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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2001, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Body Lift question

Anyone out there have any suggestions on which 1" body lift to get? Let me know what kind of experiences you guys have had with yours good/bad/ugly.

And should I lift the motor has well or lower the fan shroud and transfer case shift levers after the body lift.

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Re: Body Lift question

I heard good things about that Daystar Poly lift that replaces the entire body mounts not just a puck to place on top of the existing. If I was going to do a body lift thats what I'd go for.

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i saw an article explaining the use of valve springs incorporated into the body lift. I thought it was pretty cool
cool enough that i will probably do the same thing'
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Re: Body Lift question

My friend just did a 1" lift on his YJ and he didn't have to do anything with the shifters just lowered the rad. One word of caution; soak, soak, soak those body mount bolts with a penetrating oil every night for a week. Use a can with a straw to get at the blind nuts in the back. He snapped one and a 4 hour job turned into 8.

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Well I hope you have access to air tools cause that make the job 150% easier. When I did mine all I had to do was remove my rad shroud and use a die grinder to modify my floor pan to allow me to get reverse, but this was a 2 inch lift. Oh ya don't forget the stupid mount at the front, I never thought to look there just plain stupidity I guess. Good luck

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Re: Body Lift question

I just ordered the 1" Daystar Poly lift the other day. I'll let you know how it works if I remember I don't forsee any problems other than stuck bolts. I'm just going to soak everything for a day or two and put some grunt into it. I don't have air tools

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Re: Body Lift question

I used the JKS 1.25" body lift. It's a nice lift, the pucks are counterbored on the bottom side to fit snug over the existing body mounts, so they don't slide around. I have heard that the daystar poly stuff will transmit a lot of vibrations up to the body, so I stayed away from it. Rubber is a better isoltator.

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Re: Body Lift question

I used the JB Conversions 1" lift. It has been on for nearly three years and still is like new.

It uses Delrin pucks that have acontoured bottom for the original body mounts to fit in. They are slightly larger on top and spread out the weight a little better. They come with nice cadmium plated Grade 5 hardware including two new plated washers for the body mount under the grill that uses big fender washers. These are good to replace as they are a source for rust on the front clip.

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Re: Body Lift question

I'm running the 1" Daystar and like it pretty well. I haven't noticed any vibrations or other ill effects. My fan shroud did not have to be moved or modified and all linkage was left unmodified. The tranny shifter makes a slight contact when ging into second, but I think that happens only when shifting hard. Instructions were not the greatest, but you should be able to figure them out in a few minutes. There was no indication to use a washer on the top of the mount like the factory , so I just left it off for now, leaving me with several extra washers. No torque specs were given, so I think I went about 20-30ftlbs. I have one mount that I over tightened and it has deformed the washer and bottom part of the bushing. I'm going to take it off and replace the washer and see if I can reform the bushing.

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Poly mount will transmitt more vibes, some say alot, some say they notice nothing. Poly mounts will not deteriate like rubber ones will. Poly mounts will not distort like rubber will, when they distort they will bind the body up.

I have a big problem with the alum. 1" body lifts. Dislike metals will corrode. Alum. and steel don't mix well. Especially in salt regions.

I have a glass impregnated block 2" body lift from Performance Acessories. I like it, so far. The blocks can break over time, and it uses the stock rubber body mounts. If I go SOA then I will get the 1" poly body lift.




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