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I thought OME was a "small lift"

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 6spdtaco, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    6spdtaco

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    I just finished installing my OME kit on the front end. I was expecting 2.5-3". I ended up with 4.25" from stock height. Haven't finished the rear end because I was in need of new leaf spring bushings. Do these measurements seem off to anyone else? Not that I mind a taller ride but I have concerns about alignment issues.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    you add on new tires at all? yea that seems a bit off to me.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    thats not righttttt. how are you measuring lift. Ground to bottom of fender? hub to fender? Hub to fender should be around 23
     
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    x2 , seems like a lot unless you put on bigger tires at the same time .
     
  6. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    achirdo

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    not that im a proffesional or anything but i heard that it takes a little while for them to settle.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    What springs do you have?
    Any top spacer?
     
  8. Aug 5, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    OME?? bit vague..what springs..? 884, 885, more?
     
  9. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    I've got the 886 coils because of winch/CBI bumper.
    No additional spacers.
    I have stock 16x8 wheels with 265/75 tires.
    I measured my stock height and the lifted height from the top of the rim straight up to the bottom of the fender.

    Hopefully these pics work. Do the angles of the CV and control arms seem too steep?

    OME lift 001.jpg
    OME lift 002.jpg
     
  10. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    looks about right. Mines settled quite a bit over the last year. I could see most of the UCA after i did it.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    Your CV's are at a bad angle and your stock UCA's are almost maxed out.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    Those 886's are pretty darn stiff. I have 885's and have about maxed out the UCA. I would consider some new ones at some point if your really gonna wheel. Not to mention you probably wont be able to get your alignment right.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Yeah those UCA's dont have much room to move...seems like you have a big gap between tire and bottom of fender flare. Cant really see your whole CV, but it does look like the fins are touching pretty good...
     
  14. Aug 5, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    You sure you installed everything correctly. What about the diff drop-do you have one?
     
  15. Aug 5, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    wow. that is riding high!! was that pic taken right after taking the truck off of the jackstands? if so, i promise it will go down a bit.
     
  16. Aug 5, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    do the spring perches on the OME shocks come apart... are they detached prior to install?

    because they look upside down...which could be the cause of your problems...
     
  17. Aug 5, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    I had the shop where I purchased the lift reassemble to springs for me so I hope they are assembled right.

    The truck hasn't been moved in this picture so the height is right after it got off jackstands. It hasn't "settled in yet".

    I didn't do a diff drop b/c I was told by the local shop I bought the kit from that I wouldn't need one.
     
  18. Aug 5, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    I'm gonna go ahead and say they are wrong on that one.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    I have no problem doing a diff drop. Do you think that will resolve all the issues of too much lift or just part?
     
  20. Aug 5, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    What they should look like.
    OP, FWIW I had over 4" on my billies until it settled. With in a week it was at the expected ride height.

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