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Old 09-03-2017, 09:36 PM   #1
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I'm looking for someone with a stock height 2wd that can check something for me. I want to know how much space is between the lower control arm and the bump stop.

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Old 09-04-2017, 03:26 AM   #2
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As far as I know, my 97 2wd is bone stock. Just got done with dinner and not ready to start on the dishes, I will go out and measure before it gets dark. brb
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Well I was wrong about my truck being bone stock; the left torsion bar appears to have been replaced. Otherwise, it has not been changed or modified.

It was a little hard to get a good measurement given the tools I had handy and the location.
I also discovered mine has a difference between the left and right sides, possibly due to the aforementioned torsion bar.

I measured just a hair under 3/4" on the left and the right was closer to 13/16".

This was the first time I really looked\inspected under the truck and all-in-all it looks pretty good. I can also see partly why these are called Hardbodies, they look pretty well built underneath. I did see a few things I need to check out better and it could probably use some new bushing, etc.
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That's a lot more space than what I have on my truck, I have aprox. 1/2" on each side.

The numbers you posted were from the lower arm to the rubber bump stop above it right?

Are your lower control arms fairly flat to the ground or angled down on each side?

Your truck looks like it's sitting lower than mine in the front. If you can, just for an idea, can you get me a measurement from the bottom of the front fender to the ground?

I know it's not an accurate way to compare due to the ground surface, etc, just curious.

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tony i will check tomorrow. im hurting real bad now. i did the timing belt on her moms 88 camry today, and the harmonic balancer bolt was in so tight, i tore an intercostal tendon on my left side.

i was laying on my right side, with both feet in the right front fenderwell for leverage, had a 1/2 drive and a big breaker bar on the ratchet. when i extended my legs and pulled back with my arms, i felt and heard a loud pop. man it hurt then, and it really hurts now. went to the ER to make sure it wasnt a cracked rib.

so im really fuckin sore now. i imagine its really gonna be hurting tomorrow.
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no problem, feel better first, I don't need to know the measurement right away
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Tony, here are the measurements off my truck, for what it is worth.

I measured at three points for you...bottom front of the front fender right before the wheel, bottom back of the rear fender right after the wheel and top center of wheel wells. I picked this last one as I believe there is some minor body damage to the front right, nothing radical, but when I first got it and was checking the lights, there were obvious signs of something happening to the front right fender...things just didn't line up correctly and that measurement is way different from the other side. I think the old guy that had it before me might have put that corner in a muddy ditch or hill side at a slow speed.

LF 11 9/16 LF CTR 29 1/8
RF 12 RF CTR 29 1/8

LR 16 5/8 LR CTR 29 3/4
RR 16 3/4 RR CTR 29 7/8
These are probably +/- 1/16th.

I would guess I have a hundred pounds of stuff in the truck without the canopy on when I took these measurements.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks, I just measured from the front fender center to the ground.

I also measured the way it says in the service manual, from the center of the lower control arm mounting bolt, and from the rear strut rod bolt head.

FSM says to measure from the two points to the ground and subtract the one number from the other to get the specified number. But I just held a short level on the strut rod bolt head level and measured down from the lower control arm mounting bolt (center) to the top of the level.

My measurement was a little less than what the factory spec shows.

I'll have to re measure from the center of the fender to the ground, as I don't recall what I had the other day.
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glad someone got those numbers for you. it rained about half the day yesterday. by the time i remembered to check, it was a monsoon outside.
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