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OME install pics, doesn't look right

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JGUT, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Mar 3, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    JGUT

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    I've read that a lot of members are happy with the OME set up but for me the ride seems to stiff and not smooth at all. I had a friend install the DSM UCA's and the OME 90000 front and the N182 rear shocks. I already had the Toytec 3" lift kit with 885 coils.

    So I've been using the search to find out why my ride is stiff. I ran into a post by Tacomman91 and he thought his coils were installed upside down. That led me to go out and look at my truck and I found some rubber that doesn't look like it's installed properly, it's uneven to say the least. I'm hoping to find a solution so I can get that awesome ride everybody is talking about after getting OME installed. I'm tempted to go to a meet coming up at the Pavilions in Scottsdale AZ and have one of the members test drive my truck and see what they think and to make sure I'm not crazy.

    So does it look like the mechanic did not install properly? I took pics of both sides up close and one from far away from passenger side. Thanks for the help.
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  2. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Springs look to be installed upside down...
     
  3. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    JGUT

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    I had a feeling something wasn't right. Would this make a difference in the feel of the ride? I'll take some pics soon from the bottom to see if that can be confirmed.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    Im sure it would make some difference. No need to take more pics, as I can see the end coil digging into the isolator. Obviously the person who did the install never played with legos, let alone knows how to assemble shocks.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    I text messaged my friend who installed them and he replied

    "They can't be...The coils have a smaller opening on the bottom, and they won't sit on the base if theyd b upside down"
     
  6. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    There is no "smaller opening" . The flat part goes up, and the lower spring seat matches the end coil.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    Get a new guy to do it. Nothing wrong with not knowing how to do something unless you pretend you know what your doing. Same size opening on both ends of the coils.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    $5.00 says Chris is correct.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    i would have put 2.50.....
     
  10. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    could that rubber piece be installed upside down cause it sure looks like its bulging out as compared to mine

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    Started at $20.00 and backed it down to $5.00 :eek:
     
  12. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    Ok so he claims he installed them right and just sent me this picture that he took right after the install. He said "those black coil cups came with the emus"

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  13. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    The isolator is installed correctly.
    LOL!!
     
  14. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    Bottom line is this.....The spring isolator shouldnt be bulging out like that. I know of only 2 things that cause that.
    #1. The isolator was installed wrong.
    #2. the springs are upsdide down.


    He can say they are right all he wants, but it doesnt change the fact that something is wrong. Looking at the pics, it looks as the spring is upside down.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    If the springs are not installed up sdide down, then the spring isolator needs to be set correctly. Regardless, they need to be taken apart and fixed.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    Top of the spring should be tapered flat to seat with the rubber, bottom of the spring should be normal and end butts against the rise in the spring seat cup.
     
  17. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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    Damn so all that money spent on the install and I'm gonna have to get it redone including the alignment? :(
     
  18. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    yup.
     
  19. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    The shock install is fairly quick. Most of the labor went into the upper control arm install, which doesn't have to be repeated.
     
  20. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    Ya I'm gonna take it somewhere else. He is not agreeing with anything I'm telling him. Here's the last 3 text messages he sent me



    1. Id know dude, that part is still the original from your truck, and it is rubber that has alot more pressure from being compressed by the bigger coils u put on..i would think

    In reply to "Just wondering why the isolator at the top is being dug into"

    2. "That's your spacer bolt. look at the seating cup, they have a coil molded into it which the coil can only be put on one way and to me it doesnt look like its seating wrong at all"

    In reply to "They tell me that there is no smaller opening. The flat part goes up and the lower spring matches the end coil"

    3. They're not upside down, the rubber spacer might be a little offset but I had to do with that tool u brought"

    Note: The tool I brought was the spring compressor from Autozone which he asked me to get.
     
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