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post #1 of 13 Old 03-23-2010, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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body lift problem

i was looking for a body lift for my truck but every time i found one they allways say that it will not fit trucks with a diesel. will it really not fit or does it just need some modification to fit.
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Dont body lift your truck bud. There are many companies out there that offer quality shackle lifts and such to lift your truck the right way. The reason the body lifts dont fit diesels is because of the intercooler being mounted to the body. So lifting up the body/intercooler will interfer with all of your intercooler lines, aswell as other engineered parts. Body lifts are a bad idea.....

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+1....... Why put more weight on body mounts. Shackle kits are inexpensive and do a better job IMO.

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Guys, being that he posted in the IDI section, I would say he does not have an intercooler to worry about. However, I agree with the others, stay away from body lifts.

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Just say no to body lifts!

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In addition, my tire/brake store (Les Schwab) won't even put tires on a truck with a body lift due to liability.

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i would buy a actual lift but it is only 2wd and i can find any for it
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It can be done, I've done it. It just takes some modifying of stuff.

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i would buy a actual lift but it is only 2wd and i can find any for it
You might have to look hard but they are out there. I had a 96 2wd dually that I thought about putting a small lift on and had to search hard but found one for it. Not sure what brand as it was several yrs ago.

Also, the only thing that looks worse than a 4x4 with a body lift is a 2wd with a body lift. The 2wd "rake" will still be there with the body lift and the of course the frame will be "hanging" out from under it.

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i made my own leveling kit so i dont have rake i found some but they are way to much like 6 to 700 for only 3ins and a body lift is only 113 maybe 120 shiped to my door
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