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OME 9000/885 Install

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Geo Taco, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Jan 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM
    #1
    Geo Taco

    Geo Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Justin
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    Black Softopper
    I got my OME kit with 9000's/885 assembled from Toytec and OME rears/aal. I was planning on doing the install tomorrow with a buddy, but thought I would look over the truck/undo some bolts to see how difficult it would be. Well, that turned into just installing the fronts myself this afternoon. Here is pretty much how it went:

    3 hrs. from getting tools out to clean-up completed
    1: Disconnect driver's side sway bar end links
    2: Remove the two bolts holding the LCA ball joint to hub
    3: Remove engine bay splash guard
    4: Disconnect tie rod end w/ tie rod end puller (really easy)
    5: Remove sway bar brackets so it can be moved around
    6: Remove lower coilover bolt
    7: Remove 3 upper coilover bolts
    8: Slide coilover out
    9: Put new coilover in & finger tighten upper 3 bolts
    10: Put bottle jack upside down (base against inner fender) & "jack" the UCA down until you can get the lower coilover bolt in place
    11: Do the same thing on the other side
    12: Reassemble and torque everything to spec.

    After seeing all of the difficulties that a number of people have had, I was very worried about this process. As I was putzin' around and the stock coilover almost fell out, I thought why not try.

    Here are some pics

    Driver's side coilover in
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    Passenger's side
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    In progress
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    Final Product
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    Now my question is this really:
    I have not done the rear (TSB is installed) and the truck comes out almost dead level, should I install the aal or just skip it. I really don't tow (maybe once-twice a year).

    Measurements (center of hub to fender):
    Pre-lift
    Front Driver: 20
    Front Passenger: 20.5
    Rear Driver: 24
    Rear Passenger: 24

    Post:
    Front Driver: 23.5 (3" of lift + trim packer.... needs time to settle)
    Front Passenger: 23.5

    Thank you to all of the members that have posted their antics on here. I think I have read almost all of the OME install threads and it was extremely helpful.

    Cheers all

     
  2. Jan 7, 2012 at 5:00 AM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    If you want it to be level-then no I would leave it as is. The front will settle a little bit and you'll end up with rake anyways.

    It's kinda your call.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:15 AM
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    Geo Taco

    Geo Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input Brunes, it is appreciated.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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    Brunes

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    I didn't really have much to say- You'll have a bit of rake with the rear stuff installed. It will all settle...so my guess is you are going to end up with some rake either way....The rear lift will give you more tire clearance and stuff in the long run I should think..but again it's your call.
     
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