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Unread 06-14-2012, 07:20 AM   #31
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I just forwarded them to you.
Thank you and here is the Public Link
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6036376/OME...Commander.docx

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Unread 06-14-2012, 09:16 PM   #32
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Thanks!! I have been looking at an OME kit this will help
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Unread 06-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #33
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Reading it now...yep seems like a straight forward process.

Could you not use a spring compressor on the rear so you don't need to lift the axle on one side much if at all?
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Unread 06-15-2012, 08:14 PM   #34
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I used the spring compressors on the driver's side, because the gas tank bracket won't let the axle fall far enough. It was quick and easy. The passenger side was a non-issue.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 02:43 AM   #35
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Hi,

The service manual mentions:
NOTE: For proper orientation the nub hole (1) in
the upper shock plate (3) must be 180 in a centerline
from the bracket (9) at the bottom of the
shock (8).


Though I found the older struts assembled as mentionned in the *.doc file (small side of the top plate centered with the tab on the shock), I mounted the top plate following the service manual. That makes quite a difference in terms of orientation.

Someone's opinion?
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Unread 06-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #36
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So I jumped into my install yesterday. Rear Shocks took 2 hours out of the 8 for the whole job. I also did one wheel at a time...not sure why people jack up the whole vehicle and and put Jack stands on the axle. I simply Jacked up one side, needed to use the spring compressor to remove the driver side spring...not a big deal. Then I used the spring compressor to install the new spring...again not that big of a deal. Passenger side it pretty much falls out. I also changed the sway bar bushings back there while at it. Driver side insulator bushing was worn through...so good thing I bought all those too before the install.

Front was the worst, but still I did one side at a time, long part was compressing springs and what have you. My impact wrench is either not working or is SLOW. So I cranked the spring compressor bolts by hand. Not sure why the Commander write up guy says to use a high speed impact wrench for the removal of the strut nut at the top of the assembly. You use a 5/16 th and a 18mm I think it was and turn it.....ratchet wrenches work nice here.

Overall it was an easy install...I'm a little sore today. Got to go for an alignment today and I'll be all set.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #37
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Just came back from alignment, $191 at Firestone for life long alignments. Guy said the Upper control arm needs to be changed to get those into spec. So that is something to consider with the lift too. So Upper Control Arms are on my list when I buy tires, and ECU programmer.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #38
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Just came back from alignment, $191 at Firestone for life long alignments. Guy said the Upper control arm needs to be changed to get those into spec. So that is something to consider with the lift too. So Upper Control Arms are on my list when I buy tires, and ECU programmer.
For the OME you should have no problems aligning it with stock ucas. I would have someone else look at it. I recently went to commercial tire for an alignment and was told I needed all new lower ball joints and tie rods. They wanted like $500 for. They also said until I get all new parts it was impossible to align it. I then went to my dads good friend who is a mechanic and he aligned it no problem, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with either of my ball joints or tie rods. Dealing with mechanics is a shady business, especially when times are tough. So if I was you I would get a second opinion before I replaced my ucas.

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Unread 06-16-2012, 04:05 PM   #39
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For the OME you should have no problems aligning it with stock ucas. I would have someone else look at it. I recently went to commercial tire for an alignment and was told I needed all new lower ball joints and tie rods. They wanted like $500 for. They also said until I get all new parts it was impossible to align it. I then went to my dads good friend who is a mechanic and he aligned it no problem, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with either of my ball joints or tie rods. Dealing with mechanics is a shady business, especially when times are tough. So if I was you I would get a second opinion before I replaced my ucas.

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Oh they never tried to sell me parts, maybe I should of said that. Guy said the Jeep guy in the back recommends me going to Als online to get the Upper Control Arms. I have no reason to suspect them of wrong doing, again they never were trying to sell me anything.

Maybe once it all settles too it will be a little lower, remember I put on new insulators all around too, so they probably make it sit a little higher too at this point. Oh well I got the life time alignments so I can go back in a year (I don't drive much) and get it done again (at that time I plan to put on the bigger tires anyways). The $300 or whatever for the upper control arms don't bug me.....just I would of preferred to do it while under there is all. Oh this is the 3" HD OME kit too.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 06:42 AM   #40
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Could someone tell me what is "apply final torque vehicle on the ground" for the suspensions. For the rear I understand you have to torque the rear shocks bushings when vehicle lying on its wheels. But for the fronts?
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Unread 01-08-2013, 06:07 PM   #41
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Please email them, I NEED them. toymachine456@yahoo.com
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Unread 01-08-2013, 06:16 PM   #42
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Please email them, I NEED them. toymachine456@yahoo.com
I have the instructions posted above in to download.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #43
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Camp, would you e-mail your instructions please? Thanks. bowser.shawn@gmail.com
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Unread 03-22-2013, 12:42 PM   #44
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Camp, would you e-mail your instructions please? Thanks. bowser.shawn@gmail.com
I e-mailed them to you bud. instructions are for a commander but I used them to put the OME HD lift on my 2009 WK.

One thing they don't mention in the instructions is that one of the rear springs is labeled A and one is labeled B. A GOES ON THE DRIVERS SIDE!!!
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Unread 03-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #45
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I've only ever done lifts on a ZJ and a WJ with separate front springs and shocks. Having never taken apart or assembled a strut, I had a hard time wrapping my brain around it. This helped tremendously! Can't wait to order my OME lift for the WK now.
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