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body lift?

hey guys, i have a 6" procomp lift kit. I'd like to run 38's but worried about bad rubbing.

Any one make a 2" body lift or is running one?

pros / cons?

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There is a guy on here called Bigpigg that has a 3 inch for sale.

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Thought you couldn't use a bodylift on a diesel...

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You can but there is fab work involved.

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Honestly i think body lifts are an unsafe and cheap way to short cut a bigger suspension lift. They say never run a body lift and suspension together but ive seen it down. They provide minimal gains at best. I guess if your truck isnt made to go off-road and is just a wasted money pit then it would suffice but i suggest doing it right and getting more suspension lift.
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I kinda like them but the reason is once you have worked on the back side of an engine or pulled a trans in a truck with one you will appreciate it.

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I kinda like them but the reason is once you have worked on the back side of an engine or pulled a trans in a truck with one you will appreciate it.
Thats a little different than doing it to put bigger tires to pretend like you use them.
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Thats a little different than doing it to put bigger tires to pretend like you use them.
Ever thought the guy just wants to save a little money to get two more inches than to have to go through the hassel of selling his 6" and then buying an 8" and putting it on. Ever thought about the down time?

Just some things to think about before you go bashing the guy for wanting to put a body lift on his truck.

Personally I don't like them because of the way they make your truck look. Body gap fillers don't help either. However it is your truck. Just do some solid research before you make that decision. Might be best to stick with a smaller tire until you can get a 8"

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Ever thought the guy just wants to save a little money to get two more inches than to have to go through the hassel of selling his 6" and then buying an 8" and putting it on. Ever thought about the down time?

Just some things to think about before you go bashing the guy for wanting to put a body lift on his truck.

Personally I don't like them because of the way they make your truck look. Body gap fillers don't help either. However it is your truck. Just do some solid research before you make that decision. Might be best to stick with a smaller tire until you can get a 8"
I am well aware of the down time. Luckily its my opinion and his truck is for him. If he doesnt like my opinion then he doesnt have to listen but im not going to change it. IMHO body lifts are ignorant.
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I had a body lift on my diesel. Personally, when I built/build a truck I stay mainly suspension unless I absolutely need the 2-3in for a body lift. Its a last resort. Performance Accessories makes body lifts for F-250/F-350. NOT MADE FOR DIESELS. You can run them on a diesel, you have to adjust/fabricate something for Intercooler tubes. I did one on my 6.0L and had to cut about an inch outta the driver side intercooler tube. Ive seen people with them on a 7.3L but I have no insight to what you have to do for intercooler tubes. I know Performance Accerssories never made them for diesels, because of that, and used to be warranty reasons for truck owners. I have a 3in for sale, sale pending actually. But I know new they run a little under 400. I can get a price for you if interested, Ive been kinda working for a guy who sells parts.. Hope that helps.



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