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bjmoose installs full OME kit & rear brake lines with pics

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bjmoose, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    nrspence

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    Good right up. i want to switch to OME.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Excellent write-up for the install on your kit!! The same kit I would like to put on. Will definitely be referencing your thread during my attempt.

    Thank you!!:yay:
     
  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    I did read your thread, so are you still running the same setup, with no front bumper? I guess there's no way of knowing how the cv's are holding up?
    This of course is my daily driver, so just wanting to make smart choices to save me headaches later, but also build a off road vehicle for wheeling some on the weekends.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    One more question, just from reading, the 885's or going to be a stiffer ride than the 884's on a reg cab. So what about the height difference, will there be any difference, really wanting to run some 255/85/16.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    OME 886 front coils, OME 9000 shocks, dakar rear leafs, ARB front bumper, warn M8000 winch, custom sliders, custom rear bumper, 4.88 axle gears, rear detroit locker.
    If i was you i would run 885's they may be a little stiff the first year, but if you wheel your truck than they will hold their height a lot better over time. I run 886's with a winch, and bumper i scared mine will sag to soon.
    Nate
     
  6. Mar 7, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    Yep. I've added fifty pounds of front receiver and ten pounds of winch power cable. But the biggest difference is the passage of time. I've drooped a little and the rubber fins on the inner CVs are no longer physically touching each other - which is a good thing.

    884 and 885 have the same spring rate. Only difference is 885 is 10mm longer. That equates to roughly about 3/4" of ride height difference, all else being equal.

    You could do 884s plus a 10mm top plate spacer; that'd give you the same height with just a little more droop which might help with the ride.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    885's with OME shocks in front and back. 1.5AAL. BFG KM2 255/85/16
    So pretty much the only thing to worry about with the 885's is going to be the stiff ride for awhile. I can deal with that because with in the year, I'll be buying a demello bumper and winch, plus I will have a better chance with 255/85/16 not rubbing as much with stock steelies. Will removing the sway bar help with the ride any?
     
  8. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    Hey Moose could give us some new measurements (center of hub to fender) so we can see how much sag you have had 6 months into the lift??
     
  9. Mar 8, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Wish I could, but I blew up the laboratory when I switched to bushwacker fender flares, so a direct comparison measurent is no longer possible.

    Sorry.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    I had a copy of your install printed out when I installed my lift. I noticed in your install that you said you had a tough time getting enough pry down on your LCA to get the bottom of the shock into it's perch. I also installed 885's with a 10mm top plate and it was looking like there was no way i was going to get the LCA pulled down enough to get the longer shock assembly in place.

    My answer was to have my kid give a little downward pressure on the LCA with a 4' 2x4 while I took a small chunk of 2x6 stood it on end on my floor jack and I was able to jack up and compress the shock just enough to get the lower shock mount into the perch with a tap from a hammer. That still left trying to get the lower bolt to line up to connect the shock. The perfect pry bar for this was my tire tool. It had just enough bend in the end and was just the right size to get under the bottom of the shock so I could pry it up into place to insert the bolt.

    Your post was a big help.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Glad I could help. :)
     
  12. Mar 10, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    i may have missed it in your build but was wondering if you needed axle shims... it seems like the one piece propeller shaft is less prone to driveline vibes...
     
  13. Mar 11, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Yeah, if you look close you'll see how I measured the driveline flange to calculate the driveline angles - and I ended up using a 2 degree shim "fat forward" to match the pinion angle to the transfer case angle.

    I still have "big truck thrum" vibration at about 55mph.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Uh, because the Haynes guide had that as one of the steps :eek:

    Doing it again, I'd still disconnect the tie rod end to make room to insert the strut, but I wouldn't mess with the adjustment nut.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    Yeah, I left my upper and lower control arms connected.

    It seems fair to say you either need to disconnect the tie rod end, or a control arm.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    When i installed my 886's i took off my sway bar as well. I cannot even tell the difference on the road.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    Steve ,

    I wanted to thank you , today myself and my mechanic friend installed my OME kit , with 885's , Nitrochargers , N182's and the Dakars , we also installed LR UCA's .

    I took a copy of this write up with me for reference , and we managed to get it all done in about 5 hours with no major hassles .

    Thanks again .

    Pete
     
  18. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    Glad it helped, Pete! :)
     
  19. May 30, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    Hi

    I just receive my OME lift kit and i have a few question about the dakar leaf spring. I'm not sure but i think the side with the bushing is the front?

    I also want to know if i have to buy a set of bushing for the other end or if it's easy to take the one on the old leaf pack?

    Thank you
     
  20. May 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    Yep, the side with the pressed in bushing is the front, and it is recommended to buy a new rear bushing, and coat it with Vaseline or something before inserting it.
     
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