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body lift causes overheating?

truck has a 3'' b.L., was wondering if because the bumper raised by 3", now blocking more of the radiator, would this cause overheating??? Its weird, cause when ac is off and on the freeway, runs cold...when ac is on, the truck heats up....does this make sense to anyone? I though it might be the fan clutch breaking down...then someone suggested that. Thanks.
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i dont think it would cause it to overheat. i have never had a problem with my truck even comming close to overheating and ive had my lift on for a while now.
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I never had a problem with overheating in my Ranger w/ bodylift. I think it may be your fan clutch going out.
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it would be a perfect time to upgrade to a jusnes modified efan. lower the radiator back down to its factory location.

shameless plug i know.

first time ive heard about overheating just for having a body lift.

wait vegas...how hot is it there?
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I was gonna say an e-fan might help that
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Whats up with all the dissing of body lifts?
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I never had a problem with overheating in my Ranger w/ bodylift. I think it may be your fan clutch going out.
Same here. never had a problem.
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I dont have a problem and i left the radiator and fan in the stock location.
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Whats up with all the dissing of body lifts?

who's dissin?
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sorry to bump in..

but with the efan install on a body lift..

you can lower back down to stock location and mount the efan..OR you can leave it 3" up?
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sorry to bump in..

but with the efan install on a body lift..

you can lower back down to stock location and mount the efan..OR you can leave it 3" up?
no you would want to raise it 3" up back to the stock location with the Efan, otherwise it is normally lower
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i remember when my friend and i did a 2 inch BL on his Jeep, the kit came with adapters that dropped the radiator down 2 inch to stock position as the body went up 2...make sense?

i would assume all BL kits come with this, am i wrong?
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i remember when my friend and i did a 2 inch BL on his Jeep, the kit came with adapters that dropped the radiator down 2 inch to stock position as the body went up 2...make sense?

i would assume all BL kits come with this, am i wrong?
they would need to so the radiator stays even with the fan
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With the over heating problem,mine did that a while back,and my freind"witch is an air condition specialist"put an orfice tube in it,and that fixed the problem.He said the high side was producing to much heat,pulling that heat through the radiator,caused the truck to heat up.
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if anything the lift allows more air under the body.. that cant be bad for over heating?
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Check your hoses. You may have kinked one in the install. Generally, BL's shouldn't effect the cooling system. Even if they do, it should improve since there is more airflow under the vehicle. Sounds like something is wrong in the cooling system.
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