I am well aware that summit sells a kit for nearly 150$ but I felt that even that was hard to swallow considering I have an automatic.. and all they ship you is some rubber and a small piece of tube and a bracket or two....
So I set out to find these parts separately and what do you know...they are cheap...
PUCKS: Zone offroad, friend recommended these...at 4$ for the biggest most expensive puck.....its much easier to consider.
BOLTS: Run to local hardware store for solid bolts; grade 8 isnt going to be cheap but sure wont put you anywhere near the price of a standard BL.
GAS FILL: Rubber coupling comes with hose clamps (this may nto be the proper size but you get the idea..) and its less than 5$...
BED SUPPORTS: Cut the square stock into 3" long sections, put the open ends facing up and down, weld or just crush and youre golden. and jig saw or band saw or sawza will make quick work of the square tube...and you have all youll need for less than 10 http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
now the brackets for the bumper youll have to make (cant be hard), or just go without and still retain a function bumper/tow
So all in all youve spent:
48$ on pucks
(2$ a bolt) 32$
and 5$ for nuts
5$ gas fitting
10$ for bed supports
and free labor for a day
and a lifted truck for a grand total of
100$ with honest parts and total confidence