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post #1 of 9 Old 10-14-2009, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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BODY LIFT

How many off you are running body lifts on your diesels?

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Don't do it. I hate seeing "frame danglers".

2005 F-350 CC LB 4x4 XL 6.0
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1996 F-250 ECLB 4x4 XLT 7.3 Auto



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If you need a little more clearance, sawzall the fender wells, it'll look better IMO.

2005 F-350 CC LB 4x4 XL 6.0
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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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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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were you still able to put an intercooler on?

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where do you get the body lift at and is the a speacil kind for the diesels?

1995 ford f350 crewcab longbed 7.3 powerstroke with the 5spd. 3" down pipe to 4" dump at the rear wheel. 4" lift an 36x12.5x16.5 wrangler r/t millitary -oz
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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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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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95 f250--238k and counting
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