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Body Lift Info

Alright guys i just ordered my body lift for my Level 2 . Im just curious if theres anything I need to know before I do the install? any tips or tricks? Maybe something I should watch out for?

More than likely Im going to be doing the install by myself, is that possible?
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I'm going to start on mine next weekend, and the only tips that I've gotten so far is make sure heat the cab bolts when removing them, and find a good friend who doesn't mind giving up a saturday afternoon to help. Other than that, just make sure that you get everything lined up good before you snug it down.
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Wow, when I started reading this, I was thinking "haven't I read this before a few weeks ago?" Then it hit me, I did!!

This has been beaten like a dead horse my friend. It's been discussed and covered many many many times.

You'd find your answers quicker if you clicked the search button rather then waiting for us to reply to the thread.

There is some great tips and tricks that have been covered many times. use the search button and tyoe in "body lift". You'll be amazed at what follows.

Good luck and post your BL progress pics!!
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i asked for tips when i did mine too, biggest tip i got was follow the instructions. although i didn't end up doing mine myself, if i had help i could have, the instructions are very good, do everything they say!
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ok, thanks guys

I read over the instructions online , and it seemed to me what takes up the most time is all the stuff you have to disconnect like ground straps etc.
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Take a look at HozII's profile. Look at the threads he's created. There's a thread that I personally put the most info i've ever put in a thread regarding a bodylift. check it out.



Doing the lift is very easy. BUT, is very time consuming. ALOT of the drops and extentions they send you you really dont even need to use. Mostly it'sjust making sure things have slack while doing the lift, then when the blocks are in, most those things get connection again.

I'll search for that thread and post it up for ya.
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Yeah that thread is a great source of info. Thanks to Shane-O check out this folder of pictures, helped me out a ton

http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z...%20Components/
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Yeah that thread is a great source of info. Thanks to Shane-O check out this folder of pictures, helped me out a ton

http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z...%20Components/
good thing you posted that link..i woulda yelled at ya if you didn't. lol.
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thats a sweet link guys
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thats a sweet link guys
Too bad almost all of it doesn't have anything to do with your truck.
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thank you sir!
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and you said you recommend taking the fan off correct?
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I do have somebody to help me now. I figured it would probably take the weekend and a case of heineken or coors light
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and you said you recommend taking the fan off correct?
No need to if you are paying attention. I messed up just before that thread was posted on my most recent BL.




PM Scotty, RangerExtreme. He's in PA and i'm sure he'll help.
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ahh ok, thanks
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Take a look at HozII's profile. Look at the threads he's created. There's a thread that I personally put the most info i've ever put in a thread regarding a bodylift. check it out.



Doing the lift is very easy. BUT, is very time consuming. ALOT of the drops and extentions they send you you really dont even need to use. Mostly it'sjust making sure things have slack while doing the lift, then when the blocks are in, most those things get connection again.

I'll search for that thread and post it up for ya.
YES!! And i was soo appreciative and thankful for you doing that and the help over the phone. With me bein n00b at the time and totally oblivious to the BL it was a TON of help..

Yeah its pretty easy. I did the bed all by myself in about 20 mins. Like they said it's easy just very teadious and test you concentration in what your doing!! Just take your time and pay attention.
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patience is something Ive been known to lack... at least thats what my gf says
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Mine took about 7hrs by myself(mostly) and my truck already being takin' apart(no shroud already). lol.
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I heard the bed is only about 150 lbs, does that sound about right?
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eh? pick up a corner, put your arm in there, put the block in, done. lol.
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eh? pick up a corner, put your arm in there, put the block in, done. lol.
obviously! lol i was just curious
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Yeah its pretty light, my brother and I (he's only 15) lifted it totally off so I could spray bomb the frame rails.
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Yeah its pretty light, my brother and I (he's only 15) lifted it totally off so I could spray bomb the frame rails.
exactly what I was thinking about doing... thats why I asked
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What do you mean spray bomb...like rustoleum?
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