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Hey fellow OME converters, don't forget to include this shim reversal step in your notes. You might as well do it right the first time, unlike me.

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Its ok dude.....but you are giving me anxiety by not posting pics of the real potential of those leafs without a connected sway bar.....
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Hey Matt, I was wondering if you could verify the OME springs for me before I order... I want the Heavy Duty springs all around which is what I think you ordered. Is the OME part number "CSO36R" for all four? Thanks!

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Commadore64,

A few pages back, Erik was kind enough to put together a complete list. There's a Quadtratec link to the plates you need, there.

Sorry, I'm a little cramped for time, or I'd look it up for you.

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Thanks Matt... I did look at the Quadratec link but those plates have only one stud... I am trying to find out if I can get them with two studs already welded on. Per previous posts, I am now checking with BDS. I'll post what I find out for others if I find them.

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Hey Matt, I was wondering if you could verify the OME springs for me before I order... I want the Heavy Duty springs all around which is what I think you ordered. Is the OME part number "CSO36R" for all four? Thanks!
Part number confirmed... Thanks 85LaredoCJ7!

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Thanks Matt... I did look at the Quadratec link but those plates have only one stud... I am trying to find out if I can get them with two studs already welded on. Per previous posts, I am now checking with BDS. I'll post what I find out for others if I find them.
Jeeze, dude, you're not very good at research, are you? Just kidding.

Here's what you need:

http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Lift-Kits-Je...t_pn=BSS4WD683

And, no, I won't come install them for you.

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BDS will break the kit up, OK4wd (4wheelparts) will not.
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Getting the "Big Daddy" steering box bracket set up.


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I just installed Sam's Offroad bracket a few weeks back and I swear my steering seems that much tighter...a great upgrade that will eventually need to be done

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85LaredoCJ7,

Dang, you're on a mission to make me pull that heavy-a$$ winch, again, aren't you?

Adding to my list of "desired, but not crucial" items.......

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Just do it......
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Thanks Matt... I did look at the Quadratec link but those plates have only one stud... I am trying to find out if I can get them with two studs already welded on. Per previous posts, I am now checking with BDS. I'll post what I find out for others if I find them.
Yeah the Yj spring plates will only work if you have an '82-'86 CJ7 with the shock mount welded to the axle tube. On these the stud on the spring plate will be for the sway bar links only. If you have both the shock and sway bar link mounted to the spring plate on your Jeep, or just shocks and no sway bar links, you will need conversion plates of some flavor.

Also, on the oem YJ plates, the inner set of holes on the driver side will need to be elongated inward using a drill.
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85LaredoCJ7,

Beat you to it. TR wasn't in, but I talked to a tech at ARB who told me I'll have to clamp the springs to keep them together, then loosen the centering pin, and I can spin the shim.

Looks like I'll be pulling the front springs this weekend.....

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I wish I could offer some advice on this but I didn't use rear springs all the way around so mine front springs didn't have shims on them. I'm sure I'll find out where I'm at when I get new tires mounted and have my alignment done.

Might have to wait a bit since I'm in the middle of buying a 2011 JK Unlimited for my wife, and I don't know if I'll be able to resist the urge to start bolting parts on it. I always sort of blew off the newer Jeeps, but I gotta tell you they are pretty awesome.
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Jeeze, dude, you're not very good at research, are you? Just kidding.

Here's what you need:

http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Lift-Kits-Je...t_pn=BSS4WD683

And, no, I won't come install them for you.

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Yeah, contacted 4wd and they said they only had one kit left... would not break it up and could not get the plates individually and did not know where/who built the kit for them... doing my research... tomorrow will contact a BDS dealer in FL... ran out of time last Friday.

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The stock pressed-in bolts knock right out with a moderate smack from a mallet.

The pressed side of the shackle will already be drilled for a 1/2" bolt. You will have to drill the other side to 1/2" because the stock bolt hole is 7/16", or 3/8"...I don't recall offhand.

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An hour and a half to grind the top off of each pressed in bolt and beat the heck out of it with a small sledge and punch... but finally got them all out. BTW Matt, did you get your shims turned around on the front spring packs? Is that gonna work for you?

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