What is your nominal ride height?

toximus

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Mar 29, 2018
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Northern WI
I'm curious what "normal" lift heights and tire size combos are lifting Jeeps.

Please list:
* Lift installed (if any).
* Tire size
* With your Jeep level, measurement from the ground to the bottom of your mid-lower frame rails. Do not include the thickness of any skid in this measurement.
 

JMT

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*2” OME HD with 1 1/16” spacer up front for 3” total SL up front and 2 1/4-2 1/2” in rear
*33” Cooper STT Pro with 5/8 tread left
*18 1/4”
 
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b0xcar

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Oct 28, 2017
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*2” OME HD with 1 1/16” spacer up front for 3” total SL up front and 2 1/4-2 1/2” in rear
*33” Cooper STT Pro with 5/8 tread left
*18 1/4”
Attention to detail. Good job including the tread measurement.

  • Metalcloak 3.5" SL
  • 33" Goodyear Duratracs with 3/8 tread left @ 26psi
  • 19 1/16"
 
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TJDaveX

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Apr 28, 2018
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This will be an interesting thread/comparison. I hope many will chime in and include their spring and tire manufacturers.

*Savvy/Currie 3" springs. I added 3/4" spacers on top due to the length of my shocks. I have a JKS 1.25" body lift providing clearance for the tummy tuck, although it does not affect frame measurement. I have also moved the stock upper spring buckets close to centered on the rear frame arch. I don't think that added any lift, not sure.
*35x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR, about 90% tread left.
* Exactly 20" from the garage floor to bottom of frame.


Here's a level ground pic in its tallest top configuration, factory framed soft top. A bit taller than my hard top. I have only a couple more inches of clearance if I still want it to fit through my garage door!

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ElDuderino

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Dec 21, 2018
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CO
3.5in Rubicon Express lift
31x10.5x15 KO2s 5/16th tread left 29.5in from floor to top of tires currently
18in
 

jjvw

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Feb 17, 2018
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In addition to the tire size, it might be good to know the hub height. To account for wear and pressure. I'll be measuring mine soon and I expect a slightly unusual result by comparison to others.
 
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toximus

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Mar 29, 2018
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Northern WI
- 4" Savvy Mid-Arm Lift (Currie springs)
- 35X12.5R17 Goodyear KM2 Tires
- Frame Height is 22"
I'm curious about yours as you're a full 2" more than TJDaveX with only 0.25-1" more suspension lift. Does this include any bumpers/spare/armor currently? Do you have a rake (front/rear higher/lower) after the recent work?

* Stock height with Moog "Rubicon" springs
If I remember correctly, a Jeep engineer responded to this question once and said that the Rubicon suspension height is identical to the regular.
 

Chris

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Sep 28, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
I'm curious about yours as you're a full 2" more than TJDaveX with only 0.25-1" more suspension lift. Does this include any bumpers/spare/armor currently? Do you have a rake (front/rear higher/lower) after the recent work?
This is with a 35" full size spare on an Exogate carrier and no armor.

The front bumper is a Savvy aluminum and the rear bumper is the GenRight bumper plate. The front bumper and rear bumper (if you can even call it that) are so light, that I doubt they'll add any significant weight to the vehicle at all. The only real weight missing from it right now is the winch.

But I did take these measurements without the bumpers on FYI. The hardtop and full doors are on though. Once those get removed (in the Summer), I'd venture to say I might gain a bit in height.

I currently have maybe the slightest bit of rake in the rear. If I had to guess, I would say maybe .5" at most, but probably less. It looks very, very close to level.
 
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toximus

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Mar 29, 2018
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Northern WI
In addition to the tire size, it might be good to know the hub height. To account for wear and pressure. I'll be measuring mine soon and I expect a slightly unusual result by comparison to others.
Excellent! As this is showing there is a LOT more to nominal ride height than a simple "lift kit". Real tire size, tire wear, tire pressure, shock pressure, weight of passengers/armor/spare, etc can all have an effect.
 

jjvw

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Excellent! As this is showing there is a LOT more to nominal ride height than a simple "lift kit". Real tire size, tire wear, tire pressure, shock pressure, weight of passengers/armor/spare, etc can all have an effect.
The presence of a tummy tuck will also influence the rear ride height. That is where mine might be interesting.