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Postby stardog » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:31 pm

Just asking if any one has done a 2" body lift on a wizard and if they had any problems after doing it like selecting gears being a auto and brake lines dropping the radiator or other things.
And if a jackaroo- bighorn lift kit fits the wizard.
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby geeves » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:37 pm

brake lines attach to the chassis not body. No issue there
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby blairreed » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:51 pm

The brother is planning on doing his 96 wizard in the next few weeks so ill let you know how we get on :D
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby stardog » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:30 pm

How did your bro go with lifting his wizard any problems.
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby Hamdog » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:33 pm

may be a tad late on this but doing a body lift on the wizard is a piece of piss, i had to undo the steering column slightly at the box to let it move about 1mm, theres some bracket things midway down the truck going from the body to chassis that need to be removed , and you may need to loosen off the gas tank filler hose.
gear selector doesnt like to go into park easily afterwards but you can adjust that under the truck easy as , and the 4wd selector can sometimes be a pain to hget into 4L, i just pulled the rubber boot up and it fixed that
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby isuzurob » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:29 pm

The brackets underneath are the supports for the seatbelt mounts, so they need to be cut and welded to suit the bodylift
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby stardog » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:51 pm

Sounds pretty easy except the cutting and welding part for the seat belts I haven't looked under the wizard how they are fitted have to have a look tomorrow.
Thanks Rob for pointing that out about it and hamdog with the thing about the gear sticks.
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby Hamdog » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:25 am

you sure they are for the seatbelts? i just took mine out and left them out, they looked more like a driveshaft loop since they were right by the driveshaft and one either side of it
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby turnturn » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:32 pm

Yes, they are for the seat belts. I wonder if you could be failed a WOF if these have been welded?
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby Hamdog » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:55 am

well i havnt failed a wof without them at all , maybe i should put them back in if they are a safety thing
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby isuzurob » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:48 am

If you weld it properly you will never know and the body lift needs certing in nz anyway so the cert will cover any mods done, i know mu, swb and lwb bighorns have them for the seatbelts, lwb bighorn also has the bar around the driveshaft, best way for gear levers is cut and weld them, its a bit of mucking around but well worth it
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby ecw23able » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:54 pm

How much trickier is it with the Auto 3.1
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby isuzurob » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:22 pm

its the same, just have to adjust the auto gear lever instead of modifying the manual lever
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Re: body lift on a wizard

Postby ecw23able » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:52 am

I imagine the Auto gear gear lever would be trickier would it because of the internal latch or lock
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