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just wondering for all with 3in body lifts, did u run into problems during the install and are u happy with them. thanks
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im very happy with mine only thing that will cause a problem is rusted bolts that a can of PB blaster will take care of
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well it is a 06 so no rust there thanks
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it was very simple and mines a 2000
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a few can arise done 7 or 8 now.. hmm cant remember...

first the search feature on the site is quite usefully might want to spend some time on it...

but being i have a moment i will lay out a few things for ya

1) cab bolts... HEAT HEAT HEAT.. the lower part of the bolt from the under side.. there is locktite on these bolts from the factory.. heat removes the bond...

2) rear bumper brackets.. ran into a few cases where you have to mount on the outside of the stock bracket on the bumper instead of inside... simple really reason being is frame is to wide..

3) radiator drop brackets the bottom one's sometime hit on a support and you need to crush the side in with a hammer some.. no big deal..

thats the major things really.. and take your time and read the instructions...
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ummm... yup rear bumper brackets- i had to build spacers and weld the brackets to the bumper, and radiator drop brackets- i had to drill new holes to make it line up, other than that it was all good
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I didnt install mine but I have been very happy with it. I have had no problems with it and it still looks good.
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Ive done 3 and I've ran into no major problems. Just keep a torch and grinder handy
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just did mine yesterday... rear bumper,, Pain in my @$$!!!! and front two and rear two cab mounts,, had to dril out,,, taks alot of grease n muscle.. bed was done in 20 min,, but the whole job took me and a buddy 8 hours!!!! and we arent too stupid.. haha.. i LOVE IT truck loooks awesome!!!! need bigger tires now.. download instructions from Rangerstation.com. has pictures and helped alot!!! i didnt torch anything, but we did take alot of breaks,, good luck hope i could help
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I have a question about heating the bolts. Do you use just a regular small torch that you can pick up at a hardware store, or do you need one of those big ones that are much hotter?
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did any one have problems with the steering shaft? or wires and brake lines streaching out?
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the kit comes with a steering extension. and the cables didn't cause me any problems
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ok thanks for the help everone. i have another thread open for some reason about spindles thanks
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