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Body Lift Help......

I have a 1993 ranger 4x4, and i bought a PA 3'' body lift for the truck almost a year and a half ago and have never got around to putting it on. I called around this weekend to get some prices on having it installed for me and the local rhino linings wanted between $700-$900 to install because of the bolts in the cab under the carpet saying it requires more time so it costs more.. How many of you have put one of these PA body lifts on and how hard are they to do at home.. I have a complete garage full of tools and air tools because my pops is a huge car guy... Is this something I can do myself or what?? Any help would be great...thanks
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its not very hard at all. some people can do it in one day. I took 3 days to do mine and did it slowly to make sure everything was right. its really easy but just takes some time with all the little things that have to be done. The PA direction booklet that came with the kit will tell u everything u need to know. good luck
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I did mine in 2 days as well, just because I had to go out and get more tools. Its very very doable in a garage.
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the only tools u need is a t55 torx bit and maybe a breaker bar really easy to do i did mine in a day in my girlfriends garage
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I recommend having a torch on hand to heat up the front bolts that have loctite/rust on them. Also a good air impact will make life so much easier.
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thanks guys for the input.. Also what leveling kits do you guys recommend for my truck???
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I got skyjacker leveling coils and never looked back

and be sure to douse your body mount bolts with pentrating oil, especially the front 2 under the radiator support
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yea it is easy kinda lol well sounds like u got the tools and garage for the project, all u need now is some muscle.
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done mine in 6 or 7 hours. get an impact and a friend to help and a floor jack. it aint hard. the bumper brackets can be agravating but thats about it. take your time and do it right though. my truck was more unstable so i bout some shock, pro comp es1000s for like 26 a piece. good luck
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The hardest part that I ran into was the mounting bolts under the cab. They're in a threaded sleeve that runs up the bushing, and it just spun after I loosened it up. We tried everything to keep the sleeve stationary, but to no avail. So, in a final attempt to get them out, I had to weld rebar to the sleeve, so it wouldn't turn in the recessed spot that it was. It worked great, then just sawed it off with a grinder afterwards...Hopefully yours doesn't come to this, but if it does, that works
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