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Body Lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Snowman1000, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Snowman1000

    Snowman1000 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinkin about doing a two inch body lift on my blazer and was wondering what was involved in this process. Any parts I have to remove what I need and basically any information I can get on a body lift.
     
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    I had a custom 2 inch body lift made, all I needed to do was have a peice welded into my shift linkage so that my park wasn't by my knee hah. I did mine at my auto tech shop, so I used the lift to pickup my body. if your doing it at home, i'd do one side at a time with a floor jack. other then that I didn't have to do anything.
     
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    Fan shroud will be a problem.
     
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    Oh yeah, sorry I forgot about that, you'll have to seperate the two parts of the fan shroud, and put the top peice back on.
     
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    you might have to extend your tranny lines and gas tank neck / vent line that go to your fuel door.
     
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    By seperating the shroud you mean cut it in half or is it already in two peices?? I know people use hockey pucks I am aware that there are several varying opions on using them so I will ask wether or not it is a good Idea. I have access to a lathe so I could drill the holes in the exact center of the puck. How would you check wether or not you would have to change the tranny lines (they got replaced right before I bought it) or the filler neck how would I extend the vent lines and filler neck. Like I said I want to know any and all information I can before I even think about starting this project.
     
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    I've looked into this, and it seems to be a big pain the a$$. If I were you, I would just go for suspension. But to each his own.
     
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    suspension is the best way to go. i didn't know i needed to extend the tranny / gas filler neck untill i had it in. then went out and rented a flair tool and got more rubber tubing from napa. they sell it by the foot.
     
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    I recommend a 1" body lift and new poly bushings. I put a 1" BL on just about every 4x4 I have ever owned. There are usually no additional modifications needed (fan shrouds are the exception) and it gives you a lot of extra room around the tranny for maintenance and removal. It also gives me a little extra access to the frame rails when mounting steps, or sliders, or tube steps.

    Anything over 1" is a PIA. And when you replace the busings on any older vehicle you end up getting at least another 1/2" out of the deal.
     
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    I think I am going to go for a suspension lift a little later in the summer becasue of lack of funds and I have a Heep Grand Cheerokee to sell but first it needs a head gasket. But I was going to do a body lift just for the he## of it but if it involves alot of work or is really pricy I might not. How much for a 1 inch body lift and new bushings.
     
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    Try ORDs 1" body lift it comes with the hardware and cheap and easy from what I hear. Also as said before replace body mounts too.

    Click the links below

    1" body lift

    Body mounts
     
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    HUH I got nothing
     
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    Dont worry about it its just a bad day. I might replace the urathane bushings but I have access to a mill a lathe and if I could see a bushing I know I could make one. What material is best. How big is a "puck" for a one inch body lift.
     
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    I had 2 inch aluminum spacers made, I didn't have to extend my tranny lines, or gas lines. Just had to mod the fan shroud, and shift linkage. got some new bolts, and I was good to go.
     
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    same here
     
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    put a 3"bl on my friends blazer in one day. it wasnt that bad, all that took long was welding in the extension on the clutch rod

    heres a pic:
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    did you use these with your orginal mounts?
     
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    i didnt do a BL, but i did urethane, it was pretty easy execpt the rear most mounts B/c i had to remove the hitch, then i had to cut the carriage bolts B/c it was rusted to thesteel spacer,oh and i broke a tap in one of the front body nuts:doah: :mad: , but beside that it was simple.
     

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