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Old Man Emu Spacer Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tnttse, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Jun 15, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    tnttse

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    I've had the OME kit installed for over a year and now I want the full 3" of lift now. I bought two, 3/4" top plate spacers and one, 1/4" top plate spacer. Has anyone installed the 3/4" spacer and the 1/4" spacer on the riverside only to fix the taco lean?
     
  2. Jun 15, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    I had the smaller spacer (5mm) which goes under the coil on the driver's side with the 3/4" top spacers and it gave too much lift for a 4x4 because the CVs were at too extreme of an angle plus there was no down travel. I took them off the next day. I still have the trim packer on the driver's side though
     
  3. Jun 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    As a rule of thumb... you should never put a spacer in the coil assembly with aftermarket lift coils. Spacers that go inside the coil assembly should only be installed with stock coils. Why? Because the amount of pressure/pre load you are putting on the coil will eventually 'break' the seat of the shock itself. It's been a many years since I worked with this type of stuff, but I've seen it happen....... shocks/struts break.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    I installed a Toytec 1/4 top plate spacer on the drivers side of my OME coils. It helps correct for the drivers side lean.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    Depending on which shocks you have , you can correct the driver's side lean with the OME trim packer which mounts on the bottom of the driver's side shock , under the coil seat .

    This only works with the OME shocks .

    You could then add equal sized spacers up top for additional lift .
     
  6. Jun 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    Sorry if that wasn't the most coherent post. I was in a rush. What I'm trying to ask is, has anyone installed the 1/4" spacer on top of the 3/4" top plate spacer to correct the taco lean? Both type of spacers work with the OME kit. I have the medium ome springs and the nitro shocks.

    The reason I want to add the 1/4" spacer is because I've had the trim packer on since the beginning and my taco still leans.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    All I've heard is "you're never supposed to stack spacers". So the answer to your question is no... according to this. But I don't know for sure. How about using the 1/4" spacer on the passenger side and the 3/4" spacer on the driver side?

    And I don't know if the bolts would be long enough to accomodate both the 3/4" spacer and the 1/4" spacer anyways. - Just something else to think about.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Yes, I have heard of people doing this.
     

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