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Old October 26th, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Ok so Im thinking of skipping the 6 inch suspension lift and just going with a 9 inch body lift. Has anyone ever done this before and if so how much money did you save? I shopping for the cheapest way to lift my truck. Any help is greatly appreciated. I heard you could use hockey pucks for a body lift.

Ok my real question, Im going with a 6" lift and 3" body lift. I want to know from ppl who have done body lifts or just know about them, what has to be extended? Wires under the hood? Fuel line? Anything? I really hope it is just as simple as bolting the body lift in and brackets for the bumpers and thats it.




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I haven't done body lifts, and am not too knowledgable about them, but after ready that first paragraph, I was about ready to drive to NJ and smack ya upside the head with your new mud tires. Thankfully I continued reading onto the second paragraph. Good luck with the lift, and oh yeah, post pictures along the way (but you knew that already)




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Don't like body lifts, don't like the look of them, staring at the side of your frame or the person on the other side.
Not to mention they can be a PITA to install.
Far as I know, damn near everything has to be moved or extended.
Kits are generally cheap but if they offer the "skirting" or side panel kit (actual name eludes me) make sure you get that also, it will cover up some of the frame showing.
I generally send body lift customers on unless they are installing themselves, thats how much of a PITA they can be.
That's my own opinion though.

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Gap guards bates? Those what ya mean? Taz just got a 3" bodylift put on her truck, I know it's not an F150, but it ought to be pretty similar.




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Gap guards sounds like it. Fills in the dead space & frame.

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I was thinking of selling advertising space on the frame. Well heres the thing, I really cant afford a 9" suspension lift but I can afford a 6" with a 3" body lift. So will I be able to fit my 37" tires with a 6" suspension lift and no body lift?




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for the most part.....items mounted to the body of the truck so long as they have slack in the wires/lines/hoses etc should be fine and not need moved/modified to work with the body lift....i'd suggest taking tour of your truck and take a close look at any item that is mouted to the body of the truck and make sure it has enough slack to allow 4in or more of movement. I would be concerned about the brake lines somewhat as those are hard lines and don't really have much play in them. the gas filler neck should be fine as it does have some play to it.

as far as whether 37's would fit with a 6in lift on your truck....I'm not certain. But lift manufacturers suggest running 35's with a 6in lift....so i'd have to think they most likely wouldn't fit

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hockey pucks are a saftey hazard
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if you do the 6 inch lift make sure you don't over stretch the drive shaft i had a buddy do that and spun the splines rite off. the body lift can be a pain you probably have to cut the firewall so your steering column can tilt, my bronco needed drop brackets for the radiator fan and shroud. i used hockey pucks on mine and it works fine. im runnin 35s and i only have a 4 inch suspension and 1 inch body lift that im movin up to a 3 inch due to some minor rub.


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