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Lift install?

Got the readylift 3.5" lift and it looks like its not to hard to install..What should I look out for and what tools do I need?....The track bar bracket looks tough and the nut on that looks huge.Don't even know if I have the right tools,basically I would have to buy what I need but figure at least i'll have the tools.......Is it worth it

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Its not a hard job if you have all the proper tools I did my 7" in about 10 hr in south florida heat. 2 good jacks and 4 good jack stands are a huge help if you dont have access to a lift.

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Frame side of the track bar is torqued to 400+ ft/lbs. You will need a 3/4 breaker bar and about 4' of extension pipe on that to break it loose and re-install. IIRC it is a 30mm socket. Other than that it is pretty straight forward.
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Thx,,still not sure if I want to attempt this in the driveway...

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If you don't have the tools..your not a gear head thats loves working on trucks find a Friend who is..
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Yup I am a contractor,not a gear head by no means.I know my way around but

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You'll need a Tq wrench..jack stands, floor jack, 1/2" ratchet or air tools, sockets etc $$...its not that hard just first time and no tools..where you located?
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In nj and i,m not in an area where there are to many shops that do this stuff...I have seen a couple of shops and when I drove the other day to stop by they were both closed up for good.I guess not enough buisness plus the economy really put a hurting on specialty shops....Problem is I would have to buy just about everything i'll need to do this.As a contractor I am prepared for what ever comes at me since you never know what you'll come across and I have all the right tools.But even as easy as you guys say it is,if I get started and there is a problem,who the hell would come to my house,lol

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You can just look around at what you have to take off and re-install and add up all of the sockets, ratchets, wrenches, or any other tools you would need. I was 19 when I installed my 10 inch lift on my first superduty! If a 19 year old with his dads minimal tools can do it you can definitely do it... Just becareful with the track bar bracket, theres a plate in the framerail that the track bar bolts to. Sometimes that plate gets rusted out and the nuts just keep spinning. What I suggest is to loosen that with a ratchet nice and slow just in case it is rusted... Everything else is pretty straight forward...
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