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Old 01-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #21
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Well since Dan doesn't want questions asked on his OME Gallery thread I thought I would start a Q & A thread.If you have a question ask away and the TW Emu Gurus will answer it.
If you have OME post a pic or two & tell us what you got.
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Ha! I'm getting confused with all the different threads, and what is expected in each
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #22
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But I do want to point out that the Fox 2.0 shocks allow the Dakars to stretch an inch or two further. The N182's were limiting the droop to 24". I still need to measure, but I should be getting 25 or 26" droop now.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:22 PM   #23
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But I do want to point out that the Fox 2.0 shocks allow the Dakars to stretch an inch or two further. The N182's were limiting the droop to 24". I still need to measure, but I should be getting 25 or 26" droop now.
Huh , interesting
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #24
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But I do want to point out that the Fox 2.0 shocks allow the Dakars to stretch an inch or two further. The N182's were limiting the droop to 24". I still need to measure, but I should be getting 25 or 26" droop now.
I've heard that from NYCO also.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #25
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I am running OME Coils and shocks. I had one rear shock fail (gushing oil) after about 15 months of use. ARB USA sent me one free replacement. I am really happy with the ride. With the tires aired down a hair it rides like a Cadillac offroad. Pics in my sig link.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #26
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Love the thread with the info. Good idea guys
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #27
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Sub'd. Great thread and perfect timing for me. I am about to pull the trigger on this in the next week or two and order mine. If I want to stay in the 2.5"-3" lift range, is there any necessity to upgrade to a aftermarket UCA? I do some trail riding in West Texas and Colorado. Nothing too serious, mostly just off the beaten path to the better campsites. I'd appreciate any insight provided from all the OME jedi in the forum.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:28 PM   #28
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I did not use an aftermarket UCA with my 885 med coils, but I skipped the spacers that push the lift to 3". I was able to have it aligned without issue.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #29
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I got light racing UCAs to play it safe.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #30
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I got light racing UCAs to play it safe.
That is whats holding me back from getting the 885x with top plates and pulling the trigger on the lift. Need to save for the UCA's which cost the same as the whole lift...
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #31
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That is whats holding me back from getting the 885x with top plates and pulling the trigger on the lift. Need to save for the UCA's which cost the same as the whole lift...
?

LR UCA's are like $450
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LR UCA's are like $450
My lift is only $315 without rear shocks.
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That is whats holding me back from getting the 885x with top plates and pulling the trigger on the lift. Need to save for the UCA's which cost the same as the whole lift...
Alot of people skip them even though it is recomended by some. I think randy has stock with a full 3" of lift in front, im sure he will share his experience. When i did my lift and LR UCAs my caster was at 2.5 and 2.7 before any adjustments. I never touched the LCA cams during the installation.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #35
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My lift is only $315 without rear shocks.
oh , I thought you got the full OME set up
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:11 AM   #36
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oh , I thought you got the full OME set up
Not full. I have bilstein 5100's instead. Already have them though.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:59 AM   #37
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Alot of people skip them even though it is recomended by some. I think randy has stock with a full 3" of lift in front, im sure he will share his experience.
Yes I got a full 3" up front with 885Xs on my 4Banger AC.
I don't remember what the caster was after alignment but it was not in spec but close.
No high speed wander or bump steer & have gotten it up to 85 MPH (didn't want to hit 88 or the flux capacitor would kick in).
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Yes I got a full 3" up front with 885Xs on my 4Banger AC.
I don't remember what the caster was after alignment but it was not in spec but close.
No high speed wander or bump steer & have gotten it up to 85 MPH (didn't want to hit 88 or the flux capacitor would kick in).
Why not? I tank mine down the highway around 90 at a cruising speed.
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Yes I got a full 3" up front with 885Xs on my 4Banger AC.
I don't remember what the caster was after alignment but it was not in spec but close.
No high speed wander or bump steer & have gotten it up to 85 MPH (didn't want to hit 88 or the flux capacitor would kick in).
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Why not? I tank mine down the highway around 90 at a cruising speed.
Flux capacitor.
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