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post #1 of 6 Old 12-04-2001, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Cutting down a 3" body lift.............?

Hey there friends,
I have a 91 YJ with a 3" bodylift (yeah, I know), 3"suspension lift, and bushwacker flares for extra room. I will be running a 33x12.50 BFG KM tire soon.
My plan is to take the body lift off and cut it down to either 2 1.5" pucks or 3 1" pucks but I want as much room to flex as possible. Which should I do? Also, am I sacrificing any of the structural intregrity of the pucks by doing this. I plan on sharing the extra with some Jeep buddies of mine if it will be safe for them. Has anyone actually done this?

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-04-2001, 05:10 PM
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Speaking to the structural integrity, carefully cutting the spacers in half or thirds will make the body lift as a whole more stable and will not reduce the strength of the actual spacer. If you installed the original body lift yourself then you know that the radiator and steering shaft may need to be readjusted for the new body lift height.

With a 3 spring lift you may want to go with 1.5 of body lift to help clear the 33s when off-roading. Especially with sway bar disconnects. Remember, its always hard to cut a little more on.

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-05-2001, 07:41 AM
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Kinda off the subject, but has anyone ever heard of people using hockey pucks (NHL) as spacers? Evidently they are the same size and they are supposed to be stronger. Hmm...

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Kinda off the subject, but has anyone ever heard of people using hockey pucks (NHL) as spacers? Evidently they are the same size and they are supposed to be stronger. Hmm...
I have heard of it, but the hockey pucks would not be the same size as these spacers, also the material is much different. I personally wouldn't rig my Jeep like that but that is just my opinion. I used to play hockey and we have broken pucks just screwing around slapshotting them into a wall and I just don't think I would like to be riding on that.

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Ohyeah-I'm new to the jeep world. Couldyou explain to me what it is you are trying to achieve? Is there an advantage to using 2 or 3 smaller spacers instead of a single 3 inch spacer?
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-05-2001, 06:01 PM
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now you live in conn and you know how they are( state) the D.M.V frowns on stuff like that they do have pop inspections do not get caught i do not want to be on a soap box but trying to save you a lot of hassle, conn is not 4x4 friendly!! you very rarly see BIG tall lifted trucks or jeep's it is easy to sell the 3 inch and buy a 1.5 or a 2.5 if you want i may be intertested in the 3 '' body
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