Hey guys, quick question, I tried to search but I'm confused and need to know the answer quick in order to order the parts I need, otherwise my YJ will not be driveable and I can't afford that since it is my DD.
I want to replace my worn out leafs using OME since I have heard they ride like coils, I'm about to order but I also need to replace my bushings, so I was wondering if I can use any type of bushings like the daystar ones for example or they only work with OME bushing? I ask because OME bushings are way more expensive.
I don't know about others, but OME springs are about 1/8" more narrow than stock, so the 'shoulder' of the bushings are thicker on the spring->shackle and spring->frame bushings If you mix them up things just don't line up right when you assemble the shackles.
I went with the OME bushings when I did my lift using the logic that OME made their bushings to specifically work with their springs. The new bushings slipped right in without a big to do. IMHO, keeping things to a brand creates more of a "system".
The OME bushings do not come with sleeves. That's the only thing you'll have to watch out for. I was lucky enough to be able to use my old sleeves as they were in great condition and popped right out of the old bushings.
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