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These are not instructions on how to do a body lift. This is simply a method of saving everyone $. Here is an instructional how to that I pieced together for doing the BL if that is what you are looking for.

http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2191

Alrighty my friends....here is the much anticipated thread about how to make a body lift cheap. I personally bought the AC kit and was extremely upset considering I used pretty much only the pucks and bolts.

Alright, here is a vendor that sells puck. They are called Sportztrailers.com.

Pucks are $2.50ea. You need 10 of them. It says that they are sold out, but give them a call, they are not.

http://app.vendio.com/storefront?view=ITEM_DETAIL&cid=11582461&lid=308146134&mode=1

This is what you need for hardware...

Go to your local Fastenal, Ace Hardware, etc. and Purchase the following(grade 8) hardware:

(6) 7/16" x 6" x 14 (bolts) (the other 6 body mounts of the truck)
(6) 7/16" x 14 lock nuts
(12) 7/16" washers
(2) M12 x 1.25 x 180mm (bolts) (rear of truck by bumper going up)
(2) M10 x 1.25 x 160mm (bolts) (2nd to last body mount toward the rear bumper)




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These bolts can be found a www.metricspecialties.com

(1-800-800-6696)
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driveshaft safety loops spacers (2)- 5/8"o.d. x 2" long
(2) 10mm x 80mm x 1.25" thread
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Ok so for the driveshaft safety loop, you must lower it two inches. So what this calls for is 2" spacers and 2" longer bolts.

Good news, you do not have to buy that last pair of bolts that I put in asterisks. Here is what you have to do.

When you do the body lift and you remove the STOCK bolts that are in front of the rear tire, you will need to cut those bolts.

Take a look at that bolt that is already on the driveshaft safety loop. You need this to be 2" longer than it already is.

The Stock body bolts fit into that driveshaft safety loop hole as they are the same pitch and width however they are too long. With that said, a hacksaw is needed.

1-Measure the stock driveshaft safety loop bolts

2-add 2" to that length. Keep this measurement

3-take the Stock body bolts mentioned and cut to that measurement
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The driveshaft safety loop spacer need only to be cheap piping. They need to be at least 10mm I.D. and 5/8" O.D. and 2" long. Try your luck with a local plumbing supply and you might be able to get hooked up for free.



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NOTE: I only used the bolts and pucks from the AC kit. Some people used more parts. I have done a few Xterra body lifts and have never ever seen a problem with only using the pucks and bolts. Additionally, I have not included the front bumper relocation brackets because I bought an aftermarket bumper.

This should give you some assurance:

http://www.xterrafirma.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=4507

Happy shopping!-James
 

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well i finally got around to calling to mentioned phone # they said that they have the bolts and the 12mm X 180mm X 1.25 is $12 so that would be $24 and the 10mm X 160mm X 1.25 are $8.50 so that would be $19..... all the way until now i was wondering how it would come out to 65 but now i know.... LOL
 

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i seriously doubt it
 

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This is a bare minimum:

(6) 7/16" x 6" x 14 (bolts)
(6) 7/16" x 14 lock nuts
(12) 7/16" washers
(2) M12 x 1.25 x 180mm (bolts)
(2) M10 x 1.25 x 160mm (bolts)

I also used some 1/2" washers for spacers because the thread wasnt long enough in some areas, I also put lock washers on everything.. Also I was told by a bolt company that Nylock Nuts are a terrible idea for a body lift because if they heat up any at all they Nylon fails and this could make the nut slip, he suggested Lock Nuts (they are almost oval shapped)

James you list says 3/8" nuts and 7/16" bolts, that just doest work, it also says combines SAE and metirc:
12mm x 180mm x 1.25"
6" x 7/16" x 14mm
the two bolded area are thread pitch they are just numbers, I have never seen them with an " or a mm symbol, the bolt guy was very confused seeing this as well.. And I know James you didnt write the list you where just posting it so I dont blame you lol :)
 

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You'll be better off buying the kit from AC if you really want to go with a 3" BL. You'll need a steering shaft extension, fuel tank extension, possibly extended brake lines?, and quite a bit of relocation of reservoirs or extending the hoses. The kit should come with all of the necessary parts. I've done a 3" on a tacoma and I will never do another. 2" BL's are way way easier and can be done in 4 to 6 hours. It took us around 12 hours to do the 3" on that tacoma.
 

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Honestly... toss out the driveshaft safety-loop. It creaks and groans so friggin' much even when you're just getting in and out of your X. My guess is the extra width of the spacers is to give a wider base for the loop to tighten against. But that is just my swaggle.
 

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Toss it out? Don't you watch mythbusters? They practically flipped a car when they got the driveshaft to drop out and hit a pothole. lol I'm not paranoid but i'll do it at first and if its annoying I'll take it off after. I should be doing this with Kyle some sunday in the near future. Anyone in the NEPA area wants to help let me know.
 

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is that brackets for front and rear or just front or just rear?

i guess i could look it up...but why do that when i can ask yall and have the same answer easier.
 
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