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Old 03-23-2006
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body lift difficulty?

Hey, I searched, and couldn't find anything about this.

How difficult is it to put in a body lift? I don't know that much about this stuff, but with some direction, I'm sure I can figure it out. Just wondering how difficult it is?

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lol if you couldnt come up with tips on how hard a BL install is, you shouldnt try it....

Its really not too bad, depends on what year the truck is and how rusted in the mount bolts are....The radiator supports and other brackets that you have to change over suck....But it is something you could do yourself

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4 tips...
1) have friends to help that acully know cars and how to work on them
2) spray all the bolts your taking off including cab bolts all 6 and all the bed bolts for a week before with penatration oil.
3) have a good tool set...
4) READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE and during the install....
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Install is pretty easy, but Zach is right, make sure to spray all those bolts way before. I snapped one inside the cab and it was a pain in the *** to have to drill it out, and retap the threads. Also the two bolts in the front were rusted to hell, so I had to cut them apart, so make sure to soak the crap out of them too. Last thing to do is make sure to move your AC line out of the way of the belt. Too many of us have made the mistake of not holding it down and have lost the ability to use AC.

Other than that, its all pretty straight forward and easy.
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take your time. tear apart the interior a day ahead atleast, and spray the bolts from the top too.
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Its not too bad. Just spray the bolts, like said, and read the directions and have all the tools you need. Impact tools are helpfull.
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hey guys, thanks for the input. I was naive and didn't realize there was this much involved. I don't think I am up for something quite like this yet, so I guess I am going to have to pass on doing this right now.

Thanks all for the input.
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IT really isn't that hard. Only took me and a few buddies like 8 hours to do it (and that was with alot of breaks) and we had never done a BL before.
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take your front skid plate off the day before to save some time. its in the way when you do the bumper relocation bracket. Heating the cab bolts with a torch is can help. If you use an impact gun make sure it has some power. Little did we know when we did winks lift my impact is wimpy. The 2 flareside ones i did we didn't need the gas filler extension.
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With a body lift, if you have a tow package and on my truck I have the Westin light bar, will they look out of place? I don't know much about body lifts.
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Tow package it does not look horrible the hitch just hangs down three inches. Now the light bar is a different story. I would remove it until you can make different brackets to relocate it three inches up.
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