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Old 04/17/18, 08:18 AM   #1
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Body mount kit for Bronco Designs

I'm ready to order my 2" body lift kit. I plan to order a Bronco Designs body and I see that some lift kit vendors have disclaimers that the body mounts may not fit fiberglass tubs. Any recommendations out there for body mount kits that are compatible?

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Old 04/17/18, 08:50 AM   #2
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I've got a Bronco Design body on an Energy Suspension body lift kit and no issues at all. I did have to buy longer bolts because the body is thicker than the metal body. But that was $20 in grade 8 hardware.

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Old 04/17/18, 09:30 AM   #3
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Just what centex77 said. I have a Bronco Design tub and only has to get longer bolts.

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Old 04/17/18, 09:31 AM   #4
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Do you remember whose body mount kit you used and the specific bolt length?

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Just what centex77 said. I have a Bronco Design tub and only has to get longer bolts.

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Old 04/17/18, 11:04 AM   #5
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rockingm82,

To be honest, any body mount kit will work. The bolt length will depend on body lift or not. I think my bolts were about 2 inches longer than stock with a one inch lift. Your best bet is to get your tub on the frame and check bolt length for all 8 and buy the correct length. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Old 04/17/18, 02:26 PM   #6
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Don't over think it. A body lift is just a piece of plastic stuck between the frame and the body. It doesn't matter what goes on around it. As long as the bolt you have is long enough to go through the body, the bushing, the lift block, the frame, the other bushing, the washer, and you can thread the entire thickness of the nut on it, then you are good.

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Centex77,

You said so eloquently what I tried to say. Nuts and bolts, no fluff.

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Old 04/17/18, 06:00 PM   #8
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If I knew the bolt length I could perhaps save some money and request the vendor substitute the longer bolts when I buy the kit. That and there's nothing I hate more than running to the hardware store. Seems like every project requires multiple trips

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Out of the eight bolts, the back four in the bed are longer because the Bronco Design tub is flat and not stepped like a steel tub. When you order your kit, have the company tell you how long the back four are and add a couple of inches to the length. Best of luck.

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Old 04/18/18, 10:19 AM   #10
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Perfect! Thank you.

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Out of the eight bolts, the back four in the bed are longer because the Bronco Design tub is flat and not stepped like a steel tub. When you order your kit, have the company tell you how long the back four are and add a couple of inches to the length. Best of luck.

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