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Looks good so far

You have 32" tires?
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31s I need 32's but they look fine on there now.
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well if your left tail light is out then i believe it will cause the front to blink faster....at least in my uncles jeep its like that
Yeah you were right, plus I dropped the harness on the ground by mistake haha I have to go through the whole truck again and make sure everything is completely tight and put my front bumper back on and wash it because it has mud all over it now.

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99offroadrngr, what part of Mass are you in??
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Looks good with the bodylift and 31's

Now I kinda get a idea what mine will look like with the fabtech 3" lift

How much of a gap is there from top of tire to bottom of fender?

Can you get a picture of the whole side from 15' back
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Here's a pic of the gap.. too dark now It needs to be gone through again but I'll save that for another day.. Plus I need to get gap guards and a smaller shifter extension bolt since mine is almost ripping the boot underneath.
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that looks sweet dude i cant wait to do mine
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Thanks man! I'm loving it, I just cant wait to drive it again but it still needs a lot of things put back together/ tightened up. I test drove it and it seemed fine. It was honestly a lot easier than I thought it was going to be, but very time consuming. Also the fan shroud was being a PITA and wouldnt line up with anything so we just broke it in half and took it out, don't need it anyways. Didn't even need the ground extension in the engine bay either, everything reached fine.

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near fitchburg
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Thats not as bad as some make it out to be. I'm not all for that stuffed look

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Here's a pic of the gap.. too dark now It needs to be gone through again but I'll save that for another day.. Plus I need to get gap guards and a smaller shifter extension bolt since mine is almost ripping the boot underneath.
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Same, I think 32's would look a little better but whatever I think it looks sick as is too..
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looks great, i used to hate body lifts but with all these threads on them lately ive noticed they don't look bad at all on these trucks. I like the smaller tires aswell, i hate the stuffed look. Thanks to this thread i ordered a body lift myself
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looks great, i used to hate body lifts but with all these threads on them lately ive noticed they don't look bad at all on these trucks. I like the smaller tires aswell, i hate the stuffed look. Thanks to this thread i ordered a body lift myself
Thanks man Yeah I'm not one for the stuffed look either, but my next set of tires will be at least 32's but I think this looks just as nice. Cool man! good luck installing it, and have fun! I learned quite a bit about my truck in the process.

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should I take a hacksaw to those old bumper brackets? It looks retarded.
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Are those 265 or 31. Which is the same thing. Looks good. I am putting my 31s on tuesday and I want to do a bl but didnt know how it would look. My tires dont look as meaty but they arnt to bad. Do you have any pictures directy from the side.
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Those are 31's yeah, and only one I took from the side was this one.. mine are meaty so it doesn't look bad, but they do look a little smaller than I would like. I think everything will look better once I get the front bumper back on there.
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Dang that is the only one. Looks good.
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Ya beat me to the finish line! Got all my bolts out today but ran out of sunshine before I could get the cab up. Finishing up tomorrow hopefully. Your truck looks great man!
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Thanks man Yeah I'm not one for the stuffed look either, but my next set of tires will be at least 32's but I think this looks just as nice. Cool man! good luck installing it, and have fun! I learned quite a bit about my truck in the process.

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should I take a hacksaw to those old bumper brackets? It looks retarded.
You shouldn't have the old bumper brackets on anymore. I can see them right under the bumper, your kit should of came with new brackets.
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Thanks to this thread, I also bought a body lift, and also on account of the countless threads on them and seeing body lifted Rangers in person.
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Thanks guys I went through the truck today and re tightened all the bolts, the 2 rear cab bolts were loose oops tightened those up real good with the breakerbar must of missed them with the impact gun, tightened a few bed bolts and tightened the radiator and transmission cooler again so everything is set just need to fix my shifter extension, give it a good cleaning cause its full of mud and put the front bumper back on and fix those damn brackets in the back and I'm set, truck looks awesome I'll get some parking lot shots of it sometime this week! I'm very happy with how everything turned out my truck looks so much more aggressive now also fixed my tail light problem, the drive side taillight and license plate bulbs were burnt out so I replaced them and everything works like it should now.. bought gap guards too just need some self tapping screws now and I'll put those on hopefully soon.

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You shouldn't have the old bumper brackets on anymore. I can see them right under the bumper, your kit should of came with new brackets.
It did and there on the truck right now, but we couldnt get the old ones off because the bolts holding them on are round at the top. and all they did was spin when we impacted them I don't see how you can get them off.. Does anybody know how? I would appreciate the help.

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Woohoo, Body lift on, truck driveable with about 20 seconds to spare before the sun set! Just in time for work tomorrow! :-P

Kyle: The bumper brackets came off my frame easy, they've got those j-nut deals on the top, unless i've got a different setup? I haven't gotten the brackets off the bumper yet so that I can install the lift brackets for the rear bumper though.
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Good job man! wheres the pics! I just did everything to the truck mentioned above, damn snow.. but i just need to recheck the steering extension, power steering fluid and my shifter extension. I'll be driving it to school tomorrow to give it a good long ride and make sure everything is set, oh and to pressure wash it too

the bolts on mine are a circle, theres nothing to grab onto its like a flat circle with threads on them you can't clamp them with anything.. I'll probably cut them off if I can't figure out a way to get them off, must be a way just don't have time to look at it till friday.
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Looks Good Man! Not Bad At All!
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It did and there on the truck right now, but we couldnt get the old ones off because the bolts holding them on are round at the top. and all they did was spin when we impacted them I don't see how you can get them off.. Does anybody know how? I would appreciate the help.
at the top? there threaded into J-clips if the clip broke hold onto it with some vise grips get a pic of this interesting devil you speak of
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looks good...thats the same as my truck except im a stepside. do 33s, thats what i have and i think that those look a little small
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Got everything finished up on my bl yesterday(had to loctite bolts down, didn't use it at first so that I could loosen them back up to get the cab/bed alignment right). I'll post up pics in a separate thread when I get some. Also had to fab my own lower radiator supports since my kit didn't have any for some reason.

Kyle, on the shift extension my bolt was too long as well. If you take off the four phillips head screws holding the black plastic/rubber plate down and then remove the plate you can install the extension with the bolt and nut they give you and then install the plastic/rubber plate on top of that. It wasn't in my summit directions like that but it worked. You probably already got a shorter bolt by now but figured I'd post that up incase anybody else runs into it.

I second redneckstone's advice on the bumper bolt j-clips, vice grips should do the trick.

I wish I had taken photos of the setup I used to remove the cab bolts. The back bushing had flat edges you could grab/wedge a pair of channel locks through but on the middle cab bolts I had to rig up a c-clamp clamped to the frame then jack the edge of the clamp up so that it fit in the little dimple on the bushing. Basically I used the weight of the truck to hold the darned thing still since I couldn't get anything to wedge in there and stick. I probably wouldn't have had that problem with air tools and heat but it worked out alright in the end. That setup is one that would have worked if doing the BL all by yourself as well(don't need a guy underneath holding it in place while you crank on the bolt).
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