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Install top spacer plate for OME Kit or no?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by aidenhardcore, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    Joben7726

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    That really is up to you, and how much you want to spend. You can get Light Racing ICAS for 449 from toytec, icon makes a uca for 6xxish, as well as one for $1000. Total chaos are great, 550-600 depending on store. Down south motorsports makes a custom Uca's for our trucks as well.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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    Well all i know is that when you go up 3" to get a better alignment (some people can get them alligned w/o new UCA's) you need new ones and the truck will also handle better.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    The main concern is in fact the alingment. New UCAs will correct those issues, regardless of brand.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    I have the 885x's with top plate spacers, my cv's look identical to Sean's. I'm running DSM ucas as well.

    Pics in my gallery
     
  5. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    Thanks for the help guys. I have light racing ucas coming tmw so I should be good. That's again.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    I have the diff drop and the axel shims too.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    I will deff post pics and stuff in a post when I install it so you guys can see how it looks
     
  8. Mar 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Don't install the diff drop. It wont help and can cause harm. Search it if you don't believe me.
    I have the 885s & Dakars on my 4Banger AC and got a full 3" lift front & rear. No problems.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mar 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    Thanks for the pics. Looks nice and high now lol.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    It's my DD with a 280 mile/week commute. I run the stock 245/75/16 Dungflops for commuting and put on the 255/85/16 BFG KM2s when I go off road.
     
  11. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    Nice. Must be a pain to keep changing them when you wanna go offroading though lol.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    don't install a diff drop, they're trash.

    When I first put my lift on I still had stock UCA's and no top plate spacers. I definitely wanted more lift up front to level it out some more. Also I noticed my steering suffer, it felt loose and wandered at highway speeds. I put on Light Racing UCA's and threw 1/2 inch top plate spacers and I loved it. I'd go that route if I were you. I'll post some pictures too.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    this isn't on level ground, but look at the hub to fender front to back, way too much rake for my taste.

    [​IMG]

    Here's 884's w/ top plate spacer

    [​IMG]

    it looked funny on stock tires
     
  14. Mar 6, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    I've had the different drop for about 70,000. Truck has 82xxx on her now. No issues. But one thing I do want to add, wheel spacers, make your wheel bearings go bad. Ask me how I know.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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  16. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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  17. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    The diff drop's only harm is it creates two sharp protrusions below the truck. If they catch on a rock when wheeling, they can break the front diff or push it into the engine block.
     
  18. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    @aidenhardcore: if your CV boot angles look bad after putting in the spacers (i.e. fins of the boot digging into each other), you can undo the boot clip, stretch the boot further along the shaft, then clip it down.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    Not bad about 40 min to change out & I only go wheeling about once a month.
    Chris4x4 and a lot of ofthers say don't do it. It rotates your pinion out of the oil and doesn't change the angle much.
    Yes I know. Mine is at a full 3" without the spacers and OZ's DCLB is at 2 1/2" without the spacers. I showed a full 3" lift CV angles.
     
  20. Mar 6, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    I have a dclb with OME setup. 886 coils BC of my bumper. No top plates and I'm g2g
     
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