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I know the thread has gotten lengthy, but I covered the bushing sleeves back on post #28.

I needed to purchase (4) of these, that weren't included in my kit. You'll need (8) total.

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post #497 of 1022 Old 01-14-2013, 07:00 AM
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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?
Not sure which kit came with it but I used the SB87 which has 6 bushings and 1 sleeve. The 2 largest bushings go with the sleeve, which is for the stationary end of the spring. The other bushings are 2 different sets with different shoulder widths. Check the edge, they have number molded in. Not sure which goes in top or bottom but since the shackle remains the same distance, measure the mount width and the spring width. One should be slightly wider and will use the narrower shouldered bushing.

The other sleeves I got with my grease bolts from ok4wd. But Matt's link has them cheaper, I paid $3.95 each.

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The smaller shoulder goes on the spring hanger, the larger shoulder in the spring.

Was obvious when you look closer but my hangers weren't on the car and i had to dig to old ones out of the bin to measure
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I was just about to go ahead and follow ErikEastman's list of parts necessary to the conversion and I realized something. The spring plates listed are for the YJ and only have one hub, CJ's need two, one for the shock mount, one for the sway bar mount. Anyone know where I could get ones 2.5" wide? I'm quite sure this hasn't been covered!

So, not these:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/56008_05.htm

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I was just about to go ahead and follow ErikEastman's list of parts necessary to the conversion and I realized something. The spring plates listed are for the YJ and only have one hub, CJ's need two, one for the shock mount, one for the sway bar mount. Anyone know where I could get ones 2.5" wide? I'm quite sure this hasn't been covered!

So, not these:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/56008_05.htm
Use these



http://www.quadratec.com/products/16311_5255.htm

While it doesn't say it, they come with 1 bolt already so you only need to order 1 per side (i ordered 4 and now have 2 spares). Also some CJ's have the shock mounts on the diff so only need one anyway. (my 83 has diff mounted shocks)
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"Has built in threaded mounts and hardware for shock mounts or sway bar end links"

Thanks Voodoo. Question though, it has bolt on shock and sway bar mounts? Where would they fit?

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"Has built in threaded mounts and hardware for shock mounts or sway bar end links"

Thanks Voodoo. Question though, it has bolt on shock and sway bar mounts? Where would they fit?
Ill take a photo tomorrow for you but the holes for the shock/sway bolts are in the side. These are made with 2 plates and protect the U bolts from getting hit by rocks etc
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That would be amazing. I have everything installed and all I need left is a pair of correct spring plates. After I check your pics, hopefully I'll place an overnight order for the pair.

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That would be amazing. I have everything installed and all I need left is a pair of correct spring plates. After I check your pics, hopefully I'll place an overnight order for the pair.
Try these:

http://www.rocky-road.com/wranglerconversion.html
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I was just about to go ahead and follow ErikEastman's list of parts necessary to the conversion and I realized something. The spring plates listed are for the YJ and only have one hub, CJ's need two, one for the shock mount, one for the sway bar mount. Anyone know where I could get ones 2.5" wide? I'm quite sure this hasn't been covered!

So, not these:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/56008_05.htm
Some CJs w dana 30 front axles (like my 86) have the lower shock mount welded to the axle tube and not the plate. I think we mentioned it at some point, but it been a while so I dont remeber exactly where. You could weld a shock stud to the inexpensive YJ plates if you didnt want to buy the more expensive conversion plates.
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Mooncruiser,

I chose the OME shocks (N95) because they are supposed to be valved specifically for the OME springs. That's OME's whole sales pitch...their suspensions are designed to be a matched system, not just individual components.

The N95s are long-travel and are designed for 2-4" lifts, and didn't require moving any shock mounts.

It's been almost a year, now, since my lift install, and I'm still diggin' it. The Ol' Girl looks a little different with her new paint, and tires, though.

Hope this helps,

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Hey ErikEastman,

What color is that? Where did you purchase the paint? That color is bad *** and is exactly what I am looking for! Is it Matte or Gloss?

Thanks!

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I was just about to go ahead and follow ErikEastman's list of parts necessary to the conversion and I realized something. The spring plates listed are for the YJ and only have one hub, CJ's need two, one for the shock mount, one for the sway bar mount. Anyone know where I could get ones 2.5" wide? I'm quite sure this hasn't been covered!

So, not these:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/56008_05.htm
You can get them from okay4wd, which are just ones from Warrior Products. They have threaded tubes and separate studs to be able to use 1 or 2 studs (shock & sway). I'll see if I can get you a number and pic when I go out in the garage later. Heading to camp right now.

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Hey gentlemen,

I finally got around to hanging a little Crabtree art on the Ol' Girl this morning.

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They look exactly like the Rubicon ones but more expensive.
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