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As soon as my suspention is all done Im going to put a 3 inch body lift on my 92 f150. Do I need to do anything with my T-case stick or tranny stick?
 

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You'll probably will have to bend the "sticks" and remember to keep an eye on your E-brake cable, and your steering connection, brake lines, wires, etc...
 

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Body lift and problems? I'd say a lot of people here would have a problem with a body lift. I personally wouldnt do a bodylift. I hate the way they look not so much on fords but on chevy's they look awful showing way too much frame. There's a lot of reasons not to do a body lift if you used search you'd probably find them all.
 

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I just installed mine about 2 weeks ago on my 95......did need the steering linkage, did have to be creative in raising the bumpers, fan shroud drop, and moved a wire around a bit on the transfer case. No other adjustments that I re-call.

I will say though, installing it was hell. My body mounts were in bad shape...RUST! (had to get a few from a junkyard to replace the ones we cut off)
(My Bronco used to live in the north)

Cutting torch and welder are very handy to have.

As for the look...I'm ok with it. I'm going to fab some diamond plate gap guards.
And as for function... no problems thus far... and I wheeled it pretty hard yesterday.


Oh and for manual transmission sticks..... my friend just added a few inches to his with a junkyrd stick, torch and welder.
 

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Put your T-case in neutral, when you raise the body the stick will bind and possiblily bend your forks if not. IMHO go 2 inch, 3 inch looks bad with the body gaps. Puting a body lift on with bigger tires will keep your center of gravity lower than if you put on a suspension lift (your only raising the body and not the whole truck). As far as flex the front suspension will be the same body or suspension lift.
 

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Im completely aware that a body lift affects the suspention in no way

Thanks for the info guys
 

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first hand account, it will shorten the life of many things you wouldn't normally think about. wiring harnesses, fuel tank filler hose, bushings... just make sure its what ya need.:thumbup
 

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I have done probably 20 Body lifts on Fords. I personally don't like them for my own vehicles but when the customer pays, I Install! The major thing is the bumpers ( aside from the steering etc. ) On the front bumper, you will have to adjust it many times to make it right. The front frame horns have to be notched on some unless you use spacers because of the lip on the bumper. Your 92 will have the lip so you will have to notch the frame. The rear bumper, there are no brackets available. Alot of people put a piece of stainlass steel or diamond plate to cover the gap. I have elongated the bumper bracket holes before to move the bumper up. That is a little extra labor but worth the time when you have it all done and adjusted. The transmission stick shouldn't be a problem but the 4x4 shifter may have to be lengthend. I have gotten some from the junkyard and cut them and added in 3" of pipe or metel to make them work. You can try without but you will most likely have to make them longer. Just keep in mind that these can be a pain in the A$$ but if you have access to a lift it will be a whole lot easier. I have also done them with a 6X6 and a jack. Hope it turns out will.
 

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i did a 3" body lift and --yes get new body mounts it does make thing easier. i cut the shifters and add some pipe. i learned sleave the shifter do not butt weld they will fail. if you have fan shroud disconnect it first and watch ground straps and the ebrake cable. oh yae the front mount threads into itself so hammering it will not work. and PB BLaster all bolts for a month or two ahead of time. i going to get a bed liner and cut to fill the gaps. untill then i filled it with 40" tires.


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