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FINALLY: Lifted and Duratracs

So finally got the 1" BL put on my truck. I was supposed to have help, but my buddy never showed up. So the 1"BL is doable by yourself, just expect it to take twice the time it would if you had two people working on. Basically start to finish it took me about 7 hrs, so that really wasn't that bad.

Then I went got me some Goodyear Duratracs put on this past Wednesday. All I got to say is, if you want a sweet looking tire that performs great and has very little road noise, you must get these tires. I have only had them on for 5 days and I have received several complements from people that I don't even know. They keep on going on and on how the tires make the truck. Anyways enough of me talking, onward to the pics!









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if it takes you 8 hours to install a body lift, and it takes your friend 6 hours, how long will it take if you work together doing the same job?
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Looks good! But is that a cowbell hanging on your truck?
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if it takes you 8 hours to install a body lift, and it takes your friend 6 hours, how long will it take if you work together doing the same job?
Well like all the info up on the 1" BL says it takes about 3-4 hours with a helper. So if both of us worked on it together, I'd say it wouldn't take that long at all. If I am understanding what you are saying lol.
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Looks good.

What the flares off of?
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Looks good! But is that a cowbell hanging on your truck?
Thanks man! Haha yes it's a cowbell. That was my favorite instrument in high school band! Ha not really, but I did take the dinger thing out of it cause it was driving me nuts.
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lol I thought it was... and was also hoping you took that out of it!
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Looks good.

What the flares off of?
Thank ya! The flares are actually bushwacker brand for a Ranger that has a regular bed. They align fine with existing holes under the fender on the bed, but I had to drill through the bed and put push pins on the top of the flare to keep them pushed in and flush with curvature of the bed. I have had those on there since '06 and have never had any problems out of them.
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lol I thought it was... and was also hoping you took that out of it!
Well if Bruce Dickinson says we need more cowbell, we need more cowbell! Haha! But yeah I totally took that thing out.
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I thought about getting some flares for my flareside since my 10 wide rims stick my tires out so far.
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Looks good, shouldve went with the 3 inch body and 33x12.5 duratracs lol but I guess im biased.
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I thought about getting some flares for my flareside since my 10 wide rims stick my tires out so far.
Yeah I'd say they would work just fine with a little bit of modification. These are older pictures, but you can see where I put the holes on the top of the flares and put in some push pins to hold the flare into the bed. Here's some pics of what I had to do to get the aftermarket flares to work.


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Looks good, shouldve went with the 3 inch body and 33x12.5 duratracs lol but I guess im biased.
Haha yeah, a 3" would be nice. But I would have to get my lightning exhaust fixed and the hanging down trailer towing package too. And I have 16" wheels and the 285's weighed like 60 pounds a piece and I didnt want to lose power and gas mileage. So I just went with some 265's that were only 45 pounds a piece.
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Do the 265's clear with with a lot of room?
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Duratracs FTW!
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Well like all the info up on the 1" BL says it takes about 3-4 hours with a helper. So if both of us worked on it together, I'd say it wouldn't take that long at all. If I am understanding what you are saying lol.
Haha I was just making a joke like all thosdumb math questions in school. They're usually about painting a house or something. Truck looks good.
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Bout time man. Jk.

Looks awesome. And I need more Cowbell. Yeah..........cowbell
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The cowbell is the most slept on instrument out there.
Truck looks good.
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Do the 265's clear with with a lot of room?
Yeah there is plenty of room in there for 265's. I was running 265's before I did the 1"BL. So now I have the tbars cranked a bit and 1"BL and there is tons of room. I could easily fit 285's now.
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Looks good!
Thank you!

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Duratracs FTW!
Yeah I love these tires!

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Haha I was just making a joke like all thosdumb math questions in school. They're usually about painting a house or something. Truck looks good.
Ohh haha I gotcha. Originally I was like what he is he trying to say lol. But your previous question does sound like one of those dumb math problems now that I come to think about it. Thanks for the compliment on the truck!
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Bout time man. Jk.

Looks awesome. And I need more Cowbell. Yeah..........cowbell
Yeah, yeah I know right lol. Thanks dude! That's right, everybody needs more cowbell!

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The cowbell is the most slept on instrument out there.
Truck looks good.
Haha, thanks!
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I LOVE those wheels!!
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looks great minus the wheels.
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