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Finished. Body lift on 265/75/16 's

Took a total of 24 hours, did it by myself, started friday around 6pm, finished sunday around 2pm. Only time I wasn't working on it was when I was sleeping, or running out to the hardware store to get parts. I cant decide whether or not to put my steps back on, what do you think?

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looks good... at least now I know it can be done with one person


edit: question, did you or do you have to remove the hitch to take the bumper off?
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No the hitch stayed on. And to install the bump I put on the brackets first, than banged em with a sludge hammer to bend them IN a little bit.
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Looks good rizo!!
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I can feel something wierd going on with the gas pedal though, strong vibration and feels a bit tighter. Is this normal?
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Nice! That valance looks terrible though

I didn't get a strong vibration with mine, see if maybe the throttle cable is hung up on something.
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Nothing weird with gas pedal for me either. Only different feeling I had was the expected steering stiffness.
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looks good... at least now I know it can be done with one person


edit: question, did you or do you have to remove the hitch to take the bumper off?
Depends on the type of hitch you have. Some mount on the bottom of the frame and some mount on the sides.
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Looks good, except for that valance :(
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lol what can I do with the valence? anyone have pics of theirs?
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i left my tow hooks off haha...im gonna figure something out today...if i feel up to it. but i also have a 99 so its a different valence lol
truck looks much better though...and yeah leave the steps off in my opinion
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Wow, I have the almost identical truck except mine's an 02. I also cut my valance. Tow hooks were more important than looks for me.
I had vibration when accelerating or at least somethign going on and come to find out (too late) that the jack-bag who did the lift for me didn't move my AC hose and it was hitting my pulley thereby cutting a hole in the hose. Have yet to get that fixed.
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nice, i like how you tightened up the front bumper gap
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looks good!
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take that tip off the exhaust please!!!! lol
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looks way better
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Looks good, paint that hitch and the frame and it will look great!
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looks good, good job man
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Looks good, good job on doing it by yourself. I vote leave the steps off!
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I don't think the valance looks as bad as everyone says,the truck looks awesome overall though,congrats on gettin-r-done solo
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time for bigger tires
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I bet you are kickin' yourself for your tire size choice now huh? lol.


Yes...steering will feel a little tighter...which....i like. I like 'em tight.



PLEASE...paint that front crossmember and the lift brackets. Another perfectly good edge valence has bit the dust. :(
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How do you like it. I really like my 265-75-16s... This is what I did. same thing just didnt cut as much.

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damn that front bumper looks like hell. there is a way to redo the hooks and raise them but stone and justin know i dont.


but over all it looks really good
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take that tip off the exhaust please!!!! lol
Don''t worry man, I will, I was thinking about cutting right after the muffler but my buddy told me it causes problems because the engine needs back pressure and that takes away, plus then it gets too loud in the cab. Is that true?

And about painting the cross member....what is that? lol sorry.
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