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cobrakillerta 12-20-2010 11:21 PM

RC lift lower in the rear???
 
So I'm currently running the RC 2" lift with Bilsteins all around in my 4.7L WK on 265/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers. Since installing the lift it seemed like the rear sat a bit lower than the front and I finally comfirmed so today. From the center of each wheel hub to the fender I measured the fronts at almost 22.25" and the rears at just about 21"...Why is my RC lift sitting 1" higher in the front? Are my stock rear springs sagging?

The front height of 22.25" also seemed a tad tall for the RC 2" lift, those measurements are more of what the OME lift guys are getting :shrug:
I'd like to level out the rear of my truck with the front, should I maybe swap in some Commander springs? OME springs?
I'd also like to bump up to a 285/70/17 tire, if I could level out my rear it should sit perfectly for those tires.

AcidCold 12-21-2010 04:32 PM

Re: RC lift lower in the rear???
 
I think that lift has a 1.1/4" rear spacer. Every other lift should have a 2.1/4.

alsu3 12-21-2010 06:36 PM

Re: RC lift lower in the rear???
 
I talked to the guys at rc and they said 2.25" in the rear and closer to 3" in the front i ened up with closer to 4" with my bilstiens not including my bigger tires my buddys front valence is 9" and mine is 15" off the ground . http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/n...1214101408.jpghttp://i307.photobucket.com/albums/n...0412001704.jpg

cort692 01-05-2011 10:01 AM

Re: RC lift lower in the rear???
 
I've noticed the sag in the rear as well. How long have you been running you RC Spacers?

I think that they have cause my springs to compress due to weight over time and are the reason for the sag.

2005JGC 01-05-2011 02:18 PM

Re: RC lift lower in the rear???
 
One thing to consider, I have heard the bilstiens raise your vehicle 3/4 of an inch, whats been said is its 3/4 of an inch all around but I personally dont see how shocks could raise the vehicle, I understand how a strut could, so maybe the lift is already made to "level" the vehicle then add in the struts that lift the front 3/4 more of an inch.

Just a thought.

AcidCold 01-05-2011 10:25 PM

Re: RC lift lower in the rear???
 
3/8's not 3/4's

2005JGC 01-06-2011 03:08 AM

Re: RC lift lower in the rear???
 
and?

sorry misinformation... still more ;)

05wkguy 01-12-2011 01:44 AM

Re: RC lift lower in the rear???
 
Most lift kits have a slight amount more built into the front. The serious off-roaders like the better approach angle you get from the higher front end. Typically they call it a lift/leveling kit.

Relwarc 01-21-2011 08:52 AM

Re: RC lift lower in the rear???
 
along with what 05WKguy said... most SUV's coem stock slightly higher in the rear than in the front (usually for cargo) so the lift kits compensate for this and "level" the vehicle out.


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