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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2000, 07:32 PM
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3 in. body lift

ok i am finally starting on the rotary conversion i have decided to put the first one in my h.t..we pulled the motor and tranny out of it last weekend.i was looking at doing a three in. body lift and a 5.5 spoa.i was wondering how much a p.i.t.a. that the body lift is. i have heard it was tough,but i figure that i wont have to worry about the radiator so that should be a little easier. just trying to get some feed back from some one who has done the three in. body lift.thanks mike

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Was not bad to install, took me alone 3 hours to complete it, only took 1 hour to remove it after I changed susp.
The worst thing is the trans and tcase shifter, moreso the tcase.

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Re: 3 in. body lift

I would like to hear more about how to do a 3" body lift from anyone who has done one too. I picked up a old Toyota 3" body lift kit for $20 buck. I bought it just for the 3" spacers and the bolts. I have heard the biggest P.I.T.A. is the transfer case selector and the steering column. How about the emergency brake cables, stock air cleaner assembly (engine stays in place but body goes up), radiator hoses, fan, etc... I would be glad to hear from anybody who can shed some light on this subject. Thanks

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Re: 3 in. body lift

hi zoomy4,my air cleaner was no problem.longer flex line to cleaner.this allows for a smooth bend without kinking the tube.i went to an electric fan,pusher on the outside of my radiator.i really had no problem with hoses because of the way my 4.3 fits.i did have to loosen my emergency brake cable some.my transfer case was a small pain,but i did not bleed.hope this helps,ranger rick

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Have a Hilift on hand and do one side at a time. Double check all hoses and electrical connections before raising the body up. You may have to open up the shifter holes a bit, have some sheet metal cutters handy just in case.

Go slow and watch your hands a fingers! Body lifts are always the spookiest lifts to install in my book.


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Re: 3 in. body lift

Hey Mike, I am in the middle of the rotary conversion with that motor/tranny that I bought from you. That automatic trans. is a little wider than the tunnel so I am putting on a 2 or 3 in. body lift. There's all of 10 bolts holding the body on so it's pretty easy. Glenn W. put together some good instructions for a 2 in. lift on the off-road.com/suzuki tips & tricks page.

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