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Unread 07-06-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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OME 2.5" install thread

Finally got some time today to work on the installation of the ome 927 and 731 springs. Also using KYB shocks, I didn't find many people using these to get a review so I decided to test them myself. If I am not happy I will put in a tried and tested shock set.

Here are a few stock photos:








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Unread 07-06-2014, 02:24 PM   #2
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Ran into an issue right off the bat with my spring compressors. I completely destroyed my spring compressors trying to compress the 927 springs onto the KYB stock length shocks. Did i misread something somewhere? In my research I was sure I read that stock length shocks for the front were acceptable. Am I wrong? Or just need some beefier spring compressors?
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Unread 07-06-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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Ran into an issue right off the bat with my spring compressors. I completely destroyed my spring compressors trying to compress the 927 springs onto the KYB stock length shocks. Did i misread something somewhere? In my research I was sure I read that stock length shocks for the front were acceptable. Am I wrong? Or just need some beefier spring compressors?
Those type of spring compressors are junk, take them to a shop and have them done, your head will appreciate it trust me. You're trying to compress 400 lb springs, not designed for such
Good luck with the KYBs by the way
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Unread 07-06-2014, 04:39 PM   #4
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Good luck with the KYBs by the way
Thanks
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Unread 07-07-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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Unread 07-09-2014, 12:34 PM   #6
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Unread 07-09-2014, 01:11 PM   #7
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Thanks for the support guys. Should be back on track for this weekend as a hydraulic spring compressor will be delivered friday!
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Unread 07-09-2014, 07:34 PM   #8
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Suspense is killing me and it's not even my car lol
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Unread 07-14-2014, 07:58 PM   #9
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Finished the lift today. I ended up putting two of the conduit nut clevis spacers in the front on each side. Also welded on a stud bolt to attach the hockey puck bump stops in the rear. Other than not having the proper tool for the front springs this was an ok install. Will be taking it in for an alignment hopefully wednesday. On with the pics!













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Unread 07-15-2014, 07:38 AM   #10
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Looks great!
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Unread 07-17-2014, 08:03 PM   #11
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I have the same year and color as you. Eventually would like to do the same amount of lift. Did you measure to see how much height you gained front and rear?
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Unread 07-21-2014, 07:28 PM   #12
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New shoes and alignment. Cooper discoverer A/T3 245/75 16. Should have gone wider not thrilled with the fill but looks darn good and no rub when flexed so I am good for now.

I don't have measurements stock. But as it sits now the measured from the ground to the bottom center of the fender is 35.5 front and 35" rear.



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Unread 07-22-2014, 03:18 AM   #13
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New shoes and alignment. Cooper discoverer A/T3 245/75 16. Should have gone wider not thrilled with the fill but looks darn good and no rub when flexed so I am good for now.

I don't have measurements stock. But as it sits now the measured from the ground to the bottom center of the fender is 35.5 front and 35" rear.



Looks good. Gotta measure from the center of the hub to the bottom of the flare. That way tire sizes don't effect the height.
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Unread 07-22-2014, 08:06 PM   #14
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Looks good. Gotta measure from the center of the hub to the bottom of the flare. That way tire sizes don't effect the height.
Front 21.75"
Rear 21"

Not sure what stock is so what does that work out to be in total lift?
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Unread 07-22-2014, 08:18 PM   #15
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Front 21.75"
Rear 21"

Not sure what stock is so what does that work out to be in total lift?
For KKs its about 18
so 3.75
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