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Couple of bodylift questions.

Ok guys, tommorrow my bodylift is going on and i need to know a few things.
1.) Do you have to extend the fuel filler pipe and vent pipe?
2.) Is there anything else I need to extend.

The reason I am asking is because I bought the lift used from a guy on here and he bought it a long time ago and the directions are gone now.
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Sorry this is a repost, i accidently posted this in pictures section, will a MOD please delete that one, thanks.
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maybe i can help....

1. no. with the narrow bed, you dont have too...
2. no. but you do have to take a few wire clips off so the wires are not so tight.....
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which wires?
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which wires?
any wires that are attached to the body at the bottom of the fire wall.......also if it is an automatic, you will have to unclip the auto cable as it will be to short if you dont......

i bet if you went to Performance Accessories website they would have the instructions....
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Did you get the steering extender? That needs to be extended.
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All I did was this:

took out the bedliner, took out the bed bolts, lifted the bed, put new bolts in
unbolted steering bar, took out the cab bolts, lifted one side at a time and put the blocks in, drilled out the bolts on the front 2, put the bolts in. Lifted the bumpers...


Really easy, I didn't do a fuel neck extention, none of that stuff, i may need to later on, but I haven't yet, it still has a lot of play to it also.
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What do i need for the steering column? is it a certian part?
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Yes, it is a coupling that extends the steeling shaft about an inch, if you got it used off of somebody, you should already have it. Without it, the steering is not going to work.
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Great, the guy that sold this to me forgot to put it in the box obviously, there goes another damn month without the lift on. Anyone know where I can get one without buying the whole lift?
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Summit sales just the extention....or call Performance Accessories
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i didnt have to use the steering extension.
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the steering extension is 85 bucks. im serious too, i called them previously because i bought a used kit too.
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if i can find mine, i'll sell it to ya cheap since i didnt use it. still dunno why i didnt have to...but yeah. lemme see if i can find my box of parts.

edit: i also have the gap gaurds. lol. i never put them on. let me know and i'll ship it all to ya for a few bucks.
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if i can find mine, i'll sell it to ya cheap since i didnt use it. still dunno why i didnt have to...but yeah. lemme see if i can find my box of parts.

edit: i also have the gap gaurds. lol. i never put them on. let me know and i'll ship it all to ya for a few bucks.
awesome man i appreciate that, im gonna give the guy a few days to PM me back if he has it since its kinda his responsibility. PM me a price and the shipping if you dont mind. thanks guys. it just sucks, im sure he didnt mean to not put it in the box, prolly just slipped by. im just so ready to get the lift put on.
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also a couple of the little bracket/block? thingys are bent....the ones that are a hollow rectangle, i need to call PA and get a parts list and what goes where b/c the instructions didnt come with it used cuz its kinda old. but oh well hopefully the bent ones will work fine.
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You still haven't got that thing on? I bought the spindles from that same guy and when I got them I realized no bolts or instructions were there. Just spindles and the ABS sensors. Had to go find some new bolts get some guys on here to help me with the install.
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Yeah I would have had it on by now but I havent had anyone to help me, i work 44 hours a week, go to school parttime and my friends dont have off the times I do. So just now I've got my mechanic thats gonna help me. I hope this guy PMs me back so I can get it on, I'd hate to have to by this thing unless I can get it from texasbullseye89 for cheap. So he didnt get you all your parts either?
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I was just missing the bolts for the upper arm (the stock ones were too short). I managed to find an off day where my professors were out of state for Thanksgiving and I was off of work.
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Yes, it is a coupling that extends the steeling shaft about an inch, if you got it used off of somebody, you should already have it. Without it, the steering is not going to work.

Victor (crazynedge) didn't run one. His truck was fine for the 3 mins before he rolled it
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Id feel safer with it, Bob said that if you are offroading then it can mess up so he knows more about these things that I do so I'll just be careful and get the peice. How does it look without it...is the steering wheel further down?
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Id feel safer with it, Bob said that if you are offroading then it can mess up so he knows more about these things that I do so I'll just be careful and get the peice. How does it look without it...is the steering wheel further down?

Steering wheel always stays the same.

IIRC it deals with the steeering rack.
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Yea it was very easy we had fun and alot of help doing it.
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All I did was this:

took out the bedliner, took out the bed bolts, lifted the bed, put new bolts in
unbolted steering bar, took out the cab bolts, lifted one side at a time and put the blocks in, drilled out the bolts on the front 2, put the bolts in. Lifted the bumpers...really easy, I didn't do a fuel neck extention, none of that stuff, i may need to later on, but I haven't yet, it still has a lot of play to it also.
you didnt disconnect the brake lines from there frame clips? wow ballsy you might want to go back and look at those probly all screwed to hell now...and you didnt put on the parking brake relocator or the ground extention in the engine bay? sounds like a shotty install to me.. being he had done over 6+ and have never slacked that much and it only takes us 6 hours max when where acully working at it...
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you didnt disconnect the brake lines from there frame clips? wow ballsy you might want to go back and look at those probly all screwed to hell now...and you didnt put on the parking brake relocator or the ground extention in the engine bay? sounds like a shotty install to me.. being he had done over 6+ and have never slacked that much and it only takes us 6 hours max when where acully working at it...
I didn't do any of that stuff.

Funny you said it, I checked it all yesterday actually

I never had my stock engine ground strap b/c I did the big 3 upgrade (there is a howto of mine floating around here).

The pbrake locator didn't seem like a problem to me, it's working fine, no tension, nothing wrong.

Brake lines were already disconnected from the spindle install, I had to or else I would have broken them, they had too much pressure on them.





I got this Zach, I'm a professional, don't try this at home This was not an amatuer install, I know my truck too well, and I read the instructions several times over, and all the posts here!
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Make sure the steering wheel stays locked while the steering linkage is disconnected, and make sure that it's reconnected with the steering in the same position as when it was disconnected. The air bag clockspring will get out of center and break if you aren't carefull, it only has a set amount of turns it can go in each direction, failing to do so will result in an air bag warning light and a ruined clock spring.

(The clock spring is a sealed contact tape or ribbon mechanism that connects the air bag, steering wheel switches and horn button from the steering wheel to the collum, it's wound in a tight coil and winds only 3 or 4 turns each way, if it's not installed on center, or the collum has been allowed to turn with no means of stopping, it will overstretch the ribbon and break).
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