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Old 01-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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What's my lift?

How can I determine how many inches my van is lifted from stock?

After a Quigley 4x4 conversion, larger tires, and an extra inch or so in the rear from adding extra leaves to the springs, I have no idea what the lift is.

Is there some point on the frame that I could measure and subtract 'stock' value to get the lift?
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: What's my lift?

According to standard Ford specification, standard height of rear cargo floor is 28'' for a RB and 28.6'' for an EB. Hope it could help you...
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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Re: What's my lift?

What lift do you want to measure?

Body lift?

A common place to measure body lift is from the ground to the top of the wheel well opening. You would have to measure a stock van for reference.

Suspension lift?

This is body lift minus change in tire/wheel lift. Or measure from the wheel centerline to the top of the wheel well opening. Again, you need to measure a stock van for reference.

Make sure you measure a similar van (250 or 350, RB or EB) while it is loaded with a similar weight for best results.

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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Re: What's my lift?

I would call it a 4" lift. That's what Quigley calls it. The extra 1" in the rear I just chalk up to leveling, since Quigleys are always a little droopy in the rear rear.

I don't count extra tire height as "lift". Nobody around here does. But I think it some regions guys do count it. You know, so they can claim every last extra inch possible
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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Re: What's my lift?

When I open the back doors, the bottom edge is 37" off the ground.
That would make it about 8.5 to 9" of total lift.
That sounds high, but it is quite a climb up into it.
Figure about 2" for the 315/75R16 tires, 1 or 2 more for the extra springs and 4 to 6" for the 4WD and we're in the ball park.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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I have two vans, both are 2006 E350 passenger vans. One is stock with 245/75-16s. The other is a Quigley V10 with 265/75-16s on stock width rims. The rear leafs were replaced with a 7 or 8 leaf pack from National Spring. I will measure both vans this weekend and report back.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #7
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Re: What's my lift?

Thanks Ray, I'd really appreciate those measurements.
I just checked my side doors and the bottom edge of the opened door is 24" off the ground.
That seems like a good place to check to average out any front/rear difference or EB, RB differences at the back end.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #8
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Re: What's my lift?

I just looked over this thread again and realized that I misread Pschitt's post. He said floor and I read door.
My rear floor is 38.5" up and the floor adjacent to the barn doors is 34.25" high.

Anyhow - I think that the height of the bottom edge of the opened barn door is a quick, easy, consistent measure of overall lift.
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Re: What's my lift?

On my stock 2006 E350 RB 5.4 running LT245/75-16s on stock steel wheels with elec/PH top and rearmost 2 benches removed here are my measurements:

26 7/8 inches from ground to bottom edge of rear door opened at 90 degrees.
18 1/8 inches from ground to bottom edge of side door opened at 90 degrees.

It got dark before I could measure the same on my Quigley. I will try to leave work early tonite to do the same measurements.

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Re: What's my lift?

On my Quigley 2006 E350 RB V10 running LT265/75-16s on stock Ford alloy wheels, aftermarket National rear springs, no aftermarket top and all seats in place here are my measurements:

35 1/8 inches from ground to bottom edge of rear door opened at 90 degrees.
24 3/8 inches from ground to bottom edge of side door opened at 90 degrees.

On both vans the tires are nearly new, so nearly full tread. Also, the spare tire is mounted in its factory location and both vans have stock Ford step bumpers. Your measurements may vary from mine. If you need additional other measurements let me know.

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