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Unread 10-09-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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Body lift vs hockey pucks

I'm putting a susp lift in my Jeep soon. I'll be putting a 1"mml in to avoid a tcase drop.

So with the mml I'm going to put in a 1" bl as well. I am shopping for a body lift kit that only includes the spacers and bolts. I am having a tough time finding just that. I don't want to pay for a t-case relocator and maybe a radiator drop. Does anyone know a place that has spacers and bolts?

I would like to go the cheap route with hockey pucks and grade 8's from lowe's. Does the hockey puck lift have any negatives? I don't want to do that just to put in spacers because the hockey pucks are falling apart or watever.

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Unread 10-09-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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Same question here but I am thinking of Skateboard wheels instead of hocky pucks but would l like to know of the negatives if any of both.
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Unread 10-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
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use skateboard wheels instead - hockey pucks aren't durable imo
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Unread 10-09-2008, 02:09 PM   #5
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ahhh skateboard wheels. Use the poll option 'hockey pucks' for either.

Any reason not to get a cool color skateboard wheel? Are skateboard wheels 1" wide? When I do my 1" mml I want everything to line up.
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Unread 10-09-2008, 02:11 PM   #6
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Get an actual body lift..they aren't that expensive and in most cases they come with everything you need including grade 8 hardware.
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Unread 10-09-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
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I did a performance accessories body lift. I got mine from 4wd.com or 4wheelparts.com. I did a 2" and it came with everything that I needed.
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Hockey pucks are for hockey.Spend $100 for a Performance Accessories BL.Don't be cheap.
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Unread 10-09-2008, 02:41 PM   #9
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Providing you use Grade 5 bolts, I see nothing wrong with using hockey pucks. No need for the added expense of Grade 8 bolts for body mounts.
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Did you use Hockey pucks Jerry?!

Check out the body lift from Currie Enterprises. That's the one I used. Billit Aluminum pucks (powder coated black) and bolts only...no relocator kit.
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No but I used hockey pucks for a couple of my bump stops. Structurally, they're not much different than the pucks my PA body lift comes with. They even weigh about the same. Hockey pucks probably take more abuse in a youth hockey league game than they ever do as body mount spacers.
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Unread 10-09-2008, 04:20 PM   #12
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I agree with Jerry on this one. I just installed bump stop extensions using hockey pucks, and I also just installed a JKS 1 1/4" BL on a friend's Jeep. I think hockey pucks would be perfectly fine for a body lift. They're about $1 each tops and you can pick up all the grade 5 or 8 hardware you need for under $5. It's a pretty cheap way to get an inch of lift! The only thing I can see is you get nice instructions with the JKS on how to raise your radiator an inch but if you just take a look and drill the holes it's pretty straight forward. Also, the transfer case shifter relocation bracket probably isn't strictly needed with only 1". If shifting the transfer case is a little sticky after you could probably make the bracket JKS gives you in about 5 minutes out a scrap piece of your stock front bumper.
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No but I used hockey pucks for a couple of my bump stops. Structurally, they're not much different than the pucks my PA body lift comes with. They even weigh about the same. Hockey pucks probably take more abuse in a youth hockey league game than they ever do as body mount spacers.
I'm asking this because I don't know:

Any idea how the hockey puck material holds up to the weather, sun, salt, etc.?
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If hockey pucks can hold up to being frozen, smashed, slap-shot, slammed into teeth, plexiglass, steel hockey skate blades, hockey sticks, etc., they'll probably hold up fine to a little sunlight, salt, cold/hot weather, etc.
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If hockey pucks can hold up to being frozen, smashed, slap-shot, slammed into teeth, plexiglass, steel hockey skate blades, hockey sticks, etc., they'll probably hold up fine to a little sunlight, salt, cold/hot weather, etc.
If you say so, but I feel differently. How long is a hockey puck used on the ice compared to sitting under someone's Jeep for a few years?

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