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Body Mounts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tremor, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. tremor

    tremor Registered Member

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    Rusty '85 Blazer. What kind of body mounts have people liked or disliked?
    How hard are they to change? I have a forklift if the body has to come off the frame but I'd really like to avoid that if possible.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. 74757685k5

    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    use a porta power to lift the body off the frame.
     
  3. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    its not that complicated, soem floor jacks and certain pieces of lumber will do it, can even do it by self if plan it right, aint hard
    block the wheels good though


    good luck
     
  4. CheyenneKid

    CheyenneKid Registered Member

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    Body Mount Advice

    I've swapped in body mounts and a "NHL Body Lift" in a 2wd suburban. The hardest part is getting the rusty bolts out of your body. You can do one side at a time, loosening the bolts with the body supported by a couple of jacks or concrete blocks and shim lumber. There is a surprising amount of play between the body and the frame, and torque the mounts until they start to compress. Just be carefull! Good luck,

    The Kid
     
  5. tremor

    tremor Registered Member

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    Thanks for the tips. Am I better off with stock mounts or aftermarket?
     
  6. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    depends, rubber ride better IMO. They absorb more road vibration. However, poly last longer. They absorb less vibration, but are generally a good upgrade over rubber. Rubber are cheaper than poly. Figure out what is more important to you and go from there. I replaced mine w/ rubber since I wanted to reduce vibration into the body.
     

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