Maximum lift height vs Recommended Lift Height
Lifting your vehicle too tall, can put more wear and tear on the vehicle and result in a less than desirable ride. If the coilovers are lifted too high, the shock may be close to full extension and will not have adequate droop to follow the road. We refer to this as being “Topped Out”. When shocks ride around topped out they frequently reach full extension which makes the ride very rough and can cause them to make banging and thumping noises. As a general recommendation we recommend setting 0-3” Coilovers at about 2.5” lift (see chart below for exact specs). This provides a good amount of lift, but more importantly will provide a good ratio of up/down travel. Too much preload/lift height will also cause excessive angles for axles (if 4WD) and steering components. If you want the vehicle to be lifted taller than 2.5-3”, you will need to look into other options, like: Spindle lift, long travel, drop down bracket kit etc..