my yj has tires that are measuring a true 32inches tall. from the top of the tire i have approx 11.5 inches to the fender. im looking for some input as to my lift height. this is on the rear by the way. measurements were taken at the top of the tire to straight above that point in the middle
excellent responses considering i didn't give much info at all. it's a custom built spring set that is SUA. I realize that it seems like a lot of room as this was built with room for 46 inch tires with it SOA. I couldn't keep it legal for the street so i went SUA on the same springs and was shooting for 37-40 tire when done. I dont have the front axle bolted back in as it's a 78 k20 8 lug match for my 14 bolt and once i get the welding done and it rolled back under it's a custom SUA chevy 10 bolt i know i hear it's junk but hey it's what i got till i can afford a 60. Ill try to get some pics of where it sits for now. by the way ill get a rough guess based on your formula when i get my pics in a few minutes...check back tonight
ok as promised here's a few pictures. forgive me for some of the work being imcomplete..it is an ongoing project *read 4 years now*
first few pics are of the back as requested.
i didn't get a picture of the rocker below the door as it would be around 1/2 inch off due to front not being on tires yet. but if memory serves me right it was right around 28 inches.
heres what's going on with the front axle first a stock pic
so yeah...if you google a chevy 10 bolt front axle you'll understand that it was never meant to be SUA. we flipped it upside down and went to town on the pumpkin side. clearancing the webbing and working a bit on the perch. we arrived at this after grinding
and the test fit of the modified perch
and a quick pic of the engine bay still in progress but close to done.
thanks 95. i didn't actually cut UP on that line. i removed the rear fender flare and cut level with the top backwards to the seam. now i gotta weld some back in i think im going to roll up a set of 7inch rugged ridge flares as they should cover all but 1/2 inch of my tread of full widths.
Hi all, I am trying to order new shocks for my YJ, but I have to order them based on my lift. I have 25.5" to the bottom of my rocker and although my tires are kuhmo 32" tires (will be changing them soon), they measure only 30.5", don't know if they don't have enough air in them or what not, but both front and rear measure to that.
So based on the formula, I have a 6" lift, possibly, but it really doesn't feel or seem like it. Please help.
I attached a couple of pictures, sorry they might not be the right ones, but they are the only ones I got on this device right now.
If you want to do it right don't order shocks off of lift, actually measure what size shocks you need.
If you can remove all 4 shocks and flex the Jeep until you lift a tire. Grab a tape measure and measure the distance between the two shock mounting locations (frame and axle) at each corner of the Jeep. That is the shock size you need. The front shocks will need to go from the longest to the shortest measurement on the two front corners and the rear shocks will have to go from the longest to the shortest measurement on the rear corners. Add a little length to the long measurement and subtract a little length from the short measurement so you are not bottoming out or over extending your new shocks and that is the Eye to Eye working limits of the shocks you need.
If you can't flex the Jeep out and measure with no shocks, the next best thing to do is with the Jeep on flat ground measure the distance between the two shock mounting locations (frame and axle) on both axles, this is your static length. Then measure the distance between the bump stops and axle and subtract that from your static length (you will have to do some trigonometry on the rear) and this is your compressed length. Just order shocks that have a body length about a half inch shorter than your compressed length and if need be run limiting straps to prevent over extending a shock.
Obviously the first method is the better way to do it.