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Unread 04-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Ditching RC, want to order OME 36R

Hello all. Going to ditch my RC 4" springs and get some OME 36R springs for all four corners. My 4"RC springs really only ever gave me 3 1/2" of lift anyway, so I don't think I'll miss the half inch of clearance for a better ride.

I'd like to swap the springs in one afternoon without having to wait for other parts, so I have a few questions.

I have 5/8" MORE shackles with greasable bushings. They are fine for OME springs, correct?

Do I HAVE to buy new bushings, or can I get away with using the old ones?
(I know some of you might say just get new bushings anyway, but I'm remodeling my home so I'd like to keep my budget right around $425 just for the springs, know what I mean? The current bushings have only been on my Jeep for almost three years and have seen less than 10K miles. Plus I'm not reselling my old RC springs.... giving them to a buddy who needs a junk set for his rig.)

Second question is that I have the RC 4" lift gas shocks on the Jeep. Pretty sure I don't even need to ask, but just checking.... they will be fine to leave on, correct?

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 04-20-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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pretty sure OME takes their bushings for the spring eye. I know my BDS did.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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Get the OME bushings. They're not very expensive and they'll pop right in. Your friend will appreciate getting your junk springs with bushings in them.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
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^ Ok Rproject.... figured everyone would say that anyway. As long as the bushings are fine working with the MORE shackles. Thx
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Unread 04-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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I just put the ome rears all around on. They come with the main eye bushing. As far as your old bushings go. I'd just look them over and make a call as to get new ones or not. If they look shot then buy new. The 10k miles wouldn't bother me but the 3 years of being exposed to the weather would(as far as checking them out).

Here's a before of the rear. Stock saggy springs with 2" lift shackles. Tire pressure is normal.


Here's an after with the ome spring, 1" boom shackle and that tire really really low on air.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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4x4jb, was there a noticable ride improvement with the OME springs?
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Unread 04-21-2013, 02:08 AM   #7
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Yes big time. But I went from stock saggy springs that were almost inverted. A 2" shackle lift and stock shocks that were horribly worn out it wasn't funny. To new ome springs, 1" shackle lift, brand new sky jacker shocks. I haven't drove much since the lift though. I recommend the ome springs big time. They give more then the 2.5" lift also. Any questions hit me up or Sparrows He just did the same and he has drove and wheeled his rig way more since the install.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #8
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I just installed OME 36Rs...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...t-kit-1489830/
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Unread 04-21-2013, 02:38 PM   #9
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You'll like the ARB springs a lot more than the rough country. The flex is great and the ride is smooth.
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