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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2001, 03:46 AM
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1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

I want a 1 inch body lift on my CJ-8 to clear the NV4500 I'm installing and I have two choices. M.O.R.E. aluminum pucks w/poly bushings, or DayStar's all polyurethane.

Has anyone tried either of these? I'm most curious about the DayStar kit but I'm not sure if all that polyurethane would be too soft, or if it would just be quieter, or if it doesn't matter.
Input anyone?

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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

I've installed a MORE 1" body lift with their new poly mounts, on my Scrambler. Quality components, very good instructions. I was also concerned about too much flex between the body and frame, and I'm very happy with this setup. It rides better than it did on the worn out OEM rubber mounts. Initially I loosened the steering collum mounts and it fit okay, but I wanted the original collum position so I removed the collum from the box to the U-Joint by the firewall and melted the collapsable plastic inside and put in some silicon just in case it wanted to rattle (the instructions talk about this). Everyone I know that has done a sensible body lift have used MORE so I do't have any input on Daystar. Hope this helps.

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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

I have the Daystar kit on mine. It installs easy, and is NOT too soft. There's no noticeable body roll when cornering.

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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

I have a couple of words for you, "Dislike metals will cause corrosion." For me, it wouldn't hamper me going with an alum. body lift('90 YJ w/ galvanized body, located in the south). But you have a CJ, that coupled with winter salted roads could prove to be alot of corrosion.

I currently have a 2" PA body lift(glass impregnated plastic lifting blocks), and it has served me well. When I go SOA, I will probably go down to a 1" Daystar or Energy Suspension poly body lift and forget about it forever(coupled with some high strength alloy mounting bolts[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]).




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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

I like the daystar. The bodymounts are 1-piece. I have heard of the aluminum spacers cracking and falling out.

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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

Daystar is great. Easy install, good instructions, and a nice lift. You wouldn't or shouldn't notice any type of body roll with just 1". Good luck, Ben

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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

I have Daystar on my CJ7. It is complete with all new bolts and washers. Be sure to use some anti-seize when installing the new bolts. It will make them easy to take out if you ever need to. You will probably have difficulty taking the factory bolts out. Be sure to soak them with PB Blaster or some other penetrating oil(Not WD40).

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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

Another vote for the Daystar kit. I installed it last weekend and so far so good. I've noticed no body roll. Had to do some minor fan shroud modificating and relocating. Also definately put some heat to steering shaft on those plastic pins so it will slide apart to compensate for the increased distance. I knocked the ends of the plastic pins off with a chisel and thought that would be good enough but it wasn't. Ended up pulling the end of the shaft out of the bell coupler on the trail.

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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

Just my 2 cents, I've had the MORE aluminum pucks for 2 1/2 years, seems to be OK by me. Nice thing about them is you can buy just the pucks for $5 each, then buy the bolts locally for cheaper. BTW, I've never heard about a MORE puck cracking, I think what may have been referred to in a previous post are the aluminum axle degree wedges, those suck and do flatten out and crack.

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Re: 1 in body lift (DayStar or M.O.R.E.)

Thanks for the input guys. It sounds like I couldn't go wrong with either one.

As long as there is enough paint on the metal surfaces I don't think corosion should be a problem. Southern Cal isn't known for rusting cars anyway.
It seems like DayStar gets the vote though. My main concern with them was body roll, and no complaints of that yet.
What I liked about MORE's kit is that I could always take out the puck if I didn't need the lift, and still have a nice set of poly mounts.

I don't know, but DayStar may get the nod for a better price.

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