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Old 10-08-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Lightbulb 1.25" or 2" Body Lift

OK I have made up my mind and no one can sway me try as you might!

With my limited budget and current unemployment I have no other choice than to buy a body lift until June or July.

Now the debate.Should I get the 2" or the 1 1/4" lift?

It seems that it is more work to put the 2" in but its only $15 more!

The 1 1/4" also seem good and it seems like it would be less work to put in than the 2".

Now can someone who has put on a 2" body lift chime in and tell me what I would have to do? Do I need to lower the radiator? Do I need to add the shifter extension? Will I need to trim the floor? The steering setup?The fuel filler?

If someone with a 2" and someone with a 1 1/4" could answer these questions for me I would greatly appreciate it.(And you can finally get me to shut up)

AND I KNOW YOU HATE BODY LIFTS DAVE

But a word of comfort Dave.When I get my suspension lift YOU will tell me what I need to get and I WILL buy it

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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If you install a 1.25" BL and a 1" MML you donīt need to drop the radiator and the fan shrould. That saves about 1 hour. And with a 1" MML you rear TC angle is better. If you have a 2-3" lift and a TC drop you can probably get rid of the TC drop.

I have a 2" BL and thatīs much more work.

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #3
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you donīt need to drop the radiator and the fan shrould. That saves about 1 hour.
How hard is it to drop the radiator?
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:18 PM   #4
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you only have to install 4 radiator drop bracket like this ones on the pic below. but itīs annoying.
if you have A/C you also have to cut away a bit at the passenger side from the radiator housing because the A/C lines wouldnīt fit after the radiator drop.



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Old 10-08-2009, 10:24 PM   #5
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I dont have ac line but I have to do a TC drop too? or are you mistaken in saying tc instead of radiator?
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oh sorry. my mistake. of course you donīt need a TC drop.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:28 PM   #7
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OK cool. So i would have to install the drop brackets and slightly trim the shroud?
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When you install 1.25" drop brackets with a 1.25" BL you donīt have to trim the shrould.
Here are some install instructions:
http://www.4wd.com/images/catalog/pr.../PDF/72931.pdf
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well if cash is a prob. i'v heard of two junkyard ways of doing this one hockey pucks, literally drill out the center and use as spacers. and i heard of skateboard wheels working too but hockey pucks are a real redneck way to go. and i dont necessarily recommend it but it has worked, i know of a guy down the street from me who did it and didn't have and probs with them.
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well if cash is a prob. i'v heard of two junkyard ways of doing this one hockey pucks, literally drill out the center and use as spacers. and i heard of skateboard wheels working too but hockey pucks are a real redneck way to go. and i dont necessarily recommend it but it has worked, i know of a guy down the street from me who did it and didn't have and probs with them.
Before you consider using hockey pucks do yourself a favor and drill the hole and put a bolt thru it and tighten it down to 30 foot pounds or so. I was thinking about using hockey pucks for seat risers until I saw someone post up picks of what happens when the bolt is tightened . . . not good.
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well if cash is a prob. i'v heard of two junkyard ways of doing this one hockey pucks, literally drill out the center and use as spacers. and i heard of skateboard wheels working too but hockey pucks are a real redneck way to go. and i dont necessarily recommend it but it has worked, i know of a guy down the street from me who did it and didn't have and probs with them.
if u wanna go all out redneck on it, just crush up some beer cans to stick in there until u reach ur desired height
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what is the total time to install a 1.25" BL for someone who has never done it? Handy with a wrench but never installed a lift.

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