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installing bodylift

how hard is it to install a bodylift.....i know alot adout cars and all that...i am just wondering how hard it was
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if u got enough people and you guys kno about cars its that hard
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its not too bad, take your time and read the instructions. if its your first time it will prolly take 2 days to complete it.
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Yea just take your time, there are alot of members in Texas that would probably help ya if you needed it.
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Different people, different experiences. It was quite rough when Ben and I did mine. All depends on the tools you have, and the condition of the truck. Its pretty straight forward though. Just remember to tie off your AC line to the radiator or something! That's a big chunk of change to fix if the belt eats into it... I'm dealing with that now.
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too bad you are so far from san antonio i would like to help and you help me do mine.
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Different people, different experiences. It was quite rough when Ben and I did mine. All depends on the tools you have, and the condition of the truck. Its pretty straight forward though. Just remember to tie off your AC line to the radiator or something! That's a big chunk of change to fix if the belt eats into it... I'm dealing with that now.
you two need our help so bad lol
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anybody wanna come to VA and help?
im gonna need it!
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anybody wanna come to VA and help?
im gonna need it!
thats a little bit of a drive. one of the KEY things is soaking EVERYDAY for 1 week before the lift soak EVERY bolt you have to take off expecially the body bolts. and rear bumper it helps SO much it isnt funny use like a BP blaster oil
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I'll be able to tell you after this weekend
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Different people, different experiences. It was quite rough when Ben and I did mine. All depends on the tools you have, and the condition of the truck. Its pretty straight forward though. Just remember to tie off your AC line to the radiator or something! That's a big chunk of change to fix if the belt eats into it... I'm dealing with that now.

IF you read the instructions your suppose to bend the tube, not tie it off.
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Which is the best/easiest brand to install? I'm buying ONE, so I do this once and I won't have to worry about it.
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Which is the best/easiest brand to install? I'm buying ONE, so I do this once and I won't have to worry about it.
PA...get it from summit
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how much do they usely charge to install the BLs??
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I got quoted over 1,000$ to install a BL from 4wheelparts.
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Just remember to tie off your AC line to the radiator or something! That's a big chunk of change to fix if the belt eats into it... I'm dealing with that now.
lol, I DID THAT!!!!! but a couple days after i did it, my truck caught on fire (no damage) so when i took it to ford to have it get a once-over....i had them fix my ac line under warranty....they had no idea what made it break like that!
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are u joking???? if not i think they like ripping people A**HOLESs open...i am woundering cuz i was talking to my mom and she said find out how much they charge or get a ballpark figure and she may pay for the install as well
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so do you need to soak them from the top and the bottom? the reason why i ask is because it will be kind of hard to have my truck out of comission for a week?
what all do you have to take out to get to the body bolts?
can you bend the exhaust up again after a body lift? i figured you cant because of the leaf springs.
and whats everybody doing with their tow hooks?
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Any one in Vegas or around vegas want to help install a body lift on my ranger after christmas?
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ITs not that hard to install. I didnt soak any of my bolts and it only took us about 8 hours and it was our first time doing one. We did have to use a blow torch a few times on some loctited bolts. Just make sure you have all the tools you need.
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yeah I went to 4wheel parts today to quote an install...it's $600 flat rate for labor on a body lift install...insane if you ask me.
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simple if i can do it you can i am as dumb as they get
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im in va and am planin to do a BL soon.. so im up to help out!
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