Look at the front crossmembers for the lower control arms. Measure the distance from a lower control arm bolt to the factory control arm mounting hole above it. If your kit uses blocks in the rear instead of leaf springs, measure the size of the block. The rear of most kits will be 2-3 inches less lift than the front.
How do I tell what size lift I have?
measure the distance from the frame to the axle on your truck and a stock truck. subtract the two and viola… you’ve got the lift height.
How can I tell what kind of lift is on my truck?
You can look at the rear springs, if you have two blocks under them, you probaly have a lift. Also look at you suspension linkage, if it is aftermarket it will usualy have the manufacturer name on it. if a good kit is installed properly, you shouldnt be able to tell its not factory unless you measure it.
How do you measure the lift on a Ram 2500?
Measure from the center of the hub to the top of the fender opening. Mine measures 24″s front and 26.5″ rear. Stock height. Subtract these measurements from whatever your buddies truck measures and that will tell you the height of the lift.
What size lift kits are there?
Suspension lift kits come in all sizes.
Small lift kits consist of 1.5 or fewer inches. These will give you a little more clearance and room to run slightly larger tires. A benefit of getting a smaller lift is they are less expensive, and it won’t require many modifications. Medium lift kits are roughly 2″.
How tall is a truck with a 4 inch lift?
4″ BDS on 33.5″ 84-85″ at back of cab. 35s add half” to an inch. measuring from the center-line of the wheels, ground to the bottom of the fender, 42.75″ in the front, and 43″ in the back.
What is the best 6 inch lift kit?
Top Rated 6 Inch Lift Kits for your Off-Road Vehicle
- Pro Comp 6″ Stage II Lift Kit with ES9000 Shocks. …
- KSport Kontrol Pro-Lift Kit. …
- Pro Comp Suspension Lift Kits with ES9000 Shocks. …
- Dynatrac Front ProRock 44 for 2007+ Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (AEV Lift Specific) …
- Pro Comp Suspension Lift Kit with ES3000 Shocks.
How do I know if my truck is leveled?
If you can post a picture of the top of the strut/spring assembly and the bottom of the strut where it attaches to the lower control arm we could tell you for sure. The leveling kits use either a spacer on top of the strut/spring assembly or the bottom of it to lift it and they’re pretty easy to spot.
What’s the difference between a body lift and a suspension lift?
Body lifts only raise the body so there is no change in the distance between the bottom of your vehicle and the ground. A suspension lift raises the frame of the vehicle (minus the axle and differential or lower control arms) so a 3 inch suspension lift nets you 3 inches of ground clearance.
How thick is a 2 inch leveling kit?
From what i understand and someone correct me if im wrong, true 2″ leveling kits are 1.5″ thick, 2.5″ are 1.75″ and 3″ are 2″ thick. If neither of the 2 pertain to you, you can always lower the rear 1″.
Does a leveling kit cause problems?
Short Answer: A quality leveling kit that is installed properly will not damage your truck. A leveling kit can even be helpful if you’re planning to go off-roading or if you’ll be using a snowplow.
Should I level or lift my truck?
If you’re not a serious mudslinger or going off-road every chance you get, but you’d like a little extra room for larger tires and you’ve been known to do some winching, you’re better off with a leveling kit. When it comes to style, a lift kit will truly transform the look of your vehicle.
Should I get a 4 or 6 inch lift?
A 4-inch lift is considered standard and comparatively doesn’t affect maneuverability or gas mileage. A 6-inch lift can cost thousands of dollars more, and can also end up using more fuel and make the vehicle less drivable. The 2-inch difference can also be illegal in many states.
What is the best size tire for a 4 inch lift?
You should run at least a 35 with a 4″ lift. What he is saying is: if you want to run a 33″ tire, save you money and buy a leveling kit or 2″ BB. A leveling kit will remove the rake and give you about 1-2″ of lift over stock. Sorry, 4″ of lift is big on a jk and a 33″ tire will look small.
How much is a lift kit for a truck?
The Cost of Lift Kits
Starting between $100 and $500, leveling and body kits are the most affordable options. If you opt for a performance-enhancing suspension lift kit, you can expect to pay between $1,000 and $5,000.