HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

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Unread post by good old 60 » February 8th, 2010, 9:21 pm

thanks guys this little bit of info made the lift og the old girl just that much easier. i would never of found the very back bolt inbehind that cover if it was not for you guys. now the old girl looks alot more in proportion with the 35's.
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Unread post by mudshark » March 5th, 2010, 6:52 pm

hey guy's would anyone recomend either alloy or plastic lift blocks all opinions gr8ly appreciated.
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Unread post by chrisso83 » March 5th, 2010, 7:52 pm

i think ill be goin ally mate.

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Unread post by toy yoda » March 8th, 2010, 4:55 pm

i use ally
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Unread post by trevors bj » April 7th, 2010, 6:50 pm

What springs are you guys running with the body lift? I have been looking at going with 4" springs which turn out to be 2" inch with extended shackles and need extended brake lines and castor wedges. But looking at this thread body lift might be the go. How tall are the actual blocks? I could turn some up on a mates lathe myself and save a few bucks.



Thanks Trev

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Unread post by toy yoda » April 8th, 2010, 5:36 pm

the blocks are 50mm (x 60mm aprox wide) they sit on the oem rubber blocks

generally a 2"lifted spring is the norm for a 60...shackles can be used also
there are rules for lifting and how you achieve height, but ext shackles are 100% illegal outright in all states!
they are extremely obvious to police and a 2" ext shackle only gives 1" extra lift.....
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Unread post by trevors bj » April 9th, 2010, 6:16 am

Cheers for that 2" springs and 2" body it shall be.

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Unread post by whitelighting » April 9th, 2010, 7:02 am

mudshark wrote:thnx heaps Mark i want to do this soon and this guide is very helpful, i was thinking of using the poly mounts and leaving out my rubber ones as they are a bit deteriorated and just ending up with a 1" lift. but from reading this i assume that is not poss. now i think i will have 2 search for original rubber mounts as well (any hint where?) brake lines would have to be lengthened as well ? yes ? no ?. thnx HEAPS guys this info is gr8. :)
just get 3" poly bocks off ebay and remover rubber mounts. The bocks I got for mine were only $90 had no problems at all and I treat my car like crap.

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Unread post by toy yoda » April 9th, 2010, 8:25 am

whitelighting wrote:just get 3" poly bocks off ebay and remover rubber mounts. The bocks I got for mine were only $90 had no problems at all and I treat my car like crap.

not advisable.......all that will happen is you will punch the block through the floorpan

this has been done and that happened time and time again

the rubber blocks do absorb a lot!
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Unread post by TUFF HJ60 » May 26th, 2010, 7:00 pm

Gumby wrote:Very good wright up... lol i swear ive seen it before when i done my body lift years ago... maybe ih8mud, none the less we need it as a sticky i think... what ya think mods...
I reckon your body lift was done and dusted in a couple hours from memory!!:D

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Unread post by toy yoda » May 26th, 2010, 7:09 pm

only if you both had tonselitis;)
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Unread post by Sixtys Guy » May 26th, 2010, 7:50 pm

Gumby wrote:Very good wright up... lol i swear ive seen it before when i done my body lift years ago... maybe ih8mud, none the less we need it as a sticky i think... what ya think mods...

Thats because I emailed it to you when your were doing yours! And yes, as I pointed out in the orginal post most of it is taken from IH8Mud.
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Unread post by LZ_Pan » July 10th, 2010, 10:23 pm

i am considering installing BL on my hj61 automatic truck. has anyone ever considered bimetallic corrosion over time due to the aluminium being in direct contact with the steel? Is there some kind of a rubber damper that can be used to keep the metals separated? maybe the oem rubbers? also any feedback on mods needed when lifting 2" automatic box? pan
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Unread post by Bushmiester » August 20th, 2010, 8:28 am

If you've got a dollar take the shroud and fan off and put thermo's on. It should add a horse or two to the team.

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Unread post by Bushmiester » August 20th, 2010, 8:34 am

If you've got a dollar take the shroud and fan off and put thermo's on. It should add a horse or two to the team.

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