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Help with body lift.

I put the PA body lift on last night and when I got to the rear bumper, had a problem. Using the brackets that came with the kit, there is a 1/2in gap on both sides of bumper between bumper and bracket. What did I do wrong???
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Also, I can't shift into 2nd, 4th, or reverse. I was told by the shop I got it from that the shifter will just sit 3 inches lower if i don't have a shifter extension?
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well....if you read the sticky thread or read anywhere else or read the instructions, you'd know you HAVE to get the shift extention.......


To get you by, leave the cupholders out, take your floor plastic thing that cupholders mount to out, and cut up your floor metal or just take the inspection cover out. Get an extention ordered up. PA Part # 3700. People at shops, don't know ****.






Your kit didn't come with bumper bracket filler pieces?? If not, put the brackets on the bumper to the INSIDE of the spot the instructions tell you to put 'em.
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I guess the guy didn't know what he was talking about. It's sitting without the shifter expension. Is that ok until I get it?
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i edited my post a little...checkit.


idk...is it okay for your truck to sit? i can't answer that. lol.

oh...the extention is a B1TCH to install with the body being lifted already.
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Dang! ok. I'll just let it sit for now. Thanks.
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i edited my post a little...checkit.


idk...is it okay for your truck to sit? i can't answer that. lol.

oh...the extention is a B1TCH to install with the body being lifted already.
yeah when i put my hurst on it was a pain too.
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I've learned to lift the carpet, fold it back, and pull the inspection cover. GOBS of room.
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fixed the shifter. Can someone please explain the gap??
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How'd you fix it?

What gap?



pics would help.
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do you have a hitch? if you do the brackets will sit out a little more, i bolted the brackets to the truck first then made them closer with a sledge hammer.
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oh...shoot...THAT gap. lol. bumper bracket gap. PA kits come with a spacer that supposed to go between the frame and the bracket if the truck doesn't have a hitch that bolts onto the same holes as the new lift brackets. Do you have those spacers? Do you have the brackets on the correct side of the bumper where the stock ones mount?


Alot of folks dont even touch those spacers because it's already a really tight fit against the frame if the brackets are bolted to the bumper properly. I have to beat mine onto on the frame...all the 4 BL's i've put on I've had to do that.
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Brackets to the outside of the bumper's bracket 'flange'...

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To fix the shifter, I pulled out everything in the way of the shifter such as the cup holders, and the inspection cover. That's only until I get the shifter extension in a few days.

But for the gap between the brackets and bumper, I'm planning on just getting some washers from the hardware store. And no, it didn't come with the spacers. I looked a million times. Bummer
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