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Old 08-01-2010, 05:44 AM
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I'd make 2 solid days of being able to go without a truck where you can't rely on somebody to take you places. It kinda sucked knowing that I had to drive to work the next morning. We HAD to get it done once we started. We made it, but still the comfort level wasn't very high. Rain, power outage, missing parts, tool runs, etc all factored into making it a long day...it was 105 degrees that day too. That definitely slowed us down. It's 'easy' though (the concept is anyways). The hard part is the taking the bolts out. Only 2 1/2 gave us trouble. The half was the other cab corner. It was tough cause the bushing spun on it like the drivers side but it wasn't nearly as stubborn as the drivers side was. It was fun. And the result is great. Had a guy come up and smack me on the back at work today to get my attention. He was excited to tell me how good he thought it looked. It's worth it man.

So all it is, is the body mounts? (and steering shaft and bumper relocate) what about brake lines, fuel filler neck etc?
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:53 AM
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So all it is, is the body mounts? (and steering shaft and bumper relocate) what about brake lines, fuel filler neck etc?
It comes with the fuel filler neck extensions and vent tube. I didn't use em though. I was able to screw mine back on without the extensions. The brake lines and stuff you just take out of the retainer clips that are mounted on the shock tower and frame rail. Theres enough 'extra' line there for the body to be lifted when the lines are pulled free from the clips. Theres a steering extension that just bolts on, and brackets for the bumpers. The rear bumper loses ALL towing capacity because it doesn't get mounted back in the same place. It gets mounted to the outside of the frame rail instead of underneath the frame. The radiator gets mounted lower and the drop brackets are included. The tranny cooler is mounted on lowering brackets too. I think thats about it. Its a fairly easy day-job to do with you and a few buddies. It took me so long cause it was just 2 of us adn I took the front bumper and tow hooks off and prepped the lines and steering column junk the day before my buddy came over. If you delegate to your buddies what each will do (2 on the front bumper, 1 on the lines, 2 on the back bumper, 2 on cab bolts) you'll get it knocked out pretty quick. 4hrs according to STL. He's done a few of them. This is my one and only BL install. Those cab bolts sucked!
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:16 AM
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If you have a 5 speed u gotta get a shifter extension
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:41 AM
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If you have a 5 speed u gotta get a shifter extension
Good call. Forgot about that. yeah, that kit is sold seperately.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:39 AM
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It comes with the fuel filler neck extensions and vent tube. I didn't use em though. I was able to screw mine back on without the extensions. The brake lines and stuff you just take out of the retainer clips that are mounted on the shock tower and frame rail. Theres enough 'extra' line there for the body to be lifted when the lines are pulled free from the clips. Theres a steering extension that just bolts on, and brackets for the bumpers. The rear bumper loses ALL towing capacity because it doesn't get mounted back in the same place. It gets mounted to the outside of the frame rail instead of underneath the frame. The radiator gets mounted lower and the drop brackets are included. The tranny cooler is mounted on lowering brackets too. I think thats about it. Its a fairly easy day-job to do with you and a few buddies. It took me so long cause it was just 2 of us adn I took the front bumper and tow hooks off and prepped the lines and steering column junk the day before my buddy came over. If you delegate to your buddies what each will do (2 on the front bumper, 1 on the lines, 2 on the back bumper, 2 on cab bolts) you'll get it knocked out pretty quick. 4hrs according to STL. He's done a few of them. This is my one and only BL install. Those cab bolts sucked!

Cool, sounds painless enough.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:14 AM
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Looks great! Do you recomend a body or suspension lift? I have a torsion bar suspension, which may require custom brackets, and Im worried about wear on the driveshafts as well. A body lift on the other hand, would require custom metal work on the brush guard to raise it up the 3 inches. I don't know which is easier, or more cost effective when its all said and done.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:57 AM
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Looks great! Do you recomend a body or suspension lift? I have a torsion bar suspension, which may require custom brackets, and Im worried about wear on the driveshafts as well. A body lift on the other hand, would require custom metal work on the brush guard to raise it up the 3 inches. I don't know which is easier, or more cost effective when its all said and done.
Body lift = $300 dollars

Suspension lift $700-800 dollars
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:34 AM
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well hey has an fx4 so im guessing suspension will be almost 2k..and what made the cab bolts suck?
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:41 PM
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looks great. makes it a whole new truck.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:39 AM
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well hey has an fx4 so im guessing suspension will be almost 2k..and what made the cab bolts suck?
The kit I found was $1700. The kit is the same for FX4
The cab bolts sucked cause they put lock-tite on the bolts and they were real hard to turn the whole way out. even with a 2' cheater bar we had a rough time. Plus the bushings spun and you had to hole the bottom to keep them from spinning the whole time. I pair of vice grips bitting on the handle of channel locks is how we did it. It sucked.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:45 AM
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The kit I found was $1700. The kit is the same for FX4
The cab bolts sucked cause they put lock-tite on the bolts and they were real hard to turn the whole way out. even with a 2' cheater bar we had a rough time. Plus the bushings spun and you had to hole the bottom to keep them from spinning the whole time. I pair of vice grips bitting on the handle of channel locks is how we did it. It sucked.
well if you have an fx4 you gotta get bigger you bolts then the driveshaft so it ends up being more..but well atleast we all know how to do it if they get stuck lol
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