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Unread 08-17-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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1st year anniversary (ome springs and shocks)

Paper is supposedly what your supposed to give for your 1st year anniversary. Well I got that in spades!



In amongst all the paper I found a set of 2.5 inch ome springs, shocks, and steering stabilizer.....shes so good to me!



Some comparison shots of the new springs vs the old one I managed to get loose today.




One last poser shot of the stock flex.



I had the day off so I thought I would get it installed. I knew I would be okay on the shackle end since I had them apart less than 2 months ago. I got stuck on the main spring mount and bushings. I tried everything to get them off but I just couldn't get the bolt to push through. Figured they were rusted up (it was) so I had to resort to cutting.





That pretty much stopped my progress since I was planning on reusing the main spring bolts. Now I am ordering a set of grease-able bolts and new bushings.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16090_701.htm
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16311_5505.htm


Since I was dead in the water with the springs I decided to move on to the steering stabilizer. Once again rust got the better of me and now I am trying to figure out how to get the old damper off the drag link. Tried a puller, heat, air, lube...nothings working. Looking at buying a better puller, I think that's my main problem.

Well that's about it for the day. I will update as progress occurs, any suggestions on the damper will be appreciated.

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Unread 08-17-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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Yeah, sounds familiar. I just finished with my lift. Same problem with the factory spring eye bolts....had to resort to an 8 inch grinder with cut off wheel, being careful not to cut into the spring bracket. I went through a whole pile of recipro saw blades before I went to the grinder.

As for the steering stabilizer, I think I used my air hammer with a ball joint fork. It didn't want to come easy though.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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Congrats on your first year. And on finding a woman who can appreciate your love for the Jeep!
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Unread 08-17-2011, 04:22 PM   #4
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Yeah, she knows my love for the jeep. Unfortunately she isn't fully on board with the idea. The only way I got this was I gave her my user name and password to my wish list at quadratec! She is great though, no complaints.... that first year flew by.
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