Do I have a lift?

jveesart

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City
Shallowater
State
TX
#1
I bought my Scrambler about a year ago and am now thinking about a lift and tires. From what I’ve been reading 31” are as big as you can go on stock springs. I’ve been doing some measuring and it seems I could fit 33”s ? My tires now measure 29”. I’m 20.5” at the rockers, 35.75” at the center of the rear fender opening, and 33.5” in the front. What’s everyone else measure and what’s your setup?
 

FLCJ8

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City
Palm Bay
State
FL
#2
I bought my Scrambler about a year ago and am now thinking about a lift and tires. From what I’ve been reading 31” are as big as you can go on stock springs. I’ve been doing some measuring and it seems I could fit 33”s ? My tires now measure 29”. I’m 20.5” at the rockers, 35.75” at the center of the rear fender opening, and 33.5” in the front. What’s everyone else measure and what’s your setup?
You may want to get a measurement to the frame rails also as the condition of the body mounts or body lift could affect the measurements to the body locations.
Sorry I can't help on measurements as I fabbed my own lift.
 

gr8dain

Scrambler Junkie
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City
Ashburn
State
VA
#4
To measure suspension lift, take a straight line above the eyes of the leaf (like a string). Then measure straight down to the top of the axle tube. That should tell you how much lift you have. If it measures 2” then you have 2” of lift. If the string is pretty much on the top of the tube, then you don’t have any lift.
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jveesart

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Shallowater
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TX
#5
Just because a certain size tire fits doesn't mean you should put them on.
I have about a 4" lift between suspension and body. I run 33x12.5-15s.
Oh yeah I understand that, that’s why I’m trying to figure out what I’m working with. It’s time for new tires and want to get what will realistically fit.
 

jveesart

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Shallowater
State
TX
#6
To measure suspension lift, take a straight line above the eyes of the leaf (like a string). Then measure straight down to the top of the axle tube. That should tell you how much lift you have. If it measures 2” then you have 2” of lift. If the string is pretty much on the top of the tube, then you don’t have any lift.
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This is exactly what I needed, THANK YOU!
 

Dawg180

Basic User
City
North Aurora
State
IL
#8
Fantastic, simple piece of information that I have never seen before...apparently I have a 2.5" lift on my Scrambler based on this, good to know! :)
 

gr8dain

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Ashburn
State
VA
#9
Fantastic, simple piece of information that I have never seen before...apparently I have a 2.5" lift on my Scrambler based on this, good to know! :)
And is it consistent for all 4 corners? I found my old springs sagged badly on the rear driver’s side. Waiting to see if my newer springs end up doing the same thing.
 

wm69

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City
God's Country
State
AR
#11
31's on a stock scrambler. Low miles so the springs haven't sagged at all.

I have 2.5" lifts on my CJ-7's with 31's. I found that I bottomed out when I hit bumps with 31's and stock springs, so no way I'd try to stick 33's on one without a lift.
 

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