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Unread 02-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 02-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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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
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Unread 02-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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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?
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Unread 02-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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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
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Unread 02-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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http://www.jeepkj.com/forum/f202/how...rubbing-34295/ this guide looks good
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Unread 02-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
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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!
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Unread 03-01-2012, 08:26 AM   #7
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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?
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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
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