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Old July 16th, 2020, 04:35 AM
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Iíve done some searching around and canít seem to find exactly what Iím looking for.
Iím looking for the stock ride height from the ground to the apex of the wheel well (both front and back) or are they supposed to be the same?
For a little background info to what brought me to this:
I have Dana 60 SUA up front with stock HMMWV wheels and tires (37x12.5-16.5) and when I initially put them on the truck sat okay with a slight amount of rake. It also definitely was leaning towards the driverís side by at least a Ĺ inch. I sorta shrugged it off like no big deal. The stock leaf springs have not seen any action in 25+ years but all the bushings have been replaced. Now after driving the truck on the wonderful roads of Massachusetts for almost 1000 miles the truck has a much more defined rake to the front and it seems to be leaning more to the driverís side. The bump stops have definitely gotten closer to the axle so Iím not imagining this.

I do not like the look of the rake and am buying new springs to correct this. Measuring from the ground to the wheel well apex the driverís side is about 2 inches lower than the rear and the passenger side is about 1.5 inches. My first instinct is to have springs made with 2 inches of lift over stock, but now worried that itíll lift the truck too much because Iím measuring the ride height from tired 50 year old springs.

I don't have anything too heavy squatting it down. Just a 318ci under the hood and a bumper that only weighs 100lbs at best. Maybe I'm over thinking this but don't want to lift truck as I only have about 2 inches of clearance to get in and out of my garage. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old July 16th, 2020, 06:43 AM
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I wish I could help you out (and ordinarily I could), but I have a camper on mine right now. I do know my truck does a mild stink bug stance unladen, which stands to reason with a spring-over front & a spring-under rear.
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Old July 22nd, 2020, 05:08 PM
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Does anyone know if the truck wo/w had a factory “rake” and if so how much?
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Old July 22nd, 2020, 06:37 PM
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Mine is parked in my garage. I will be happy measure the wheel opening height for you in the morning.
Mine has NOS springs on it without winch.
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Does anyone know if the truck wo/w had a factory ďrakeĒ and if so how much?
I do know that mine factory ... Rain water runs to the front of the bed and drains into the storage box below.
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Old July 23rd, 2020, 09:39 AM
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OK,
My truck has 1" rake, and also has about 3/4" of "Toledo lean" in it (drivers side is lower).
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Old July 23rd, 2020, 11:32 AM
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Thank you very much, that's exactly what needed. I will have springs made to account for that. I'm curious where "Toledo" lean comes from?
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I'm curious where "Toledo" lean comes from?
Old jeep joke.
All old jeeps seem to sag on the drivers side.
Although I wouldn't think that mine would with NOS springs.

I just realized that I really didn't give you the actual ride height.
On the right side it is 45" rear-44" front at the apex (top center) of the wheel flairs.
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Old July 23rd, 2020, 02:37 PM
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That makes perfect sense. Mine is 45.5 at the rear with the 37s on there. About 43.5up front on drivers side and 43.5 on passenger and 44 on drivers. Quick math says it’s squatting an inch from stock. So springs

The information is much appreciated. Thank you
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