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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4Wheelin4Banger, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Apr 22, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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  2. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    Ok, I don't think I actually did. I think I'm dealing with Settling and uneven spots.

    I tried a few times today, in 5 different locations, and I can't get a consistent reading.

    Front Left: 23.25"-24"
    Front Right: 23.25"-24"

    Rear Left: 24.75"-25"
    Rear Right: 24.25"-25"

    The fronts are different in every single place I measured. Seems to be somewhere around 23.75" more consistently. The rears are 25" pretty much everywhere except my driveway (which has a small amount of slope).
     
  3. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    That sounds right ^
     
  4. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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  5. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Yeah, I just wish I could get a consistent reading at more than 1 location.

    Of course, it also would have helped if I measured before the lift.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    Nobody but Oz has the discipline to measure before tearing into a new project :)
     
  7. Apr 22, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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    Perusing this thread as I have made the decision to replace my stock suspension. My rear leafs are shot. I want to keep the stock UCAs. I need suggestions for purchase and installation in the LA/OC region in socal.

    I currently have a flippac and load it pretty heavy when going camping/offroad/overlanding. Hopefully there will be a Four Wheel Camper in the future. I'm not looking for max lift but rather ability to carry the load.

    I don't want a harsh ride up front. Sounds like some of you have a rougher ride on-road, i.e. speedbumps. Off-road is a smooth ride?

    Thanks.
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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    Not sure what you would get as far as hight with what you have on your Taco.
    My guess is 885s would get you 2" - 2.5" (I had stock UCAs on mine when it was at 3", not quite in spec for castor but it drove great). You can always add a top plat spacer if needed (after adding sliders -.25" front & rear, a full set of skids -.5" front so I added .25" spacers to regain .5" front lift)
    Dakars somewhere around 2.5" - 3" (I got 3" with my shell before sliders).
     
  9. Apr 23, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    You should be good with the 885s up front. I rode the 886s for a year before I got the plate bumper and skid on, and while the ride was stiffer than stock it really wasn't bad at all. The Dakars will take some real weight and your ride will still be good, a vast improvement over the stock springs.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    Ok, so far the lift is installed and the alignment is complete. I now have 3 problems...
    -Small vibe through the steering wheel and pedals at around 30-40 mph. Switch to 4 Hi and it's gone. I'm assuming it's some weird front angle with the bearings or CV shafts.
    -I've got a popping noise at full steer, both directions. This one bothers me. Anyone experience this?
    -Popping noise when going over large bumps in the front. I'm thinking this is a fully extended issue. The 886's are pretty stiff and I have no front bumper weight.
    I won't have time to diagnose until Monday.
     
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  11. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    1) could be the front diff vibe
    2) could be under torqued LCA cam bolts
    3) over speed bump goes clank
     
  12. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    Thanks!
    I put on the front diff spacer kit. Maybe I should take it off and drive to see...

    I have not re torqued everything after the install. I've driven about 10 miles so far and plan to re-torque and check everything Monday.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    885s weren't harsh even on my 4Banger with no extra weight up front. Stiffer than stock but in no way harsh. Ride is even smoother after adding sliders & skids. Great ride on & off road.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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    -IMO the CV's shouldn't be out of spec (operating outside of designed tolerance) with 2-3" of lift.
    -Popping while driving, or just steering while parked?
    -Common, but I never experienced it myself.

    If anything the diff spacer helps alleviate a little of the CV angle.
     
  15. Apr 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    Popping while driving. I start slow and it's a slow pop. A little faster and it's a fast pop seems like the same spot at every rotation of the wheel...
     
  16. Apr 23, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    Oh and, I'm wondering if when doing the instal that the CV's got out of wack somehow. It was all taken apart and just hanging there. Although we tried to be careful I know that can be damaged.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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    :( Sounds to me like you may have ruined a CV. Lift the front end and spin the tire, if it's the cv you'll be able to feel it "pop", and it'll give a little resistance where its binding.

    Messed up CV could also explain that vibe you feel in the steering wheel.
     
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  18. Apr 23, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    What kind of on-road ride can be expected with the newer OME 60091 rear Sport Nitrochargers compared to the standard N182s?

    "valved for a more responsive and sport oriented ride"

    Stiffer and not as forgiving on piss-poor roads?
     
  19. Apr 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    I cheaped out on the shocks, dunno. :eek: Figured I'd let them go until they fail and replace with some Fox, Billies, or the nitrochargers.
     
  20. Apr 23, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    quick question
    what OME lift combo do i need to get 1.5-2" front and rear?
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