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Actual lift heights with 4" and 6" spring lifts..............

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BurbinOR, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. BurbinOR

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    Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    Guys,

    On the fence as to what size lift to put on the Burb...........it's either 4" or 6" - tire size WILL be 35's. I know with 4" 35's will fit but be close on flex situations, so a 6" would be a better choice. HOWEVER, if I remember correctly, someone (think it was Grim) said that most 4" lift springs give more like 6"...........so I am looking for real world experience from you guys and gals. If you put 4" on, did you get more than 4" of lift? If so, was it enough for 35's?

    Keep in mind I will not be flexing this beast much if at all so I am looking for 'road manners' clearance. I'd rather not have to change brake lines and stay at a 4" lift if I can.

    Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  2. 74beater

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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    GO WITH THE 4"
    AND MAYBE JUST A LITTLE TRIM

    4" WITH 38'S
    350-350-203-44-12
     
  3. Emmettology 101

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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    The first lift I had on Emmett was 4"HD Superlift front springs and 35x12.50's on a 10" rim. This was nice for the street and afforded good flex with minor rubbing at full flex!
    Now I am running a 6" Superride forn spring and get a lot better flex, but I had to trim a ton and I still can shove a tire into the firewall!
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    Got a 4" lift with 35x12.50x15 on 8" rims and went through a shallow ditch while turning and ripped the chrome trim up about 3 or 4 inches. It was on the edge closest to the firewall. Real life experience. I need a trim with my 4" lift. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    resurrect a post titled something like "ride height" put up by me a while (year or so) back. Has some actual numbers of installed lifts. It's a good one to drag up from time to time. I think it's in the 73-87 K5 forum, maybe Fox can transplant it over here since this seems to be where it belongs.
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    Also try searching under "Rugged Trail", there was a thread recently discussing that these kits were generally the tallest when compared to same size lifts by other brands.
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    I installed a Rough Country 4" all spring lift about 3 months ago. My actual lift was close to 6.5 inches in the rear and about 5.5 inches in the front. I ended up putting longer shackles in the rear to level the truck. ( so i ended up with 5.5" front and rear). Also, I run 35x12.50x15 tires on 10" (4inch backspace)rims. I dont have any rubbing and I have flexed it pretty good a couple times. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    I installed a set of Skyjacker 4' front springs and got 5.25', makes my 33's look tiny! Wish I would have started with 35's.
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    Taylor, same thing here! I got 5.25" out of the Skyjacker softride...you want flex, get this kit, but make sure you get shocks with lots of travel.
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    Thanks, Steve. Thats a good post.

    Ride Height
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    Gotta remember with the measurements some are giving, after installing a new lift, the numbers will go down due to settling.

    All aftermarket lift kit manufacturers will confirm that the springs will settle over time. They average about 1" of settlement, depending on the accessories the vehicle has.
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    6in lift shock for a 4in lift then?

    For 35's I like the looks of a 6in lift
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    6in lift shock for a 4in lift then?

    For 35's I like the looks of a 6in lift


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    I know this is a PITA but best thing is to put on the springs and try to measure full droop and full stuff then get the right size.
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    I would go with the 6inch lift. this way you wont have to do any fender triming. A 4inch lift with no triming will be close with 35s. I saw a chart in a magazine awhile back and it said that you need 6inch lift to run 35s with no triming. you also have to remember that a new lift will settel after a few miles.
     
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    Re: Actual lift heights with 4\" and 6\" spring lifts..............

    Thanks Dan... I was looking for but couldn't find that thread.
     

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