|03-14-2012 11:38 PM|
so it looks like you have a bigger lift than you thought.
|01-07-2012 02:41 PM|
|01-07-2012 12:59 PM|
|Umbra0101||The stock spring height on a TJ, from seat to seat, is 12". Any more and that's all lift. I don't know about other models, and a YJ has leaves.|
|01-07-2012 12:55 PM|
OK, took the measurements. They say stock height to the rocker panels on a YJ Wrangler is 18"
It measures 27" to my rocker panels & I have 35" tires (which actually measure out to 34" from the concrete) Stock tires are 29"
This tells me ... 27" (-) 18" = 9" total lift;
34" tall tires (-) 29" for stock tires = 5"
9" total lift (-) 5" for the taller tires = 4" of suspension lift
I do not have a body lift, so I am pretty content with saying that I have a 4" suspension lift now.
Thanks for the help Kevin
|01-06-2012 06:00 PM|
|The Toolman||Hmm.... I'll take some measurements tomorrow & see what I come up with.|
|01-06-2012 05:38 PM|
|01-06-2012 05:29 PM|
|The Toolman||LOL ..... Thanks, that's actually what I did originally & hadn't come up with anything straight forward. I was hoping one of the fab guys would add to this as well. I really do appreciate the help|
|01-06-2012 05:23 PM|
I'm still researching for you. Try to use google and type in yj lift kit measuring. That's what I'm doing now. Be right back
|01-06-2012 05:20 PM|
One question ... would this work for leaf springs as well???
|01-06-2012 05:14 PM|
Here you go all the info you need. Please let's us know what you have
|01-06-2012 05:00 PM|
|Mitchness||Basic way would be to take the shocks off and fully the compress one side of the axle against the bump stop- measure from mount to mount. Go to other side where it's at full droop (tire should be off the ground so you know it's at full extension)- measure mount to mount.|
|01-06-2012 02:40 PM|
Ok, I'm going to try to rephrase the question.
How would one measure to know what type/size of shock they need to order for a vehicle with an unknown lift?
|01-05-2012 09:21 PM|
|The Toolman||Thanks for the input, but wow, this may be tougher than I thought. lol...|
|01-05-2012 07:43 PM|
|kjeeper10||Google stock specs and compare ??|
|01-05-2012 06:53 PM|
|DrHolliday||Not sure, you could always pull a shock off and measure it fully extended. Then look up shock specs for different length shocks and see which one has about the same fully extended length.|
|01-05-2012 06:48 PM|
Unknown Lift Size - How can you tell what size lift it really is?
If someone were to buy a Jeep that has a "brand unknown" lift kit & wanted to measure how much "lift" the kit actually provides; how could you properly measure that?
I honestly do not know if the lift on my Jeep is a 4", 4.5", or 6" lift. I need to get new shocks for it soon & want to make sure I get the right height of shocks.
Thanks again guys,