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(f350 has 4 small stacked blocks under the front leafs) (someone will prolly try and defend these rigs like last time they were posted)
Not defending them, just showing the blocks in the front.
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Because some rednecks have hack jobs mean the entire state does also? That makes a lot of sense...
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Quite bickering, jeez...NO you cannot put a 6" BL on, damn man...3" looks to bad IMO i hate the frame hanging low it looks crappy, but u cant even tell i have a BL unless you look real good.....Just dont ask things like this on the forums people are gonna think your not right in tha head man......
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Florida is one of the only states were all the "people" (read as Idiots), Think a 6" body lift would be a good idea, along with 10" blocks and 20" lift leafs.
there are a lot of folks in every state who are idiots... in Florida they all have internet so everyone can see it... im a Florida native so i can say this
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I thought florida was full of old people? Lifted golf carts ftw!

Seriously though what would you expect from someone who would put "TAKE IT OUT AND STROKE IT!" across the windshield in 6" high vinyl. No need to advertise your hobbies, some things should stay private.
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Stupidest thread ever?

Dumb question

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haha wtf
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hahahahaha

put the bucket and hydraulics back on and i would rock that ****!!!!
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lol this is great!!!!
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Yea, robbie and ryan are both my friends. With that said, it doesn't mean their trucks are built "right" and nor do i agree with the way they built/build their trucks, but they are built a lot better than 90% of the trucks around here.

Like i said before I'm not taking sides, but I would rock both of those trucks (the b2 is a mud only truck, trailered to the hole and never hits the pavements), and the superduty is a very very capable truck in the mud.

I'm not saying they are built perfect, but I think they are fine. I'm one of those guys, I think it's fine, even though it's not perfect. The reason I think so, I've been around this "sport" (if you want to call it that) called mudding, for a long time. I've seen what these rigs are built like, and most the trucks I see running around are on 2.5 tons with 4 link front/rear built PERFECTLY, and I mean WAY WAY WAY overdone as far as strength goes...and these trucks don't see the street at all.




Point being, Florida buildds some whack trucks. Most of them are built way worse than that b2.

Now front blocks on the superduty, he got it like that, and as far as I know it's staying like that. He hasn't had a problem with it so far (which doesn't mean he will never have a problem with it). It's NOT ok to run blocks up front, let alone 4-1" blocks...but it is what it is. I would take them out, but thats me.

and 20" lift leafs is VERY common around the mud trucks. It lifts them very well and it is cheaper than 4 linking it. A lot of people use 20-24" leafs on the f250's (both OBS and NBS) to fit 40's and up. I dont' want to say I'd never...but I wouldn't run that anytime soon.

I'm going to post up some pictures from another forum that are IMO very very well built ttrucks, and these are the example that florida shoudl portray.








NOW, as for the 6" body lift. Please don't do that. I've seen it beofre, on an old ranger...it looks half (fill in the blank)ed. You COULD take two kits and put them together, you can use TWO steerign extensions, longer bolts, custom extensions for everything. I WOULD NOT DO THAT. VERY BAD IDEA. Just do a SFA.



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i want to see this
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Not defending them, just showing the blocks in the front.
WOW...on the DS one block is cracked
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I dont understand putting blocks on the F250, lifts for F250 and 350's are cheap compared to most trucks on the road. $400 to $500 can get you a good lift on a F250. I know jpro130 said the guy bought the truck like that, but I would have taken them off after I bought it and got a real lift.
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I dont understand putting blocks on the F250, lifts for F250 and 350's are cheap compared to most trucks on the road. $400 to $500 can get you a good lift on a F250. I know jpro130 said the guy bought the truck like that, but I would have taken them off after I bought it and got a real lift.

I think he has the max lift leafs that aren't "custom" made. I belive he has since replaced the blocks, because that one is cracked. He works on it all the time, and it's changed a bit since those pictures.









I'm uploading the pics right now, they are all on my computer, photobucket is what I'm waiting on
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NOW, as for the 6" body lift. Please don't do that. I've seen it beofre, on an old ranger...it looks half (fill in the blank)ed. You COULD take two kits and put them together, you can use TWO steerign extensions, longer bolts, custom extensions for everything. I WOULD NOT DO THAT. VERY BAD IDEA. Just do a SFA.



I'll post those pics in a few mins.
i promised i wont do it in the first post.. that being said and everyone saying dont do i still wont.. honestly bodylifting this truck is a *****..

its seriously dangerous..


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wow, this really kinda pisses me off bout the fla thing, i am very proud of my state, and the things i enjoy doing here, some ppl cant afford suspension lifts i understand, no reason to hammer the guy bout it, hell i am a hard working person, and my truck is lifted by t-bar crank, and i dont care to hear comments on how bad it is as a lift, if you dont like it meet me at a speed and truck world and buy me a lift, then you could talk, but there isnt any law on building mud trucks, hell a buggy to a redneck kid out here in davie is a fully modified lawnmower lifted like some 6 inches, with 28 tsls abd sitting on a custom made tower, does only 5 mph but hey its all he has, so try to see it from that point of view
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wow, this really kinda pisses me off bout the fla thing, i am very proud of my state, and the things i enjoy doing here, some ppl cant afford suspension lifts i understand, no reason to hammer the guy bout it, hell i am a hard working person, and my truck is lifted by t-bar crank, and i dont care to hear comments on how bad it is as a lift, if you dont like it meet me at a speed and truck world and buy me a lift, then you could talk, but there isnt any law on building mud trucks, hell a buggy to a redneck kid out here in davie is a fully modified lawnmower lifted like some 6 inches, with 28 tsls abd sitting on a custom made tower, does only 5 mph but hey its all he has, so try to see it from that point of view
No offense, but basically you just said that your justification of doing crappy lifts is that you can't afford good lifts?

I think that's the whole point of this. People are saying that lifting a truck by 6" with a Body Lift is a bad idea because it produces bad characteristics in a truck. The only reason you would ever even contemplate a 6" Body lift is because you couldn't afford a Suspension Lift.

So pretty much your saying your mad, but completely agreeing with what has been stated in this thread.
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a 6inch body lift is dumb i agree, 3 inch is large enough for a person who would ask such a question, but bring a state justified on its credit for afro engineered trucks is wrong, just like many of the mudfest state down here... run what you build, some of these trucks put what they can together and run them, they break they break, what i am trying to say is fla is no different then any other state with its clueless ppl, but i kno that iw as cutting the buck by cranking my t-bars, but i do have a 3inch body lift and am debating putting it on, personally i dont like em, but wtf i own it might as well use it
but i do see how kids, use thier daddy's money jack their truck to the sky, tear it up and daddy puts it in the shop for them, unlike the working class where if i tear my truck up, it sits until i have the money to fix it
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I make sure I have enough money to fix it after I build it...

My atv just broke...I had to drop almost a grand into it, it is what it is....
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there is a guy up here that has a 89 150 or 250 that is sitting on 33's or 35's and he has what looks like a 8" or 10" body lift. the truck would be totally clean and safe if it had a smaller BL and/or a susp lift.

i'm not a fan of BL's anyways, but why would anyone (regardless of the state) stack numerous BLs to get the clearance?


as for all the name calling in this thread, i think that is what is being pointed out on the front page.

this type of behavour is gonna deteer a lot of people from this site and that is sad.

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I don't mind a proper body lift at all. I think it looks good most of the time.

I think if you dont' have the money to do it right, you shouldn't do it. If I do something halfway, I always end up paying double than what I would have paid origionally if I just saved up and waited.

Ex. On my atv, I bought cheap used aftermarket axles for 600 bucks, they all broke, 6 times in total, costing over 400 to fix, thats a total of 1000. I had to buy all new axles for over 1600 because they all were too worn beyond repair.

I could ahve done it once and right, for 1600, instead I spent 2600 doing it half assed. and I ruined a lot of rides having to go home early...catch the drift?
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those trucks looks fine and i bet the perform on par as well and theres nothing wrong with a 6 inch body lift its your truck go for it then you can lol @ 2 " suspension lifts... but 6 is alot :P but 3 isnt enough...
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