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steering ext. regarding a BL

hey whats up guys. so i just did a bl last weekend for my first and last time lol. a few things are left and one is the steering extension. have all you BL guys used it when istalling the lift or can you get by not using it? i know its kinda a slip shaft type thing but idk how much of the shaft is overlapping now. what are your guys expirence. it looks like a pain in the but to do so if i can skip it with no worry then iu will, but if i cant what are some tricks to get that done with a 4L . thanks
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Im not sure what the outcome would be if you didnt use it but i know when i did the BL on my 98 it was a complete pita to get it apart to put the extension in.
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Definitely use it you'll put too much stress on the joints. i hope your shafts are disconnected right now

you're supposed to disconnect it before even loosening a body bolt...

its not hard at all. remove the bolt and pull the shafts apart from each other and insert the extension then bolt it together. I've done 3 trucks, all came out fine. yours should be easier, no snow salt over in CA lol (bastard)
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I have problems getting the shafts apart. but i live in the rust belt and I cant remember if i did it before or after lifting the truck, i want to say i followed the directions just not sure.
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I have problems getting the shafts apart. but i live in the rust belt and I cant remember if i did it before or after lifting the truck, i want to say i followed the directions just not sure.
i live in MA so its pretty bad up here although neither of my trucks had rust. 3rd truck i did had some rust but thats what a hammer w/ a screw driver are for lol
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dude its easy.. haha i shoulda just done it last weekend while i was there.
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its easy and deff do it. Also make sure you put the bolts back on well. Then ****, wrap some ductape around them. So they never come out :)
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Dam I guess ill have to do it... But no I didn't take it off before the left.... Is that bad? Lol what happends if I didn't ?
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Dam I guess ill have to do it... But no I didn't take it off before the left.... Is that bad? Lol what happends if I didn't ?
We don't know...we followed the instructions?
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well doesnt hurt anything. i put it in when i got home yesterday.. not to bad too a little effort but its in
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well doesnt hurt anything. i put it in when i got home yesterday.. not to bad too a little effort but its in
this can be taken outta context so easy..
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haha morgan. yea yea yea
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its really not bad, if its kinda tough use a hammer. thats what it did and it slipped right on bit by bit. I wouldn't not extend it though. seems like it could led to problems later on down the road
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