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Hello all! I've been lurking on here for a little over a year now. I just ordered the Performance Accessories 3 in Body Lift for my 2012 Ram 1500. I already have Bilsteinsin the front at the highest setting and a coil spacer in the back. Pretty stoked about it. I installed the bilsteins myself and the instructions look easy but time consuming. Since I am pretty much an average dude I will post pictures as I put it on so everyone can learn. We'll see how hard it really is to put in....

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Good luck to ya! It's not all that bad. As you said, just time consuming.

Not sure how they compare, but my cousin and I put a PA 3" body lift on my old Dakota. Worst part was the radiator hose splice and steering stem extender. Advice? A second set of eyes goes a long ways when lifting the cab. It's nice to have someone watch to make sure you're not straining any lines.

I'm looking forward to your posts.
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did my 3 inch BL in the parking lot of my apartment complex. easy but took a while.

2 floor jacks help a lot and you will need a 4x4 post cut down to get up on to the body to lift it up, unless you have some crazy jack iv ever seen lol. the actual lift is easy but its the pre lift stuff like relocation brackets and removing wires/bumpers that takes a while. It calls for removing the parking brake cable but don't bother they have enough flex. your exhaust will not meet the bumper but you can have it relocated, the bumper bracket does end up in the way but we ended up cutting and welding the bracket on to let the stock dual exhaust meet up with the bumper correctly.

You might want to think about an efan after. The clutch fan ends up staying with the motor and your radiator will be raised. the efan is much cleaner look and my opinion works better.

Have fun man its a days worth of work but its worth it, post some pics after
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Whats an efan? I have access to a shop with everything you could ever need to do auto repairs (Im on an Army base with an auto crafts shop). Like I said before. Im going to follow the instructions to a T and document the whole damn thing.
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stock electric fan from a v6 ram 1500 4th gen. its an electric fan for the radiator, eliminates the stock clutch fan and ac fan in a v8 4th gen. some say you will get better mpg and more power, i saw a 1 mpg increase and I'm on 37s.

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ok this sucker is going on tomorrow. Any other tips/tricks/advice, etc? Thanks guys. I'll take pics all the way through the install.
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Just take your time. It's an easy install. Took maybe 6 hours start to finish by myself with air tools. Good luck!
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thanks Beast. We'll see how it goes...
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Done. Two days and lots of brusied knuckles. The biggest issues I had were the front bumper brackets and the crappy pictures on the directions.

First, the front bumper brackets didnt install right or something. I put that bumper on three times trying to get it level. I finally gave up and I have one side about a half inch lower that the other. Its not really noticable but its eatin at me so I will probably redo it in the future.

Second, if you do this, use your laptop/ipad/whatever to look at the instructions. I couldnt find some of the stuff that was in the directions on paper, but as soon as I got home I saw exactly what it was. In my case it was the brake line bracket.

So really that was it. Know that ive done it, I could probably do it again in about 6 hours. I used air tools and multiple jacks. Watch out for the body mounts when you first loosen them--this nasty, sh*tty, water came out that smelled like ass. Went all over my face and in my mouth. Hahah--I got a facial from my truck.

I will post the install pictures later. Here is what it look likes now. This is with front maxed Bilsteins and a 2 inch spring spacer on. SO about a 5 inch lift. The exhaust looks terrible so it looks like thats where my next project is going to be...anybody know anything about welding??????
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