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post #1 of 23 Old 02-05-2008, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Body Lifts for diesels?

Ive been looking around on a bunch of sites cause I was thinking of adding a two inch body lift to my truck this summer but every time I find a body lift kit for my type of truck it always says it wont work with trucks equipped with diesel engines. So I was wondering if anyone knew of a body lift kit that would work with a 94-97 diesel f250.

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Can't do it unless you rework the intercooler. Custom job and not cheap.

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I dont have an intercooler though

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Supposedly you can use one for the gas trucks, you just have to "clearance" the firewall around the exhaust manifolds. I saw this on a post on the diesel garage.
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I have helped install one on a 99 Powerstroke and it was for a gasoline powered truck. There was no intercooler mods needed either!!

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Do a suspension lift... not a body lift. Honestly, body lifts =

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what does the steering dampener do for me. i have a 4" lift and oversized tires. after reading my signature do i need any added suspension with the 4" in place. i am set up for hauling and tow

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The reason there are no body lifts for the diesels has to do with the fan shroud and fan. I bought a Trailmaster(I think) for mine and they told me that I would have to do a lot of work with the fan and shroud. I haven't gotten around to doin mine yet though so I can't be 100% sure on that.

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I already have a suspension lift on mine I was just considering adding a body lift instead of upgrading to a 4 inch suspension from the 2.5 inch I already have but if its gonna be a lot of work with the fan and shroud like you say I might just hold off and upgrade to the 4 inch suspension

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Diesels need all the cooling they can get. When you do a body lift it moves the radiator up and and away from the fan. Gas engines have some issue with cooling after the fact , Diesels are even worse.

Don't do it, you will hate it and they don't look that good anyway.

I agree Bodylifts==



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