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post #1 of 5 Old 10-21-2007, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Can i install a lift kit myself?

hello, in the next couple of months or so(when i get the money) im going to be buying aorund a 6-8inch or so lift kit, tires and rims. is the lift real hard to install? i need all longer cables and stuff right? i am very mechanicly minded, but never did this stuff before, thansk alot

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if you have access to a lift it will be pretty easy.... if your just doing it in your driveway its gonna be tuff cause you need to put some jack stands on your frame rail... not sure you can get stands tall enough....
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yeah i was thinking about that raul. anyone know if i can just bring my truck to a garage with a lift and say, put this on? anyone have a ballpark cost? thanks everyone

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prob cost anywhere from+ 600 bucks to 1k depending on if they will do an alignment or not....
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i did a 6" lift on my old truck same year as yours. did it in my driveway with jack stands. it wasnt very hard at all. you dont have to extend any lines on a 6". im not sure on a 8" cause i had it done. my guy charged me $500 labor to do it. i think that is around normal price. if you get the 6", do it yourself and save money and also have bragging rights

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