Join Date: Aug 2001
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Installed Sky\'s 1\" body lift, satisfied, but...
Here are my notes:
#1 ~dumb-> The legal disclaimer for the lift states it is not to be installed on a functioning vehicle. The lift is only to be installed on show cars that are not actualy driven. That's the best disclaimer yet!!!
#2 ~good-> What did come in the kit was everything needed to get the pucks installed and everything installed without threading problems etc.
#3 ~cheap-> The usual metal spacers that support areas that no longer rest on the frame are NOT included. Spaces like under the seats, for example, are empty and look weak. I will fill these new gaps somehow... Also the brake bracket will not reattach to the original holes in the fender. A simple stamped bracket could have relocated this, but since none was provided, we drilled new holes.
#4 ~tip-> I used a scissor jack to assist in the lifting of the body. This left marks and dented the strongest part of the floor there is (the cross braced area). I should have been more creative and used the cherry picker to pick up the entire body at once (or at least found something to spread the "push" out a little more. Also, unlike the trucks I have done, you must take all bolts off both sides and take care that the studs do not lock themselves on the opposite end you are lifting.
#5 ~ugly-> IMHO, nothing is as ugly as the space left between the body and the front bumper. Bleckhhh.
#6 ~kinda disappointing-> the cool washer/extended bolt things (gosh I could'a built those, duh) had welds that made a socket wrench impossible to use. ...Slowed us down.
#7 ~quick-> We were done in less than an hour in spite of some of my "cusomizing" and other currently running projects that got in the way (Like my seat brackets that at some points bolt through the frame with nylocks and all the electrical wires and the cherry picker that I haven't put away yet, and...)
Hope this assists others who might be considering...
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