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Old 12-27-2011, 10:16 AM
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Lift kit, how hard is it to install??

Hey fellas, I may be interested in installing a rough country lift kit...nothing crazy, I see they have a 2.5" kit. My truck already sits high, just would like a bit higher!

I have a general knowledge of autos...I wouldn't say I'm even close to a mechanic, however I can and have done some minor repairs/parts replacement. When it comes to the thought of installing a lift kit, I get a bit hesitant because I have ZERO experience in this, nor do I know anyone with experience. That's why I'm asking you fellas, some of you that have done this. How easy/hard is it? How long does it take to do? With a smaller lift, do I need to replace break lines, driveshafts, ect.?? I need new shocks and a ball joint and figured since I am going to be replacing these parts, could I do a small lift as well...

Your feedback and input is much appreciated. Thanks!!
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:38 AM
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Are you talking about the the leveling kit then? If thats the case the procedure isn't too bad at all. It won't be so bad to do yourself even with limited knowledge, just make sure to give yourself lots of time if your not too savy with a wrench Mostly though its bolt out old bolt in new. All come with detailed instructions, makes it easy to follow. No better way to learn IMHO. There won't be any other replacement items (brake lines etc) with the leveling kit. Good Luck!
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All i can say is PB Blaster the hell out of everything you plan on putting a tool on!!!!
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With the correct tools it will be easier and less trouble for you.
Use lots of penetrating spray on every bolt then let it set for atleast 15-30 min to soak in.
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LOL!! So you're saying loosening some of those nuts and bolts can be a real b*tch huh?? LOL!! Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:46 AM
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I have put on most of my lifts by myself in my driveway. I would suggest having an extra set of hands, even if they're not technically inclined.
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