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post #481 of 1038 Old 01-12-2013, 03:47 PM
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I tried piecing it together but ended up with a more costly setup. Anyways, If its just the front mounts that I'll have extra, i'm not too worried about it. After examing the warrior shackles, it realized it realy is a much sturdier design since they're welded together. Awesome point Renegade. So now I'm placing an order for 2 pairs (4) Rear CJ shackles from Warrior and I'll let you guys know how the final stages of the install turns out. I really cannot wait to share all of your enjoyment with OME, M.O.R.E., Warrior and the likes...

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mvigo - While Jims hangers are top shelf, not everyone can utilize them do to certain situations. Jim and I tried to figure out a solution for mine because I don't use a stock bumper or one of stock width. Mine is wider and where he has a void on the top to slide over the bottom, mine needed a void on top so it slid under the bottom. It's hard to explain without pics.
So my next best solution was the MORE hangers and these fit the bill quite nicely due to using the same holes and are stretched for the longer yj spring. I don't have the benefit of a third bolt for mounting like Jims', but it's the situation I'm stuck with.
Thanks Renegade, you learn something new everyday. I spent a few hours taking apart my pals suspension to put the OME springs on. He is now cleaning, painting parts and we will put back together next weekend. The one issue we are having is trying to get the sway bar links out...they are being stubborn.

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rispony - Those include the bushings, sleeves, and greasable bolts, which you already have. Get the ones without and save yourself $110.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/36045_210X_PG.htm assuming you want a 1/2" of lift.

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Heyyy, lets not go gettin' all mushy now. I got a reputation to keep man!

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This may be a real dumb question which Im sure has been addresed and I just cant come across the answere. I know the front yj springs are wider in front wich require a wider shacle and bushings. What is done about the mount on the frame side. Any modifications there required?
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This may be a real dumb question which Im sure has been addresed and I just cant come across the answere. I know the front yj springs are wider in front wich require a wider shacle and bushings. What is done about the mount on the frame side. Any modifications there required?
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You will need to replace the front shackle hanger with either a MORE or Crabtree shackle hanger. This will give you a 2 1/2" hanger.
There are other brands but these 2 are the easiest to install as they do not require drilling out the rivit in the frame.
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Maybe I wasnt clear with my question. But what about where the springs mount on frame opposite from shackle side. Is there no modification needed there for the wider spings? Just different bushings?
Thanks again, just trying to understand
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Maybe I wasnt clear with my question. But what about where the springs mount on frame opposite from shackle side. Is there no modification needed there for the wider spings? Just different bushings?
Thanks again, just trying to understand
No those are already 2 1/2". Nothing needs to be done there. I never under stood why they made that 2 1/2" then used 2" springs.
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OK, thanks, exactly what I wanted to know. Yeah, it had me wondering same thing.
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The one issue we are having is trying to get the sway bar links out...they are being stubborn.

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The best way to remove shackle and or sway bar bushings is to drill out the rubber with a 1/4 drill bit. Go around the bushing in a circle until you turn it into swiss cheese. They usually fall right out.
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lol...burn them if all else faills
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The best way to remove shackle and or sway bar bushings is to drill out the rubber with a 1/4 drill bit. Go around the bushing in a circle until you turn it into swiss cheese. They usually fall right out.
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lol...burn them if all else faills
thanks for the ideas!

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OK... playing around with the rear OME springs today while i wait for the shackles to get here and found the OME bushes are different. The diameter is the same (measured) but the end of the bush is different (see pic)

Also OME only supply a metal sleeve for the the non-shackle end. Im pretty sure there is supposed to be one in the hanglers and shackle end of the spring too but the only referance is to a plastic sleeve.

Anyone know what the go is here?

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