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post #1 of 7 Old 02-14-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Body Lift

Hey everyone, im looking to do about a 3inch body lift on my 1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3, and im wondering if anyone has any suggestions, or know where i could find a body lift for my vehicle. If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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I'd ebay first, there always cheaper, I've got one on mine and it makes working under the hood 100% easier. Just don't pay the extra $100 for gap guards, go pick up a $10 inner tube and cut it up.

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iv found alot of kits for obs trucks but they all seem to say not use in the 7.3... any idea why? is it due to the extrta weight of the diesel?
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Because body-lifts are damn-near IMPOSSIBLE in these trucks. In fact, I dont know of ANYBODY that has body-lifted these trucks. You have to do a suspension lift. Post this in the Performance or General Discussion area where more people will see it.
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I have a 3" body lift on mine, it's just a body lift. It's spacers between the body between and frame.

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I dont recall the exact technicalities behind it, but there are some severe downsides to a body lift on these trucks.
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I also have a 3" body lift, I did it for the bigger down pipe, so I would not have to notch the firewall. I had to modify the fan shroud and install a flex pipe for the air intake. The 4 wheel drive shifter had to be extended and the manual shift lever and floor board modified. Easy mods to do, 50k with it installed and have had no issues.
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