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post #361 of 1052 Old 02-04-2012, 08:55 AM
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I may have missed it, looong thread but with the OME longer front spring and with the shackle mount moving forward about 1 inch, what is the magic shackle length for a perfect/stock shackle setup? 3" CJ length or the 4" YJ length shackles? Would 3" be too short now?


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post #362 of 1052 Old 02-04-2012, 10:51 AM
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I used YJ OE shackles.
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post #363 of 1052 Old 02-04-2012, 01:07 PM
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So how is everyone doing on these? Been busy and sort of inactive for a while, my Jeep is in hibernation now so I don't have any cool stories or pics to put up. Just wondering how this suspension mod is holding up, breaking in, breaking out, or whatever else you folks have come across after doing this.
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post #364 of 1052 Old 02-04-2012, 04:16 PM
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Great thread. I have seriously considered swapping current BDS 2 1/2" CJ front springs with OME 2 1/2" Wrangler springs.

I need to shop for hangers, front and rear..... any suggestions?

The rear BDS springs are already 2 1/2" lift, so there isn't any reason to replace them.
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post #365 of 1052 Old 02-04-2012, 05:05 PM
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Crabtree tool and die....Jim has what you need!

http://www.crabtreetool.com/jeep%20products.html

I am getting some things soon, just have to decide on the 3" or 4" shackles and a few other things..

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Crabtree tool and die....Jim has what you need!

http://www.crabtreetool.com/jeep%20products.html

I am getting some things soon, just have to decide on the 3" or 4" shackles and a few other things..
Awsome... all over it. I also need spring hangers, mine are gone due to current through frame shackle reversal. I'm switching back to a traditional front shackle.

I will likely purchase a set of Crabtree's YJ shackles, along with his shackle hangers. I have both 4" and 5" M.O.R.E. shackle plates on my Jeep now, so I should be set if I need to mix n' match to level the Jeep out after installing the YJ springs.
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post #367 of 1052 Old 02-08-2012, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

It's nice to see folks continuing to find this thread useful.

Question: I recently noticed some slight surface rust developing in-between the leafs of my OME springs. I'm a little disappointed about this, since they are only about 6 months old and I live in a relatively dry climate. For those of you who have completed this install, how's the factory finish of your OME springs holding up?

Has anyone painted their springs, or applied another finish to them?

Thanks,

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post #368 of 1052 Old 03-16-2012, 11:41 PM
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A question to those that have the suspension installed. I need to order new brake lines here shortly, is everyone using stock length, or something a little longer?

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post #370 of 1052 Old 03-17-2012, 10:08 AM
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A question to those that have the suspension installed. I need to order new brake lines here shortly, is everyone using stock length, or something a little longer?
I found that the original hose lines were a little snug, especially the rear (CJ8), so I put on a longer set to be safe.
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post #371 of 1052 Old 03-17-2012, 11:45 AM
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I appreciate it fellas. Gonna order these brake lines: http://www.jeep4x4center.com/crown-i...rake-lines.htm

Might as well get the 3" lines just to be on the safe side

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Regardless if you need the extra length, new SS brake lines made a big difference in braking. My old lines must have been expanding when I applied pressure and felt spoungee.
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Yes, there are extra bushings for the hangers in those bags, but only one sleeve for the larger end of the spring.

My kit included (4) additional sleeves, in a separate hardware pack, that work for the small ends, but you need (8) total if you want new all the way around.

85LaredoCJ7, thanks, that's a fine Laredo you have, as well. What kind of surgery are you doing to her?

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I just was installing my OME springs on my 84 CJ today-used the shackle hangers from crabtree tool and die, nice stuff.

Problem I found like you mentioned, was the OME bushings for the shackles and my 1/2" diam bolts. No problem like you say for the hanger end of the spring (the OME bushings came with the sleeve for the hanger end) but I need sleeves, a total of (8) for the shackles so my 1/2" bolts will be snug.
Do you have a part number for me? I'd really appreciate it
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Bob

Edit- I've been through all 25 pages and every post and I don't find the sleeves to order for the OME shackle bushings so my 1/2" bolts fit. Any help??? I found some that Matt posted on page 2 post 28 from WFO but they show as a 3/4" OD... just seemed a little on the large size???

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What's the part #'s for the front and rear Bilsteins? I had those on a Fj Cruiser with Toytec Coilovers and it was sooooo smooth-like driving a quad
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post #375 of 1052 Old 06-16-2012, 09:48 PM
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What's the part #'s for the front and rear Bilsteins? I had those on a Fj Cruiser with Toytec Coilovers and it was sooooo smooth-like driving a quad
I'll get them for you.

I thought I had them in my IPad. I will pull the part #s off the shocks when I get home. The fronts are 5125, and the rears are 5100. I had to buy Rocky Roads extended front mounts for the longer travel.

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