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Old 01-19-2018, 06:48 PM
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Question Trying to determine how high my truck sits

Hello everyone, I just joined. I have a question I need help with. I have a1996 F150 rclb 300 straight six manual transmission 4x4. I was wondering the stock ride height because my truck has a serious rake to it. Thanks in advance for any help.
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the springs in these trucks are terrible at this stage in their lives, saggy to death and huge rake as a result. hard to say what the "stock" ride height should be, but it's safe to say the front springs need to be replaced for both ride quality and ride height and suspension/steering geometry.

moog 824 or 844's are good replacements. 824's are meant to be replacement half ton springs, while 844's are meant to be replacement 3/4-1 ton springs. Either spring is a good choice for a half ton, just depends on what kind of ride you prefer.
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I've owned the truck a while now and the suspension feels good. I'm just wondering because the front sits at a decent height but the rear is way higher. It's like the previous owner lifted the back. I've had around a ton in the bed and it barely levels it out. I would love some other people's measurements from hub center to wheel well front and rear so I have an idea of where I'm currently at.
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i think you'd be better off posting a profile photo vs measurements, unless your measurements are so ridiculous from ground to fender that it's obvious that someone lifted it (which would also be obvious via a photo, and looking at the springs and/or blocks).
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That's the best pic I have at the moment.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:43 PM
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lol yea that does look a bit silly and does look lifted. how many springs are in the rear spring pack?
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Yea someone swapped out the springs or added a leaf or more. Front looks normal to me.
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DJM Suspension Shackle Kits SH3097-2 would make it look much better.
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DJM Suspension Shackle Kits SH3097-2 would make it look much better.
Assuming those are to lower the rear?
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Assuming those are to lower the rear?
shackles aren't made for coil springs
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It's got 5 leafs. I don't wanna lower it. I'm gonna raise the front to match. Just wanted to know where other people's truck sit
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It's got 5 leafs. I don't wanna lower it. I'm gonna raise the front to match. Just wanted to know where other people's truck sit
That could open a whole new can of worms, cc844s will only raise it 1.5 inches.
and assuming their not already on there, anything over that you'll need new camber bushing.
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I don't mind doing the camber bushings. I had a lifted 86 bronco a couple years ago.
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Just went out measured mine, has 5&1 springs on the back and cc844s on the front.
34 inch in the front and 35 inch in the back. That's measuring from the ground to center of wheel well.
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