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6" skyjacker lift build up.

ok so last week i got my 6" lift from skyjacker but i couldnt start till sunday due to shi**y weather. So here is a bunch of pics of progress..let me know what you think.


passenger side beam unbolted and rivets heads got punched and drilled.


here is how it sits stock.


off topic but can anyone tell the difference in this pic from the top one?


here is the drivers side all connected.


here i started by disconnecting the b-lines, unbolted the shock, cut the spring and supported the pig underneath.


here is the length of the uncut spring.


heres the old center hinge


new center hinge bolted up.


heres another shot of the bracket.


here is the old and new drop bracket for the drivers side.



and here the bracket partially installed.


here is the new and old pitman arm.....for those who decide to do a lift later on you'll need a 34mm impact socket and a pitman arm puller.


here is the pitman arm installed.


can you tell whats missing?


thats all i have done for now, im hopefully getting the rest of the parts after school today and i MIGHT be able to finish the front!!! ill post some pics later tonight.
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That is awesome! It should look nice after its done
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dang man!!! that looks awesome!!! can't wait to see more buildup pics!
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Awesome man, I have the 6" skyjacker lift on my Bronco... it seemed to take forever, but I got it done.
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looks real good! what are you doing for rear lift....
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looks real good! what are you doing for rear lift....

Thanks Guys! yea i will post some new pics today, i dont think i will be adding anything else today cuz it just started raining a bit....#$%$! so instead im gonna make use of the garage and paint the sway bar red, u-brackets black, and the beam brackets red.

im getting new leaf springs for the rear, add-a-leafs dont really appeal to me and adding blocks is "not right" plus my leafs are starting to really level out.
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cool! i am going to get some new leaf packs after christmas i think....
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yea man! i cant wait till everything is done, tires rims lift gears, cuz then ill be the only one in my school with a kickass lifted truck. like 1/4 of the school drives friggin imports.


these are the rims im getting 16x8, theyre the 1378 series from eagle alloy, theyre 150 a piece.


and here are the tires, 35x12.5 mickey thompson baja claws
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i would get BFG Mud-Terrains if i were you.....you wont get any treadlife out of those tires.......
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i would get BFG Mud-Terrains if i were you.....you wont get any treadlife out of those tires.......
Really?? i heard that they last alright, im gonna get the radials does that make a difference?
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radials do, but the BFG's last alot longer and have better traction.....
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radials do, but the BFG's last alot longer and have better traction.....

Really???
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i love my BFG's.......they are prolly even a little cheaper than those....
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i love my BFG's.......they are prolly even a little cheaper than those....
how much did they run you a piece?
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a 15" wheel is $180 a tire......
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a 15" wheel is $180 a tire......

thats U.S though, im actually getting those rims in 16" and a tire for that is $240 CAD the baja claws are 174 in the states

http://www.stylinconcepts.com/parts..../categoryid/25

scroll down and look for the 35x12.5's

i appreciate the input though.

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man the front on mine was a PITA! lol but good luck with the kit! great job so far
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awwww i seee you live in Canada!
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awwww i seee you live in Canada!


lol yea eh, i dont know about you but its get dark at five 30ish and then i have to bring out the blinding flood light, plus its winter time almost.
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man the front on mine was a PITA! lol but good luck with the kit! great job so far


lol yea i found that the center hinge was the hardest and trying to put the beam's end in the bracket, other than that it was pretty easy.

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lol yea i found that the center hinge was the hardest and trying to put the beam's end in the bracket, other than that it was pretty easy.

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Yup. Always start with the hardest first! Save the easiest for last
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Yup. Always start with the hardest first! Save the easiest for last
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Lookin good man!

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Lookin good man!

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Thanks.....im heading out in 15min to sand and paint the swar bar and parts, ill post up pics later when its dry..lol
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that joker is gunna be lookin good my friend
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