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Daystar 1" Body Lift Installation
In order to clear some bigger tires and help with some of the wiring and plumbing under the Jeep, a Daystar 1" Body Lift Install was in order. There was already some lift on the Jeep with the 4" Superlift Suspension as well as the 1" Daystar Shackle lift, but this extra 1" made it an even 6" of lift and really added to the overall look of the Jeep.
I had done a complete frame off restoration on the first project Jeep, so I first needed to get the body back on the frame. It just so happened the morning I was doing it that my neighbors were moving out, so there were 4 guys available to help me put the body back on the frame.
I had some wood slats lying around, so I place them on all the body mounts and the body was placed on the wood on the frame. This allowed me to move the body around and get it into place for the body lift kit.
With the body lift ready to go, I simply replaced the wooden slats with a body mount and went around the Jeep after it had been centered up. This really helped with the installation of the body lift kit and allowed me to move the body around to center it up where I wanted it to be.
Lessons Learned the Hard Way
So, my lessons learned here would have to be that having the extra set of 8 hands really helped in getting the body back on the frame. When the tub was removed, 3 of us did it and it was heavy, so having the extra help really made a huge difference. Also, when putting the tub back on, some of the nuts that the new body lift kits bolts threaded into had to be repaired prior to putting the body lift kit on. Make sure all that is done when the body is off the frame and the tub is lying on its side.
This is a pretty easy thing to do for a nice lifted look for the Jeep. Putting a body lift on the Jeep makes it sit about an inch higher and that affects some things like wires, hoses, shifters, and the clutch, but all can be adjusted accordingly to work. If you go any higher then 1", then you might have to really make some major modifications to work, especially in the shifter and clutch department.

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