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Lightbulb body lift for a diesel f350

when i had to remove my turbo for a repair i had to jack the body up to get access to exhaust bolts. it was not fun. a body lift would give me the extra room i want for making repairs. however, when i look for one for my truck they all say EXCEPT DIESEL. why can i get a lift for a 460 but not my diesel? anybody been down this road before me and come across a solution?

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I have a body lift on mine, but ti was on there when i bought it.... IIRC i believe the kit for the gassers works just fine on a diesel... and the extra room is sweeeeeeeet

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Because you would need to rework all the intercooler tubes and what not.

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Because you would need to rework all the intercooler tubes and what not.
On a newer truck thats true. But no intercooler on an OBS.
You can do a body lift on an OBS just not on a newer truck

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Because you would need to rework all the intercooler tubes and what not.
No, just need to make mounts to keep the intercooler in stock location. You have to do it, for the radiator as well. When you do a body lift your moving the location of the coresupport as well. So to realign the radiator with the engine you have to drop it down.

I prefer not to use body lifts. For many reasons, mainly they put a lot more stress on the body mounts of the truck.


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I made my own body lift, it was alot cheaper than buying the glass impregnated blocks. I found a guy on e-bay that sold solid aluminum rods - 4" in diameter, and had him cut them 1.5" tall (12 total if memory serves me right). I just drilled a hole through the middle of each one & got bolts the length I needed (all grade 8). I had to replace most of the rubber bushings anyway, so I did it all at the same time. It took me about 4 hours total to do all of them. The only issue you will run into is the bed, if you use it like I do to haul heavy items. You will see under it, that there are support rails that support part of the bed, but are not bolted to it. I used square tubing and bolted it to the frame and the bed now has all the original type supports. It made a huge difference on cabin noise (didn't get the pinch weld moved enough for the down pipe, so it was rubbing at times). You have to trim a little (depending on how high you lift the body) the lower radiator fan shroud to clear the fan and that was it. Now the body lines are correct and it looks great!! I hope this helps.

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