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Have had my SAWs on for quite some time and still have a question. I have them cranked where 3" of thread is showing, is this too much to achieve 3" of lift?
 

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themariachi said:
Have had my SAWs on for quite some time and still have a question. I have them cranked where 3" of thread is showing, is this too much to achieve 3" of lift?
Do you have a baseline measurement of any kind from the before and after lift??? Without it, you are never going to know the answer. Maybe someone with a SAW setup can give you a measurement from the center of the axle to the top of the fender, ans a measurement of the threads showing on the coilover. Other than that, the great OZ hasn't spoken, so Dorothy don't know..... :xdevil:
 

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Do you have a baseline measurement of any kind from the before and after lift??? Without it, you are never going to know the answer. Maybe someone with a SAW setup can give you a measurement from the center of the axle to the top of the fender, ans a measurement of the threads showing on the coilover. Other than that, the great OZ hasn't spoken, so Dorothy don't know..... :xdevil:
the pain is i don't have that measurement...when all my lift stuff came in, i got overly excited and got to work. do you, or anyone else, have SAW 2.0s with 3" of lift for sure? A measurement of exposed thread would help answer this.
 

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you can crank them as much thread is there, but it's not advised. 36" is stock I believe, from bottom of plastic fender to ground. So that should give you some indication of where you are at.
 

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oh so do you mean you can extend them up to like 3" on the SAW 2.0...? when they mean like 2.0..was that like it's good up to 2" or something like that?...i never knew u can crank it up to 3"...
 

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you can crank them as much thread is there, but it's not advised. 36" is stock I believe, from bottom of plastic fender to ground. So that should give you some indication of where you are at.
bottom of plastic fender? not too sure what that is...fender flare, inner fender? another problem with that type of measurement is that i have different sized tires, so the measurement wouldn't indicate total cranked lift. do you know how much thread is exposed to give 3" of lift.
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oh so do you mean you can extend them up to like 3" on the SAW 2.0...? when they mean like 2.0..was that like it's good up to 2" or something like that?...i never knew u can crank it up to 3"...
yeah, up to 3", but i don't think they really recomend higher than 2.5", but the diff drop helped with the CV angle and down travel.
 

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I believe the 2.0 SAW refers to the shock diameter size and you can probably crank them up over 3" but it's recomended that you don't crank them up past 2.5", especially if you have ADD set-up.
 

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I believe the 2.0 SAW refers to the shock diameter size and you can probably crank them up over 3" but it's recomended that you don't crank them up past 2.5", especially if you have ADD set-up.
do you know the minimum amount of thread that is exposed to achieve 3" of lift? I need to find out before something bad happens to the ol' CV boots.
 

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yeah, up to 3", but i don't think they really recomend higher than 2.5", but the diff drop helped with the CV angle and down travel.
How exactly do you think the diff drop affected your down travel? :rolleyes:
 

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Maybe I can give you an answer. Mine is a 2k4 4wd TRD X-cab with V6 and with bilstein I got 21.5 ~ 22 from center of wheel to fender flares. So with this mesurement, you should know how much you get yours even with different size wheels! And sorry I can't tell how much thread is left... I have the Allpro - Bilstein setup! :)

Hope it helps
 

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oh so do you mean you can extend them up to like 3" on the SAW 2.0...? when they mean like 2.0..was that like it's good up to 2" or something like that?...i never knew u can crank it up to 3"...
SAWS use a 2" diameter shock body, Kings, Donahoes, and Camburgs use a 2.5" shock body. More volume for oil means less shock fade when they're being punished.
 

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Maybe I can give you an answer. Mine is a 2k4 4wd TRD X-cab with V6 and with bilstein I got 21.5 ~ 22 from center of wheel to fender flares. So with this mesurement, you should know how much you get yours even with different size wheels! And sorry I can't tell how much thread is left... I have the Allpro - Bilstein setup! :)

Hope it helps
was that after the lift, because i just measured mine and it was a bit over 25"
 

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Here are my measurement. Hopefully this clears it all up for you. This is the measurement from the center of the hub to the bottom of the fender flare. I have nowhere near 3" of thread showing.
Pre lift hight Post lift Hight Total Lift
RF 21.5 24 2.5
RR 22.25 25.25 3
LF 21.25 23.75 2.5
LR 22.25 24.75 2.5
 

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themariachi said:
Have had my SAWs on for quite some time and still have a question. I have them cranked where 3" of thread is showing, is this too much to achieve 3" of lift?
It looks like you received very good info from others who have lifted their trucks also. To answer your question, the amount of threads showing does not determine the exact lift in inches. For example on all of our test vehicles and other installs we have done, we have usually preloaded the shocks with about 1 3/4" D & 1 5/8" P for the offset of weight on the drivers side, from what I can remeber this gave us about 2.5" maybe a little more over stock. You can squeez about 3.5" of lift w/ a uniball upper arm, but just remeber the more you preload the spring the stiffer your ride becomes. I hope this also helps, as alwyas please feel free to email [email protected] for any questions or comments about the product we offer.

Ryan
 

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04RedLobster said:
i thought they can be only cranked up to 2"...
i know camburg is 2.5"
The 2.0 and 2.5 you're thinking of is the shock body diameter, and has nothing to do with how much lift the coilovers can give.

2.5" of lift is generally the most lift any coilover manufacturer will recommend. 3" or more is possible with most coilovers, but again, not recommended (harsher ride, greater CV boot angles, etc.), especially for trucks with ADD (as opposed to manual hubs).
 

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it's before the lift! :) Probably you're a bit too high! ;)
 
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