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Unread 02-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Replacing Body Mounts

So I'm interested in replacing my body mounts because the ones that are on there are cracked and rotting. This is what I'm looking to use, will this be fine? How easy is it swap the old ones out with the new ones? Anyone have tips? Thanks guys


http://www.jeep4x4center.com/replace...kj04002bk.html

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Unread 02-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Everything I have heard about this product is good. A good set at a decent price. Most folks have trouble removing the old bolts. You should expect it. Start soaking them in Blaster now!
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Unread 02-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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If your Jeep isn't a rust bucket it shouldn't be too bad. If it is a rust bucket..... well, let's just say it probably won't be an afternoon project!
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Daystar makes the best but im not so sure any of their kits come with new hardware except the 1" BL kit they offer...just something to consider.
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PB on the threads of the body mount bolts.
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Unread 02-16-2012, 06:22 AM   #6
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What renegade82 means by saying it might not be a afternoon project is that the bolts thread into a captured nut that is inside the tub. The captured nuts on a 26 + year old vehicle will often "spin." This is when the square metal case that they are actually captured in breaks loose inside the tub. When this happens you have to break out the cutting wheel and slice a hole in the tub to gain access to them. You can cut from the top of the tub or some have luck sticking 4x4 blocks between the frame and tub to elevate it enough to get to them from the underside.

Prior to attempting to change them send a few days spraying a penetrating lubricant, like PB, on them. When you find one that feels like it has to much resistants use heat on it. Often times you can heat and cool it several times and the rust will break loose.

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..also make sure you really like the color red because they will be there a long time. Personally I HATE red bushings but thats just me..
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Unread 02-16-2012, 06:59 AM   #8
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Like posted pretty straight forward, but you must spray them with some PB Blaster for a few days and even then you may have a few give you trouble. I did this a few years back. I have a kit from M.O.R.E. Offroad that was the complete kit with bushings, 1" alum. pucks and hardware. Nice kit and the 1" does not look cheesy IMO. Just right for my taste. Good Luck.
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I just ordered the 1" Daystar kit from 4wd Hardware on Monday. I also didn't like the red, luckily that kit also comes in black.

A couple tips:
That set you are looking at doesn't come with hardware so you are looking at I would say at least another $30. You are either going to have to find the right length sleeves or find some long tube and cut it yourself. I would just try to find a kit that comes with hardware.

I would heat all of the bolts before trying to spin them. What I noticed was that there was lock-tite on the bolts and the heat melted it.

If you do break one free I would not cut into the body. Just grind the head off the bolt or drill it out. Once you lift the tub, you will have a lot more access to assess the situation.
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Unread 02-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #10
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Oh and if your cages for your captured nuts are rusted you can check out my thread on how to repair it. I will be finishing it up today. Not saying my way is right but it's a way.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ca...hread-1321337/
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Here's what one looks like. This happens to be the hardest one to get to. It's over the front edge of the gas tank and it also has the brace from the rear coming to it. The stud had to be cut away, and then I couldn't get the remainder out, even with heat and welding a nut onto the end. So I cut it out. The capture cage is still intact but I had to screw it out from the top side because the end was so rusted it wouldn't go thru the threads.
Soak them daily and heat will do wonders. If they want to turn but turn with difficulty, turn them back in some then out again, go back and forth. Sometimes the dislodged rust builds up in the threads and going back and forth cleans up the grooves a bit as well as lets the lubricant penetrate.

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Unread 02-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #12
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great tips from everyone! thank you jeep family! you guys checked out my build thread?
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Has anyone just taken an impact wrench and hit them? Would that cause too much torque and bust the capture cage?
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I think that would probably shear a stuck bolt right off, but no, I didn't try that. I figured I was doomed to have them break anyways, and all but one did.
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I tried the impact on one. I figured it wouldn't hurt since I was cutting them out anyway. It ripped the cage right from the spot welds.
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