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post #676 of 1052 Old 05-31-2014, 09:20 PM
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OK, finally got all my parts gathered... but I gotta ask, large bushing to front or rear? There are arrows, guessing they point forward, buy want to know for sure.. and the OME bushing kit (ugly yellow!) Has only one steel tube, guessing that it goes in the large bushings?


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Yes, the sleeve and the largest bushing go in the stationary mount. Some of the springs have a plus sign on one end. That goes to the stationary mount.

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Ok, Thanks! I didn't think until you said "Stationary mount" that front/rear would be misleading as I have the shackle reversal..

Now just to get new center pins to re-install my front shims, then this week while it is raining I can hopefully swap everything in. Might as well do it when I won't be able to fully enjoy the CJ anyways!

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Isn't that the reason for rainy weather..... down time to do Jeep maintenance?

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Now that I have a large enough garage with electricity, yes! Before I had to use up nice days for it!

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Hey guys. I too have put together a parts list which I hope is right. I would love any advice on what I have.

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This is something I plan to do in the next three months. Just curious, is it cheaper to piece it together rather than but the OME kit from Rocky Road? I recently started looking into this and began following this thread so I am interested in the upside of piecing it together rather than buying the kit from Rocky Road.com. thanks for your input.

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I honestly don't know what would be better. I went thru Adam Pratt at 4wdh in Columbiana Oh, and he pieces me together what I needed. I'm not sure what it cost, as half the time I was driving to work when I was talking to him...

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Hey guys. I too have put together a parts list which I hope is right. I would love any advice on what I have.

http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f19/om...ts-list-22653/
Looks good, but I'd probably add skid plates
http://www.quadratec.com/products/26038_05.htm

You wont know for sure until it's back together, but stock length brake lines will probably need to be replaced, and you may need degree shims unless you rotate the spring perch locations.
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Paging Matt!

Got any more current pictures of your Jeep? I know you posted a few with the 32s and the lift, but I can only seem to find one...
I'm still deciding between the 36Rs and the 14Fs
I've got 32s but I'd be happy with a minimum of lift and the best possible ride.
1.5" over stock would probably be perfect, if it doesn't sag.

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I think this is the most recent pic from last November-ish. Not the greatest pic, not sure why I took it.

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post #687 of 1052 Old 06-10-2014, 11:23 AM
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Looks good, but I'd probably add skid plates
http://www.quadratec.com/products/26038_05.htm

You wont know for sure until it's back together, but stock length brake lines will probably need to be replaced, and you may need degree shims unless you rotate the spring perch locations.
Here is the set I have, about half price.

http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Lift-Kits-Je...pn=R%2fERE2050



But I have my own issues now. The mounting bolts I had used for the CJ springs are 1/2 at the shackles and I believe 9/16 at the frame mount. The bushings are OME poly bushings, and with the sleeve in the frame mount end I have a little slop with the 9/16 bolt, and the shackle end the 9/16 has even more slop. I'm' going to look for sleeves from the other bushing kits I used to originally put this CJ together, but what size bolts are usually used with the YJ parts??

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So I did find the other bushing I have, and the sleeve for the frame end fits tighter, and there are sleeves for the shackle end. I am going to use those sleeves, but I fear I'll have to get another set of bushings for the front springs. These are Prothane brand. Sad that OME springs are rated as one of the best, but their bushings only have 2 sleeves and they don't even fit right...

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I ended up reusing the sleeves from the old bushings, and now I have red, black, and yellow spring bushings in my CJ...

Now just have to pick up my gas tank and new skid from the fab shop and install it, the left axle with new seal and bearings, and new brake shoes...

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tight fit

I have all of my parts so I decided to try and tackle this project over the weekend. I started with the front springs and so far it's gone pretty smooth. I have all of the old gear off and put on the front shackle hangers that came with the OME kit from Quadratec. I decided to replace the front shackles while I'm at it and went with a set that someone had suggested earlier in this thread, the Warrior Products set here http://www.quadratec.com/products/16145_118X_PG.htm# . The problem is, if I use the supplied OME bushings in the shackle hanger these shackles don't seem to fit. I thought perhaps I had just ordered the wrong shackles so I went ahead and tried to install the back of the spring into the existing fixed rear hanger. Again, with the OME bushings in the spring it does not seem to fit in the hanger. I tried to tap it in with a mallet and it won't budge, after some heavy banging it looked like the bushing was starting to tear.

Has anyone had this issue? Am I losing my mind? Where did I go wrong? Are these things supposed to fit this tight?
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