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What's the deal with body lifts not working on diesels?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by savagek5diesel, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. savagek5diesel

    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    What\'s the deal with body lifts not working on diesels?

    Is it because the firewall mounted fuel filter? This kinda puzzled me when looking for a body lift. Any input anybody?
     
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    Re: What\'s the deal with body lifts not working on diesels?

    The consensus of most people I have discussed it with is that they will work fine if you think it through. The manufactures appear to not list the diesel application due to the limited numbers of diesels in the various model years. And the fact they did not actually test them on the diesel models due to that limited production compared to the gas engine models.
     
  3. savagek5diesel

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    Re: What\'s the deal with body lifts not working on diesels?

    That's what i figured, but i wasn't too sure. And the reason i asked was because only a few body lift companys actually said "some modifications may need to be made for vehicles with diesel engines"
     
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    Re: What\'s the deal with body lifts not working on diesels?

    Most of the body lift issues are for the newer pickups (Chevy, Ford, Dodge) with the turbo diesel engines. They all have intercoolers and the associated piping you have to deal with that the gas trucks don't. Though I don't know why a 6.2 K5 would be any different than a gas K5 when it comes to bodylifts.
     
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    Re: What\'s the deal with body lifts not working on diesels?

    I didn't actually keep mine lifted, but jacked the cab up high enough to replace all the rubber mounts...with the exception of the fan/shroud, there was no interference or tight wires.
     

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