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Old October 1st, 2016, 11:27 PM
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Suspension or Body lift

How can you tell the difference from a body lift or a suspension lift on a NAS Defender?
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Old October 1st, 2016, 11:35 PM
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The body is bolted to the frame, component by component. There is no body lift. Just suspension lift.
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Old October 1st, 2016, 11:35 PM
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As in what to look for or will others notice?
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Old October 1st, 2016, 11:37 PM
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What to look for
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Old October 1st, 2016, 11:47 PM
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It'll look a little silly ;-) Look for lift blocks. Essentially poly spacers between the frame and the body. You'll see way more shock tower up front and more distance between the spring perch and tub wells than usual.
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Old October 1st, 2016, 11:51 PM
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You can't do this on a NAS D90! Or at least very difficult. Look at how bulkhead attaches. I should qualify that anything is possible, but it is so rare and totally custom I don't think it applies. But yes, if there is a will... So look for spacers, but I've never seen a NAS so chopped.
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I'll defer to Davis' opinion as I've never swapped my bulkhead. My research was a while back, and on ROW 90's, although I don't know how the bulkhead boltings would differ. Here's a look for ya. I don't recommend it ;-) Just click on "more details" for the list of components needed for this effect.

http://www.mm-4x4.com/5-super-lift-k...ver-3485-p.asp
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NAS, ROW... 90 or 110 there all bolted on the same. Two large bolts (one each side) at the bottom of the bulkhead leg into the front out riggers. 2" (suspension) lift is most common, 3" & 4" tends to be used when running 35" tires and when linking the suspension due to the packaging constraints the frame and drive line force you into.
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NAS, ROW... 90 or 110 they're all bolted on the same.
Although that's what I figured, I'm hardly an expert on any of this, just an aficionado. I either tinker with it, or drink a beer and stare at it for a while ;-)
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I'll defer to Davis' opinion as I've never swapped my bulkhead. My research was a while back, and on ROW 90's, although I don't know how the bulkhead boltings would differ. Here's a look for ya. I don't recommend it ;-) Just click on "more details" for the list of components needed for this effect. http://www.mm-4x4.com/5-super-lift-k...ver-3485-p.asp
That link is a suspension lift. It would be very hard to do a body lift and it could not be made to look right.
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It's a 3" suspension lift with a 2" body lift as well. Lift blocks are in the middle of the list of components.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 10:22 AM
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There ya go. I knew somebody would know. I guess it's nothing like a body lift on a classic. Back to the op question: Look for those spring spacers! ;-)

Not the below pictured body lift spacers like on other rovers.
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