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just wondering if I have as much lift as I think I do I have a 5in sj coils 2in spacer ex drop pitman bds track bar bracket 5in leafs in the rear and 3in body my arms are suposed to be 6-8" they are bds my axle seems to be pulled back I had to trim the fenders so the 37's wouldn't rub. I hear of other trucks running larger tires without problems
 

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On 2005-11-24 12:12, mudpuppy wrote:
just wondering if I have as much lift as I think I do I have a 5in sj coils 2in spacer ex drop pitman bds track bar bracket 5in leafs in the rear and 3in body my arms are suposed to be 6-8" they are bds my axle seems to be pulled back I had to trim the fenders so the 37's wouldn't rub. I hear of other trucks running larger tires without problems

Stock trucks measure 11.5"-12" between the top of the coil bucket and to the bottom of the top coil mount.
 

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Measure between the top of the (stock) upper contorl arm mount, and the top of the upper coil bucket, where the shock tower bolts. It's 10" for a stock 1500.
 

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On 2005-11-24 14:28, Robert97dodge wrote:


Stock trucks measure 11.5"-12" between the top of the coil bucket and to the bottom of the top coil mount.

That statment that I made is what dodgethis said to measure from. I went out and measureed mine for the hell of it and I dont think that it is right. According to that I only have 6.5" of lift. I know that is not right because I am running 4.5" diesel coils which give a half ton truck 8-8.5" of lift.
 

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from top of bottom bucket to bottom of top bucket 16"
which means only 4-4.5 susp.
from top of lower control arm braket to top of coil braket it's about 5.5-6" susp.
I go two answers which ones right.
 

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On 2005-11-24 14:45, Tufiremn wrote:
Measure between the top of the (stock) upper contorl arm mount, and the top of the upper coil bucket, where the shock tower bolts. It's 10" for a stock 1500.

I measured a truck at work and it was 11.5. If it were 10, that'd mean I have 7 inches of lift from superlift coils, thats way high. I know I have more like 5.5. Mine measure 17 inches.

You can measure rear lift by measuring fron the flat spot on the frame to the top of the axle tube directly below it. If you want I can measure mine for comparision but I don't know how much mine has either.
 

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Bottom coil bucket lip to top coil bucket lip should be 11.5-12" stock. I've measured all mine stock and other peoples as well. You'd be surprised at how many people dont really have as much lift as they think they do because of coil sag. A 5" lift kit should yield around 17" bottom lip to top lip..
 
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