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Measurements of your rig

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Buford, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. 78Buford

    78Buford 1/2 ton status

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    While piddling around last night, I took measurements of various clearance areas of the Ford. I’m interested to see what other people have. When I did this, the tires had close to 30 psi in them. Also, I measured the rear of the truck lowest point under the tailgate before and after taking all of the stuff out of the bed…it only raised 1” per side with all of it removed. Here is what I measured:

    Front left corner (bottom) of bumper: 29”
    Front right corner (bottom) of bumper: 29”
    Front Diff: 13 & 1/8”.
    Front pinion yoke: 19”
    T-Case: 23”
    Rear pinion yoke: 19 & ¼”
    Rear Diff: 13 & ¼”
    Left rear corner: 39”
    Right rear corner: 38.5”
    All four tires: 40” to 40.5” (I think they’ve “grown” in the center due to being flexed & being aired all the way up on the skinny wheels…When I bought them, they were only about 40” without wheels). BTW, the wheelbase is 133".

    I'd be interested to see some other rig's measurements.
    Roy
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    A furd? You may have to wait a while to get ford measurements around here !
     
  3. 78Buford

    78Buford 1/2 ton status

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    Whooa. After 178 posts, I just noticed that this is a GM site. Thanks dude! :rolleyes:
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    GM? Damn...I got a Honda!:haha:
    variety is the spice of life!:D
     
  5. draggbody

    draggbody 1/2 ton status

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    regardless of the make... i still think this is a good "measuring stick" to see how someone else has made changes to the same parts we all use...

    i think frame height would be a required # though...

    wasn't there a fomula that figured break over angle somewhere???
     
  6. 78Buford

    78Buford 1/2 ton status

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    I didn't think to measure the frame height....have to get that one tonight.
     
  7. muddybuddy

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    i wont be by my truck until this weekend, but i do know that my wheelbase is 112"

    so ur 42's only measured out to 40" when you got them new?
     
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    Yep...42" TSL's seem to come in several sizes ranging from 39.5" to 42." Gotta love the quality control. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    :laugh: .....
    Marv
     
  10. mrk5

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    The one measurement that I have is about 12"±¼" to the bottom of either diff with D44/12bolt 1/2ton axle combo and 37"MTRs that measure out to about 36" actual. That's one of the things I like about 1/2ton axles.

    I paid all that money for the beefy covers and once I went to 37s I rarely hit them. :doah:
     
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    frustrating....my 39.5x13.50 iroks measure out to about 38x15...wtf:mad: i do love the way they ride, but still i mean come on interco...
     
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    Front left corner of bumper, 38.75"
    Front right....................... 39"
    Front diff.........12 1/4"
    Front pinion yoke 18"
    Under belly of T-case ~26-27" (not installed yet...made best conservative guess)
    Rear pinion yoke 18 1/2"
    Rear diff.........11 1/2"
    Left rear corner under bumper, 42"
    Right rear corner under bumper, 41.5"

    Wheelbase, 109"
    Tires, ~20 psi, 38 1/4" - 38 3/4"

    Lift is 6" Alcan front, 2.5" Alcan rear with shackle flip, Tires are 39.5's (that measured pretty true if not oversize when new)

    Rear corner measurements should come down an inch or two once the tranny and doubler go in (and hardtop goes back on). Belly clearance I had to take an educated guess at. Based it on crank centerline, fudged the slight downward angle of the drivetrain into my calc's and subtracted a bit to be 'safe'.

    *edit* Frame height under center of truck, flat part of the frame...29 1/4"


    Rene
     
  13. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    my wheel base is at 110 with a 6in lift and 35s the only measurement Ive taken is 25in from the ground to bottom of rockers.
     
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    Ground to bottom of rockers on mine is 31 3/4"...

    You sure you have a 6" lift?

    Rene
     
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    He only has 35's tho, but that does seem slightly low..

    Ill get my measurements in the morn when i can see to get to it.
     
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    39.5's have about 2-2.5" more radius than 35's. I do have a 1" body lift, and the truck is missing some weight. All that accounts for about 4 1/2" max. Call it 27"...

    It just seems to me it's 'possible' he may have a 4" lift rather than a 6" lift.

    Rene
     
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    double post :(
     
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    the ticket i got from the maryland state police say's

    Front Frame height = 30.5 inches
    Rear Frame height = 35.5 inches
    Maryland state limit, 28 inchs.

    6 inch's of lift, 38.5 inch swampers.

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy your wonderful 60$ fine you redneck.
     
  19. Citizen Rider

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    Some are guessed cause the blazer is on uneven pasture.

    Wheelbase- 107.75" (about to add about 4")
    Front bumper- 30"
    Rear bumper- 29"(need to fix that)
    38" TSL-alil over 36 on 10" wide rims
    Rear wheel well- 44"
    Front wheel well- 46"
    Rocker- 27.5"
    D60- 12"
    D60 yoke- 16.5"
    14b- 11"
    14b yoke- 17.5"
    Frame- 27"
    t-case-22"
     
  20. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    wheelbase=110" going to 52's in the front so it will change
    front bumper=no
    rear bumper=no
    44" gumbo monster mudders on 12" rims=42 inches(they are getting bald)
    wheelwells=they clear the tires
    T-case=getting clocked this weekend

    I know the roof is just over 8 foot and when its on my deckover I can not fit under 10' 6" underpasses.
     

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