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Unread 11-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Removing Daystar, Adding OME HD

Hi all,
I have the Daystar on my WK, and am removing it and adding the OME springs (keeping my Bilsteins). I bought the spring isolators, is there anything else that I will need to complete the job from a parts standpoint? Just trying to have all of the needed pieces when I take care of this.
Thanks for any help at all!!

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Unread 11-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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Sure would like to hear why. I'm looking into a lift and have had great experiences with OME (on a land cruiser) so am leaning that way. But would really like to hear about daystar and the bilsteins
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Unread 11-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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@ torquey. The daystar has been great with the bilsteins. I am actually looking to firm up the ride and handling a little more. From what I have been reading, the ome hd is a good solution for this. Most people are delighted with the ride on ome.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Planning on doing this next summer myself. The OME springs are firmer and provide a better ride. They, from what I understand, should provide more travel while wheeling and grant more articulation. I haven't done any extremely rough wheeling yet with my daystar but drove over a pretty uneven rock bed the other day that had some very large rocks. It performed well and I didn't have any issues. I would like a firmer ride though and the added clearance. Happy wheeling hope this helps!
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Unread 11-07-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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Make sure you have a good spring compressor. It was harder for me to compress the ome springs than the oem ones. I used the daystar plate and top insulator again so I wouldn't have to pop the bolts out again. It's 1/4 more of a lift than the oem ones. I hope that helps.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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Would you want to sell the day stars when your done? Pm me if so
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Unread 11-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by ruholm
Make sure you have a good spring compressor. It was harder for me to compress the ome springs than the oem ones. I used the daystar plate and top insulator again so I wouldn't have to pop the bolts out again. It's 1/4 more of a lift than the oem ones. I hope that helps.
x2 on the spring compressor. And make sure you torque the top center nut of the strut assembly all the way down.
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