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I put new poly bodymount bushings in my truck, the cab seems to be sitting 1/4" higher than the bed yet. I have the rear bolts plenty tight, the door gap isn't great either at the bottom and is worse on the other side.

Is there a torque spec for these? I have new bolts but don't really care to break them or strip out the fancy nuts.

 


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You could always use some washers as spacers in the bed mounts..
 

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I had thought about that. It seems like the back of the cab is too high going by the door gap. Before I had the brainy idea to do cab mounts the body lines lined up, door gap was decent enough to not notice if it was off and the doors opened nicely. The bottom of the drivers door barely clears the cab corner.
 
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not sure how anything would change in your door gap when doing body mounts.....
 

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The cab must be tweaked from years of rust/abuse/settling/etc.. I'd adjust the door hinges if it were me.

As for the body lines not lining up.. The "rubber" or poly mounts may not be the correct thickness, like the truck would've originally come with.
 

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not sure how anything would change in your door gap when doing body mounts.....
To me, if the back mounts were too thick (not tight enough or not made right) it would push the back of the cab up vs the four front mounts and and put the cab in a bind. In my mind if the back of the cab came down the gap would even out and the bodylines would match up.

Aside from cab corners (just little pocket behind the doors) the cab is solid. If where the cab mounts are was rotten the cab would be too low rather than too high.

Or the rubber was bad before and the PO readjusted the doors way back when 18+ years ago. But the bodylines lined up before I messed with it...
 
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Again, door gaps shouldn't be changing. Not just by changing the cab rubber mount bushings.

Body lines are 100% rubber mount related.
 

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Tightened the rear mounts, door opens correctly again.

Bodylines are not bad, when doors don't open right after doing cab mounts at a glance a crappy pinstripe job can throw a guy off though.



 

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Just wondering... are all of the Bushings the same size ?

never done a Bushing Replacement or a Body Lift, just thinking out loud !

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Body lift spacers are all the same. Rubber isolators are all different for different positions (3 pairs) for my standard cab. Supercab may be different than mine with another pair of mounts though.
 

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Were the new Poly Bushings different sizes ?

I have to ask, "Did you use the correct bushing in the rear of the cab ?
 

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I am thinking it was mainly the crappy pinstripes that were messing me up and that the rear of the cab must have settled some with me driving it around. I tightened it and the doors are good now.
 

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Seems the Rubber settled a little.

Should make the Cab ride better.
 


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