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Old 02-25-2014, 12:41 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about putting some new body mounts on my '86 CJ7 and I was curious if any of you have had experience with the Daystar replacement mounts KJ04002BK, not the 1" body lift, just stock replacement mounts. I was curious if it nets any lift at all or if the mounts are indeed the same height as the stock rubbers. I wouldn't mind gaining an extra 1/2", but really don't want to do the full 1" body lift (although I had considered buying it and cutting it down) as I don't want to mess with linkage, lines or wires at all.

Current setup is 2.5" lift with 1/2" lift shackles and 31's but I'm hoping to go up to 32 or narrow 33" tires.

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Old 02-25-2014, 07:48 AM   #2
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Original body mounts will squat over time and new ones may give you the 1/2 inch that you want or close to it. I've run daystar products and have never had a problem with them.

 

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Old 02-25-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
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It's not a "given" that you'll have to lengthen anything if you go with a 1" bl. I've heard of many that had no problem, but all Jeeps aren't created equal. I put a 1" Daystar lift on mine and foresee no issues yet (I'm still assembling) but then my Jeep never had a "previous owner" either.

 

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Well I went ahead and ordered the Daystar stock replacement body bushings. I'll report back in a few weeks with results and pictures.
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Just wanted to post an update.
I finally got around to installing the Daystar stock replacement urethane bushings (black). I added a single fender washer at the top of the bushings as well. Measured height at all 4 corners before and after and gained between .75" -1" depending on the corner. My old rubber bushings were really shot, so the extra height isn't surprising. But I think it is safe to say that the stock daystar bushings are good for a small boost in height.
Looks like I should clear 33"s now with my 2.5" lift springs, .5" lift from shackles plus the small boost from the Daystar kit.
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