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Old 12-19-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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When to Use a 1" Motor Lift

I just did a 1 1/2 body lift.
Should you use a motor lift when you do a body lift , add coil spacers , or both?
I can see it would help maintain drive-train angles when installing coil spacers but might actually hurt angles if you only did a body lift but not sure.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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The reason to do it with a body lift is to fix the fan contacting the shroud without having to drill holes or trim the shroud.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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The reason to do it with a body lift is to fix the fan contacting the shroud without having to drill holes or trim the shroud.
Thought about that but if you only do a body lift I don't think you have changed the drive-train angles so if you put the motor lift in you would change those angles..If you do spring spacers you do change angles so I'm thinking that is when you would want the motor mount to reestablish stock drive-line angles ??
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Thought about that but if you only do a body lift I don't think you have changed the drive-train angles so if you put the motor lift in you would change those angles..If you do spring spacers you do change angles so I'm thinking that is when you would want the motor mount to reestablish stock drive-line angles ??
You do a body lift to help tire clearance. You add a motor lift with the body lift so you don't have to move the fan shroud and it helps drive line angles after a suspension lift.
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For me, the primary reason to do a motor mount lift (MML) is to impact/change your rear driveline angle. For short lifts that experience vibrations to the slight change in driveline angle, the vibrations are usually resolved with a transfer case drop or motor mount lift. For clearance sake, a MML is preferred over the transfer case drop.

IMO, regarding body lifts, it's much more easier to drill and adjust your fan shroud vs. installing a MML.

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