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OME885 Fronts - How much lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by brandob9, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    brandob9

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    Hi -

    How much of a lift would I see with a set of OME's 885s up front? My buddy with an FJ wasn't happy with his (he went to 886) and is willing to give them to me in return for every episode of Top Gear.

    What should I do with the rear to even things out?

    2009 DC LB 4x4

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    chris4x4

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    You should see around 3 inchs with the top plate spacer. Although your is a longbed, 886's might be the way to go. But if 1/4" of an inch doesn't bother, I would say go for it! Oh and if you plan on adding any weight to the front like an aftermarket bumper or wench, go with the 886's for sure.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Is it legal to drive around with a Wench on the front of your truck? :D

    Most people use a Winch....:p
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    Oops, my bad my bad!!:D
     
  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    Can do you a dual mod?? Bumper mounted winch with wench clamps??
     
  7. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    Useful point!

    They were on his truck for about 10k miles and a year.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    You should get about 2.5 to 3" with the springs.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    I dump the wenches, personally.

    I wasn't planning on anything heavy up front like an ARB and Warn combo. I don't need to bash over rocks, I just deal with a lot of mountain roads where the name "road" is very generous.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    Are you getting the shocks too?
     
  11. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Like this one on the Cali / Oregon border:
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    *Not my image

    I did that with a stock truck and 1200 lbs of people and raft gear on my way to this:
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    *Not my image
     
  12. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Yes, the shocks are included. It's the full strut combo, as swapped out from his truck.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    Chris,

    If someone were to put OME 885 on a stock shock or 5100 at stock setting, (no spacer on top of shock) how much lift would that person get?

    DC short bed
     
  14. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    About the same....2.5" to 3" lift.
     
  15. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    I got a full 3"s off my 5100's with 885's and the top plate spacer.;)
     
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