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1" Body Lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by backcountry, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. backcountry

    backcountry 1/2 ton status

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    1\" Body Lift

    If I were to install a 1" body lift, do I have to make any mod's or is it just bolt on stuff? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Pro's And Con's please! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Also, where can I purchase a 1" kit with poly bushings? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

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    If I were to install a 1" body lift, do I have to make any mod's or is it just bolt on stuff? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Pro's And Con's please! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Also, where can I purchase a 1" kit with poly bushings? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]ORD makes a 1" body lift.
     
  3. fad2blk99

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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    I had to trim my fan shroud and adjust the tranny linkage. No big deal at all.... now getting the rusted hardware out to install the lift... that was a @#$%^&!#@....
     
  4. BranndonC

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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    ttt, i'm also thinking of doing the same thing and had the same questions. thanks /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    oh yeah... I got the poly bushings and 1" body lift from ORD. I've done a TON of bussiness w/ them.... highly recomended!
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    my ord kit and poly bushings went in in about 45 minutes total... most of the time was spent setting up the air jacks and impact... cali truck with no rust helps.... didnt require any modifications whatsover... spent some time painting hidden things.....
    Steve at off road design has it all...
    cam
     
  7. Derf00

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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    Fan shroud and transmission linkage both require some adjustement.

    When you do the lift remember the following, DO NOT use power tools on the bolts that go into the capture nuts. Before trying to remove the bolts that go into the capture nuts, use liberal amounts of PB Blaster or some type of penertating fluid and don't get in a hurry when trying to break these bolts free.
     
  8. backcountry

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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    When I purchased the truck 6 months ago, the stock rubber body bushings were shot so I replaced them with stock height poly bushings. Now, i'm thinking of removing them and installing a 1" body lift to get just a little more tire clearance. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Thank you so much for the help all! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  9. daleearnhardt01

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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    What happens IF the captive nuts get messed up? I read somewhere to use impact tools to hit em hard and fast but I dunno.
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    Crawl under you K5 and take a look at the location of the capture nuts. If you break one free, how you going to get to it? /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    Thats what I figured.. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

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    Fan shroud and transmission linkage both require some adjustement.

    When you do the lift remember the following, DO NOT use power tools on the bolts that go into the capture nuts. Before trying to remove the bolts that go into the capture nuts, use liberal amounts of PB Blaster or some type of penertating fluid and don't get in a hurry when trying to break these bolts free.

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    All excellent advice...

    If the captured nuts do strip or break, the only way I know of (and had to do in all four places on my cab mounts) is to cut three sides of a square over the area where the nut is (from inside the cab) and ream out the nut so you can run a bolt the opposite way down through the nut. Then, of course, put a nut on the end of your new bolt after threading it through you body mount and lift puck. Last, fold the cut piece of your floor back into place and weld or just paint the bare metal cut edges.
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    I broke a nut loose under my driver's seat. Did the cut 3 sides on the square program and welded the nut back to the body. Then applied lots of lube and backed the bolt out. I've thought that if I had to do a truck I knew was going to be a BIG problem, I'd drill a small hole in the floor over the nut and stick the wand of a lube can in there and just hose the heck out of the nuts for a week or so. After the install, plug the hole with silicone and go on.

    I've had the most trouble with the bolts at the back of the bed being frozen in the sleeve where they go through the body. I finally ended up welding a nut on the head of the carriage bolt and just twisting on it with lots of lube applied to get it broken loose.

    Others are a no brainer, the bolts just come out like they're supposed to.
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

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    Now, i'm thinking of removing them and installing a 1" body lift to get just a little more tire clearance.



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    so you're going to remove the body bushings and then add a body lift? How and why?

    the body lift is bolted in " In additon too" the exisiting bushings.
     
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    Re: 1\" Body Lift

    Hmmm, just noticed that statement.

    Keep in mind, the body lift pucks go on top of your existing mounts, not instead of.
     

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