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Old 03-16-2008
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Almost finished the Body Lift today...

Well thats right I finally did it! I got this thing rolling.. I did the body lift today and everything is done except for the bumpers. I was killed after all that so I just had to quit. Does anyone have any tips for getting the rear bumper lifted with the brackets and still using the hitch? And what all do I need to cut on the front one to make it work? I think my brain was fried when I was trying to look at the directions on it.
Other than that its great!! I couldnt believe how much it picked the truck up...wayy more than I expected!!
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p... pi... pic... pict... pictu... pictur.... picture.... PICTURES!!!!! :-D
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hahaa i knew that was comin i will soon as i get those bumpers on!!
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HAHAHHA pictures is right.. :)
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I raised the front bumper but for right now I left the rear bumper in its stock location. I do not have the tools/time to do the hitch mod and to re-locate my dual exhaust. Some people just put something behind the bumper to fill in and make the gap look better.
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I've had my rear bumper in the stock location ever since i did mine 3 years ago. I prefer it that way, i use my truck as a truck. so having to step up into the bed is so much easier with the bumper lower. I worked with someone with b/l'ed ranger and he raised his rear bumper, and it was tough to step up to get into the bed.
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Alright alright alright even though I dont wanna do it Ill put some bumperless pictures up here...lol Ill have them up this evenin I gotta get that bumper raised in the back..it seems so much easier to just leave it but I dont wanna have that gap and everyone does the diamond plate thing..I just want it to look clean...I gotta fix the exhaust and hitch too..lol blah
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its easiest to just leave that new bumper bracket on but leave all the bolts super loose. then the bolt the bumper up and slowly tighten each bolt until it on and even.
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its easiest to just leave that new bumper bracket on but leave all the bolts super loose. then the bolt the bumper up and slowly tighten each bolt until it on and even.
x2 thats how I've always done em, I'm on like numero 7 or something like that (not counting mine goign up/down)
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Okay Ill def. do that for the front, how did ya'll do the back? Just have someone hold the bumper while you mark the places to drill on the frame and hitch? Thats the only way I can see to do it.
I hope I didnt forget anything that will be in a bind...for some reason Im really paranoid about it..
Radiators dropped
Filler neck done
Wires on motor dropped
Brake lines rebent
transfer case wiring rerouted
auto trans cable unclipped
I hope thats it..
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Hey I look like Brenton!!! hahaha
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nice! I like those rims, just get some bigger tires?
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Thanks man! The rims are okay but Im actually just running them until I get my new rims and tires :) I finally sold my other rims and tires so thankfully I can run these for as long as I have to.
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If I remember correctly you might want to check you A/C lines and make sure they are not hitting anything. I can think of a few people that have had to replace lines because they rub one of the pulleys.
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Oh man I will def. check that out..thank you!
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yes you might need to bend that A/C line.

btw my description was talking about the rear bumper, the front is super easy
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looks good when you going wheeling with us?
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Looks great!! Now get some dang tires on that beast!!! DEEP WEDGEWOOD BLUE FOREVERRR!!!
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Looks good man! haha

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yes you might need to bend that A/C line.

btw my description was talking about the rear bumper, the front is super easy
Oh you were talkin about the back? I figured the front. Im gonna try to take care of it today..I guess we will see lol. Is the ac line one that goes under the altenator? I cant find any other ones.
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looks good when you going wheeling with us?
haha thanks man...maybe one day!
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Looks great!! Now get some dang tires on that beast!!! DEEP WEDGEWOOD BLUE FOREVERRR!!!
Ya tell me about it..I hate the half done look lol..and oh yes gotta represent for the DWB club haha

Thanks everybody else for the compliments!
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well on the 4.0 SOHC it runs from the compressor down under the belt system and back up on the passenger side. maybe its different on the OHV, but when the engine is revved up the belt tensioner kicks out and hits the A/C line
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oh man i gotta check that that would tear it up quick
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i do have one other question for ya'll when we were doing the cab, putting the blocks on the passenger side, we made a mistake. On the front mounts of course you have to drill those out, well we made the mistake thinking you drilled all of them out...however luckily I caught it only after we did one. We drilled out the passenger side rear body mount. Is it okay to get a long bolt and put a nut on the bottom of it? I was worried about compressing the bushing and flexing my body but maybe Im just being crazy. What should I do?
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