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Unread 12-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #151
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RC lift and 5100's are a no go. I tried, that setup has way too much down travel.
To much down travel for what? Cv's, brake lines, uca's?

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Unread 12-27-2013, 05:47 AM   #152
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To much down travel for what? Cv's, brake lines, uca's?
CV's boots rub on knuckle, spring seat hits knuckle and it looked like the steering tie rods bind at full droop. I drove it to and from the shop to get my tires mounted. It sat right at 23", but at full droop it looked expensive with all the contact and that's with the JBA arms. It would work with limit straps, but I would not want to rely on straps to keep from damaging all of the other parts. I think you could add some down travel by either using a few washers stacked on the stem of the strut or using the 1/4" spacer on top of the strut cup. I want to get it back on the road, I have had it apart three times now. I figured the OME guys have been running the stock length setup with success and the 5100's already add about 3/8" to the strut.
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Unread 12-27-2013, 09:29 AM   #153
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Thanks a lot for the info!! I guess my new question is, would keeping the rc lift and getting the bilstein hd struts or removing the rc lift and getting the 5100's and the rusty spacer be a better way to smoth out the ride and get the front to 22.5?
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Unread 12-30-2013, 05:44 AM   #154
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It's done! I installed the OME MD springs front and rear. The 5100's are set at .75" in front and I used the RC spacer in the rear. I am setting at 22" in front and 23" in the rear. I also welded a 2" steel coupling to the rear spacer to extend the bump stop. I did not like the way the stock isolator fit, it was loose around the coupling. I made a 1/4" spacer with a sleeve to fit between the coupling and the spring from a poly JK spacer I had. The ride is firm but not harsh. My wife even commented that it rides better, she got car sick with the mushy stock ride. It is freaking cold out, -9. I will work on getting some pics as soon as I can. Thanks guy's for sharing your knowledge and experiences, it helped a lot.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 06:30 AM   #155
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It's done! I installed the OME MD springs front and rear. The 5100's are set at .75" in front and I used the RC spacer in the rear. I am setting at 22" in front and 23" in the rear. I also welded a 2" steel coupling to the rear spacer to extend the bump stop. I did not like the way the stock isolator fit, it was loose around the coupling. I made a 1/4" spacer with a sleeve to fit between the coupling and the spring from a poly JK spacer I had. The ride is firm but not harsh. My wife even commented that it rides better, she got car sick with the mushy stock ride. It is freaking cold out, -9. I will work on getting some pics as soon as I can. Thanks guy's for sharing your knowledge and experiences, it helped a lot.
so with the 5100s on 3/4" and MD OME coils you only netted 22" i figured youd be closer to 23". looking forward to pics
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Unread 12-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #156
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I thought I would end up closer to 23" too. It looks good with the 285's and I figure it is more within the safe range for less trouble in the future. If it sags some I may install a 1/4" strut spacer. Also, I have a CRD, so your results may vary.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 12:10 PM   #157
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Pics!
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Unread 12-30-2013, 12:14 PM   #158
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DAMN! those are 285s?

looks good dude
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Unread 12-30-2013, 12:20 PM   #159
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DAMN! those are 285s?
Sure are, so far they are great!
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Unread 12-30-2013, 12:23 PM   #160
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Sure are, so far they are great!
pinch welds modded front and rear?
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Unread 12-30-2013, 12:36 PM   #161
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pinch welds modded front and rear?
Front pinch weld mod. I flattened that sucker as flat as I could, sealed it and used a sheet metal screw with a fender washer to hold the liner back. In the rear I extended the bump stop 2".
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CV's boots rub on knuckle, spring seat hits knuckle and it looked like the steering tie rods bind at full droop. I drove it to and from the shop to get my tires mounted. It sat right at 23", but at full droop it looked expensive with all the contact and that's with the JBA arms. It would work with limit straps, but I would not want to rely on straps to keep from damaging all of the other parts. I think you could add some down travel by either using a few washers stacked on the stem of the strut or using the 1/4" spacer on top of the strut cup. I want to get it back on the road, I have had it apart three times now. I figured the OME guys have been running the stock length setup with success and the 5100's already add about 3/8" to the strut.
Wouldn't the swaybar limit down travel?
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Unread 01-02-2014, 06:11 PM   #163
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Correct, the sway bar does limit rear down travel. I mostly drive in the snow, not rocks. I would need to extend brake line brackets, locker wires and the rear vent hose. I will see about extending the links in the spring, when it is not 4 degrees like it is now.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 09:51 AM   #164
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Right now I have the day star lift with bilstein 4600 on all four corners. I want to get rid of the daystar so after speaking with kolak, I'm looking at going with ome hd springs all the way around with the 5100 in the rear and keeping the 4600 up front. What setting should I put the 5100 at for 3 inch lift?
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Unread 01-15-2014, 09:55 AM   #165
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The rears aren't adjustable. They'll just give you mor travel than the 4600s which you'll need with the longer springs. However the front 5100s ARE adjustable if you want more lift than just the ome springs. If you want more lift out back than keep and/or trim your daystar spacer or purchase another one that is shorter
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