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body lift, is it that hard?

ok, i dont know too much about trucks and im usually afraid to work on mine. i just got 31 inch tires and i now want a lift. its a 98 so its IFS, which means im goin with a body lift since im a broke 19 year old ha. this is the lift im looking at. Summit SUM-7888300 - Summit Racing® 7800000 Body Lift Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com i also know ill need a shift extender but anyway, is this like extremely difficult? and do any regular shops install these? thanks alot
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31's and body lift... um NO.. just leave it till the tires wear out you just did that little backwards
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If you have 31's don't body lift it it will look stupid. 31's fit stock...
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yea thats what i figured, but now that i finally got a little bigger tires i want to make it bigger, the tires were only 250$ i got a great deal so if i maybe found a good deal on 33s i'd probably get the lift thanks for your opinions guys
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your going to want 33s if you do a body lift

31s and a bodylift= ewww.
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and me and my friend got mine on in 12 hours.
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Its not that hard. I did it in my garage with a jack, a couple sockets, ratchet, breaker bar, torch and a impact wrench. Impact isn't needed, just makes it easier.
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No, its not very hard. Just take your time.
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I agree, it isn't hard. Just time consuming.
I did mine outside with the same tools as trent, minus the impact. If you can turn a wrench and follow directions, you can do it. Just set aside plenty of time and get a friend or two to help.
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thanks alot guys, im going to wait till i can buy some 33's before i lift it after hearing what you guys say, since i just got the 31s ill be waiting a while before the 33s, im thinking by next summer though ill lift it and sell the 31s
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