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Old 08-24-2009, 05:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently brought a 2 inch body lift kit which consists of 10 round blocks and stud lock bolts and extended front bolts and installed the other day. When it came to the point of putting in the blocks I couldnt work out whether they go flush against the body with the original body pad underneath against chassis or other way round, so went with that (body,extended block,original pad,chassis). Have heard now that it should be the other way (body,pad,block,chassis). Should I go back and change it or will it be allright as it is ? Cheers
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the kit maker cant answer this, not send you proper instructions.
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Got if off some other guy not the maker did have instructions but wasnt clear where to put the round blocks. I cant see it making much of a difference the way it is at the moment ?
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Your Install (body,extended block,original pad,chassis) = Wrong


Wrong


Right The order should be; Chassis, Block, Pad, Body


Learning from the same mistake years ago, I did your method. By doing so it doubles the amount of body roll/flex.

Also: Check the steering shaft. Usually by adding a body lift this adds an increased angle to the steering shaft knuckles that may cause them to bind/wear out faster.

The shift lever gets dropped down 2", clutch cable and brake cables should be checked for over extension. And any wiring that may be over extended.
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lots of lift kits. many
what is right for this one, ?

nice photos, perfect for asking a question like this, (with no maker and year of mfg for kit)
WYSIWYG. thanks again for snaps.
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sorry to be a pain but I am about to machine myself a set of 2 inch body lift blocks, and I was wondering if you had the dimensions of the recessed part on the mount, so that the block will sit down in it? thanks
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amazingly its all here.

Zuwharrie.Com BBS - Index

great place for archived data. swaps and lifts are huge here.

depth.
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hi, yeah its a great sight, unfortunately I had a big search for a few hours and couldnt find a link which would show the diameter and depth of that recess!!!! I want to evenly distribute that load over that mount, rather than having a big block sitting on the upper edges, or the other way around. Does anyone have a link to a specific build? thanks
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Not to offend. But it's not rocket science. Crawl under yours with a writing tablet, pencil and tape measure. Start at a corner going clockwise.Measure the height of each Frame Rail-to-Body fastening point. Write it down. Also measure the width of the frame rails. Lucratively, base the diameter for the blocks on that. But I'd say 2 1/2" maximum diameter will do the trick.
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None taken, I had thought of doing this myself, but thought to myself why should I re-invent the wheel if it has already been done before. I just hate the thought of measuring the mounts, lathing the blocks only to find that there is some tiny difference i size and have to chuck them back in the lathe. If there is no link that anyone can think of thats sweet, I will have a crack at the measuring and pray it all turns out right!!

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