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anyone else have this problem?

so i was installing my body lift this weekend and soaked down all my cab bolts but they were just spinning so i had to make a tool to catch where it was spinning to get them out the instructions were not very helpfull and it was just a pain but in the end i got it all done and it looks great
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Thats cool. Did you run into any other problems? What was the hardest thing to do?
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they hardest thing was getin the cab bolts out for me but everything after that was quick and easy
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How was it installing the steering extension?
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your first problem if you would have read any thread on here about body lifts you would see the thing that would help you...

1) HEAT HEAT HEAT... you MUST heat the cab bolts from the bottom.. heat them untill you smell burning rubber real good

2) IMPACT gun.. right when you smell burning rubber have someone impact it right out.. they will come out like butter and no need to even hold them.. the blue lock tite on the bolts from the factory is a ***** unless you heat it...


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How was it installing the steering extension?
that takes all of 5 sec...
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My buddy and i did mine in like 4 hours flat and had no problems at all and i had like 140000 on mine and i live in WI so the bolts were pretty rusty but penetrating oil will be your best friend lol!!! the steering extension is easy and i have a 5 spd too and did not buy the shift extension i just made the hole in the floor a lil bigger and moved the boot/cup holder back a lil bit and it works fine for me!!! Thats me tho it is a lil noisier in the cab i can hear the tranny more but i deal with it im usually rockin out anyway!!!
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Yea I know about heating the bolts and such. For some reason I have a bad feeling about the steering extension , like i'll break the steering or something. I just want to know of all the possible problems I could run into. Also, How hard was dropping down the radiator?
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and yea i did heat them till i smelled burrning rubber but they still wouldent break loose
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your first problem if you would have read any thread on here about body lifts you would see the thing that would help you...

1) HEAT HEAT HEAT... you MUST heat the cab bolts from the bottom.. heat them untill you smell burning rubber real good
What kind of torch did you use??
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But it didnt work?
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no i heated them till i smelled burning rubber and got my buddy to hit them with the impact gun but they woukdent break loose
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