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Old 04-06-2013, 09:21 AM   #41
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Took the tarp off it and washed it up, drove it around awhile.

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Old 04-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #42
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Got the rear OME medium duty springs and N94 shocks in today! Took a lot longer than expected because the original bushing sleeves were seized badly to the shackle pins so that was fun. Ended up renting a big puller from o'reilly's and it worked like a charm. Preliminary measurements show about 3.75" of lift in the rear. I'll get some pictures up after it's all done.
BJ spacers and N98's coming up tomorrow!
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:03 PM   #43
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What size spacer did ya go with?

Make sure to get pics of your CVs when it's all said and done.

Glad you went with OME, I think you'll find the ride to be very significantly better in every way.
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What size spacer did ya go with?

Make sure to get pics of your CVs when it's all said and done.

Glad you went with OME, I think you'll find the ride to be very significantly better in every way.
1.5" spacers.
Yeah, I'm a little concerned about the rear driveshaft angles after the carrier bearing. I'm definitely seeing the advantage of a high pinion in terms of angles now. We'll see how lifting the front does.
I'm really excited. I was jumping around on the back to stabilize the suspension and it feels really good.
I might have some troubles with the bpv and brake lines and I might need to extend them, but we'll see.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #45
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Finished the lift yesterday! Preliminary measurements show 2" up in the front and about 3.25" in the back. I now have some vibes, though, so we'll see what I can do about that. I'll get some pics of the cv angles tomorrow. They look a little steep, though. I may end up relaxing the torsion bars a bit, but we'll see.

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Rear new and old shocks:


Rear new and old springs:


Had some issues with old bushing sleeves seized to the shackle pins, so that was a pain, but man, a puller did the trick! Pitman arm puller was too small, though, so we rented a big one and it worked in less than 5 minutes.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #46
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Very nice, man! It does look like the front could afford to be brought down a hair. Seems higher than the rear, and that would give you better angles/smoother ride.

You going up to 33x10.5s or something similar?
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you can throw a few washers in to drop the carrier bearing down and help with angle. or go with a 1 or2* shim for the leaf perches
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Very nice, man! It does look like the front could afford to be brought down a hair. Seems higher than the rear, and that would give you better angles/smoother ride.

You going up to 33x10.5s or something similar?
Yeah I'll probably relax the tbars tonight after work.
Yup, 33's or at least 32s sometime in the future. Maybe not right away, though.

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you can throw a few washers in to drop the carrier bearing down and help with angle. or go with a 1 or2* shim for the leaf perches
Ooh, yeah that sounds like a good idea for the carrier bearing. And that's a great idea for the springs! I didn't even know that those existed. Any suggestions on where to purchase a pair? I haven't done any research on it, yet, but I will tonight.
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You didn't get the OME T-bars did you?
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You didn't get the OME T-bars did you?
I did but I haven't installed them. I'm not sure if I'm going to or not. Thoughts?
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Adding just a few mm to the thickness of torsion bars will hold up to a whole lot more weight. Even with a bumper and winch I wouldn't. I saw they math a few places on YT and the general consensus seemed to be that thicker t-bars aren't needed, even with quite a bit of weight. But research on your own and make your own decision ha I still have stockers and am only speaking from what I've read/researched elsewhere.
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Ooh, yeah that sounds like a good idea for the carrier bearing. And that's a great idea for the springs! I didn't even know that those existed. Any suggestions on where to purchase a pair? I haven't done any research on it, yet, but I will tonight.
I know a lot of places sell them but the only one that comes to mind right now is 4crawler http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/Shims.shtml

Might find others for better price. i would suggest getting steel ones not aluminum.
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Adding just a few mm to the thickness of torsion bars will hold up to a whole lot more weight. Even with a bumper and winch I wouldn't. I saw they math a few places on YT and the general consensus seemed to be that thicker t-bars aren't needed, even with quite a bit of weight. But research on your own and make your own decision ha I still have stockers and am only speaking from what I've read/researched elsewhere.
Yeah I think if I go with the OME ones then I'll have to crank them down all the way to get it to the right height. I'll lower the stock ones a little and then see what time has to say about things.

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I know a lot of places sell them but the only one that comes to mind right now is 4crawler http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/Shims.shtml

Might find others for better price. i would suggest getting steel ones not aluminum.
Thanks! Why do you say steel instead of aluminum?
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way to show me up!
Looks sweeeet
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Some angles and shit:
Passenger CV joint from front:

From rear:

Pinion U-joint

Carrier bearing. A bit difficult to see the front driveshaft part through the exhaust pipe.
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Don't forget the lube

1 qt for the crawl box, 2 qts for the TC


I continued working on my trans tunnel cover last night.

Should look pretty sweet.
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1 qt for the crawl box, 2 qts for the TC


I continued working on my trans tunnel cover last night.

Should look pretty sweet.
Thanks Chris, I appreciate the help. I'm going to fill the tranny, cases, and diffs all at the same time to help me remember everything. I'm curious about the high pinion front diff though. Is the factory 2 quarts enough, or do I need to add a little more gear oil?
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