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Old 03-19-2011, 06:21 PM
AlxGry AlxGry is offline
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Oh. My. God.
As some of you may remember i busted my bolt off trying to crank last time. Today i started to try and get the busted bolt out and it was by far the hardest most frustrating thing ive ever had to do to the truck. It took me hours to get it out.

I had to cram a dremel in to cut the top of the bolt that was already screwed into the bolt while there was a c clamp holding the key up then i had to sand the bolt even further to get the bolt to slide through and then broke like 15 bits trying to drill the old bold out and ended up having to re tap the damn thing to get the new torsion adjuster to screw in. Once i got that far putting everything back in was smooothe sailing. I got a litttttle bolt left after this crank, and its jjussssstttt about level. I hope to tomorrow do one more 90 to 180 degree twist. That should put it right level. IIIIIIIIII HOPE! lol And also, does anyone else LIKE the way the truck rides after you crank the bars? Maybe it is kind of annoying on the road and in bumpy parking lots, but off road i love the responsivness. I feel like it handles bumps a lot better since its stiffer. I dont even mind it so much on the road. Maybe i just need to ride in more trucks to see how they feel.

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Pics actually dont show too much difference now that i look, and i think the first pic is a little exaderated but i can tell a difference when i sit in it and when i compare the bottom of the window height to stuff from like before/after. I think it definatly sits higher

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Old 03-19-2011, 06:31 PM
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Looks GEWD
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:32 PM
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i agree! looks nice man
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:32 PM
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Thanks guys!! Hopefully by the end of this month ill have a body lift on it but i dont know cause i wont be able to afford tires till like the end of the summer. But i really wanna lift it so i might just deal with riding the stocks till then.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:36 PM
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Looks better looks leveled out.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:48 PM
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Thanks!

Oh and hey stl, i figure you can help me with this. You know where pictures are of everything! Lol.

Ive been searching but do you know of any pics of trucks with the 3" BL and stock 245/75/16? Ive been searching and searching but the only truck i can find is bens right after he got his body lift on. I guess thats really all i need to see how wild it looks but still would like to see some more.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:08 PM
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Oh and hey stl, i figure you can help me with this. You know where pictures are of everything! Lol.

Ive been searching but do you know of any pics of trucks with the 3" BL and stock 245/75/16? Ive been searching and searching but the only truck i can find is bens right after he got his body lift on. I guess thats really all i need to see how wild it looks but still would like to see some more.


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Old 03-19-2011, 07:15 PM
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Youre the man. Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:20 PM
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Honestly it wouldn't look horrible for a short time. I just wouldn't go with it more then 6 months
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:25 PM
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Honestly it wouldn't look horrible for a short time. I just wouldn't go with it more then 6 months
Well if i get a job with the lifeguards sometime this june I could have them at the latest by mid august. And thats a realllly really long timeline. More realistically by like july. So I think Im going to go with it cause im so anxious to get it up there! But who knows, I might end up buying the lift asap just to have it then sitting on it till i get some rims and tires. Only time will tell I guess.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:48 PM
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Crappy pic, and it was getting dark out, but this is the night I finished my body lift, right before I put my 33's on.

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Old 03-20-2011, 06:48 AM
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Crappy pic, and it was getting dark out, but this is the night I finished my body lift, right before I put my 33's on.

That doesnt look bad at all! They look like they might be 255 or 265 or something though?
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:53 PM
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well, yesterday the nut gave and the bolt shot out. My key is now resting on the nut, one side of my truck no better yet one CORNER looks lowered, and ford dealer says ford no longer sells the nut. Sick! One thing after a fucking nother

oh yeah, and 120 dollars got stolen out of my truck, and that was literally every cent i had.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:35 PM
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looks good I havent been off road with mine after maxing out my t-bars yet but I hate the way it rides on the road anyways
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Cranked my bars a little more!

yeha i plan to do this the other way since the tires have to come before the bl

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looks good btw
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