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8" Procomp Stage 2 install 6/28/12

Ok, so l lucked out and have a lift set aside for my use on Friday. I read the installation instructions and they are based on ground installation. Anyone have any tips for lift installations. Not the drive on lift.

Also installed the 37X13.5X20 Nitto mud grapplers yesterday, they are on XD monster rims. Rubbing pretty bad and have to articulate when I drive the truck. That's why I'm just gonna lift this week. Btw these things are loud. I hate them for the street but I got a sweet deal on them. Will be putting them up for trade or sale shortly.

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dont have any pointers for you using a lift.. never used one for installing stuff on my truck..

but yes.. those tires a VERY loud.. i had 38x15.5x20's on my 03 w/ 8" Lift.. 20x12 wheels.. they were very loud, even with the windows up, it sounded like i was in airplane 30K feet up

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You should check out the Nitto Trail grapplers. I had them on my old truck and loved them. You don't sacrifice much off road performance but you get most of the drivability and quietness of an AT tire. As for installing the lift just follow the exact same instructions except it should be much easier since the truck is already up in the air. I installed 2" spears on my old truck in my driveway with the factory bottle jack, a small craftsman floor jack for cars, and 8 concrete slabs to hold the frame up. Would have been much easier with just a lift and a good floor jack.

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dont have any pointers for you using a lift.. never used one for installing stuff on my truck..

but yes.. those tires a VERY loud.. i had 38x15.5x20's on my 03 w/ 8" Lift.. 20x12 wheels.. they were very loud, even with the windows up, it sounded like i was in airplane 30K feet up
Exactly what it sounds like. I don't like all the looks I get just because of the sound lol. Doesn't help that I got a 5" exhaust. I have offers already and I'm going with a 38" tire on 22's so I will do that.
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You should check out the Nitto Trail grapplers. I had them on my old truck and loved them. You don't sacrifice much off road performance but you get most of the drivability and quietness of an AT tire. As for installing the lift just follow the exact same instructions except it should be much easier since the truck is already up in the air. I installed 2" spears on my old truck in my driveway with the factory bottle jack, a small craftsman floor jack for cars, and 8 concrete slabs to hold the frame up. Would have been much easier with just a lift and a good floor jack.
That's what I wanted, but figured I would save for a new set. Those or the toyos.

The lift worked out great. Would definitely do things differently this time though. I only got the front done today. Not bad for not knowing where all the tools were in the shop, and I had to run out and find something to pull the pitman arm off because theirs was too small. Also had to run to a shop next door and get a socket big enough to pull the nut off. The rear will be cake. Also, I had no help, because all the guys were on customer cars. If I was to do it again, I would say 3hrs for the front. It's actuall an easy job.... But then again, I'm on a lift.

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