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A little unexpected lift

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by bodacious, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. bodacious

    bodacious 1/2 ton status

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    I just got my 1" body lift & body bushing kit from ORD. As usual, great service and speedy shipping. One of the coolest things is, when I replaced the bushings, I actually got between 1 3/4 & 2" lift with the 1" body lift. I knew my stock bushings were shot, but I did not realize that they were that bad off. Nothing like getting a little extra lift. Now I have approx. 8", and am getting 38s. :waytogo:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I had the same experiance. It is amazing what the new bushings added.
     
  3. twodollars

    twodollars Registered Member

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    did you guys notice any more vibration passed into the body due to the aluminum spacers as opposed to the stock rubber (or urethane, for that matter)? I enjoy the ride on my burb, but want to replace the bushings, and am looking at the 2" performance accessories kit and the 1" ORD kit. I don't really need any extra lift, but need to replace the bushings.
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    how do you know if they need replaced?(bushings)
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    first off ( twodollers ). a 2" body lift from performace accessories is a body lift like the 1" ord kit but the ord is cut from aluminum. you would end up with 3" body and dubble stacked kits not good at all.

    second ( 53chevy ) if your truck is that old and has that many miles on it and you are asking i will bet that thay are shot. the only ones i have seen that are still good were the super clean sothern trucks or a vary rare low miles never drivin stuff up here in the north.

    for the best in the long run poly body kit and then 1-2-3 " body lift to sut your needs. cause if you do just the body lift when you pull it all apart you will need at least 1 bushing or more . then you will say to your self why didnt i just get that poly kit to start. :doah:
     
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    I guess I wasn't too clear. I was not looking at stacking the two kits, I was looking at one or the other. What I wanted was a 1" poly kit as opposed to the aluminum. The line of thought was that the poly pucks would transmit less vibration that the aluminum. But i there is not much difference with the aluminum, then that would be fine too.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    lift blocks on good mounts shouldnt pass on vibs at all. as its no diffrent than the steel body washer on steel body. when i install my body mounts i use a good coating of grease to make sure it all seats in perfectly.
     
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    Thanks - I will give the ORD stuff a try.
     

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