bodylift alternative

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  1. ssgjohnson

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    Ford - Precision Metal Fab

    I was looking into putting together a setup from these guys to get a few more inches under my truck, as i had talked about in another thread, and thought i would share what i was finding with yall.

    My plan was to use one of the blocks for the rear and then do a front lift shackle plus maybe a shackle flip for the front. Getting a taller rear block would server the purpose of getting rid of the stacked aftermarkey+Ford factory bock, as well as integrating the ubolt holes into the block for added strength and safety. pretty cool idea. should be able to do it for around $500.

    I see this as an alternative to the BL. I dont actually have anything against a body lift though, so not trying to start any pros and cons discussions.

    this company has quite a few cool parts to check out as well. I'm particularly fond of the traction bars with the integrated lift blocks and the spring hanger conversion that allows you to run the longer late model rear springs for improved ride quality.
     
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    What truck year / type do you have?
     
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    Right on! Sweet Truck.

    I love the 5.4 in my Expy.

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    yeah, the 5.4 is def better in the expedition though. if i needed it for any kind of power, id be screwed. its perfect for my use though. I used to have a 2003 expy eddie bauer before the last set of twins. that was one of my favorite rides of all time. it came from the factory more gansta than a lot of the cars the doods in my unit were dropping money into. and it was way quicker than it probably should have been. I used to mess with the honda tuner kids all the time.
     
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    Sounds like a pretty good plan so far. When do you think you'll get to it?
     
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    At the soonest, it would be 6 months away. I'm not sure where I'm going to be in May because my time in Tampa will be up then, and Uncle Sam may be cutting me some new orders. If I wind up overseas, I'll just store it and wait until my overseas tour is up (could be anywhere from 1-3 years...). and If im able to stay stateside (please Lord!!) then I would want to wait until after I am moved and settled at my new location before undertaking any projects.

    The main hurdle has been lept already though, the wife is on board with it.
     
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