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    Under Observation jimmydarnell's Avatar
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    Rake measuring?

    How do you measure for rake after lift and tires?
    37's and 2.5 lift

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydarnell View Post
    How do you measure for rake after lift and tires?
    I've never measured for rake, typically people tend to think about spring sag after heavy accessories are added like bumpers and a winch. There's a couple options, you can get a smaller lift than planned and use ACOS to have full adjustment of ride height or use the lift size you want then add small spring spacers to adjust the height if you're not happy with the results after the lift is installed. They're similar to a budget boost but can be ordered in different thicknesses. If you're considering ACOS make sure you have adjustable track bars/control arms so when you raise the height you can also make other adjustments to the suspension components.
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    What exactly are you trying to do? Is your lift already on?
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    Whatever floats your boat. There is no rake setting, some like it level some like nose down and I personaly like a little socal bump where the rear is a little lower.

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    I think I was over thinking it. I have the lift on and wanted to see if I was still close to the factory rake. Think I should just measure the difference of a stock one front and back. And the difference on mine should be the same if the kit was only spacers.

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    Post up some pics

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    This is the first pic after the new tires. Thinking it was the way I took the picture. It doesn't look like the front is that high when lolling at it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydarnell View Post
    This is the first pic after the new tires. Thinking it was the way I took the picture. It doesn't look like the front is that high when lolling at it.

    The gap between the tires and the flares looks uniform nigh front and back. I would say you have leveled out the rake. I think the parking spot was a little up hill.

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    That's what I was questioning. I want a rake like factory. Pretty sure my spacers were all 2.5 so the rake should still be there right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydarnell View Post
    That's what I was questioning. I want a rake like factory. Pretty sure my spacers were all 2.5 so the rake should still be there right?
    If all your spacers were the same, the rake should be the same as factory.

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    Thought so too. Got aftermarket shocks but that shouldn't matter correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydarnell View Post
    Thought so too. Got aftermarket shocks but that shouldn't matter correct?
    nope
    shocks won't set ride height

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    I never measure my rake....just use the standard ones from Home Depot or Lowes. I don't have a very big yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydarnell View Post
    .....It doesn't look like the front is that high when lolling at it.
    I was still and did not lol. :) It looks fairly level to me.

    From what I've seen most lifts remove the rake. Heavy bumper and/or winch brings it down some.
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    Funny this came up. My ass end has been up since my 4.5 in teraflex coils went on. I just put on a tire carrier so I can finally carry a spare on the back. I think it leveled it out nicely. Funny what a heavey ass 35 Toyo will do.
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