How to determine lift height? (1 Viewer)

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Bought an FJ40 a few months ago that was already lifted (spring lift) and was wondering if anyone knows of a way to determine what the lift height is? Its running 33.5 BFG MT's, so I'm guessing 4", but I would like to know for sure.
 
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[quote author=Ian.boulder link=board=1;threadid=8356;start=msg70764#msg70764 date=1070486891]
Bought an FJ40 a few months ago that was already lifted (spring lift) and was wondering if anyone knows of a way to determine what the lift height is? Its running 33.5 BFG MT's, so I'm guessing 4", but I would like to know for sure.
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Hey.........your sig line knows how much lift.......says 4" :D

but how does it it compared height wise to my 82 fj40, OME 2.5" and 33.9.5's?

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regardless.........I'm always looking for excuses to post pics of my Cruisers :flipoff2:
 
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[quote author=theo link=board=1;threadid=8356;start=msg70833#msg70833 date=1070494933]
But geez o pete he's got a stablefull of fine ones! :cheers:
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No s*** he does! I'm :flipoff2: with envy> :D
 
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Since we are on the topic, anyone guess my lift height? I've got SOA and 35s. Bought it this way but seems lik I have plenty of room to go bigger
 
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[quote author=drohweder link=board=1;threadid=8356;start=msg71258#msg71258 date=1070567252]
Since we are on the topic, anyone guess my lift height? I've got SOA and 35s. Bought it this way but seems lik I have plenty of room to go bigger
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If the PO used stock leaves, I believe it's around 6" of lift.
 
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No luck getting a digital pic yet, but mine looks taller than that one Landpimp. There is definetely more clearance over the tires, and I have 33.5's. I have been peering at fsusteves sig pic, and it looks like that (i think, small pic).

I was hoping there was some standard measurement (like from axle to frame) that i could use to determine height, but I guess that wouldn't take spring flex into consideration.
 
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[quote author=Ian.boulder link=board=1;threadid=8356;start=msg72456#msg72456 date=1070809126]
No luck getting a digital pic yet, but mine looks taller than that one Landpimp. There is definetely more clearance over the tires, and I have 33.5's. I have been peering at fsusteves sig pic, and it looks like that (i think, small pic).

I was hoping there was some standard measurement (like from axle to frame) that i could use to determine height, but I guess that wouldn't take spring flex into consideration.
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you could measure the distance between the bump stops and axle.
 

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[quote author=Landpimp link=board=1;threadid=8356;start=msg70811#msg70811 date=1070492153]
Hey.........your sig line knows how much lift.......says 4" :D

but how does it it compared height wise to my 82 fj40, OME 2.5" and 33.9.5's?

32483834.jpg


regardless.........I'm always looking for excuses to post pics of my Cruisers :flipoff2:
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GAWD I FAWKIN WANT THAT GREEN CRUISER :flipoff2: .... it have a/c and power steering right :-\ trade ya a REAL nice 60 for it :D ... be there in two days :cheers:
 
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[quote author=Ian.boulder link=board=1;threadid=8356;start=msg72456#msg72456 date=1070809126]
No luck getting a digital pic yet, but mine looks taller than that one Landpimp. There is definetely more clearance over the tires, and I have 33.5's. I have been peering at fsusteves sig pic, and it looks like that (i think, small pic).

I was hoping there was some standard measurement (like from axle to frame) that i could use to determine height, but I guess that wouldn't take spring flex into consideration.
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Yeah, had to shrink my pic to fit the avatar, not very clear. I actually have tons of clearance between the tires and fenders enough for 35's. These were some used custom springs I bought from a guy who picked up a 4" skyjacker kit. After he put on the kit, he said his truck dropped over 2". I really don't know how much lift it is, I would use Pimp's suggestion.
 
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[quote author=kling-on link=board=1;threadid=8356;start=msg72479#msg72479 date=1070817836]
GAWD I FAWKIN WANT THAT GREEN CRUISER :flipoff2: .... it have a/c and power steering right :-\ trade ya a REAL nice 60 for it :D ... be there in two days :cheers:
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OEM PS, no AC............and NO trade, I already got a sweet 60 :flipoff2:
 
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Pimp, you suck....yes it's just jelousy :flipoff2:You going to undercoat that thing,? or, is it just a garage queen that you'll use to taunt us small fry for the next 20 years? :flipoff2:
 
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Actually, all joking aside, I'm ordering a set of bfg's just like your's. Do you have any problem with the at's picking up gravel? My 40 is undercoated and with the bologna skin 235's I have on know I'm getting little hickys in the paint on the fenders from gravel hitting the underside of the fenders.
 
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Got this off another site and cant vouch for its accuracy but its seems ok.
For a stock 40 series
From the centre of headlight to ground 880mm or 34 5/8 in
From the centre of rear quarter panel reflector 980mm or 38 9/16in
Hard top overall 1930mm or 76in
Soft top overall 1950mm or 76 3/4in
 
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[quote author=folsom50 link=board=1;threadid=8356;start=msg72544#msg72544 date=1070833558]
Actually, all joking aside, I'm ordering a set of bfg's just like your's. Do you have any problem with the at's picking up gravel? My 40 is undercoated and with the bologna skin 235's I have on know I'm getting little hickys in the paint on the fenders from gravel hitting the underside of the fenders.
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they all throw rocks.......just the AT throws smaller rocks than a MT :D I don't think any of my Cruisers are undercoated( Itake that back I did the rear wheelwells on the 60), none are re-paints, just original paint, no real issues with rust(or sun baking for that matter) in WA. All my junk lives outside(for now) and always has, no garage queens(but I don't wheel much anymore I'll admit) they all get used for work or play.

Oh and the 33x9.5 AT work good on a mustard 40 :flipoff2:

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