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lift question...

I recently picked up a 02 f250 supercab 8ft bed. The guys at BDS were convinced that any more than 4" of lift would cause issues with front driveshaft length/clearance. Anybody have some experience with this and maybe a better idea of how high I can go?
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Never planned on going higher than 8" anyway....driveshafts?
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So you called BDS, who makes an 8", and they said anything over 4" would cause issues?

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They said that anyrhing more than 4 may require the front shaft to be lengthened or cause clearance issues. I had an excursion that I lifted 6 with no issues.....just wondering if any driveshaft mods are required, or if they're just saying that for the off chance that somebody grenades a u-joint.
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you got me on that one.

you will have to run a carrier spacer and yes the longer travel could over extend if you flex it out but "clearance" issues... not clear on that one.

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I think they mean the shaft at the u joint up front due to the sharper pinion angle....not sure though.
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Honestly I'm at a loss sure you will wear out front end components but 8" is not extreme.

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I still have the stock front driveshaft in my truck.... but my transfer case is clocked.

I don't think I have ever seen anyone say you need to lengthen the shaft for a 6" of lift. I think you can get by at 8", but any higher than that you should clock the t-case, than the angles are better as well.

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