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Old 01-01-2013, 10:09 AM
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Ok so I want to add a few more inch's to my truck. So I am debating about just going simple and throwing a body lift on it? I already have the bds 8in suspension lift. **Side note it is a 02 7.3 crew bad long bed** Now my question is who would you go with for a body lift?? Any thoughts different ideals anything just shoot it at me thanks yall!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:53 AM
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They don't make a body lift for these trucks. Gasser ones will fit, but you would have to mod you IC pipes, etc. I wouldn't recommend this route though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:28 AM
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What would you recommend the next best route?
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:16 PM
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As stated, body lifts don't work on these diesel trucks... I dont recomend them for any truck. For a little more lift, you could go with dropped hangers, they sell them in 3-5" lifts, they simply relocate the springs 3-5" farther below the frame. The stock hanger is un-bolted, and the replacement one is put back in it's place... this works for the front, have not seen a kit for the rear, you'd have to work out something for that, doing a shackle flip might gain you some there to compensate... how are you with fab work? Like a buddy of mine says, 'I got a welder, torches, and a grinder... It all fits!' And he (and myself) have the brains and skills to back it up, or know when to call/order the right person/parts.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:50 PM
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Ok well im decent at fabing but not a pro to trust it on a daily driver lol. I just want it to look clean its not my play truck.. Iv herd talk about just adding another leaf or 2 but but then wouldnt that mean break lines pit men arm and all that jazz?
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not trying to jack your thread but i have some of the same quesitons. I currently have the pro comp 8" lift but the truck sits 2" higher in the back due to the factory blocks. I was originally thinking about taking out the blocks and buying shorter U bolts so the truck will sit level but now im thinking i might raise the front with drop hangers to achieve a level sitting truck. The 8" kit came with the lower pitman arm and the stock brake lines still work with the lift but dont have much more length left to lift any higher without replacing them with extended lines....If i where to go the drop hanger route, what more would i have to do to make sure everything works properly?
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