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Where to measure?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gone huntin, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. gone huntin

    gone huntin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I just put a 4" lift (springs front, blocks rear) on my '90 Suburban and it looks alot taller in the front than rear. I measured from the tutone stripe to the ground and got 2 1/2" difference, then from the pinchweld at the bottom of the rockers to the ground and got 1" difference. When I went from the stripe, I was directly at the center of the wheels, but when I measured from the rockers, it was behind the front tire and in front of the rear tire. Where is the most accurate place on a Suburban to true measurement?
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    Your eye tends to follow the body line so that is the reference point that I measure from. I took a straight 2x4 and placed it at the center of the wheel and made sure it was straight up and down. Then using an adjustable t-square I marked on the 2x4 where the body line was and measured that. You can get an accurate measurement from front to back and from side to side this way.
     
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    i use my stock bumpers. i've got those little rubber strips in them, i measure from the bottom edge.
     
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    I fixed it, I just added a long 2" add-a-leaf to the rear springs and now it sits level.
     
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    eclipse 1/2 ton status

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    Cool... just dont ever measure from the ground to the top of the fender well. its an 1in lower in the back than the front ;)
     

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