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#1 Old 03-24-2012, 05:48 PM
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Did The 3in Body Lift on my 08 1500!

Been talking about it for a while now. Kits installed so now I can start doing all the rest of the stuff. Only thing I have to do to finish the bl is the exhaust and the hitch and I may have to adjust my bumper a little.
The Install was really easy. A big thanks to Will225 for posting the steps that don't need to be done on the newer trucks. I came across a couple more as well. I'll have to go back and look at the directions to see which ones. Big thanks to BigPink for helping me out!
My kit was slightly used it was on BigPinks Ram for a while.
I'm happy with it for the most part. I would change a couple things. I'm unsure if the newer kits have this problem I don't think they do as Bigpink had told me Zone was in the development stages with there steering extension when he had problems with installing it on his. I would want this piece to be made to fit and work better. Worried me a bit. As at first it was not working out all that great . But I got it handled. I knew it had to work as it did on his truck. I also wished the bolts in the kit were better but I'm really picky about that so there fine for the most part. Steps I found that are skipped or changed from my truck are. Steps 51-56 my power streering cooler and rad and shroud the holes lined up for me to just attached the cooler mounts to the shroud mounts on the rad. Mounting of the washer/overflow bottle once in my truck left the hose a little short. I just cut a longer one from some fuel hose I had. In step 88 the rear bracket wasn't needed from fig 32. Not sure if this because my truck doesn't have the dampner or why it doesn't have one or what it does. In step 101 my winch mount only has 2 bolts.
Step 103 is also skipped since I didn't have to remove it. There might be a few others like that but its easy to figure out while your doing it.
A few tips I found were the body mount bolt washers needed from the old bolts it was alot easier for me to just grind the bolt just below the washer and it falls right off and the bolt can be used again if you decided to take the kit off where hammering damages the tip and takes longer.
-Installing the support blocks for the bed a gear wrench made this a ton easier as there isn't much room to tighten.
-Taking the body mount bolts out with an impact dont have your face to close to the gun or be under the mount as nasty ass swamp water dirt mud crap flings and drains out of most of them and it tastes really bad. lol
-Dont jack the body to much higher then the puck as it makes it harder to get the bolts started straight. Makes the pucks harder to place but you dont want a cross threaded body bolt.
-Factory plugs suck and each one is differant and you have to be super patient and gentle to not break them and you will want to if you get stuck on one. The fog light one got me forever it felt like. It slightly has a chewed on look to it but works and none of the clips are broken on it.
Heres some befores and durings. Its more work to take pics and do writeups then doing the install. Just get out there and do it its not hard!
You'll see by one of the pics I did the bed first. You can see it's really not that big of a change. Getting in out and driving is a change at first but you get used to in a couple days.
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Been talking about it for a while now. Kits installed so now I can start doing all the rest of the stuff. Only thing I have to do to finish the bl is the exhaust and the hitch and I may have to adjust my bumper a little.
The Install was really easy. A big thanks to Will225 for posting the steps that don't need to be done on the newer trucks. I came across a couple more as well. I'll have to go back and look at the directions to see which ones. Big thanks to BigPink for helping me out!
My kit was slightly used it was on BigPinks Ram for a while.
I'm happy with it for the most part. I would change a couple things. I'm unsure if the newer kits have this problem I don't think they do as Bigpink had told me Zone was in the development stages with there steering extension when he had problems with installing it on his. I would want this piece to be made to fit and work better. Worried me a bit. As at first it was not working out all that great . But I got it handled. I knew it had to work as it did on his truck. I also wished the bolts were better but I'm really picky about that so there fine for the most part.
A few tips I found were the body mount bolt washers needed from the old bolts it was alot easier for me to just grind the bolt a just below the washer and it falls right off and the bolt can be used again if you decided to take the kit off where hammering damages the tip and takes longer.
-Installing the support blocks for the bed a gear wrench made this a ton easier as there isn't much room to tighten.
-Taking the body mount bolts out with an impact dont have your face to close to the gun or be under the mount as nasty ass swamp water dirt mud crap flings and drains out of most of them and it tastes really bad. lol
-Dont jack the body to much higher then the puck as it makes it harder to get the bolts started straight. Makes the pucks harder to place but it you dont want a cross threaded body bolt.
-Factory plugs suck and each one is differant and you have to super patient and gentle to not break them and you will want to if you get stuck on one. The fog light one got me forever it felt like. It slightly has a chewed on look to it but works and none of the clips are broken on it.
I need to take some pics and download the ones I have off my phone and post umm.
I'll come back and edit and finish. Stupid Work!
Awesome feedback N1K, we certainly appreciate it!

I will be forwarding this on to our R&D department so they can utilize your suggestions in the installation instructions wherever possible.

Post up some pictures asap! You got us all excited, now don't make us wait!!!

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Sorry for the wait here's the best one I have right now.
Couple before I had to.
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