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OME lift ?- Top plates not included?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by asolo, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    asolo

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    Called a shop to see how much they could get the complete OME suspension for as well as install just the springs on the struts. Guy informed me that he will need my stock top plates to install the springs.

    Is this correct?
     
  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Yes they are correct. You use factory top plates.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    Correct
     
  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    They should only charge you an extra hour or two of labor to change out the front coilovers, and reuse the factory top plate. Toytec makes a complete front coilover for a couple hundred dollars more than OME, then you can get full leaf packs from OME for $200 each.
    If your truck sees no salt, the install of the complete coilovers and leaf packs are driveway do-able.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    Swapping the Toytec coilover for the OME assumes the OP isn't using 886's
     
  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    I'll be using the 885x coils. Shop Quoted me $180 front, $180 rear installs, and $90 for the alignment. $450 total

    I'd like to do it myself but I'm wise enough to know that sometimes your time (and sanity) doesn't have a price:)
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    Not a bad price .

    You doing Dakars or AAL ?
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    Dakars. All the way baby!

    I've been waiting to get this lift for almost a year. Going to get in the GB for the LR UCA's. Now, if I could just find a damn camper shell on craigslist......
     
  9. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    Have you read Anthony's thread on getting centre pin collars for the Dakars in case you need to use axle shims later ?
     
  10. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    Yes, I've bookmarked that thread. Very helpful. Did you install extended brake lines with your lift, Oz? Seems like it's not completely necessary but makes the install easier and a little more articulation room? Man, I would hate to have to bleed the brake lines too!

    I'm on the fence about someone else installing but I'm leaning towards someone else doing it
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    I did not install extended brake lines , I did a test flex of my truck and still had slack for the amount my rig would ever be flexed .

    If you plan on flexing it out offroad , extended are probably a good bet .

    FWIW , we did not have any problems getting the Daks installed with the stock brake lines attached .

    Are you going to have your cap on full time ?
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    Good to know about the brake lines. Doing a Colorado trip in July but it won't be extreme.

    As farnas the cap: Most likely 50/50 throughout the year. I have a garage that has a high ceiling so I will be installing a hoist to take it on and off.

    Thanks for the feedback and info
     
  13. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    The reason I asked is , I have my Leer 100RCC cap on full time , it weighs in around 200-220 lbs , my Dakar pack sagged 1/2-5/8" in the 8 months since having it on . I'm going to add the OME AAL , the d29xl , to my Dakar pack to regain my lost height .

    Just a heads up
     
  14. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    Sorry to hijack but what is the purpose for this. Or would you drop a thread to me.. Justh curious
     
  15. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    With axle shim in place , the centre pin is not long enough to engage the axle securely

    I'll find the thread , hang on
     
  16. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    Ahh. Thanks. Once my bumper is hit by a deer I'll be replacing it with an ARB bumper. :) With the bumper but no winch it will be interesting to see if I can keep the 885s or have to step up to the 886s. Don't need a winch......yet.

    huntark03 has the 5100's with eibachs and installed the ARB bumper. I would say there was 1/2" sag...possibly less. Just my estimation though
     
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