Originally Posted by Z0RR0
This may sound like a complete noobish and silly question ... but here goes.
Is there a rule of thumb to figure out how much more suspension travel a lift gives you? I'm talking proper suspension lift, obviously, no body lift, BB or blocks.
Are all lift kits designed with this in mind? Let's say I get a 4", I'll get the longer springs (duh), but are the shocks designed to use the extra height as travel? What I wouldn't want, would be to stand 4" taller, with no more suspension travel. That would suck.
Hope this wasn't too messy of a question ....
Short answer... yes. There's a lot of factors that come into play though. If you buy a 4" spring lift, and it comes with 3" (just an example) longer bumpstops, you may have only gained 1" of Upward travel, but you still get the benefits of ~4" of Downward travel. And yes, when you buy shocks for a 4" lift, they shouldn't limit you at all.
Of course, there's always exceptions to this theory. Different lift manufacturers, shock manufacturers, etc.
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