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Old 11-18-2007
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Did any of you guys have problems with the steering at all? The main reason my dad doesnt want me to put this on is because he thinks that something with the steering might break, such as the yolk, because it would be too rusty.
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or have you had any problems taking the steering off?
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Old 11-19-2007
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not really just be careful and inspect it good....if your unsure replace the wore out parts
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You dont need any welding. It says to weld these rectangular blocks under your bed for extra support, but, if your not putting a half ton of s*** in the bed it will be fine. and If you tighten down the two bolt on either side of it while its just sitting in there, it will bed clamped between the frame rails and the bed so their not gonna fall out. Thats what i did. I think minike offered $35 to weld it...
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No problems with the stearing it was pretty simple
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Hmmmm

This would probly cost alot to get done my a shop right??? or would they/should they only charge for 3 hours!?
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i know..... weak i don't do it myself only i am in the military and well pretty busy right now.... with overseas and what not...
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Old 11-28-2007
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I did my lift by myself, it took about 7 hours. The only problem I had was when I tried to take out the front and rear cab bolts, the bottom bushings started spinning. So I had to take a plumber's wrench and tighten it on there and then spin it till it was wedged against the chassis. Then I got inside and loosened them all with a breaker bar. I used no air tools, no torch. That is probably one reason it took me so long. The locktite is definitely a PITA!
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Only problem i had with the steering was after adding the extension i heard a pop when i turned the wheel a lot. That lasted for a few days. I checked during the problem and after it went away and all the bolts and what-not were/are still tight....I love locktite....
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Old 11-29-2007
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So you guys really think that I can put this on by myself with no problems?
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Old 11-29-2007
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There will be problems. But they question is can you overcome the problems. I don't know you, but if you are mechanically inclined to any degreee, or are good at problem solving I don't think it will be a problem. But if its your dads truck and he says no..... no guarantees on no problems there.
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Yea im talking about if he lets me, and I decide to tackle it myself. I know there will be problems along the way, but im wondering if there is anything that a mod noob would get stuck on.
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If you get stuck, thats what these forums are for. I'm confident you can get it done. Just be sure to soak the bolts/ nuts in pb blaster/ kroil every day for a week before hand and they should be no problem.
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Yea thats what im thinking, that if I get stuck I will just get the answers from the forums. I dont know why im so nervous to do this lol, im just scared that something will break and cost me a lot of money.
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Old 11-30-2007
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Like Stephen said, the cab bolts+locktite are a pain in the ***. That is one part where you want somebody holding those bushings in place with a wrench. Took me about 10 hours by myslef, but that is because I was stuck on one of the cab bushings for about two hours, the damn thing would not stop spinning. Also, I don't think there is anything you could mess up, the instructions are pretty good.
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