Well guys, I ordered my bodylift last night. I finally got the wifes ok. I'm sure you all know how that goes. Anyway I hope to have it put on next weekend. I'll try and post some pictures when it's done. :rockin:
Install is pretty simple. I did it with a ratchet/socket set and a wrench set.
Only really needed at most 5 socket sizes out of the set.
The actual steps are easy enough. A lot of times, it took longer trying to
figure out some of the directions and pictures as some steps were vague.
I recommend that you take an inventory of pieces compared to the parts list.
My kit and those of others was missing some pieces mainly bolts and nuts.
Luckily Home Depot is less than 5 mins from where I live. I must have made
at least 7-8 trips there during the install because I didn't know what was
missing until I got to that step.
i helped my buddy do a gen1, pretty simple. but he did his before so it was easier. only took about 4 hours with us two. pretty simple, but as stated above... i would plan a whole day for a project like this only because very few people have done it.
but good luck! and pics when its completed!!
And I'm sure you've read this somewhere already, but you have the option
of leaving the radiator as is and completely skipping that section of the
instructions. Just need to remove the lower fan shroud and buy a longer
upper radiator hose. The hose was ~$11 at Autozone.
It's a universal hose- 1.25" inner diameter by 16" long. The stock hose is 12"
long and gets pulled pretty tight with the lift. I needed to trim about 1/2" off
each end of the new hose. Used the stock hose clamps and added an additional
screw clamp to each end as well.
OK mabey not 2 hours I was just trying to encourage him to try it himself. There is no better satisfaction stepping back and admirring the work you have done on your X. I have installed only 3 body lifts so I am by no means qualified to hand out advice. Plus its easy and he could save his money for some more mods. Either way can't wait to see the pics man.
Are putting bigger tires on also?
Thanks for all the advice. Right now I have a Calmini lift and running 295/75/R16's. There is a little rubbing in sharp turns, but not that bad. I put a 2wd lift on my 4wd which gave me a total of 3" of lift. I think the other 3" with the body lift should look pretty sweet. I'd love to be able to run 35's but I'm afraid they'd be to heavy for the X's stock axles to handle.