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Old 02-02-2007
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Installed BL, rims, & tires

I got my 3" PA Body Lift on along with my Mickey Thompson Classic II rims and 32" Buckshot Mudders. I really like the way it turned out.





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That looks sick man!
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i like it..good job bro..how long it take you to put in?
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dude thats nice!! i really like the nostril scoops!!
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It took about 14 hours to install doing it by myself and it was my first time. It turned out I was missing some nuts and bolts so in the middle of the install I had to hunt down those parts. When my spray in bedliner was installed they sprayed over the bed bolts. I spent about 2 hours carefully cutting the bolts out trying not to mess up the spray in liner. I got really lucky on the cab bolts. I didnt spray them with wd-40 or anything and I only had to have someone hold 1 of the 4 bushings. Oh and the metal pipe for the fuel filler was an incredibly tight fit, I really think it was the wrong size. The metal pipe for the vapor line would not fit. It was the same size as the rubber line itself, so I had to go to the auto parts store and get a piece of brake line. Other than those problems it went smooth.
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nice nice! yea they sprayed over mine too..idiots i just cut around them with an exacto blade cant even tell...took me 8 hrs for my first one 7 for my second and got it down to 5.5 now for my 3rd..learn tricks as ya go.. but nice job very impressed!
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Looks awesome man.
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looks great man! the lift really changed the look of the truck
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Thanks for the compliments. I really do think it looks different, but in a good way. It looks exactly like I wanted it to. Question for you that have done a bl, did your steering get tighter, even before you put on bigger tires?
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My steering changed a bit, I can't really describe it. I know personally mine makes a little noise now, creaks from the steering column. I think its just because of the extension. Same with the shifter boot, more noise from the shifter since I'm a 5spd.
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I like the way that came out man...good work!
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Thanks for the compliments. I really do think it looks different, but in a good way. It looks exactly like I wanted it to. Question for you that have done a bl, did your steering get tighter, even before you put on bigger tires?

i think mine might have but im not sure its been so long.
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looks great man..good choice on wheels and rubber!
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That hood makes ur truck look so much meaner
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That is the best looking Masda I have ever seen. Congrats on the killer truck.

BTW... that hood is mean lookin!
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Looks great man. I like the hood the most.
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looks good.. should have went with 33s though lol
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well i will say its the 2nd nicest....brenton has the first lol. but dont get me wrong looks good. now ditch the mud flaps
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I really do think it looks different, but in a good way. It looks exactly like I wanted it to.
that's awesome...congrats!

it really does look like everything came together well...I like the tires the best
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My steering changed a bit, I can't really describe it. I know personally mine makes a little noise now, creaks from the steering column. I think its just because of the extension. Same with the shifter boot, more noise from the shifter since I'm a 5spd.
Same here. Steering got a bit tighter or heavier feeling, and occasionally get creeking from the column. I also get some gear noise through the shifter.
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sweet truck I wonder if that hood would fit a ranger. Nice oics
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that hood would fit some rangers, like 98-02? but I doubt it would fit an 04
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Looks real good! I have been contemplating putting a BL on my truck. The downside is I will have to have my rear bumper redone and have brackets made for my push bar, so it will cost more than just the lift for me.
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ya, I want a bullbar, but now if I get one I'll have to fab up some brackets and hope it fits ok. I also dont like that I lost my tow hooks, but maybe I can fab up some brackets for those also.
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To fit your stock tow hooks back on all you have to do is cut your platic valance. Its really easy to do.
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