Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

body mounting question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    Heres my question...
    for those who dont remember, I am taking everything off my frame, so I can coat it in a rust inhibitor...
    When I re-mount the tub, should I use ORD body mounts, or should I just solid mount them? I will have a 1" BL with it.
    Someone said with flex and whatnot the body mounts will crack or something? Any help?
    This is going to be on my trail only rig.
     
  2. stretch67

    stretch67 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2003
    Posts:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bozeman mt
    use poly body mounts with the 1" body lift so you have a little give! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    I don't know if your serious or not because of the "grin" smiley.
    What does everyone else think?
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Posts:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sheridan, Michigan
    you can't have the body solidly mounted to the frame, you need to have some give. you can use rubber or poly bushings, IIRC they are about the same price.
     
  5. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2000
    Posts:
    26,980
    Likes Received:
    189
    Location:
    Roy WA
    I'd use something softer than solid, for sure.

    There was a huge difference in my truck from stock rubber to poly, (way more body panel twisting) solid would be horrid IMO.
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Posts:
    45,031
    Likes Received:
    366
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    solid mounting baaaad, poly mounts goooood.

    j
     
  7. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    okay. Thanks... poly it is /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

Share This Page