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Old 02-21-2011
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Just do what I did. Since you only have 1 day a week off, take both the bumpers off and just do the bed, thats easy. Yeah it looks like *** driving with the bed higher but who cares right. Then the next day you have off do the cab. It will take a little longer so just start earlier and then when you have time, put the bumpers back on and done. All together it took me 14 hrs from start to finish. You have the BL just follow the directions.
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I agree with the others about use that $250 and buy a socket set and other tools so you can learn to do your own work. Why pay a friend and have him do everything. Do it yourself and learn it. when you done you can step back and say woww i did that. I have never charged a friend to do any work o a car, heck Ive gotten a 12 pack. On jobs when i need to run and get parts if they leave the car with me i charge them for the parts 5$ on top of what they cost

i have yet to install my 1" BL and im just waiting for summer. i got quoted at $800-1100 for an installation at an off-road warehouse

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Harbor Freight tools will do you just right, as they break or wear replace with Sears Craftsman. Snap-on/Mac/Matco pretty expensive for a DIY'er. You can have killer tool set from HF for $250.00, don't forget their 20% off coupons in just about every magazine!
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I'm scared to do this. I could undo all the bolts and stuff, but I worry about 2 things: keeping track of all the bolts (although I was thinking of a system that I think would work pretty well) and getting every bolt back to where it belongs.
My system involves labelling a bunch of ziploc bags with the corresponding numbers that they have in the instruction booklet (i.e. remove bolt (47) from ....) and then put it in a bag labelled 47. That'd be a huge waste of ziploc bags, but I'd rather spend $10 on ziploc bags than have bolts invade my garage.
Any other ideas?
I want to lift my truck so bad because its really a cheap option but can't get the courage to do it even though I've read most of the topics on it
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Theres not really that many bolts. I felt the same way as you when I first got on this forum. After I looked at all the sexy trucks on here and most had a BL I just had to do it. Its not as tough as you might think it is. If you read most of the how- to`s then you already know what to watch for and chances are you wont run into some of the problems other have.
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the other thing that makes me cringe is unhooking all the hoses and connections from the frame to allow for the front of the cab to be lifted.... I am not by any means mechanically inclined, but can usually talk myself into doing just about anything if I have a good enough idea of how to do it. I'm just worried that if I start, I'll get about halfway through and then forget to do somethin, or get in over my head and then have to face towing charges to a shop where they'll rape me of all my cash to get it on right lol
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Old 03-14-2011
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It's easy. Me, my friend, and his dad did it in about 11 hours or so.
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