OME HD spring strut KJ lift - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Liberty Forums > KJ Liberty Forum > OME HD spring strut KJ lift

Rampage Bowless Soft Top Oconee offroadAlloy USA Still AvailableAdvance Adapters SYE Kits

Reply
Unread 02-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
Destrobot
Registered User
2005 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: milford, CT
Posts: 127
OME HD spring strut KJ lift

When I install the OME HD spring/strut/shock lift kit from jeepin by al, will 245/75/16 duratacs rub on the pinch weld or wheel well? If so, should i get smaller tires, spacer lift with the springs, wheel spacers or just hammer down the pinch weld?

Destrobot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
tommudd
Registered User
2004 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central OH/ Moshi Tanzania, Ohio/Tanzania
Posts: 4,333
Hammer down the pinch weld if you have to
Easy to do, don't cut it off or anything like that just bend it over
__________________
04 Liberty, Kilimanjaro Edition, Rock Lizard RockRails/Roof Rack/Front-Rear bumper,32 inch Goodyear Duratracs,Moabs,4.10s/ 4.25 inch JBA Coilover lift /other goodies
tommudd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
Destrobot
Registered User
2005 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: milford, CT
Posts: 127
alrighty, should i remove the plastic out and then hammer it down, then cut the plastic....or leave everything on, cut the plastic, hammer the pinch weld, then re-mend the plastic piece?
Destrobot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
tommudd
Registered User
2004 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central OH/ Moshi Tanzania, Ohio/Tanzania
Posts: 4,333
Heat gun
heat the plastic up some
cut it in a upside down "V" shape over the pinch weld
fold it up out of the way
3 lb hammer and bend the pinch weld over good
paint area so it doesn't rust
heat plastic back up and bend it back down over
smooth out over the flattened area
__________________
04 Liberty, Kilimanjaro Edition, Rock Lizard RockRails/Roof Rack/Front-Rear bumper,32 inch Goodyear Duratracs,Moabs,4.10s/ 4.25 inch JBA Coilover lift /other goodies
tommudd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
Destrobot
Registered User
2005 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: milford, CT
Posts: 127
http://www.jeepkj.com/forum/f202/how...rubbing-34295/ this guide looks good
Destrobot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
Destrobot
Registered User
2005 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: milford, CT
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommudd View Post
Heat gun
heat the plastic up some
cut it in a upside down "V" shape over the pinch weld
fold it up out of the way
3 lb hammer and bend the pinch weld over good
paint area so it doesn't rust
heat plastic back up and bend it back down over
smooth out over the flattened area

awesome! soooo pumped to do all of this!
Destrobot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2012, 08:26 AM   #7
Oberon
Registered User
2003 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Monroe, WA
Posts: 48
quick question, regarding HD springs. Will they hold up longer without sagging? Do they make for a harsher ride than the normal or light duty options?
Oberon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #8
tommudd
Registered User
2004 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central OH/ Moshi Tanzania, Ohio/Tanzania
Posts: 4,333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
quick question, regarding HD springs. Will they hold up longer without sagging? Do they make for a harsher ride than the normal or light duty options?
My first lift with OME 927/948 Combo, I installed at about 20,000 miles replaced it at 120,000 and installed it on another KJ . It had sagged about 1/2-3/4 inch in that time so not bad at all.
As far as ride not harsh at all, firmer yes much more controlled than stock.
Out of over 20 installed no one has ever said it was harsh or rode to stiff or anything like that

Stock front springs are rated at 310 lb
OME 927s are rated at 400 lb

oh and I'm running OME 790s for CRDs rated at 500lbs
__________________
04 Liberty, Kilimanjaro Edition, Rock Lizard RockRails/Roof Rack/Front-Rear bumper,32 inch Goodyear Duratracs,Moabs,4.10s/ 4.25 inch JBA Coilover lift /other goodies
tommudd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.