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Body Lift Problems

Ok so we have all seen the debate on wether or not to body lift. I want to hear from people who have had or have a body lift on there truck. I want to know what issues people have had with them after they have been installed.
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nothing yet.........i really like my body lift.....the only thing is you can't haul anything heavy on the rear bumper, nor any extra heavy weight in the bed.....if you follow the instructions to a "T" then there shouldn't be any problems.
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no problems really.
just had to make a lot of custom things like trailer hitches and push bar brackets cause the body is located different then factory.
but my opinion is custom is better cause you no its right.
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No problems here either. well worth 200 bucks
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i havnt had any issues either.
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i dunno bout the not hauling heavy loads in the bed... with my old ranger i hauled a pallet of sod in the bed after my bodylift.... you could always build a new crossmember that would help support the bed like it does from factory... i've never seen any bad issues with a properly installed body lift!!
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Never had any problems with mine and I beat on my truck quite a bit.
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i love my body lift, and if you want to solve the, not putting heavy objects in the bed, just weld angle iron in where the crush blocks are suppost to go and your problem is solved.....
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Those blocks are supposed to be rated at what 50,000lbs of pressure. Why cant you haul anything heavy in the bed.
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i just said that thinking that they are more of a point load......that 50K lb. of pressure is at just the point of the block......if you add any weight to the center of the bed it could sag the center of the bed....
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2 of my bolts snapped from flexing with it. dont worry bout towing. buy a class3 hitch and you'll be fine
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i just said that thinking that they are more of a point load......that 50K lb. of pressure is at just the point of the block......if you add any weight to the center of the bed it could sag the center of the bed....
but those points arent too much smaller than where the frame supports it, it doesnt get any support between the frame rails anyways.
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I have had only one very very minor issue which would not effect anyone with an automatic. Shifting into second was stiff at first and eventually loosened the screws that held in the shifter console down. The looser it got the worse and worse the problem got until the shifter console was not screwed down anymore.

The problem turned out to be the shifter was hitting the console. I trimmed away some of the console on the inside to make more room for the shifter.

I personally think the shifter extender needs to be about an inch longer.
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no problems here either. i love it.
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There are a couple of issues on the install on newer models. The extension for the fuel filler is too big of a diameter. A piece of conduit worked fine.
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There are a couple of issues on the install on newer models. The extension for the fuel filler is too big of a diameter. A piece of conduit worked fine.
only some 04+ and some vasoline will alow it to get in the hole lol...no really
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only some 04+ and some vasoline will alow it to get in the hole lol...no really
Thats what she said!
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No issues with mine.
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