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post #1 of 21 Old 04-26-2006, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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body lift ?

does anyone know of a body lift for a 1996 f350 cc drw psd ? ive found them for gas engines byt not a psd...any help ?
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I have a 3" body lift on mine, I ordered a kit for the 85-96 or whatever year range they run F Series. It works just fine, just had to clearance the fan shroud around the lower radiator hose to get it dropped enough.

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I didn't think they made body lifts for the PSDs.....well at least not for the intercooled versions

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They all say not to install them on a diesel, and I think the only problem would be intercooler piping. 94-97's are golden here, later trucks would be miserable to fit, rerouting the pipes.

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is there any adjustments that need to be made to the steering shaft??

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Just get a good suspension lift and you will be much happier, not to mention they look a whole lot better IMO.

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i agree suspension is the way to go.

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but body lifts are so much cheaper though. 100 bucks and you have got 3 more inches, with a suspension lift you will pay a couple times more and chance on your truck riding worse. not to mention you will have to get drop hitches for all your trailers(Been There Done That!!!). either way i think it'll look better when shes gotta lift.

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Anybody that has lived with a body lift won't likely install another one! If you think you are chancing a bad ride quality with a suspension lift and the body lift won't cause any problems, you are in for a surprise. A 3" body lift changes the center of gravity more so than a suspension lift because you are moving the body mass higher above the suspension. Think of it as a simple lever. When you raise the body higher up off of the suspension's link points to the frame, you are lengthening the lever or giving the body mass more leverage over the suspension. This becomes more pronounced when you put a heavy load in the bed.

If you think having to buy a $35 drop hitch is a problem, try installing a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch with a body lift! It's just an opinion, but my belief is that a body lift is only good for tire clearance on an off road vehicle that will move at slow speeds and still needs the extra lift after the suspension has been maxed out. Body lifts are cheap but just as dangerous as they are economical.
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not to get technical but if you raise the body 3 inches which may weighs about 1000lbs(estaimate) or you raise the entire frame,motor,tranny, and everything else wouldnt that give alot more rooling power than just a body.

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