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Body Lift Tips

I am putting my 3" PA BL on tommorrow and was wondering if anybody had any tips that would be helpful or pointers. Maybe even things to look out for.
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watch the A/C line and the tensioner pully when the truck is reved up. it could cut the line. if it is close you need to bend it out of the way.

Use and impact. it will help greatly. also a torch with a brazing tip or and small propane unit will work and heat the bolts up from the bottom. then they will come out nicly.
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ya the body bolts heat the washer on the bottom where the bolt comes out when you just about start smelling burning rubber have the guy on the top impack them out, its really easy that way. have alot of friends to help. and the day before remove both bumpers makes it go faster they day of
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ya the body bolts heat the washer on the bottom where the bolt comes out when you just about start smelling burning rubber have the guy on the top impack them out, its really easy that way. have alot of friends to help. and the day before remove both bumpers makes it go faster they day of

and tear down the interior as well the day before.
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yes. and if you have a bed liner or bed cover remove that too the day before. also lift the drivers side of the cab first and have someone watching to make sure you un-hooked all the brake lines and anything that might get hung up in the engine bay
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watch all ground straps as well. and if you have a flareside/stepside you should not need to extend the gas filler hoses.
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OK the lower radiator brackets will look like retangles, its a good idea to take a hammer and bend the sides in a little it helps clear everying you will see when you try to put them on here is a before and after
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dont forget to check and make sure al lthe parts are there before u start.
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check out evans $8 gap gaurds its a smart idea if you want to save yourself some $

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I think between everyone here we could write our own directions to doing a bl. Without looking at a truck or doing it at the time. Just from memory.
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I think between everyone here we could write our own directions to doing a bl. Without looking at a truck or doing it at the time. Just from memory.
Bill, Evan, Mark, Zach B, Josh and Me never use instructions anymore, we know it by heart now
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OH make sure you DONT have two of the same FRONT bumper brackets. its happened before...
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you will also need a T-55 torx bit for the bed bolts.
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Use craftsman tools or other name brand. I broke 2 Made in Taiwan rachets and a socket or two when I did my BL. But I am a firm believer in the " Buy Cheap, Buy Twice" method. LOL
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um eric change your avatar that is just nuts man if you need a pic of your truck resized just PM the picture
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Bill, Evan, Mark, Zach B, Josh and Me never use instructions anymore, we know it by heart now

actually josh and I did his truck two weeks ago, we looked at the instructions once to see what length bolts went where.
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Make sure you have bigger tires to fill the wells
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actually josh and I did his truck two weeks ago, we looked at the instructions once to see what length bolts went where.
OH GOD...you used them to much LOL...
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Groundstraps?, Brakelines do need to be disconnected? and then re-bled of course. Yes, I am putting on 33's on 15x10 wheels. Keep the tips coming all are going to be useful, me and my friends have never done one before. Instructions we will prob be used frequently, lol.
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Groundstraps?, Brakelines do need to be disconnected? and then re-bled of course. Yes, I am putting on 33's on 15x10 wheels. Keep the tips coming all are going to be useful, me and my friends have never done one before. Instructions we will prob be used frequently, lol.
no no no GO READ THE INSTRUTIONS a few times before you install it, honistly it helps, like when you in the can taking a dump read them.

the brake lines are not disconnected from themselfs there disconnected from the hold downs that are on the frame that keep them from vibrating. do not unbolt the acual brake line from anything.

i can tell you havent read the instructions, the ground straps are like on the body you have to unbolt them...

and a person that is installing it should use the instrutions its just we have installed what geez 5-7 lifts now it begins to be inbetted in the brian

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Who is next up for a Body Lift in the Michigan area besided Tom when he decides to come up and get his done. We need to do a HOW TO and be done with it lol.
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Who is next up for a Body Lift in the Michigan area besided Tom when he decides to come up and get his done. We need to do a HOW TO and be done with it lol.
maybe me in fall if i save up enough to buy a new truck lol...
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lol and if its an 04 watch out for the vapour release sylenoid or w.e on the larger return gas line..we snapped the ends off ours replacement was 10$ thank god for the junk yards..
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if you don't listen to these guys you'll be tracking me down to see how to replace the a/c line.
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I think I am, if you guys want to help me do mine. Mine should be easy since i am only doing a 1".

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