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Old 08-09-2012, 02:17 PM
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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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Old 08-09-2012, 02:22 PM
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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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Old 08-09-2012, 07:44 PM
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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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Old 08-10-2012, 06:09 AM
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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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Old 08-11-2012, 02:49 PM
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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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Old 08-11-2012, 08:27 PM
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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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Old 08-11-2012, 08:54 PM
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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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Old 08-12-2012, 09:39 AM
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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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Old 08-12-2012, 12:21 PM
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You can definitely just changes the fronts out.
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