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Unread 01-20-2003, 08:03 PM   #1
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Figuring out lift heights

Does anyone know how to determine how high a suspension lift is?

I have a buddy with a 76 CJ-7 that has been lifted, but we don't know how much. He wants to put a new lift kit in, but has no idea on how to determine what the current lift is.

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Unread 01-20-2003, 08:57 PM   #2
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why does he need to know how much it is lifted inorder to lift it more? the simple thing to do would be to figure out what size tire he wants to run, lift the jeep accordingly and compare the pre-lift measurement with the post-lift measure. then find a stock cj and take a measure. compare all three and you will know, but i still dont see why you would need to.

just realized if you really want to know how much it is lifted now, find a stock height CJ and compare.
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He doesn't want to lift it more, is trying to maintain the current lift.

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Unread 01-20-2003, 09:26 PM   #4
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thats going to be almost impossible. every kit lifts a diff height, very few 4inch kits actually give you 4inches of lift for example. lifting it to the height it is now with new lift springs and when the springs start to sag his rig will be lower. his best bet is to lift it accordingly to the size tire he has/wants, cause if you find his jeep has 3.5"s of lift from stock height now and buy a 3.5 lift, it still wont be the same height.
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