Originally Posted by dezertrunner
How is a lift going to help you with transfer case clearance? Overall clearance is dictated by tire size, not lift. I always laugh when I see trucks that sit higher then my own, with tires the same size or smaller.
Really ???? If they sit higher than yours, but with the same size tires, their transfer case also sits higher than yours.
As lift increases the transfer case moves up with the frame. This is why in some situations you have to employ a transfer case DROP to help with driveline angles.
So, if you put a 6" lift on a stock truck, the frame AND transfer case will sit 6" higher than it did. It doesn't matter if the tires are still stock, the tcase WILL sit higher.
Now, a lift DOES NOT help with the axles, it's the tires that raise the axle up.