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1 inch body lift

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by blazing86, Apr 21, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    how easy is this to do? About how long to do it? And what all is involved with this?
     
  2. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    And is it stacked on top of the factory rubber bushings? Does it include bolts? What kind of meterial is it made of?

    Twiztid
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Easy like cake! The body pucks themselves are made out of aluminum and all the bolts are included. They go between the body and the rubber mount. I would recommend replacing the mounts with new poly mounts while you're there anyways.

    Things that I ran into...I snapped one old body bolt off flush cuz it was so seized. I ended up having to drill and re-tap the hole. I had to trim off the bottom of my fan shroud for clearance to the fan. Everything else worked out just fine but I have a standard tranny. I don't know if the automatic linkage or T-case linkage needs adjusting on other trucks.
    It is easier if you drop the fuel tank for access to the last set of body bolts. These will be very hard to reach if you don't. I would say a day for installation, maybe faster.

    Pre-soak all your bolts starting about a week before you intend on doing the body lift...and use something better than WD 40, I've heard PB blaster is good.

    Good quality kit with clear instructions.[​IMG]

    Rene

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by tRustyK5 on 04/22/01 01:55 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  4. californiak5

    californiak5 1/2 ton status

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    tRustyK5 had the same experience as I did except I have a auto trans (turbo 350) and had to adjust the linkage. But that was very easy to do. Over all I love the kit. I also replaced my body mounts at the same time with the poly mounts since most of the rubber on the stock mounts was already gone from old age. [​IMG]

    See Ya,
    Keith

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  5. Twiz

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    Why did you use "poly" body mounts?
    Are they squeekers?
    How do they react to frame flex?

    Twiztid
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The poly mounts will outlast the rubber ones by quite a bit but are firmer. This actually improved my ride. They're not hard like rocks and will compress some under flex, not an issue there. As far as squeaks go i have none...but i sprayed all the parts with a spray moly lube where they contact each other. That stuff seems to work well...a coating of grease would do the same I think.

    Rene

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