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Top 10 things I learned while installing my lift kit

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stickseler, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. Stickseler

    Stickseler 3/4 ton status

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    Today I tried to install my 2.5" TCI lift. After 6 hours and 6 Coronas /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif my trucks not drivable and the springs are not on, the front end hasn't been touched but this is what I've learned

    # 10. Built not bought is a PITA but feels good /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    # 9. The more time you spend under your truck the more rust you see and want to sell it /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    # 8. No matter how smart my 5 year old is he can still play kick the can with my center caps and throw my lug-nuts in the woods because they "were rusty and you need new ones" /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    # 7. Sawzalls don't sawz all /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    # 6. 4' of pipe = GOOD /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    # 5. Rust is better than Loctite on a 14 year old truck /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif

    # 4. Even though I've got lots of cool tools I got to buy cooler ones that I didn't need anyway /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    and the wife let me keep em /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    # 3. Remove the Nextel i90 from the hood spring before shutting the hood for the night /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    # 2. Be glad the wife will rearrange her plans next week so I can steal her truck till I get done

    # 1. Rene and Jeff are great help when you get stuck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    All are true, but I'm doing this one right now!

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    # 9. The more time you spend under your truck the more rust you see and want to sell it

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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I love these top 10 lists.../forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif and your's really nails things square on the mark!!!

    Rene
     
  4. Swanson52

    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    # 9. The more time you spend under your truck the more rust you see and want to sell it

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    I would like to add to the 'things you see'; wiring fiascos, fuel line 'fixes', 'modifications' done by the PO for no apparent reason. Rust is still #1 though.

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    # 6. 4' of pipe = GOOD

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    Amen to that.

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    # 5. Rust is better than Loctite on a 14 year old truck

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    So true, so true....
     
  5. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Gee...thanks for the inspiring words /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    Im hoping to do the same conversion this summer. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I have done a few car mods and swaps and I think I have one more lesson to add to your list:
    Take your estimated time and cost to do the project and Double it
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  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have one more lesson to add to your list:
    Take your estimated time and cost to do the project and Double it

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    I'd say triple is closer to reality...you must have better luck than i do.../forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Rene
     
  7. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    glad to see it is going good for you /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    hella good list and so true /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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