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how to lift 96 F250 4x4

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I was wondering how to raise my truck a little. Don't want much maybe 2 to 3 inches but I don't want to spend much. Is it my understanding that a body lift is not a good idea on a diesel?
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body lift aren't recommended but I dont know why? The only problem is the you get that retarded gap between the body and frame. Also you have to becarful with heavy loads in the bed because the lift cant support it but that mainly only bed fulls of dirt.

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I wound up using 2" over springs from Custom Suspension

used 4'' (?) blocks in the rear.... ordered the frt suspesion drop brackets made by Rough Country from Top Gun Customz (sponser here on the ORG)
If this is the way you want to go....TKing has a set of the brkts he's tring to get rid of.

If I were to do it again...I'd try and find a donor f350 and do a straigt axle swap...

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What size tires are you running?
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33 12.5 16.5 35s would probably fit...my frt bmper is spaced out about an 1nch

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i got a rough country suspension for like 400 bucks brand new on ebay when i lifted my truck. it was a rough ride but it got the job done. problem is on an f250 you have to drop the axle pivot brackets when you lift it or the alignment will be way off. i ended up swapping in a dana 60


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