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Old 08-28-2011, 08:46 PM
WyldeChild WyldeChild is offline
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Hey fellow Colorado members, figured i'd post this up to see what kind of responses I get.

I've been thinking about body lifting my Ranger. I want to do the work myself (obviously), and I want to try to get it done before the cold starts coming in. That really only gives a few months time. I want to be able to get new tires before snow, since my Goodyear Wrangler RTS's didn't quite satisfy my needs last winter. Plus my commute is much longer this year.

Few problems. I've never done one. LordofWar can help too, but he also has never done one.

Also, I have some basic tools...wrenches, basic ratchet set, exc. No air tools, air compressor, exc. If anyone has some tools we could use, that'd be great.

So, i'm posting this to see who would be willing to help. I'd have to ask my landlord if it would be ok to do the work here. I'm sure he would be ok with it, as long as we could get it done in a day. With a few of us, and some experience, i'm sure thats feasible.

I'd of course provide beverages and order some pizza for lunch.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:50 PM
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Try and get some air tools lined up and you will want some way of putting heat on the cab bolts. Other then that is not very difficult. However first time will always take the longest lol.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:03 PM
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I could come help depending on when you are doing it. I have a small air compressor, but no air tools. If someone has an impact wrench I have a set of impact rated sockets or just about any other tool you might need. Let me know.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:49 PM
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If you weren't way the eff over there I'd come help haha.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:39 AM
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I could help, what date were you thinking?
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:03 AM
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Thanks guys. It would probably be on a weekend. But if a week day would work better for others, i'm sure I could get a day off of work.

No exact date in mind. Do either of you have experience with putting on a body lift? I'm going to give this a couple more days to see if others commit then i'll order the lift. And from there we can all decide on a date. Like I said i'm flexible.

Oh, and Mike...fly out on help you bastard. LOL JK
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:25 PM
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Thanks guys. It would probably be on a weekend. But if a week day would work better for others, i'm sure I could get a day off of work.

No exact date in mind. Do either of you have experience with putting on a body lift? I'm going to give this a couple more days to see if others commit then i'll order the lift. And from there we can all decide on a date. Like I said i'm flexible.

Oh, and Mike...fly out on help you bastard. LOL JK
Well if I wasn't getting married in a week and a half and you paid for the flight there and back I would haha.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:51 AM
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No experience.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:17 PM
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Eh, how hard could it be?
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:27 PM
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Doubt its that complicated, however I don't want to tear into it and come across a problem no one knows how to resolve. Would be easier if someone there had some previous experience in solving the same issues.

But, judging by this thread its looking like not many people are available. So i'll go ahead and purchase the body lift after I get paid on friday of next week. When it is delivered, i'll post up again and we can all work on a date for install.

Thanks again guys.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:03 AM
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Purchased the lift tonight. Summit says it will be delivered on monday or tuesday of next week...so Sept 12-13.

I've found a place to install the lift. My buddies house (LordofWar) said it could be done in his garage. And if we don't get done in one day, I can park it over night and finish it up the next day.

I was thinking the weekend of Sept 17-18th. Jake (LordofWar) might work that Sat however, so we might have to get it done on the 18th.

I've read two inexperienced guys can do it in 8-10 hours. So I figure the more the better. It would be a neat opportunity to meet some new members as well.

Let me know what you guys think.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:15 AM
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id be down to help but im 25 hours away
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:36 PM
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17-18th works for me. Just let me know when and where to meet and if I should bring anything.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:51 PM
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Will do. I'll post up and PM again once the date gets closer.
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