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ah pipe wrench + breaker bar = easy.
Thats more work then I ever wanna do again, I will use heat and a impact from now on lol.
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oh come on dont you like the jelly feeling in your arms when you are done?
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Im also installing a kit on an 04 sunday..we'll see how that goes..hopefully i dont have as many problems!
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Wow. Didn't know that it was so difficult with a BL. Is it just the newer years or will my 2000 flareside be a pain as well? First time doin a PA lift.
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Ive done an 02.03, and next an 04 and the easiest so far is the 02..the 03 was a pain in the ***..ofcourse its my truck haha the 04 only has like 20 000miles on it so i cant see it being too hard..we'll see how much locktite ford decided to put on the 04's
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Well, looks like my problem the whole time (chatter at take off and idle) was my a/c line rubbing on the tensioner pulley. Gonk! It cut through to where I lost my freon. I'm gonna have to change the line out.
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Well, looks like my problem the whole time (chatter at take off and idle) was my a/c line rubbing on the tensioner pulley. Gonk! It cut through to where I lost my freon. I'm gonna have to change the line out.
Oh NO thats what alot of people miss. That sucks Wayne.
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i like the 3" lift now you just have to lift the front
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Oh NO thats what alot of people miss. That sucks Wayne.
good and bad. At least I found the problem. The sound/vibration from that almost made me think it was the front driveshaft.
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Yea thats one thing i was warned about and i made sure of it after...had to use a couple zip ties also but it doesnt touch it.
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just got it blowing cold again. FYI- It's close to $200 to replace the a/c line.

Line $130
freon fill kit w/bottle- $30
extra freon bottle $14
garner style tube removal $10

I am down to a semi custom rear bumper and I can call this bad boy done.
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And people ask me why I don't want to do a body lift!
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And people ask me why I don't want to do a body lift!
Yah because 1 person paying a crap load *for doing it wrong* is obviously the norm.

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Yah because 1 person paying a crap load *for doing it wrong* is obviously the norm.

Aaron
haha. I just got owned.

I could of payed $400 to have it installed but that's not how I do it. I now have intimate knowledge of the a/c system and a couple of new tools to boot. Anyone else know what a garner tool is? haha. I do now, didn't know before. Me doing it my self and buying the tools to do it my self has not only saved money long term but has got me a heck of a tool supply besides what the average guy would have- motor lift, motor stand, welder, leakdown tester, code reader, compressor with many accessories, etc, etc.

It's a lifeong obsession to do it myself. Yeah, I'll mess up here and there ,but overall.........I wouldn't do it any different.
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I didn't mean it in an insulting way. I jus mean like, you accidentally messed that up. But because you messed up doesn't mean body lifts are super terrible. It's dumb to make a general statement like "because Wayne had problems that means body lifts are terrible!"


I'm still waiting to install mine. I think the guy fell through on selling me axles so I'll eventualy probably get an RCD lift.

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I didn't mean it in an insulting way. I jus mean like, you accidentally messed that up. But because you messed up doesn't mean body lifts are super terrible. It's dumb to make a general statement like "because Wayne had problems that means body lifts are terrible!"

Aaron

Nothing negative taken from your comments. I just saw some humor in it. I love wrenching. It's how I relax.
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didnt have that a/c problem with my mazda????????
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do you have the 3.0 or 4.0
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I put mine on last week and love it. I really dont see any disadvantages.

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I put mine on last week and love it. I really dont see any disadvantages.

The truck looks good boss man!

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sweet! very nice.
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