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Old 02-26-2011, 10:05 AM
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In a few weeks I'm purchasing a 3in body lift for my truck. I'm doing it myself but never have before. I know the rear end of my 97 is lidted higher than the front. Do I have to level it first then put the body lift on?

Also, is it a must to extend my shifter? If its not mandatory I won't do it.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:07 AM
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no you will not have to level it first and yes u will ahve to get the shifter extension.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:33 AM
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is it easy or a pain in the ass? i wouldn't know where to start
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:35 AM
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Depends, where do you plan on doing this lift?
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:36 AM
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:39 AM
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I have not done one myself, but sometimes the mounts are a PAIN IN THE ARSE, to get undone. Also lifting the body up after is a pain, lining things up etc. Take your time, if you aren't going to be stupid about it, you should have no problems. Make sure you have plenty of time to do it. It never fails, something will go wrong, always does, maybe minor, it may be huge, just plan so you can get that fixed too. Also make sure you have all the proper tools BEFORE you start.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:41 AM
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I have not done one myself, but sometimes the mounts are a PAIN IN THE ARSE, to get undone. Also lifting the body up after is a pain, lining things up etc. Take your time, if you aren't going to be stupid about it, you should have no problems. Make sure you have plenty of time to do it. It never fails, something will go wrong, always does, maybe minor, it may be huge, just plan so you can get that fixed too. Also make sure you have all the proper tools BEFORE you start.
Thanks man. I may end up going with a 3in suspension lift. Only 30 bucks more and then I wouldn't have to extend the shifter
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Thanks man. I may end up going with a 3in suspension lift. Only 30 bucks more and then I wouldn't have to extend the shifter
Trust me, extending the shifter is SIMPLE. Suspension lifts are just as much a pain to put on. My opinion, do them BOTH!
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:45 AM
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Trust me, extending the shifter is SIMPLE. Suspension lifts are just as much a pain to put on. My opinion, do them BOTH!
shoot if I had enough money I'd do them both.
I honestly have no idea what I'm doing with this lift or extending the shifter BUT my friend does. I'm pretty new to doing lifts. Two days should be enough time right??
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:48 AM
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Two days should be if you have enough friends helping and everything goes right
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:49 AM
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shoot if I had enough money I'd do them both.
I honestly have no idea what I'm doing with this lift or extending the shifter BUT my friend does. I'm pretty new to doing lifts. Two days should be enough time right??
If you've never done it, hells yeah brochacho
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:51 AM
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It's just going to be us two. He's got alot of experience in it. Hes saying 4 to 5 hours for suspension and 10 to 12 hours for body
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It's just going to be us two. He's got alot of experience in it. Hes saying 4 to 5 hours for suspension and 10 to 12 hours for body
Sounds about right
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:55 AM
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Thanks again guys. I appreciate the help. Sooner or later once I get the hang of this ranger hopefully I'll be able to help people. I'm still used to my Durango.
I've only had this truck for about a month. Pics will be up when I'm done with it
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:58 AM
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Thanks again guys. I appreciate the help. Sooner or later once I get the hang of this ranger hopefully I'll be able to help people. I'm still used to my Durango.
I've only had this truck for about a month. Pics will be up when I'm done with it
Durango, I'm sorry, joking haha good rigs.

Take pics as you go along, I'd be interested.
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