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Old 10-17-2006
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Parts on the way finally, just a quick ?

So I finally have my wheels and tires plus 3 inch body lift on they way, my only question is very simple. I have read all the FAQ's and so on about the job and I am an extremely competent mechanic, hell I maintain aircraft for a living and teach basic aviation maintenance as well as do a lot of part time performance work BUT, I like to be prepared.

Anything at all not covered in this? http://www.therangerstation.com/tech..._BodyLift.html

And random off the wall tools I may need? I own two roll aways BUT, some things like Torx bits I have a limited supply of, is the one for the bed the only one needed? I just want to get this knocked out quickly because I hate starting something and not finishing it the same day. Thanks a lot for any tips.

Also, one thing I noticed in the threads about this, you do the cab one side at a time, do you leave the other side tight still because I didn't read that clearly anywhere and I can't imagine that not bending the cab mounting bolts. Thanks.
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IMO you should leave them tight on one side and lift the other side. BUT some of the people in michigan think you should loosen them some. i think you still run the risk of the truck shifting and not staying square.

you need a torx bit for the rear jump seats.

use a torch to heat the bottom side of the cab bolts. then hit it with an impact. this will reduce the amount of time considerbly. I usually heat the bolt until you get some smoke fro mthe rubber bushing or the bolt is red hot then rip it out fast. works pretty well
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Thanks Zach, I have a torch and plenty of airtools, I will have to get he torx as I don't have one that size (T55 right?) and I will try it with the cab bolts tight. Just seemed odd to me that it wouldn't hurt anything being done like that but if it worked for yours, I am sure it will work for mine.

Thanks man.
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i just used that tutorial on my bodylift and it got me all the way thru it no problems........
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Thanks, will be doing it this weekend I hope.

I really hope my wheels and tires show up by Sat otherwise I will be rollin funny with a 3 inch BL and stock wheels/tires for a couple of days lol.
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Thanks Zach, I have a torch and plenty of airtools, I will have to get he torx as I don't have one that size (T55 right?) and I will try it with the cab bolts tight. Just seemed odd to me that it wouldn't hurt anything being done like that but if it worked for yours, I am sure it will work for mine.

Thanks man.

double check the instructions. but i want to say i never loosened the one side.

i think the back seats are T45 but i know its smaller than the bed sized torx bits.
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Lift is on and running.

7 hours total start to finish, 2 hours on the effing parking brake cable that was completely seized together. It's alot easier than I thought just by looking at it. First body lift complete so now I can say I have branched out from performance to 4x4 work lol


Hopefully the tires will be here Monday or Tuesday, then I will post some pics because right now with stock wheels/tires and a 3 inch lift with a tbar crank it looks a bit "retarded" lol.
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