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How to Tell How Big of a Lift Your Jeep Has

    • 1). Look on the title for the model and year of your Jeep. Next, find-out the distance from the center of the hub to the center of the fender of that model and year's Jeep. Then find out what kind of springs or struts came with that model and year's Jeep.

    • 2). Measure the distance from the center of the hub to the center of the fender on your Jeep. Compare the results with the stock measurements.

    • 3). Loosen the lugs nuts on two tires on the same side of the vehicle. Jack up one of these tires and place a block under the axle. Jack up the other tire and put a block under the axle. Remove the lug nuts and remove the tires.

    • 4). Look into the wheel wells and determine what kind of lift you have. If it is a body lift, the original springs or struts will be supporting the frame. While the lift may -- for example -- be 2 1/2 inches, the actual lift and clearance will be less. If the struts are custom, the lift and clearance will be as measured. A body level is also accurate.



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