, if I change out the front shocks with something different, preferably something with a remote resi, can I leave the rears or will the different rates be bad? Basically should i change all 4 shocks?


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You can definitely just changes the fronts out.


2005 Ford Excursion 4x4 Limited(Current)
2006 F350 Crew Cab 6.0 Lifted 6",22's,SRL, Edge CTS(Totaled)
2003 F250 Crew Cab 6.0 Sonic Blue Sport 38s/20s(SOLD)
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2001 F250 Single Cab Short Bed Looney Tuned 6.0 Conversion Studded/EGR Delete(SOLD)


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