How Much lift do I have?

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 21:08
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I have recently purchased a 89 GQ and have am trying to figure out how much it has been raised by. Does anybody know what the standard distance is from the rim to the wheel arch? 15inch rims. Or maybe from the bump stop to the axle, where is the best place to measure these things from anyway?
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Reply By: Roachie - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 22:12

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 22:12
Normally the measurement is done from the bottom of the wheel rim to the top of the wheel arch. I'm not sure what the standard GQ height was though, sorry.
I'm a bit curious about why you need to know?
Good luck,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Jimmy - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:23

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:23
Hey Cockie (roachie) :)

I thought as much. I need to know for insurance. They will want to know. I believe its a lot more difficult to get insurance on anything above a two inch lift. Its definately been lifted now to find out by how much.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 22:59

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 22:59
GQ lift heights
standard rear bumpstops ~ 75mm
2" lift 125mm
3" lift 150mm
4" lift 175mm
5" lift 200mm
6" lift 225mm

All plus or minus 10 to 15mm depending on options etc.
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Follow Up By: Jimmy - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:24

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:24
Cheers Big T
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Follow Up By: lazylcd - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 22:33

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 22:33
hi truckster,

regarding GQ lifts

GQ lift heights
standard rear BUMPSTOPS ~ 75mm
2" lift 125mm
3" lift 150mm
4" lift 175mm
5" lift 200mm
6" lift 225mm

is this measurement taken from the bottom of the bumpstop to the plate on the top of the rear diff???

thanks
Leighton
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Reply By: Big Trev - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 20:25

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 20:25
Grant from Pedders Suspension in Bendigo told me that the correct place to measure is from the bottom lip of the rim straight up the wheel arch.

Just be careful with the height you take it, as there are a couple of things you need to be aware of:

1: As soon as you lift the vehicle you are changing the centre of gravity, the higher you go, the easier it is to fall over.

2. Lifting too high (or lowering too low) can have a dramatic negative effect on your universal joints.

Give Grant a ring on (03) 5447 0009 and he would be glad to give you all the good info. Tell him Big Trev told you to ring.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 23:06

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 23:06
Simple rule of thumb is every inch you go up, you go out,
eg wider track with rim offsets...

Hmmm Ive gone up 9-10inches with tires, suspension, and body lift, and still goes well around round abouts :)
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Follow Up By: Big Trev - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 07:49

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 07:49
So you are trying to tell me that you have widened your track by 9 inches? Must be a good wheel arch pack.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 10:40

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 10:40
LMAO, na thts what Im gettin at, Ive gone up that much but havent widened by that much, thats why I said still goes well around round abouts!
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