: How HIGH is your 6 inch lift with 35's?
02-17-2005, 01:38 PM
This is a bit different than your usual lift question. I've got a 93 Bronco that I want to lift 6 inces and add 35's. My problem is it MUST fit through my garage door opening that is 83 1/2 inches tall when my roof is off. I am hoping some of you with a 6 inch lift and 35's could measure your truck and tell me your actual clearance height. Right now my truck with no lift, and good 31 inch BFG's has exactly 9 inches of clearance. I figure adding 6 inches of lift plus 2 inches for the tire size difference leaves me with 1 inch to spare but I don't know how much my truck has sagged. From experience with other trucks a few years ago I always remember lifts aren't always exactly what the claim some higher some lower, you never know. I am presently specifically looking at a BDS lift with 35 inch BFG's.
To get exact numbers if someone could please try measuring on perfectly flat ground to the bottom of the body's sheetmetal and straight down from the bump at the back of the cab's roof, mine measures 19 inches at this point and I can't be any more than 28 inches. I'm looking for someone that has a 6 inch BDS lift with 35 inch BFG's if possible, but any info of lifts close to that would be cool too. Thanks!
02-17-2005, 01:51 PM
just remember if it is close you can always air down and drive in and air upif it is going to sit awhile or leave low to you are back out.i have 33" tires and the PO did a 4" skyjacker lift and did a shackle flip and added longer shackles---mine will never fit again....mike
02-17-2005, 02:16 PM
I think this may be in the wrong forum.
It doesnt really look like you are doing a tech wright up or an install to me.
Looks like your asking a question.
Also knowing weather it is a 78-79 or a 80-96 Bronco would also help you get the correct mesurments.
02-17-2005, 02:20 PM
I just got new tires yesterday (35'' BFG All-terrains) I have a 6'' dick cepec lift and I just measured it at 81.5 inches. Hope that helps.
02-17-2005, 02:24 PM
Ya sorry I realized that right after I posted it, I know it should have been in the General Discussion, I'm new to this forum and already #$%! it up. I couldn't find a way to move it or delete it and you guys were quick to add replies, hopefully a moderator can move it?
02-17-2005, 02:26 PM
hopefully a moderator can move it?Just give it time and one will.
Welcome to FSB :thumbup :beer
02-17-2005, 02:30 PM
Is that 81.5 to the very highest point? Possibly you could measure to a refrence point to make sure? - underside of frame, door handle something like that?, I tried eyeballing across the roof at first and after putting the truck uder the garage door opening and measuring that way I realised I was off by just over an inch. Thanks.
02-17-2005, 02:33 PM
Thanks for the welcome, over the last while I've read a lot on here and now that I've got some cash set aside, I finally joined FSB and can get down to buisness on my Bronco I bought last year.
BTW it's an OJ white 1993. :rockon
02-17-2005, 03:30 PM
81.5 inches from the top of the truck, about 6 inch back from the windshield and then all the way to the ground.
02-17-2005, 05:07 PM
i would give you my measurements but it woudl be a little off due to my body lift but anyway welcome to fsb :beer
02-17-2005, 07:54 PM
If you plan on having 1" of clearance with the 35s and a 6" lift installed I would be real careful when driving it through the garage.
And I'll bet if you had 10 people measure 10 Broncos with a 6" lift and 35" tires you would come up with 10 different measurements. The height of the roof will all depend on how much the truck actually weighs, like what engine, tranny, and accesories in it, how much gas is in it, how much crap is in the back seat, how many miles are on the springs and a bunch of other things like that. If it has to be parked in the garage I would think about getting a 4" lift. Unless your just real careful when driving it in there
02-17-2005, 11:33 PM
I have a 6" BDS and 35's .. make it with about just that ... 1 inch or so and that is with strapping the door up flush with the tracks
02-18-2005, 01:21 AM
Thanks for the help, I think I'll take the risk and figure it out afterwards if it doesn't fit. I guess knowing myself I won't be happy with the truck unless I have to oil the roof and shoehorn it into the garage. :thumbup
02-18-2005, 10:25 AM
Mine was 85" with a 6" Superlift and 35's. I had to air down alot to get it in a garage.
02-18-2005, 01:33 PM
just put about 10 cinder blocks in the cab of the truck thast should drop it a few inches
02-18-2005, 02:55 PM
With my 6" Skyjacker and 35" BFG's, it was about 1/4-1/2" below my seven foot door. So it was like 83 1/2" high? What size rim are you gonna run with the 35's? I had 15x 10", the width will vary your tire height....
02-18-2005, 04:28 PM
I had 1/2" to spare at the old house, over an inch at the new one...guess i need more lift!!
02-18-2005, 06:30 PM
Damn, you guys are brave. I would be scared to death every time I drove through the garage door if there was a 1/2" of clearance. It would be my luck that the house would setel a little bit and I would hit the damn roof