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Old 08-17-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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Swaybar rubs after installing OME lift

hello,

after installing the OME lift i have a new problem.
the swaybar moved a bit to the drivers side and now it rubs in some situations on the frame at the passengers side.
do you know this problem and is there a solution?

thanks in advance.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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Did you ever flip them back around or are they still upside down?

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Old 08-17-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:25 PM   #4
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thank you !!!!

yes it rubs like this:



did this fix your problem?



now i only have to find out where to buy these collars here in germany.
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yeah it fixed it ...i would suggest gettin the powder coated ones mine rusted
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just smack it with a hammer to line it back up untill you get some of those clamp things.
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Smacking things with hammers almost always works! Either that or you break it, and in that case it needed replacing anyway.
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Mine was rubbing, I just pushed it back over and no more rub.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:33 AM   #9
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I kept pushing mine back over for like 3 months untill I got fed up and got those little clamps
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today i pushed the swaybar back and now after 50 mls on the road it´s still on the same place. i think it only moves to the drivers side while flexing. but when i do that i disconnect most of the time.

i just wrote a mail to the german distributor of theses collars and asked what they will cost.
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Mine is offset but i believe mine is caused by the lift I didn't replace the trac bar yet. When I replace it it should go back.
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Mine is offset but i believe mine is caused by the lift I didn't replace the trac bar yet. When I replace it it should go back.
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Looks to me like maybe your tire is hitting the sway bar. Check it out. If your tire comes into contact then of course it will move.

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Looks to me like maybe your tire is hitting the sway bar. Check it out. If your tire comes into contact then of course it will move.
the pic was from the 4x4xplor.com website. thatz´s not my jeeps swaybar. my tire doesn´t hit the swaybar.

today i ordered 2 of the collars from the website i posted above.
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When you put that OME kit in your front and rear both shifted to the right. The correct way to fix is with an adjustable track bar to recenter the axle. The OME also will settle maybe an inch but that may take a couple of weeks of driving it but the tracbar is a good idea anyway now that inchitis has struck
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the HD coils will sattle 1" inch? are you sure?
that meand i´ll need some spacers on top of the spings on the future.

now there is enough space for 35s (with modified bumpstops). if it will sag 1" i think 35s wouldn´t fit.
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How high was it when you first got the springs in ? after you jumped on the bumpers a few times to settle it in. Bet it was about 3.5-4.5 or so.
For an accurate measurement you usually take a before measurement from the center of the axles to the bottom edge of the fender flare then do the same afterwards.
XJ's rear leafs tend to settle 1.5" or thereabouts.
If yours settles more than you like just put a put a budget boost in to get 1-2" back..
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when you buy quality OME products they don't sag that much. Maybe 1/4" at most. Leaf springs are a different animal over coil springs and they shouldn't be compared to each other. Adding a BB puck on top of the OME 2.5s and the OME trim packers is a dumb idea.
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when you buy quality OME products they don't sag that much. Maybe 1/4" at most. Leaf springs are a different animal over coil springs and they shouldn't be compared to each other. Adding a BB puck on top of the OME 2.5s and the OME trim packers is a dumb idea.

OK, I'll bite, whats a trim packer ?
The last 8 our club has done dropped an inch in about 2 weeks of daily driving, no big deal to me as they were an inch over what they were supposed to be as new. Thats not counting the ones we had to send back but that was just a bad one or two at most.
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The last 8 what?
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The last 8 what?
TJ's, XJ's we've only done 3.
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This thread is TJ specific. Let's keep it that way. No sense in comparing apples to tacos.

What did you install on those TJs that sagged a full inch??
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This thread is TJ specific. Let's keep it that way. No sense in comparing apples to tacos.

What did you install on those TJs that sagged a full inch??
OME HD's, springs, shocks, rear TB locater, front JKS trackbars and quicker II disconnects, some got body and engine lifts, rays and monica's. I don't remember seeing anything called a trim packer though.
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trim packers are yellow spacers you install on top of your coil springs to level out a lift. OMEs come in 3/8". N-E installed them to level out his level jeep.

I'd be interested to see just one of those jeeps to figure out why they sagged so much. Not all jeeps require the HD coils. Some require a firmer coil to keep the weight suspended.
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trim packers are yellow spacers you install on top of your coil springs to level out a lift. OMEs come in 3/8". N-E installed them to level out his level jeep.

I'd be interested to see just one of those jeeps to figure out why they sagged so much. Not all jeeps require the HD coils. Some require a firmer coil to keep the weight suspended.
OK, those, on the fronts we replaced them on 4, reason was they had warn winches up front with either warn bumpers or other steel replacement bumpers which added about 150+ lbs up front, once we got them on the ground they were a$$high, in the rear the same with the bumpers, tire carriers. It was trial and error on the first couple till we figured it out. From then on we stayed with the HD springs and did not bother with the light or medium kits.

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