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Body Lift Kits *throws on flame suit*

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MuddQueenK5, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. MuddQueenK5

    MuddQueenK5 Registered Member

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    I have been searching on this site and couldn't find the answer to my question about body lifts. I am only doing a 1" body lift just for some extra clearance nothing crazy. In my YJ world, they had kits that included the polyurethane bushings for $110.

    I checked ORD's website and it looks as if their kit is just the inserts that you push over the existing mounts? So that would mean I would need to purchase the polyurethane mounts seperate? I was just wondering if anyone came across a website/company that sold the lift+bushings in one kit.

    Description of ORD's Lift:
    http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/oneinchlift.htm
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    you could get both from ORD, np. Give them a ring-ring and they'll take care of you. Its a good thing that ORD sells everything seperately... because it allows people to use whatever bushings they want with their ORD body lift "pucks". Some people like factory-style rubber... others want poly of one specific brand or another.

    j
     
  3. DieselSub

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    What's wrong with pucks?

    I have a YJ and did a hockey puck body lift for around $15 total. Why not do the same thing for your Chevy? All you need is the right number of pucks and new longer bolts.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i dont want to be a bad person . but we dont do the hockey puck stuff around hear. that is just not safe. build it safe or dont play . your life and others is not worth it for a few bucks.

    and i think what he is saying is he wants to find the poly mounts that have 1" extra built in to them. the jeep kits can be gotten like that.
     
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    I certainly don't want to recommend anything dangerous. I'm curious - what is the problem with the hockey puck lifts? How do they fail? I read a lot on the Jeep sites and didn't run across any people advising against it - but I'd really like to know if there's something I missed...

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    most states with lift laws dont like them. and thay are made for slaping around with a stick and not for the spacing of a full body. plus a full size body is more than 2 times a jeep tub in weight. i have seen pics of new hockey pucks with stickers still on them that have cracked . i also know a good friend of mine lost a friend of his years ago from making a cheep body lift and using the wrong stuff. the body came off and it was a big ball of steel with him in.

    just not worth it in my opinon.

    ord sells 1" slugs of aluminim for this use.
     
  7. MuddQueenK5

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    *Fixed*

    And yes, that is exactly what I am looking for.
     
  8. kram

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    mine is a 88 sub 8900 lbs

    are the ord pucks and poly bushings ok?
    or is there a 1" taller poly for sale?
    thanks.
     
  9. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    no 1" taller poly for fullsizes. a 1" ord puck and poly bushing (of you like poly) are the y way to go.
     
  10. sweetk30

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    i am sorry . my bad. few females on her. and i have not seen extra polys for full size. i run polys and then body lift of my choice in size. i had some aluminum slugs one time. if you do it use lots of good never size on them. the bolt froze in mine .
     
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    thanks

    i gotta replace some crushed mounts anyway so i will do it right the first time.
     

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