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02-19-2006 03:22 PM
xntrik
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At what point on a car do you measure ride hieght from? , and Where is a good resource to find ride hieght for 73 caprice 2 door ? . I trying to determine how much it might of settled after 30 + years because I don't want to end up with
3 or 4" when I'm only looking for 1.5-2" lift .

All decent front end alignment shops have specs for every car so that they can measure the ride height prior to aligning. These specs are for factory tire sizes and inflation pressures. Some charts indicate suspension to chassis dimensions.
02-07-2006 10:04 PM
techinspector1 I have found that the minimum practical ground clearance for a street driver is 4". Before I get flamed, remember I said "practical".
02-07-2006 11:26 AM
BillyShope Yes, "ride height" is usually used without a specific numerical value in mind. "Minimum ground clearance," however, IS associated with a vertical height and is often included in a tabulation of vehicle parameters. That "minimum" can occur anywhere, but it's a good idea if its value is a little greater than the highest speed bump you'll encounter.

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02-07-2006 10:48 AM
curtis73 Usually its just a reference point. I measure up to the wheel opening or a molding strip for a before/after reference.

If you buy a shop manual for the car, sometimes they have body and frame layouts that will tell you. They'll give you points where you can measure from the floor up to the frame.
02-07-2006 07:12 AM
brian73
ride hieght

At what point on a car do you measure ride hieght from? , and Where is a good resource to find ride hieght for 73 caprice 2 door ? . I trying to determine how much it might of settled after 30 + years because I don't want to end up with
3 or 4" when I'm only looking for 1.5-2" lift .

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