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post #46 of 159 Old 11-21-2015, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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post #47 of 159 Old 11-21-2015, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to compress these springs and get them to fit inside was probably one of the hardest things I've done. It really didn't help that the compressors lock pins wouldn't lock because the springs were too wide. So I had to jerry rig it like so each time. It was a pain in the *** to compress them and even more to try and decompress once inside.
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post #48 of 159 Old 11-21-2015, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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post #49 of 159 Old 11-21-2015, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Wheels and tires are on the way right now. Have an appointment to get them installed Wednesday. Also need to install the rest of the lights and do the pinch weld.
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post #50 of 159 Old 11-21-2015, 08:50 PM
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that's hilarious with the old tires

but really, that's a nice lift man! Looks great can't wait to see the new wheels on

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post #51 of 159 Old 11-22-2015, 04:09 AM
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Check your hub to fender measurements for the front- if you're over 23" then pray that front end settles some.

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I don't know, you can see his axle in the front pic, not a horrible angle. No where near as bad as my expedition was when I lifted it. I'm about to replace my RC 2" with Rusty's 2" springs and bilsteins at 3/4" in the front. Hoping to hit 23"on the head

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Check your hub to fender measurements for the front- if you're over 23" then pray that front end settles some.
I measured from the center of the wheel to fender... It was right around 23 so...
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I measured from the center of the wheel to fender... It was right around 23 so...
so OME HD with 5100@2" nets you 23": seems like almost every other thread says that would be way too much . Hmmm

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so OME HD with 5100@2" nets you 23": seems like almost every other thread says that would be way too much . Hmmm
Agreed. The OME HD springs alone on a 3.7 should have put you at or a hair under 23"

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Apparently it worked?

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so OME HD with 5100@2" nets you 23": seems like almost every other thread says that would be way too much . Hmmm
Yes the Bilsteins were set a 2. I measured from the very middle of the wheel and it was right around 23. I'll check again later. But I'm pretty sure it was at 23 give a half inch either way
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Seem's like you would be over 23" with it set at 2", most who set the 5100's to .75" come out to 22.75" hub measurement.

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post #60 of 159 Old 11-23-2015, 08:32 AM
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Interesting...must have something to do with geometry, or a broken tape measure.lol if it is true tho, I have to rethink my lift next month

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