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ok, what's the list of tools that i'll need to install my lift? i've got jack, jack stands, t-bar tool, air tools, grinder, pitman/tie rod/ball joint pullers, anything else? any weird sized sockets or anything?
 

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Yeah, torque wrench and breaker bar will help out.
 

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I will NOT cowboy up!
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oh yeah, got that stuff too, just didn't think about them when i posted. :D
 

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patience and lots of it. Jk
 

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might i suggest some mechanics gloves, they saved me tons of cuts and bloody knuckles
 

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if you have access to air tools then those will help a lot. Also a couple of extra hands every now and then will make some things a lot easier
 

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pry bar, hammer, bigger hammer, misc typical shop tools (sockets, wrenches, vice grips) you can never have too many tools!
 

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Drive It Like Ya Stole It
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umm, maybe, not a whole lot though. Those are more for rivits and crap.
 

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my fav investment- box of latex gloves! that way ur hands stay clean, because when u work with all that grease and stuff, your nails stay dirty for weeks. get some locktite, and a friend to help hold the heavy stuff up while u bolt it in.
 

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oh forgot to add i'm doing the balljoints too, anything else for those?
 

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at autozone the have the loan-a-tool program
they have a ball joint tool, it basically i big c-clamp with some attachment to help you press out old joints and in new ones
your truck being a 99 you might get this to work, i couldnt get it to work on mine, too many bad winters have lead to alot of rust, and i have to have mine pressed out and in at a shop
 
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