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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??????
looks good man! reps for doin it yourself. And i change my step bars the other day to aftermarket ones and they bolt to the body mounts...I had the same thing happen to me with the front body mounts, nasty ass black water all over me.
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lol i had the same problem with the body mounts and front bumper. The water in mine was black
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What step bars you got? I have the mopar ones and they are pretty flimsy
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What step bars you got? I have the mopar ones and they are pretty flimsy
3" tuff bar, black. They aren't as sturdy as the OEM ones, but my 230lb buddy jumped on and down on them and they flexed a small bit but nothin I'm gonna worry about it. They were the cheapest ones I could find on autoanything, so that might speak for their quality. But i like them and they serve their purpose.

http://www.autoanything.com/nerf-bars/73A5365A0A0.aspx
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Truck looks good! I dig the color matched grill! Get those exh tips relocated and you'll be set. Bummer on the bumper brackets, the ones on my Dakota fit perfect.

BTW, your tires are on backwards :-P.
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Turned out real nice!!! Rep for doin it yorself!!

And yea turn those directional tires around
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Nice job! Looks great!
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Haha you guys actually noticed that. Wow I better be careful. I was keep them directional then I realized what difference does it make if I mostly on roads out here in Kansas so....they are backwards! Hopefully they will wear better cause they were expensive as hell and they suck. Wont be buying Kumhos again
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