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brandonf250
03-10-2007, 02:37 PM
puttin 42's on my F150 that has a 6" suspension and do not want to have to do a body lift if i dont have to,would it be possible to trim enough off of the fenders to fit them without making it look stupid

Always broke
03-10-2007, 02:45 PM
Your kidding right:D :D :D cut away [cheers]

m j
03-10-2007, 02:46 PM
looking stupid is subjective, to me it will look stupid

will they clear the cab or do you have to move the axle foward?

brandonf250
03-10-2007, 03:10 PM
no im not kidding and Dalten had them on it today they are not actually that big ill have to cut about 3-4 inches off if i dont lift it any more

Always broke
03-10-2007, 03:35 PM
Sounds great Brandon if ya need help cutting drop me a PM[36]

Ginger Snaps
03-10-2007, 04:15 PM
id say it would look better with a 2'' body lift and a little less cutting but thats just me..

epic3
03-10-2007, 04:46 PM
the smaller the tire to lift ratio the better imo keeps your cg lower just make sure you trim enough out to allow for flex not just turning radius

B
03-10-2007, 04:55 PM
hack it up ... no body lift ... [5]

pumpkin
03-10-2007, 05:01 PM
Body lift sucks ass

pumpkin
03-10-2007, 05:02 PM
Got me a new plasma cutter, would make short order of trimming the sheet metal[36]

Ginger Snaps
03-10-2007, 05:12 PM
why do body lifts suck so much.... i wouldnt have one more then 2'' but why do you guys dislike them?

epic3
03-10-2007, 05:17 PM
cus they do nothing benificial to the perfomance or usefullness of your truck and if wheeled lots they will fuck your body mounts up real bad

B
03-10-2007, 05:24 PM
why do body lifts suck so much.... i wouldnt have one more then 2'' but why do you guys dislike them?


hmm a 3" bolt holding ur body to the frame or a 6" ...

i have seen good body lift's where u use box tube and still retain ur stock bushings and bolts setups but generaly as a rule body lift are gay ... most likely cause of all the tools that 3" body lift thewre junk put bigger wheels on stock drive train and think they are the man and unbrakable and then they go get stuck with there two wheel dr, one in the front and one in the back ...i love going up to dudes at stave and looking at their junk .... hmmm thats a two wheel drive eh .. NO IT ISNT IT'S A 4 X 4 THEY SAY ALL PISSED OFF .... then they go get stuck in a dip in the road with 2 tires spnning like a mofo ...:D how's that for an over view matt [cheers]

epic3
03-10-2007, 05:34 PM
hmm a 3" bolt holding ur body to the frame or a 6" ...

i have seen good body lift's where u use box tube and still retain ur stock bushings and bolts setups but generaly as a rule body lift are gay ... most likely cause of all the tools that 3" body lift thewre junk put bigger wheels on stock drive train and think they are the man and unbrakable and then they go get stuck with there two wheel dr, one in the front and one in the back ...i love going up to dudes at stave and looking at their junk .... hmmm thats a two wheel drive eh .. NO IT ISNT IT'S A 4 X 4 THEY SAY ALL PISSED OFF .... then they go get stuck in a dip in the road with 2 tires spnning like a mofo ...:D how's that for an over view matt [cheers]

You dont know shit it's a 4x4 says so right on the fender

jakerngr
03-10-2007, 08:14 PM
take the 6 inch out and cut even more to fit the 42's

Ginger Snaps
03-10-2007, 08:26 PM
hmm a 3" bolt holding ur body to the frame or a 6" ...

i have seen good body lift's where u use box tube and still retain ur stock bushings and bolts setups but generaly as a rule body lift are gay ... most likely cause of all the tools that 3" body lift thewre junk put bigger wheels on stock drive train and think they are the man and unbrakable and then they go get stuck with there two wheel dr, one in the front and one in the back ...i love going up to dudes at stave and looking at their junk .... hmmm thats a two wheel drive eh .. NO IT ISNT IT'S A 4 X 4 THEY SAY ALL PISSED OFF .... then they go get stuck in a dip in the road with 2 tires spnning like a mofo ...:D how's that for an over view matt [cheers]

I see what your saying bryson about people just having bodylifts and think they can do anything, Myself im not the biggest fan of them ethier but im also not a fan of massively hacked fenders like my bronco has. But thats your opinion will disscuss this more over a beer and when i bring the tcase over one of these days[15]

brandonf250
03-10-2007, 09:29 PM
ya ive thought of taking 2x2 square tubing and belding the bottom of ot to the frame and using the stock bolts so that there would not be soo much leverage but also trim the fenders a bit cause if flexes decent

ez_b
03-10-2007, 10:00 PM
i'd suggest a body lift, they are so sweet.

FU Toolbag
03-10-2007, 10:39 PM
I see nothing wrong with a body lift. I used to think like the rest of these closed minded people, but lets face reality here. The center of gravity would be lower with only the body higher and still alowing larger tires. Done correctly there should be no damage to the body, and saying it will pound the body mounts is correct. If you are going to pound it offroad then add some reinforcement plates to prevent your rusted mount from getting twisted. I want to go put one in my 84 cherokee next weekend. It'll be sweet.

m j
03-10-2007, 11:42 PM
I see nothing wrong with a bodylift either on some vehicles
newer chevs where the frame is already completely below the body look terrible with a bodylift

I never had any damage from a 2" bodylift on my 4x4 for a decade
it was a chey so I went through a frame or two but kept the bodylift, heck it is still under the chev cab

F150HULK
03-11-2007, 08:03 AM
Body lifts are [36] When you have to change trannny's twice a year. :D

In The Zone
03-11-2007, 09:24 AM
Nothing wrong with a proper Body lift
a good fabricator can build new solid mounts to raise then re bolt better than oem bushings with spreader plates effectively raising for drivetrain clearance as well as allowing wheel movment,[36]

granted if u buy out of the box u get a very general lift.[16]

brandonf250
03-11-2007, 11:47 AM
hmm ok so ur sayin its better to build one than buy one?

brandonf250
03-11-2007, 12:40 PM
do any of u know what size of hole to drill in the lift blocks to fit the bolts through

In The Zone
03-11-2007, 02:22 PM
yes u can build to suit and much stronger

by the time most people get their rides the majority of body mounts are usually shot

hole size can be what ever u want i went with 5/8ths grade8 hard ware under cab areas and 5/8ths grade 5 under box.

plus added two extra mounts under the cab

fullsizebronco
03-11-2007, 05:48 PM
i got 38.5 on my bronco with a 3 inch lift but it was a 91 and looked good witht the fenders cut out i just followed the flair line and it worked nice and with my 78 6 '' lift they fit but just the very front of the fenders i just kicked them in with my steel toes [redneck] and worked fine would not even notice the front was gone

brandonf250
03-11-2007, 08:13 PM
ok good,ill build my own,and ill do some trimming and i think it will look fine

brandonf250
03-11-2007, 08:18 PM
do any of you know if a chev d44 carrier for a 4:56,will work for a ford ttb d44 with 5:13

HEAVY METAL
03-11-2007, 08:19 PM
cool man! gonna look good!

mqhoon
03-12-2007, 12:18 PM
Cut it up, i always chop out guards back in Australia on my trucks but they arent fords, Nissan Patrols, a lower centre of gravity truck with good flex is better than a massively lifted truck that rolls over easy on a trail

steve604
03-12-2007, 12:30 PM
a performance accessories 3" body lift is somwhere around $250. this is the only kind of body lift to get. don't try making one yourself unless you buy a body lift kit and copy it.

a 3" body lift will not cause damage to your truck unless you design it yourself.

brandonf250
03-12-2007, 04:28 PM
hey ,the performance body lift is $150 ish at sport trucks and its not like im new too wheelin this is my 6th truck on 37 " or bigger tires,its not as if im gonna scab together a cheap body lift or that im tryin too save money im gona build a body lift that will use the stock length bolts so that there will not be so much leverage on the mounts and hopefully it wont shit kick my body mounts

landslide
03-16-2007, 07:58 PM
just take the box and front fenders off. there wont be much fender left if your trying to put on 42s hahahaha

brandonf250
03-16-2007, 08:40 PM
what size tire you plan on runnin on your truck

F150HULK
03-17-2007, 07:57 AM
:dontknow: I'm not sure why some people are so against body lifts. I've had after market body lifts in all my vehichles and they are about the only thing I have never broken.
I can relate to old rusted mounts like Dan said but you can rebuild those with ease.

I find body lifts make working on and cleaning you rig easier and it also helps keep the center of gravity lower.

BeerBaron666
03-17-2007, 09:39 AM
I good body lift serves it purpose well, they are made to clear a bigger tire with no more suspension lift hmmmmm sounds liek what your trying to do. and A 2" body lift isn't gonna change your CG very much so I wouldn't worry about that. A body lift is the cleanest looking way to go I think unless you can hack the fenders and still have it look go cause I always been a fan of the big tire and a min. amount of like, kind of like Phill who likes his women low and wide:D

FU Toolbag
03-18-2007, 11:03 AM
I'm putting a 6" body lift in mine and putting 44's on it. No fender hacking, and it fits.