Originally Posted by BoraBora
Can you add some more details about what you did with the Rustys rear poly spacer? Did you cut it down? Remove the spring isolater? 1 strut spacer up front for each side? Great looking Jeep! Exactly what I'm doing to mine as soon as the rest of my parts arrive.
I collaborated with Omelet a lot, but essentially:
My original OME HD was installed by a local custom shop. Did that for about 1.5 years. I had finally worn down my 265/70 Duratracs and decided I wanted to go up to "33's" i.e. 285/70.
This time I decided to do the install. Above the factory strut plate, I installed 1 Rusty's WK 1/4" spacer per side. Didn't need to do anything with the strut pack, just disconnected the steering knuckle, LCA, and the ball joint on the upper LCA.
In the rear, I installed the pair of 1.5" spring spacers Rusty's sells for the WK. I beveled the inside of them slightly and thoroughly lined them with WD40 before installing them where the lower spring isolated had been (I removed the isolater). This was the hard part for me due to having generic tools and the tight fit of the spacers.
I also installed JKS #2001 disconnects in the rear. I set the sway bar to 10 degrees when I installed the JKS links.
Last thing I put on was Rusty's adjustable track bar for the WK. fairly straight forward.
The issues I ran into: one of the frame bolt holes for the sway bar links was cross threaded and I had to tap out the hole (specialized tool purchase)
Both of my rear bump stop bolts were rusted in place after a certain point so I couldn't install a homemade spacer for them. I did get the bolts out a little, so I sprayed some foam insulation in the cups above the bump stops to keep them from rattling. It worked out, however, because I just went wheeling and I didn't hit the rear.