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Old 09-17-2008
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Where in Florida to have body lift installed?

So my BL should be here by this weekend and I want to get it on before I have my tires put on. While I would normally try to tackle this job myself in my garage, rather my parent's garage, it currently has some of my cars already in it and they aren't moving anytime soon, so I ask you RF Florida Members, does anyone feel like lending me a helping hand in putting this thing on? I'd be willing to drive to you and bring beer and if need be I could throw a little cash in as well.


Or does anyone know of a shop that won't rape me with an installation price?


Also if this is the wrong section, would a mod move it for me?
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Theres a few near you. I just did one last sunday in 5hrs, it's pretty easy.

Don't go to a shop, I'll see who I can talk to, to help you out. I helped those guys out a few times, so they should be able to do it for ya. I'll PM them now.
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Theres a few near you. I just did one last sunday in 5hrs, it's pretty easy.

Don't go to a shop, I'll see who I can talk to, to help you out. I helped those guys out a few times, so they should be able to do it for ya. I'll PM them now.
Thanks man and I am not srue if I mentioned it in my first post, but driving and hour or two to meet up with someone won't be a problem for me.
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I have not done a BL but I will come to hold up part of the cab if other join to know what they are doing, lol.
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depending on when and where you do it ill come help. Im from tampa but i go to UCF so im not that far away.
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Yea I'm 4hrs away...just stick local. I've done over 10 body lifts...I lost count. I just did one last week though, was so easy.
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Ive got a few under my belt. Im not sure about being able to do it this weekend though I dont have any plans for next sunday.
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S & m trucks over in clearwater wanted ~500 for labor
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Yeah... dont bother with a 'professional' install, it only takes 1 guy abot 7-8 hours tops to do it, 2 guys around 5-6 hours if you know whats going on... your better off saving that money for beer and pizza and a couple guys to help you out for much much less then 500
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Believe me its not something I really want to pay someone to do, but I currently dont have room in the garage, plus it would be awsome if I could find someone to help that had some air tools lol

Im available anytime on the weekends pretty much so if anyone feels up to it, send me a PM!

Thanks R-F!
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I have air tools, if those guys up towards you can't do it for ya, it's a long drive, but we can get it done sometime during the week. I'm going away this weekend, the next, and the one after that, then I have fire school october 6th, so I'm booked up until the 1st of 2009.

Try to stay local though, trust me it's a logn drive, I do it all the time.
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MAtt next weekend ill call a few people and see if we cant get it installed for you.
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MAtt next weekend ill call a few people and see if we cant get it installed for you.
Thanks! That would be awsome, it should be here today or tomorrow so that would work out perfect!


You pretty much just made my day. lol
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jr i bought a body lift for my truck a while ago, i a, looking to sell it or should i add it to me other 4in of lift? would it be a b*tch to put on and would it hurt my little 3.0... god forbid, if not you know anyone who needs it??
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Josh, It wont hurt there are a few double lifted 3.0's on here.
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it won't hurt, i'm one of the double lifted 3.0's. I dont' have any time until january, so i'm out of the picture
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jr your 4x4???? and whats your fuel economy with them 35's and your lift?????? if not howd you get them gears? we gotta meet up sometime and talk bout our trucks and bikes and well shoot the ****
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He's 2wd
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jr your 4x4???? and whats your fuel economy with them 35's and your lift?????? if not howd you get them gears? we gotta meet up sometime and talk bout our trucks and bikes and well shoot the ****
no 2wd. I'm getting 15/18 pretty consistently. I got 4.88 gears bought them off Zabeard on here, got t hem installed by transmission dr.

I'm going to bamboo..I'll PM you so we don't clog up the thread
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12/18 really???? wow i get like 12 in the city with my 33's howd you do it, and how much can i get them gears for, do i need a diff axle, what about finding a 4x4 ranger at u pull it and yanking that rear axle for me
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i got a tuner and intake/exhaust

gears are on 4wheelparts.com

if you have an 8.8 axle you don't need a new one


i'm going to u pull it tommorow, i'll look
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what time you goin to u-pull-it??? if its after 3 i can meet you there
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So is anyone down this weekend? I think I found a garage to do it in...
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