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Unread 05-02-2015, 01:05 PM   #1
Sneaky2Toes
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Can you install Rusty's strut spacer by compressing the coil?

Looking at possibly picking up Rusty's front strut spacer to offset a little sag from my OME lift.

I searched but didn't find my answer. With the solid axle, adding spacers was simple. Just jack up the wheel and put a coil compressor on it, then let it down and slide in the spacer. I don't really want to have to take the strut out and am not sure if this technique will work on the struts.

Can I just jack up one wheel (the one I want to add the spacer too) then put a strut compressor on the coil, then let the suspension droop? With the strut remained compressed and allow enough room to slide in the spacer?

Have others seen about 1/2 sag in their OME HD lifts? I don't have any extra weight in the front (stock bumper, no Matrix). I know sag is to be expected, just curious what is normal for OME HD coils.

The only reason I am looking into this is that I have 285/70/17 tires which fit fine when the lift was new. Once the coil sagged a bit, if you are on the highway and the tires get good and warm, they will slightly rub at full lock (pulling a U-turn).

Thanks for info guys!

Derek

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Unread 05-03-2015, 09:20 AM   #2
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Yup. Loosen the lug nuts, jack it up under the LCA, put some jack stands under the Jeep, take off the wheel, compress the coil, loosen the 4 nuts above the strut through the engine compartment, and drop the jack under the LCA. Should give you enough room to slide the spacer right in.
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Unread 05-03-2015, 09:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I was not sure if it would work with a strut. That strut is under pressure and was not sure if the coil would be compressed but the strut top would still be extended.
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