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Old 02-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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Which 1" Body Lift do you recommend?

Best value, hopefully with instructions.

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Old 02-24-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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JKS 1.25"

Just don't follow their instructions. User one of the many great write ups on the web to do it.
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Daystar is supposed to have good BLs?

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Any sugg. as to where are the write ups are? Thanks!
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Any sugg. as to where are the write ups are? Thanks!
I used this one.
http://www.mudinyerioffroad.com/jks_bl.htm

Here is another. But its for the PA body lift.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/bl.html
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For the $$$, you cannot beat Performance Accessories 1" BL. Paying more than what PA's kit costs is a waste of $$$. Where a body lift is concerned, once you get to the quality and value of a PA lift, you don't get more when you pay more. And I hope no one thinks an extra quarter-inch is worth paying extra for... it was a gimmick to set it apart.
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I thought the smiley bellow was a bit inappropriate...
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:11 PM   #9
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Thanks, where do i get the PA kit?
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:47 PM   #10
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Do I need bumper brackets with 1" kit? Or is the 1" PA kit all I need? BTW you guys are great!
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what do you mean bumper brackets? the 1" kit should come with everything you need.
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I was looking around the PA site said something about brackets and modifing the radiator support mount?
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oh you mean the bumps that hold up the front grill?

The ones that came with my 2" bl looked like a bullet with a round front.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:34 AM   #14
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i 3rd what Jerry said. Get the PA BL. the PA 1" BL will come with everything you need. very easy to install.

i think i bought mine from northridge4x4

JKS makes you drill into the fan shroud to relocate it. the PA body lift uses brackets which are super simple and easy.
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Personally I run a Daystar full mount replacement 1" BL and have had absolutely no issues with it in the 4 years I've had it on. It's only about 10 bucks more than PA and well worth it IMO.

Daystar also supports our board. Because of the quality of their products and their business I wanted them to be a part of this forum.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:35 PM   #16
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Wow +130 for daystars eh? 120 for PA?

Got my 2" BL from ebay for 90 bucks shipped to my house.
Black diamond or black mountain or something like that.
So far no issues at all.
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Personally I run a Daystar full mount replacement 1" BL and have had absolutely no issues with it in the 4 years I've had it on. It's only about 10 bucks more than PA and well worth it IMO.

Daystar also supports our board. Because of the quality of their products and their business I wanted them to be a part of this forum.
So you're saying the PA kit is OEM Mount + 1" PA Mount and the Daystar is 1 piece only?
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So you're saying the PA kit is OEM Mount + 1" PA Mount and the Daystar is 1 piece only?
I can't tell if they make those round thread spool lookin things to go on top of the original mount or to replace the mount. But Daystar's is a full replacement body mount lift. I'm just not big on adding things on top of OEM parts. Sooner or later the OEM part is going to fail. It's the same reason I spent the extra dough on the MORE 1" replacement Motor Mounts.
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From the image i think the small pucks with the washer on top of them go underneath the frame and the big spacers go on top of the frame right under the body. It replaces the stock body mounts with bigger ones. (I do not know why the one puck is smaller as i'd imagine its for the radiator.
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From the image i think the small pucks with the washer on top of them go underneath the frame and the big spacers go on top of the frame right under the body. It replaces the stock body mounts with bigger ones. (I do not know why the one puck is smaller as i'd imagine its for the radiator.
He was talking about the PA setup not the Daystar. We know the Daystar is a 100% replacement.
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Here is the PA installation done by 4x4xlor. No it is not 1 piece. The pucks that come with the bodylift go on top of the stock pucks.

http://www.4x4xplor.com/bl.html



If the PA kit is 10 bucks less than Daystar then I'd choose Daystar in a heart beat.
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Sooner or later the OEM part is going to fail.
It'd have to be a VERY (!!!!) old Jeep for the rubber body mounts to deteriorate or fail. Even my buddy's '73 CJ5 rubber body mounts were in very good condition when I helped him to do a frame-up restoration. We even reused them under the new aluminum body. My 11 year old '97 rubber body mounts are still fine and holding up my PA BL quite nicely. Rubber body mounts last a lot longer than makers of polyurethane mounts would have us believe.
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When i did my bodylift last summer my original mounts looked like new, meaning no cracks or anything at all.
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It'd have to be a VERY (!!!!) old Jeep for the rubber body mounts to deteriorate or fail. Even my buddy's '73 CJ5 rubber body mounts were in very good condition when I helped him to do a frame-up restoration. We even reused them under the new aluminum body. My 11 year old '97 rubber body mounts are still fine and holding up my PA BL quite nicely. Rubber body mounts last a lot longer than makers of polyurethane mounts would have us believe.
I don't think its any big deal to have OEM mounts in there, but if I'm buying new a one piece mount is more appealing.
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It'd have to be a VERY (!!!!) old Jeep for the rubber body mounts to deteriorate or fail. Even my buddy's '73 CJ5 rubber body mounts were in very good condition when I helped him to do a frame-up restoration. We even reused them under the new aluminum body. My 11 year old '97 rubber body mounts are still fine and holding up my PA BL quite nicely. Rubber body mounts last a lot longer than makers of polyurethane mounts would have us believe.
When I took mine off of my 99 a couple years ago, some of them already had signs of cracking. I know we live in a pretty extreme climate here in AZ, and that might have also affected my decision, but for only about 10 bucks more? Why not go with the replacement? It's like bulding a 44 for your front end for 2000 or getting a Pro-Rock 60 for 2010.
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So between Daystar, and PA which is easier to install? Don't mind bolt-ons, but do they both involve cutting radiator supp..
Also if i do this do i have to do the 1" motor mounts too?
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My 2" kit involved cutting the radiator bracket to make clearance for the AC lines however i've never heard of 1" requiring cutting and if you dont have ac you wont have any problems at all. Read that link to get the idea what you'll need to do. http://www.4x4xplor.com/bl.html

Daystar will make you do the same thing but you will pull off the stock pucks and put on the new ones. Simply remove the bolt, pull off the stock puck and put the new one on its place.

Make sure you do the easy pucks first (under the drivers doors and on top of the rear bumper) before you do the ones between the rear coils. One side at a time.

The reason why i say that the easy ones first is god forbid something happens and your jack gives out and you have your hand in there trying to get the puck in there, the taller pucks will prevent the body from falling down to stock puck height and destroying your hand completely.

All the other pucks are easy but the 2 pucks between the coils scare the krap out of me when i did mine as they are pretty tight to get to.

If you have jackstands, use them as a backup.
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That T-case mod seems scary, especially when they start talking about banding noises??!! and grinding the plate.
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The PA may be a little easier just because its less parts but there won't be a huge difference.

the tcase bracket is nothing big at all. you may not even need the bracket.
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The tcase bracket is easy.

It looks confusing from pics because of the location of those brackets but once you see it, you will realize how easy it is.

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