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Afternoon Gents,

I need a little help here(nothing new...) I was told this bronc had the highboy F250 springs/shackles/ blocks in the back for lift.. The wedge blocks are missing, so its been worked on, but soposedly the axle is a ford 9 out of something else, so I don't know about the susp actually being changed or not...

But the front is level with the back, so if the back is higher its has to have had springs in the front.. I've never been around a stock bronc to know if the stance is level stock anyway.

Could somebody with 33s on stock setup measure to the floor boards for me? middle of the top of the door sill would be convenient/easy for me to know I am measuring in the same place...

Mainly I am just plain curious what I got. And, if it is stock, theoretically it will make getting shocks for it cheaper that ones for lifted.


Thanks,
Gary
 

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Sounds like you're bronco has the highboy option - stock. A more accurate measurement would be to measure the distance between the fender and the tire. What does yours measure?
 

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Mainly I am just plain curious what I got. And, if it is stock, theoretically it will make getting shocks for it cheaper that ones for lifted.


Thanks,
Gary
Huh? Since when are shocks more if it has a lift kit? I can give you some stock height specific dimensions from the Ford manual.
 

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4" eh? Interesting...

Top of tire to fender; 7.5" front end, and 8" in the back.

Huh? Since when are shocks more if it has a lift kit? I can give you some stock height specific dimensions from the Ford manual.

well, as I see it, the axle is further from the frame with lift, right? so longer shocks would be needed. When I priced shocks once before, the longer they got, the more expensive they got.

Nevermind that though; Fully extended shocks that NAPA and the others shops here have listed as stock are too short to reach the mounts...just tried that.

Specs from the manual would be great... come to think of it, I have the Ford service manual set, including the small specs book that came with them, info I need should be in there. If I can find the book... I didn't even think of looking there. :banghead

G.
 

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7LBRONCO has a 429 thus around 150 more pounds are compressing his stock coils. Im not sure what the compression rate of the stock coil is but I'm guessing if you have 7.5" between tire and fender (with 351m/400) you would have stock coils as well.
 

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That 4" measurement I gave was for the rear. After the shackle flip, the measurement was 9". 4" lift front coils netted me 3", with the 429 .
 

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I would measure from the top of the front axle to frame. 13" should be stock. I forget what the rear was.
 
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