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Unread 06-02-2014, 05:53 PM   #1
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Do bilstein 4600s hinder OME lift height?

Just like the title says I am wondering if the bilstein 4600 struts hinder lift height? I have been working on the install and will be tomorrow again and it seems like the new lift strut assembly isn't getting the height I thought it would. Am I crazy or am I facing an issue here?

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Have you reassembled and installed the struts?

The lift comes primarily from the higher spring rate.
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Passenger side is assembled and ready to be installed. Had to go to a family dinner so that interrupted the process. Driver side hasn't been messed with yet. I was just looking at them and they didn't seem much longer. I just want to do all this work for nothing. Haha.
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Passenger side is assembled and ready to be installed. Had to go to a family dinner so that interrupted the process. Driver side hasn't been messed with yet. I was just looking at them and they didn't seem much longer. I just want to do all this work for nothing. Haha.
Yeah, they aren't going to be much longer.

The higher spring rate means they don't compress as much at ride height and nominal weight.
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Got it. That makes sense. I'm sure it will work out the same as everyone else. Should be finished with alignment done and tires on tomorrow.
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If you are looking at the old strut assembly (OME sturt?) compared to thenew strut assembly (Bilstein) and the new is shorter when fully assembled thenthat is normal. Once it's bolted into the Jeep and back on the ground youshouldn't notice any loss of height.
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