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OME 885's with top plate ok?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by thelittledoos, May 9, 2010.

  1. May 9, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    thelittledoos

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    I have a 08 DC and just installed the OME lift from Toytec. I used the 885 coils OME shocks and the top plate spacer that is about 1/2" thick that they supplied. I didnt measure my height before the lift but I think I gained more than 3 inchs. How many of you use the top plate spacer with 885"s? Did I go to high? It looks fine just dont want to damage anything.
     
  2. May 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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    You should remove the top plate spacers. Going over 3" with a 4x4 can harm the CV's.
     
  3. May 9, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    screw the CVs:headbang:

    jk trust chris
     
  4. May 10, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    Chris, I dont actually know how high I went up. just seemed like alot. I see Wheelers and others also sell a 10mm and 13mm top plate spacer (Lift Enhancer)that can be used with OME springs. How much lift do the 885's typically provide by themselves? According to Wheelers site the 10mm adds 1/2-5/8" and the 13mm adds 3/4-7/8" . The spacer from Toytec should be in between.
     
  5. May 10, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    The 885s and the top plate spacer is suppose to provide a 3" lift. Are you sure it went over? If you snap a picture of your CV angles I can tell you if its up too high
     
  6. May 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    yes it is ok... I use them and I'm basically at 3" about 3.25"
     
  7. May 10, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Thanks guys. I called Toytec and Wheelers and both said this is common. The 885 springs provide 1 3/4 to 2" on average. That added to the top plate gets you in the 3" range.
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    Whats your fender to ground measurement?
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My 885's and Packerfans 885's (as well as others), gave right at 3" lift without the spacers.
     
  10. May 10, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    I installed the spacers with my OME lift and the trim packer. I didn't measure before and after but it sits nice!!!! :D
     
  11. May 10, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    My 885's sagged and only gave 1.75" of lift, so I made a custom top spacer to give me more lift. I'm now at 3.25" and have been for around 8000 miles with no problems. Truck has been lifted by at least 3" its whole life(45000 miles) without issue.
     
  12. May 10, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    Its at the alignment shop right now I will measure it tommorow.
     
  13. May 11, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    I measured 39" from ground to fender. I measured 24 1/2 from the center of the hub to the fender.
     
  14. May 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    I could be off base , but that seems like a lot for a 4x4 , CV angles have to be fairly steep .
     
  15. May 12, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    Thats with 305/65/17 tires. Alignment shop thought it looked ok.
     
  16. May 12, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    Hub to fender measurement will not be affected by tire size
     
  17. May 13, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    How much did your setup cost and where did you get?
     
  18. May 13, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    I cant remember off hand, But I got it all from Wheelersoffroad
     
  19. May 13, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    Chris , does 24 1/2 hub to fender in the front seem high for a 4x4 ?
     
  20. May 13, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    I have 885's with 10mm top plates and my cv fins have plenty of room in between them.
     
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