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post #1 of 13 Old 01-12-2012, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Why are the diesel's excluded in the body lifts?? I dont see why it cant be done. Any one ever gotten a good answer???

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Big thing is an intercooler but you dont have one.

It can be done just more stuff needs to be wiggled around on diesels.

I would highly recommend not doing it. A leveling kit and some rear blocks are easier to do and about the same price.

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My cab is sagging lower than the box right now. Alot of the bushings are really dry rotted. I was just told through an email that the turbo, intake and down-pipe need to stay in the same location. I dont think that is a good answer. I am getting ready to put in the 3" downtube and that would make more room for that. I dont have an intercooler. So still havent found some 2wd leveler's for my f350

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My truck came with a body lift so I don't know what was needed to be done for the install but it makes certain things easy as heck to work on. The dp was a piece of cake to install It slid right in. The steering gearbox and fuel tank filler hose was easy to do with the extra 3 inches and you can get to the oil cooler from the driver side wheel well. I don't know how easy these things are to get to on a truck with out a body lift but I can say that the extra room is nice to have.


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I'd say just replace the body bushings. I just picked up a set from Energy Suspension for cheap.
Biggest issue with a body lift on any truck is the lift blocks punching through the floor of the truck.
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I have heard of guys using Hockey pucks to do a lift. I will need the body bushings also.

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Hockey pucks, that's cool haven't heard that one.
I hate the look of the frame hanging out from under the truck with a body lift even further than the original excess.
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They do sell the gap covers. Then also the bumper lift brackets are cheap. I would make my own or beef up the kit. I am making a ranch hand bumper using the grill guard that came with the truck.

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I have a 3" body on mine and really enjoy the extra room I have to work on stuff. Lots of people don't like them, but I do


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I guess the big question still is; Do I just order a f-350 for a gas and get it done??

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