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Old 10-14-2009, 02:50 PM
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BODY LIFT

How many off you are running body lifts on your diesels?
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:02 PM
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Don't do it. I hate seeing "frame danglers".
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:03 PM
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If you need a little more clearance, sawzall the fender wells, it'll look better IMO.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:08 PM
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well I have no clearence problems yet. but if i put bigger tires on like 42's i would. If i did would do it right like gap guards and raised bumpers. Anybody wish they never did it.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:33 PM
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I got a 3" body lift... love it.. I have the gap fillers and it looks good IMO. Makes for ALOT more room in the engine bay also, while others have trouble getting valve covers,turbos and DP's off I laugh and have plenty of room to work around all that stuff. my .02
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:04 AM
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were you still able to put an intercooler on?
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:31 AM
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where do you get the body lift at and is the a speacil kind for the diesels?
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:40 AM
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I've had body lifts on a few vehicles - some I liked and some I didn't.

The skirts work well for hiding it, to an extent. My concern was always the bumper brackets - they say they will raise them, etc, but on a 96 like mine, the bumper fits over the frame horn, so "raising" it often entails moving the bumper "out" at the same time (to clear the frame horn). Every vehicle is different. Of course, custom bumpers eliminate most of that...

It's just a personal opinion thing. Some guys hate them, but I've always felt like if I needed just 2-3" more, then body lift was sometimes the best way to go. Doesn't change the geometry of the suspension, which was sometimes good. Just depends on what you're looking for...
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:39 PM
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The lift was on already on it when I bought it...The body lifts for the diesels are the same for the gassers. and yes I just installed an IC last fall, no issues.
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