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Old 09-23-2014, 12:18 AM
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I love this thread. I have only measured from the center of the hub. I have an add a leaf up front and stock rear

25" front
24" rear

It would be nice if we added our wheel tire size as well to show what we clear.

My wheel are a 20x10 with a -12 offset (5" backspace)
Tires are Michelin 275/65R20 (34.1"x10.8")
 
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:25 PM
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AFAIK mine is stock with 188k on the clock.

DrivFront - 22"
PassFront - 22.5"
DrivRear - 23.5"
PassRear - 24"

The base is not so level...just FYI.

All measured hub-center to bottom of the stock EB cladding.

Running stock-sized rubber as well.
 
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I'm at: front 28.5
Rear 29.75 with airbags empty
Rear 31.75 with 90 lbs I've never tried with more.


This was done with springs that have no markings on them other than XXL by previous owner. So, my best guess it's a 5-6in lift.
 
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Bone stock, to my knowledge. I know I haven't added anything.

Fronts: 23, both
Rears: 24, both

Just passed the 73K mark on an 05 V10 Limited 4x4.

LivingLarge, that is one BIG *** TRUCK, LOL!
 
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front v codes 25" both rear stock 24" both FWIW i just found out equal tire pressure is important to measuring this way front right was @ 30 psi and caused the measurement to be off an inch aired it up and now both sides are 25"
 
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Originally Posted by superdave02f552 View Post
FWIW i just found out equal tire pressure is important to measuring this way front right was @ 30 psi and caused the measurement to be off an inch aired it up and now both sides are 26"
How can air pressure change the measurement from the center hub to the fender lip edge?

Measuring it from the center hub to the lip removes the tire size (to include air pressure) from the equation.

Stewart
 
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That low tire was causing the frame to rack diagonally making the suspension do it's thing, thus changing the hub to fender measurements. Kinda like parking with one tire in a small pothole.
 
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That low tire was causing the frame to rack diagonally making the suspension do it's thing, thus changing the hub to fender measurements. Kinda like parking with one tire in a small pothole.
Absolutely true, As long as same tire pressures on the axle are identical it shouldn't scue the measurement regardless of front to rear.
 
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That low tire was causing the frame to rack diagonally making the suspension do it's thing, thus changing the hub to fender measurements. Kinda like parking with one tire in a small pothole.


what he said
 
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Originally Posted by WE3ZS View Post
That low tire was causing the frame to rack diagonally making the suspension do it's thing, thus changing the hub to fender measurements. Kinda like parking with one tire in a small pothole.
You know, reading comprehension would be my friend if I could slow down and actually read every word of a post, and not scan it quickly.

Dave explained it as plain as day in his post when he said EQUAL pressure.

Thanks guys for pointing out something that was already obvious to everyone....well, everyone -1.

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All very interesting. I'll jump in.
V/10, Full Fuel, Spare, 3rd seat, no gear.

LF-26"
RF-26"
LR-27.75"
RR-28"

Mods-
Front: V-Springs (Used) with rear top overload from B added to bottom.
Rear: B-Springs (Used) 4) Top from B pack, 5th is aftermarket AAL & 6th is bottom B overload. Stock Excursion block.

Monroe Shocks & Hellwig RSB round it out.
Pleased with results, cost was minimal.
 
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Original front with one leaf added and Ranch Hand bumper: 22"
Original rear with RAS VERY tight: 22.5"


New X code front springs with Ranch Hand bumper: 24.5"
New rear F250 springs (3,000 lb), no RAS: 26"


In both cases the smaller middle seat removed, about 50# tool box in rear, spare present, and 1/3 tank fuel.


Vehicle actually looks more level with the higher raised rear.


After trying various bolt on fixes (adding a front leaf, adding rear RAS and airbags) I realized that I had spent more money than if I had just purchased new springs plus the ride had gotten very rough (RAS and airbags are not a good combo.) Purchased all new Super Duty springs and Rancho 9000 shocks. With these springs the best shock setting seems to be two clicks from the softest setting (setting "3") which is a little bit softer than a Rancho 5000. The ride while empty is still stiffer than I would like but acceptable considering the much heavier springs. Still way too much body roll on uneven streets. I will be adding an anti-roll bar next. A Suburban and even a Toyota minivan handle these roads much better than the X.
 
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When i get me Expedition out of the garage i'll pull the Excursion in and measure it.
 
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Originally Posted by Tylus View Post
Stewart posted in another thread on the ideal way to measure your suspension so that we can all have repeatable, quantifiable results. That way your tire size is not a factor


Step 1: Park on level ground
Step 2: Measure from the center of the hub to the fender
Step 3: Post the #'s and a short description of your lift/modded setup.


I'm trying to help narrow down the gains that people are seeing with the various setups. Maybe it'll help others

thanks

edit: btw, for anyone who still has a bone stock 4x4, can you through up your measurements?
Front Left 25"
Front Right 24 15/16"
Rear Left 26"
Rear Right 25 15/16"
Front Dana 60 Axle
(I'm sagging right a 16th of an inch) - OH Well
ProComp aftermarket springs 22210 Front 22415 Rear with one spring leaf removed both front and rear and no rear blocks at all
Adjustable track bar
 
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:17 PM
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Finally remembered to add this to the tech folder.

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