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cwig12 12-31-2013 01:58 PM

Cheap yet effective body mounts
I was under my jeep today and while down there I looked at my body mounts. It's definitely time for replacements, they are split and crushed. I don't have a lot of cash right now to throw at a kit. I've been told and read that Hockey pucks work or polyurethane skateboard wheels which also give it a bit of a lift as well without having to do anything to the steering and what not. Any suggestions? This is my DD and if I do anything that pertains to off road it isn't much.

turkish6 12-31-2013 02:09 PM

I know a lot of guys who have used this method with TJ's and have had no issues

Captainak 12-31-2013 02:17 PM

These work very well

DanStew 12-31-2013 02:25 PM

Skate wheels would add up real quick, they are not that cheap compared to the other options.

ADDZ71 12-31-2013 03:52 PM

For Safety's sake just spend the money. A complete set is probably right around $70 but I bet you could find a sale or something at 4WD and get some poly's cheaper. This cab be a big effort depending on the condition of the bolts and nuts which are hidden in many spots. Do a search in the Forum (use the google box on top left of any page and search "CJ - Body Mount Replacement"). Using anyother item may allow the tub to shift at the wrong time and impair braking or clutch use.

skizriz 12-31-2013 03:53 PM

Body mount kits are only $30 or so.

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bptactical 12-31-2013 04:28 PM

I ran hockey pucks on my 77 for years with no issues whatsoever. Drilled them in a lathe, turned the spacer sleeves .020 shorter than the pucks so there was just a smidge of compression on the pucks.
I put that Jeep through hell and the body bushings were the least of my worries.
Cost was about $12.00 IIRC, I had all the pucks I could ever need.
Playing the greatest game in the world has its perks.
Pucks won't squeak like poly will BTW.

MikeHoncho88 12-31-2013 04:41 PM

Never heard of the skate wheels idea. I've seen skateboards with 4 wheels at the thrift shop for $1.

cwig12 12-31-2013 05:34 PM

I'm going to just use the Hockey pucks, seems like they work just fine. I was talking to my buddy who drifts and races and he said they all just use hockey pucks without a problem. I'll eventually buy an OEM set later for a 1" body lift.

imafishingfred 01-01-2014 05:41 AM

Look around the net. You could likely find them cheaper than these and won't have to make any modifications.

turkish6 01-01-2014 06:24 AM

What is the stock body mount thickness?

lucdog 01-01-2014 06:57 AM

No where in any sporting goods store have I seen Hockey pucks listed as body mounts. Parts books don't have body mounts listed as use for hockey pucks.
The Purpose of a body mount is to allow a little flex between the frame and tub, this would be to reduce the chance of cracking of the mounting area on the tub.
Just because drifting cars may use them doesn't make it correct. Use the correct part for the application!

yahwhy 01-01-2014 07:16 AM

Most people use hockey pucks for body lift not body bushings.
Don't know how much hockey pucks go for these days but I bet there atleast $5.00 apiece x 9 = $45.00

skizriz 01-01-2014 07:59 AM

A future "damn PO" in the making.

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MoC 01-01-2014 08:15 AM

If you can't afford to properly keep you vehicle on the road park it and take the bus. Still pay for your insurance, or making imitations of that as well?

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