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Old 03-25-2011, 08:56 PM   #31
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Good, Bad, and the Ugly

The kit showed up at work today!

OME leaf springs, Damper, shackels, TC drop kit, U-bolt kits, JKS disco's, and track bar bushings

But when we where checking things out... somethings did not add up

Only one set of shackels and the wrong bushings

When I ordered from quadratec, the guy said it was all good!

I should of ordered one more shackle set without the bushings and they should of sent the right bushings with the springs

I called ARB first to get thr right Intel

The guy was great, took his time, talked me through the whole thing, to make sure i had the straight up to call Quadratec.
Called Quadratec, the c s rep was great, made sure they had the right stuff on the way free shipping, return tag for the wrong bushings, discounted the second set of OME shackles I need,

ps. He also said best of luck with those inner frame bushing bolts

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:16 PM   #32
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As we were saying ...
BTW, you should start getting the right tools in your tool box also. It's an important part of Jeep (I suppose Wrangler in particular) culture , so when you get to brag about your jeep you get to brag about your tools too

Being normal is just crazy!

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:35 PM   #33
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We have a few tools
I Need a air impact and a welder
I think I have everything else
I have a BFH !
I should probily make a list
Maybe I should start a post so we can make a exact list of tools to do a lift
Like:
13/16" comb wrench
7/8" comb. wrench
4 lb drilling hammer
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:38 PM   #34
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Would make for a good thread go ahead start on up


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We have a few tools
I Need a air impact and a welder
I think I have everything else
I have a BFH !
I should probily make a list
Maybe I should start a post so we can make a exact list of tools to do a lift
Like:
13/16" comb wrench
7/8" comb. wrench
4 lb drilling hammer
ect.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:39 PM   #35
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The kit showed up at work today!

OME leaf springs, Damper, shackels, TC drop kit, U-bolt kits, JKS disco's, and track bar bushings

But when we where checking things out... somethings did not add up

Only one set of shackels and the wrong bushings

When I ordered from quadratec, the guy said it was all good!

I should of ordered one more shackle set without the bushings and they should of sent the right bushings with the springs

I called ARB first to get thr right Intel

The guy was great, took his time, talked me through the whole thing, to make sure i had the straight up to call Quadratec.
Called Quadratec, the c s rep was great, made sure they had the right stuff on the way free shipping, return tag for the wrong bushings, discounted the second set of OME shackles I need,

ps. He also said best of luck with those inner frame bushing bolts
I have been out of town

Quadratec shipped the new bushings and another set of OME shackels

we sprayed PB Blaster on everything again

I took the nuts loose on the frame bushing bolts and tapped on them a bit,
Got one lose from the sleave!
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:02 AM   #36
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ok, so maybe this is a foolish question, but there seems to be a lot of response on this thread....is the OME suspension really that much better than the RC for double the cost? I'll be purchasing a 1.5-2.5" lift kit soon and like what I read about OME, but is it really worth it? Thanks for the input and thanks in advance for the notes above. I'll definitely keep all the war issues in mind when I start mine!
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The truth... It is that much better. It really depends on what YOU want in your rig. I needed a suspension that would be good for long road trips a few times a year (trips up to the Blue Ridge and down thru the FL keys) as well as a solid set up for the occassional weekend trail run that would keep my back and wife happy in all situations. OME handles both on and off road very well, and I would say flexes better than the stiffer RC springs. If on road ride quality is not so important, then one of the other lift kits will work great for you. OME costs a premium for a reason, but there are tons of people happy with the RC lifts. Given the lower price, it is a balanced compromise of price and overall ride quality.
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i also thank everyone for their input! i'm in the market for a lift kit as well, and until yesterday i had pretty much written off OME as being too expensive. now i'm re-thinking my opinion!
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Just finished up t-case drop in the attempt to get rid of the post-lift-installation vibration. Well, let's put it this way - it substantially downsized it but didn't take care of it completely. Here is what I did. I have RC 2.5" SL, +1" boomerang shackles, 1" Daystar t-case drop, and brand-spanking-new u-joints on the rear drive shaft. It still gets sizable vibration at up to 20 mph and then gradually goes down till it becomes as lows as engine, road noise, etc. To my understanding before I go SYE/CV-shaft combo my last resort would be to try rebalance the driveshaft. If that doesn't work then I'll go with the SYE combo. True example of "... each Wrangler is different in its own way."
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mellowyellow thanks! i do basically on road travel. haven't had the opportunity to go off roading yet, and not really sure i'd trust myself to do so, but that's a different story i guess......... i spose anything has to be better than the god only knows how old shocks i have now and completely flattened springs.

thanks for the input......just going to have to make a call from here i guess.....
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Just finished up t-case drop in the attempt to get rid of the post-lift-installation vibration. Well, let's put it this way - it substantially downsized it but didn't take care of it completely. Here is what I did. I have RC 2.5" SL, +1" boomerang shackles, 1" Daystar t-case drop, and brand-spanking-new u-joints on the rear drive shaft. It still gets sizable vibration at up to 20 mph and then gradually goes down till it becomes as lows as engine, road noise, etc. To my understanding before I go SYE/CV-shaft combo my last resort would be to try rebalance the driveshaft. If that doesn't work then I'll go with the SYE combo. True example of "... each Wrangler is different in its own way."
You could also try shimming the rear to correct the pinion angle. With my OME suspension I went ahead and did the SYE, the slip yoke is a bad design anyway for on the trail... i have no vibration. 2.5" OME with 1" shackles, SYE, ADAMS DS, no t-case drop, or shims.
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You could also try shimming the rear to correct the pinion angle. With my OME suspension I went ahead and did the SYE, the slip yoke is a bad design anyway for on the trail... i have no vibration. 2.5" OME with 1" shackles, SYE, ADAMS DS, no t-case drop, or shims.
Based on what I saw by far it doesn't look that 2.5" SL and a +1" shackles are going to yank the shaft out of the t-case at the point where you're at the most your jeep can flex but it could fold it for sure 'coz the angle is getting too aggressive at that point.
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You're right, it isn't mandatory, but the theme of my post is no vibration after the lift.
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Based on what I saw by far it doesn't look that 2.5" SL and a +1" shackles are going to yank the shaft out of the t-case at the point where you're at the most your jeep can flex but it could fold it for sure 'coz the angle is getting too aggressive at that point.
The ubolt kits that quadratec sold me have shim's ( 2 sets), and the guys at ARB(OME) told me I wont need them with only the 2.5" lift and OME greaseable shackels. you can have a pair if you need them
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The ubolt kits that quadratec sold me have shim's ( 2 sets), and the guys at ARB(OME) told me I wont need them with only the 2.5" lift and OME greaseable shackels. you can have a pair if you need them
My rear spring packs already had the shims on them as they came. All my shackles are greasable already but thanks for the offer. I'm going to rebalance the rear driveshaft, double-check the skid mounts for tightness, and balance tires. Will see if it resolves the issue
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where can i get new inner spring eye bolts and sleaves?
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where can i get new inner spring eye bolts and sleaves?
Rough country. Ask JeepAddOns-Chris. He might be able to help.
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where can i get new inner spring eye bolts and sleaves?
I went ahead and ordered a set of
DAYSTAR GREASABLE MAINEYE BUSHINGS RED 87-95YJ
I will end upwith a extra set of bushings
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Jack stands

I have all the parts (i think) now
pulling together all the tools and relized that my jack stands suck

Where is the best value, and how tall should they be?
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Back to work!

Got Jack stands
borrowed nice floor jack
have air tools now
last week layed everthing out and one of the front springs has a busted rivet
Called ARB
they are sending a new one
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new spring showed up today
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Started Install today!

Those Inner spring bolts are tough!
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Those Inner spring bolts are tough!
just cut them and install new ones it will be a million times faster that way.... and for 8 bucks in new grade 8 hardware that saves you prob 2 hours of time its totally worth it
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just cut them and install new ones it will be a million times faster that way.... and for 8 bucks in new grade 8 hardware that saves you prob 2 hours of time its totally worth it
Agree! It is best to cut and replace.
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I have all new hardware.
Its hard to get in there
I am fresh this am
We will try with reciprocating saw in a little while
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Front Springs off!

Pass. side took two hours of sawing, prying, and beating
Drivers side bolt taped right out
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i did the recpicating saw and after spending 30 mins on each bolt and going through 3 blades we just went out and bought a grinder with cut off well best 20 bucks ever spent each bolt takes less than 3 mins
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All cleaned up!

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