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How to tell how much lift I have??? new truck

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:01 PM
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How to tell how much lift I have??? new truck

Hi,
I just got a new (to me) Ford F150. It is a 2005 Lariat 4x4. It is pretty loaded. The dealer put on 20" rims and 32 inch tires on those. From there I measured 9" from the tire to the fender. Can anyone tell me how much lift I have from that?

I'm coming from a Jeep ( CJ7 ) background. I can just look at a jeep and tell you what is on it. This is all so new to me. I have to say I'm LOVIN this truck. My ONLY gripe is the steering wheel feels to far forward. I like my seat back and like to drive with my arms on the rests. I'll eventually find my seat setting sweet spot.

It has a rhino liner. Did ford ever do that from the factory or from the dealer? This one also has one of those bed cages that flip over with the tailgate down.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:20 PM
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Welcome. the liner is a dealer installed option just the same as if you took the truck to a liner shop. no difference.

youd probably have to post up some pics and pics of the top of the front stuts and youll have an answer almost immediately
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:55 PM
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sounds like it just has a leveling kit on it. and yeah pics would help out big time and congrats on the new truck man! this site will help you become broke or in debt!! just a fair warning!!!
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:06 PM
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Thanks for the input. I'll get some pics tonight when I get home. I am feeling the pinch already. This truck and just about everything I wanted: heated leather seats, and a sunroof. I'm upgrading the radio and putting monitors in the headrests now. This site looked like the best forum, what magazines does anyone recommend? I went at lunch and saw Peterson's was still being published. There was a truck magazine, but it looked like mostly low rider types. That isn't my taste.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:21 PM
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Some pics

I added some photos to my profile. Let me see if I can load them here.

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Old 07-08-2010, 05:21 PM
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Nope. It will take some research to add a pic I see....
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:32 PM
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Definitely a leveling kit. Not sure how much but it looks like a 2.5in.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:38 PM
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Here's a crazy, lane brain idea...go measure a stock truck and compare it to yours!! That's waaaaay out there I know, but worth a shot.

Also, for lifts, you need to measure from the center of the hub up to a center spot on the fender, not from the top of the tire. Compare your truck in this spot to a stock one and it'll tell you how much lift you have, not just a guestimate.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:41 PM
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^^^That works too lol!
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:51 PM
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That is a great idea!

Did the 4x4's come from the factory with any lift? If so I'd need to make sure I measure against a 4x4, and not a 2x4.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:14 PM
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The truck has a 2 or 2 1/2 inch leveling kit. You can tell plain as day in the 2nd picture.
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leveling kit
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Did the 4x4's come from the factory with any lift? If so I'd need to make sure I measure against a 4x4, and not a 2x4.
No, the 4x4's don't come with a "lift", but due to slight differences in the suspensions, they do sit about 2 inches taller than the 4x2's.
And yes, your truck has a leveling kit installed.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:22 PM
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So does this mean the lifts on the fx4's were put on by the dealership or at the factory?

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