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.
94 YJ w/ stuff. All the work/money I put into it, and the comment I get most is my $20 mod: "Hand throttle?!? That's awesome."
Originally Posted by dmcanally
You know you drive a YJ when it is no longer getting older, but slowly becoming brand new part by part.
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.
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.