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How to measure lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm looking to purchase a 84 1 ton, the owner says it has a 12 inch lift , is there a way i can measure the springs to see what the lift height is. Thanks
     
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    I think the only company that makes a 12" kit is Superlift, they will have the part number on the spring, if it's still there. It will be a yellow tag, some numbers, and the last set of numbers will be the lift. Might be a dash then the number, in your case a 12. What size tires are on it?? How much space is in the wheelwells??
     
  3. goldwing2000

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    You can measure the distance between the axle and frame arch and then post the numbers on here. Someone with a stock truck (or a known amount of lift) can then measure their truck and the difference will tell you how much lift you have.
     
  4. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    It has 39.5 inch boggers, about 13 inches between the top of the tire and the center of the fender.Between the axle and the frame arch is about 16inches. Thanks for the help
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I found this, (man I love the internet, soooo specific and I still found something pretty much identical to what he's buying).

    This '86 has 12" of lift and 39.5" boggers...

    Looks great to me but then again I'm an altitude kind of guy, forget flex!

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    -Avery
     
  6. goldwing2000

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    Is that front or rear?
     
  7. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    that is front specs.
     
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    side note: I like the new Chevy trucks, but man there isn't a truck out there that looks tougher, or better than an older 73-87/91 Chevy. That's one bada$$ truck! :saweet:
     
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    that is why I had 12" susp and 3" bl.. was going with rockwells and 53's

    however I found a way to legally drive it in NJ..... but that is next years project..... :wink1:
     

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