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post #1 of 15 Old 02-28-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question Body lift?

So i was lookin at body lifts and ones i found all said not for Diesel model. Do they make one for the diesels?

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Body lifts are no good man. Why not go with a suspension lift?

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Body lifts are cheap and pointless.
Body lifts are for 1500 Chevys


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I agree with these guys ^^ ... go with a higher suspension lift. Body lifts are definitely for Chevs...

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Probably has something to do with the intercooler not lining up right with the piping, as there's not much wiggle room with how short the boots are. I agree with the others, go suspension, get the frame and everything up where it should be...

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It's also because body lifts are meant for applications where suspension lift is less feasible. With leafs or coils is pretty easily done. Chevys are ifs so its expensive to lift it over 3 inches

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just say no to the bodylift and that awful gap between the frame and body

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i always think about these guys when i hear body lift - haha

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Im gonna get a bigger lift but i was just wondering lol

E99 F250 8" Rough Country Lift On 18x12 Fuel Hostage Wheels And 37" Hankook Dynapro MT's
AFE Intake,Stage 1 Turbo,Big Boost Module,Edge Evo,Dual Tranny Coolers,4" Straight Pipe With 8" MBRP Tip,3 10" P3 Rockford Fosgate Subs In Custom Center Console Box With 1500W JVC Amp
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As stated, the intercooler issues and fan to radiator issues are the main reason the body lift is listed as "not for diesel", aside from the other issues true for all applications. Body lifts put more stress on the body mounts, both on the frame and the body, and alow alot more flexing between the body and frame, which is not a good thing. Over time, will cause body mounts to crack and break, etc. This could only be magnified by the higher torq of our diesel motors... So, not saying it couldn't be done with some custom fab work, just saying it's not a great idea... for the best quality, go with a suspention lift, no matter what truck you are dealing with. And, as to the tall chevy with tiny wheels, notice the stacked frames along with the body lift... thanks for the pic, doubledrop. Good illistration of that bad idea... which is also not DOT legel in some states. Works for a mud truck, but adds a bunch of weight.

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