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Old 05-26-2012, 05:00 AM
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Installing 8 inch full traction lift

Hi guys, first time posting a build on here. Im installing the full traction 8 inch coilover lift on a 2000 f350 longbed. This is not my truck I am building it for my boss. He decided to do this truck in memory of his son that passed away a couple years ago and this was his truck. So the plan is the 8 inch lift, new wheels and tires, remove all trim and emblems and running boards, lots of cleaning and painting on the underbody, and when were done it should be a good clean look and drive great hopfully. This is the before pic and im gonna post pics of the whole build.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:42 AM
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Disassembly

This was the first step removing the old suspension and axels. Everything went pretty smooth it only took a couple hours. Working in a nice barn like this with a hoist was new to me it sure makes things easy.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:51 AM
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Sand blasting and paint

Next we wanted to sand blast and clean the axels and frame i think they turned out really good.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:07 AM
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The new parts

I am really impressed with this lift it is by far the nicest lift i have ever installed. Every part is heavy duty and the welds look perfect. We also got king coilovers for the front, king shocks with piggyback resivoirs for the rear and dual king steering stablizers.
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Man those axles and frame look amazing! That lift is very nice as well! I've looked into them as it's exactly what I would want to do, but it's some serious $$!!! I'm sure you Bosses son is looking down with a Big smile seeing his Red truck getting taken care of!
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:21 AM
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Install

This whole kit istalled very easy everything simply bolts on. I did have to drill a few holes and that was the harest part.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:26 AM
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Thanks man. I think it is gonna be cool. But yeah this is buy no means a budget type of build. He wanted the best he could get and will have the truck forever.
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Bolting on more parts

This kit was pretty compleat it was missing a few things though. It did not come with brackets to mount the resivors for the front coilovers. It also did not come with new brake hoses. We had custom hoses made from braided stainless line they turned out really good. The kit also calls for reusing some of the stock hardware but we decided to replace it anyway. The new front sway bar was really cool to.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:13 AM
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The last pieces

Got the wheels and tires. We went with 20x10 moto metal wheels with -12 offset. We are not going to run any kind of fender flare so we wanted the wheels to tuck in as much as possable. The tires are 38x13.5 toyo open country and they look awsome.
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That came out really nice! I bet it is going to ride like a dream.
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