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Unread 07-29-2013, 06:26 AM   #61
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Hmm, still a bit confused. I'm having a shop install all of my modified OME. Are there any pictures of what you did? I'm guessing I have to mod the rear spacer before I give the items to the shop.
No, you won't need to do that. The lower spring isolator is this very thin flimsy rubber donut. It sits on/around a puck-like post that is large enough to fit inside the spring. The 1.5" Rusty's spacer fits over that puck. It's just a really tight fit and the spacer is very hard rubber, so its difficult to get it on by hand, over that puck, without beveling the inside to make it easier on you, using only brute strength.

You won't need to mess with it before it goes to the shop. They'll either do that themselves or they will have some tools that will make it easier for them.

Sorry no pictures, I was working in 95* heat with 65% humidity. I was super focused on getting it done and where my ice water was. Haha.

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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:16 AM   #62
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Ah, got it. Thanks a bunch man.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #63
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Tested out the new mods this weekend. Only rubbed the front-left fender once. Didn't get a chance to disconnect the rear sway-bar however. . . Next time.

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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:47 PM   #64
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Do any bilstein 5125's fit. I found some for $160 new in the box out here in Cali. Do they have to be wk specific? Is that a good price? He has 2 in 12" travel and 2 in 14" travel. Valving is 255/70
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Unread 07-29-2013, 11:42 PM   #65
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Do any bilstein 5125's fit. I found some for $160 new in the box out here in Cali. Do they have to be wk specific? Is that a good price? He has 2 in 12" travel and 2 in 14" travel. Valving is 255/70
I got this sku number from Autoplucity for about $130 ($60/shock) BIL-33104652.

They are 28" travel and require some spacers to fit snugly in the shock mounts. I just used some grade 8 washers big enough to fit over the factory shock mount bolts and shimmed the mounting locations. I believe I used 2 on each side up top and 1 on each side of the shock mount on the bottom.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 12:08 AM   #66
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Forgot to mention. Saw this little furry creature (aka a bear) while 4x4 camping this past weekend.

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Unread 07-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #67
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Lets see if this helps. As you can see in the pic the inner edge of the spacer is beveled so that it sits flat on the spring perch.

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Unread 10-18-2013, 10:17 AM   #68
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Finally got a used 285/70/17 for a spare when off-roading. Now I can leave my 265/70/17 "doughnut" at home when wheeling.

Since I have the big spare now, I test fit my new spare tire carrier that mounts to the hitch. I had it fabbed at Detours Off-road. Works great an fits great! Later on I'll paint over it with some truck bed liner.

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Unread 10-18-2013, 10:19 AM   #69
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Nice!! Tire carrier looks really good!
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Unread 10-18-2013, 10:48 AM   #70
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Nice!! Tire carrier looks really good!
Thanks. It's nice to finally get it all together.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #71
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Great looking tire carrier...Nicely done!


May "borrow" your design there...
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Unread 10-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #72
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Finally got a used 285/70/17 for a spare when off-roading. Now I can leave my 265/70/17 "doughnut" at home when wheeling.

Since I have the big spare now, I test fit my new spare tire carrier that mounts to the hitch. I had it fanned at Detours Off-road. Works great an fits great! Later on I'll paint over it with some truck bed liner.

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I. Like. This.

Very simple. Very practical.

Only thing I would add is have a tab welded to the bottom of the elbow coming out from the receiver for a d-ring shackle.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 06:34 AM   #73
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I. Like. This.

Only thing I would add is have a tab welded to the bottom of the elbow coming out from the receiver for a d-ring shackle.
I asked the guy about that, but he said it would compromise the tire carrier. I even asked if he could fab me up one of his secondary recovery points - but the factory WK receiver hitch sits up to high into the body/molding.

His suggestion was to just throw a shackle in one of the 'chain' hoops next to the receiver. In reality, the spare-tire carrier is so easy to take apart because the tire mount plate is a separate piece that it would take no time to throw my shackle mount back into the receiver.
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I asked the guy about that, but he said it would compromise the tire carrier. I even asked if he could fab me up one of his secondary recovery points - but the factory WK receiver hitch sits up to high into the body/molding.

His suggestion was to just throw a shackle in one of the 'chain' hoops next to the receiver. In reality, the spare-tire carrier is so easy to take apart because the tire mount plate is a separate piece that it would take no time to throw my shackle mount back into the receiver.
The problem with that is you might not get a shackle through those loops - not a proper size one anyway.

I don't understand how it would compromise the tire carrier.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #75
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WOW! I need one of those tire carriers. Have any more picturs from further away? How's the tire carrier effect the rear visibility?
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