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Unread 03-02-2012, 06:48 PM   #61
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Unread 03-02-2012, 10:51 PM   #62
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I'm returning to post new lift numbers. I have an XK limited with HEMI. I just installed a OME MD springs and OME shocks/struts.

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Front 18" Rear 19.5"

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Front 20.5" Rear 20.5"

I was expecting more than 1 inch of lift in the rear, but at least it leveled it
That's because you installed the MD, usually the HD is better for the Commander because of their big rear end. You should think about installing a pair of Monroe load levelers to bring the rear up a little.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 11:52 PM   #63
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That's because you installed the MD, usually the HD is better for the Commander because of their big rear end. You should think about installing a pair of Monroe load levelers to bring the rear up a little.
But I don't want the harsh ride. This is a daily driver, and a family vehicle. Why does ARB's spec sheet specify that this exact spring on my exact vehicle will raise it 2"? It just puts them at risk of being accused of false claims/advertisement
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Unread 03-03-2012, 06:34 AM   #64
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The ride isn't hard at all with the load levelers. Slightly more firm, but not nearly as stiff as you would imagine.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #65
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The ride isn't hard at all with the load levelers. Slightly more firm, but not nearly as stiff as you would imagine.
I meant I didnt want the harsh ride from the HD springs. Load levelers is something I would consider except that I just bought new shocks
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Unread 03-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #66
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I meant I didnt want the harsh ride from the HD springs. Load levelers is something I would consider except that I just bought new shocks
I here ya. I was in the same boat. Bought new shocks when I bought the lift. They lasted 2 weeks before I got the LL's. The "new" shocks are in the corner of my garage.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 08:16 PM   #67
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I here ya. I was in the same boat. Bought new shocks when I bought the lift. They lasted 2 weeks before I got the LL's. The "new" shocks are in the corner of my garage.
And how do you like the LL's?
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Unread 03-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #68
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And how do you like the LL's?
I love them. The stance looks better and when I load up the hitch rack for the beach there's no sag. If you have a lift I would suggest the longer LL's (for an F-150). I have yet to hear anyone complain about them. (other then the rubber sleeve moving.)
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Unread 03-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #69
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Even for the RC lift, you'd suggest load levelers?
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:47 AM   #70
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Even for the RC lift, you'd suggest load levelers?
Yep. I have the RC and the LL's (F150 version). If you've got a saggy *** then they're just what you need.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #71
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^^^ Hey, Buda - been a while since anything on your build thread. Anything new?

With those Monroe LL's - how long have you been running those?
Do you think the boost they provide has any longevity issues?
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Unread 03-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #72
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^^^ Hey, Buda - been a while since anything on your build thread. Anything new?

With those Monroe LL's - how long have you been running those?
Do you think the boost they provide has any longevity issues?
I've been busy coaching my sons wrestling team for the past few months, Haven't had time for anything else. We have practice this week and a tournament on Sunday to end the season. So next week, hopefully, I'll be able to re-direct my energy into the WK. Although I'm itching to swap the rear and get a new dash for my Mustang as well. Either way I'll be wrenching on something soon.

BTW- It's my sons first year wrestling and he's 19-3. Not saying it's the coaching but...... lol

As far as the LL's, I've been running them for about 6 months. Haven't noticed any change since the install. I can take some new measurements in the back as a comparison tonight if you want to see if they settled at all.
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I've been busy coaching my sons wrestling team for the past few months, Haven't had time for anything else. We have practice this week and a tournament on Sunday to end the season. So next week, hopefully, I'll be able to re-direct my energy into the WK. Although I'm itching to swap the rear and get a new dash for my Mustang as well. Either way I'll be wrenching on something soon.

BTW- It's my sons first year wrestling and he's 19-3. Not saying it's the coaching but...... lol

As far as the LL's, I've been running them for about 6 months. Haven't noticed any change since the install. I can take some new measurements in the back as a comparison tonight if you want to see if they settled at all.
Yeah, man, kids will gobble up your time - and energy. lol
FWIW - natural ability and the right coaching and the sky's the limit.
Sounds like your busy so whenever you can get around to taking some measurements works for me - thanks!
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I'd consider adding urethane spacers in the rear as an alternative to Load Levelers. slightly more work, but you just bought the new shocks, and there are a few reports of LL's making noise.
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I'd consider adding urethane spacers in the rear as an alternative to Load Levelers. slightly more work, but you just bought the new shocks, and there are a few reports of LL's making noise.
Oh, I'm definately researching and exploring my options. The Rusty's rear poly spacers for the WK and a couple strut plates per side is looking more and more like a solid option - requiring some other additions of course - but I'm still wondering about the LL's. In the end I'll most likely be "runnin what I brung" for a while.
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