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body lift, how hard is it?

ok, i dont know too much about trucks and im usually afraid to work on mine. i just got 31 inch tires and i now want a lift. its a 98 so its IFS, which means im goin with a body lift since im a broke 19 year old ha. this is the lift im looking at. Summit SUM-7888300 - Summit Racing® 7800000 Body Lift Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com i also know ill need a shift extender but anyway, is this like extremely difficult? and do any regular shops install these? thanks alot
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Shops will install them but they're expensive. You're looking at 8 or so hours of labor at around $80 an hour. Do it yourself. They're really easy, just time consuming.
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There is nothing to it. I did the bed right by myself. And depending on how easy the cab bolts come out, it really isnt that bad with about 4 other buds. Good luck, keep us posted and let us get some pictures when its done.
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EZ...go for it
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Wasn't there just another post just like this? Or am i going insane....
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piece of cake. ive done two about to do another ive got it down to about 7 hours with two people.
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when you do s body lift with a stick shift and you throw on the shift extension how much longer is a shift throw? is it really noticable? my friends jeep with 3inch body lift has a stupid long throw with the extension
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when you do s body lift with a stick shift and you throw on the shift extension how much longer is a shift throw? is it really noticable? my friends jeep with 3inch body lift has a stupid long throw with the extension
its a little different but a hurst will fix that.
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isnt the hurst a short throw but the same length as stock?
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look up some body lift how tos on the forum, people have great tips thatll make it easier. Like when you're removing the body bolts, providing heat to the bottom really helps them get out.
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Ya you can defintly do it dude...just find a buddy whos got a garage (with air tools) and start on a friday night. I thought I could never do mine, I started friday night after work, finished sunday night. Took me about 20 hours. But no one was helping me and I had never done one before, and I ran into all kinds of problems. But, defintly you can do it.
As for the shift extender, it does make the throw slightly larger, but you get used to it in a day.
EDIT: oh and the hurst is short throw and mush smoother and better in every way, but, it costs almost $300.
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