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Here is A little inspiration to those people thinking about installing their own lift

People are always amazed when i tell them that i installed my suspension lift by myself with a little help from my cousin. I installed my 4 inch suspension lift in my garage (house garage) with limited tools. I used some neumatic tools, which were an air gun and an air ratchet, which was nice but they wernt necessary. But mainly i just used sockets and a wrench. Also, i used a breaker bar and some jack stands. To take off the rivets i used a Sawzall a constant flow of some DubD and a torch which was nice but not necessary (that was the worst part). Thats all it took for me to install my own lift. Took me approximatly 2 days. So get out there and install your own lift.

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Nice post for a newbie!

That was a TTB 4x4 truck. Where no real special tools are needed. The Torsion bar trucks require a torsion bar removal tool or whatever. Lot of folks installed that themselves as well.

People are amazed at work when i tell them none of my vehicles have ever been in a shop.......always and only worked on by me....except for exhaust and OBII codepulls, as I don't have the equip/skill to do that. lol.
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Wow, wish my SAS had been that easy. I've been telling folks if I'd known what I was going to go through, I might never had started it, lol.

Good job!
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I did mine in my driveway but it was easy
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i also did mine in my garage... by myself with handtools
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I pay to have all my stuff professionally done. Its cheaper. LOL
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now thats sum gooooood inspirtaion right their
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I pay to have all my stuff professionally done. Its cheaper. LOL
x2 for me, more so because what ever i touch, usually breaks!
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Does anyone have any runthrough pictures of the superlift install? Thanks in advance!
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i also did mine in my garage... by myself with handtools
Me too, well with my dad, haha.
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People are always amazed when i tell them that i installed my suspension lift by myself with a little help from my cousin. I installed my 4 inch suspension lift in my garage (house garage) with limited tools. I used some neumatic tools, which were an air gun and an air ratchet, which was nice but they wernt necessary. But mainly i just used sockets and a wrench. Also, i used a breaker bar and some jack stands. To take off the rivets i used a Sawzall a constant flow of some DubD and a torch which was nice but not necessary (that was the worst part). Thats all it took for me to install my own lift. Took me approximatly 2 days. So get out there and install your own lift.
Just a sawzall, not a grinder for the rivets? Impressive.

I also did my original lift myself, with the help of a few friends, a couple Boxes of Joe, a lot of donuts & pizza, and beer.

When I took off that lift, it was pretty much by myself, with my father in law being my jackman.

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