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Unread 09-04-2013, 04:54 AM   #16
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Truth is I really wanted to use Crabtree hangers and shackles but I heard he stopped making them. I'm gonna go forward with the parts I have and hopefully switch to Crabtree products if he starts back up again. I'll definitely check out your thread Matt.

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Unread 09-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #17
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Here's what I did on my u-bolts for the front and rear. I am currently using the 2" wide springs up front but later plan to switch to the YJ style. My hardware is made so I can use either. These u-bolt plates came from 90s chevy 1/2 ton rear axles. I made the plates that fit between the spring pack and u-bolt but you can resuse the ones that come from the Chevy, I just wanted mine to be custom. So if you've got some skill with making things fit this rote could save you some money and add a useful mod to your Jeep. Here's my thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ji.../index204.html There's 3-4 pages of what I did. Hope it helps. Thanks for mentioning my shackle hangers. If all goes well I'll be making some more this winter sometime.



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Unread 09-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #18
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I sure do hope you get around to making some more Jim. I know everyone loved them! I've seen that set up on many Ford truck, Nice job.
Started tear down tonight. After looking at the old spring plates I'm just gonna order new YJ plates... I need 1.25'' main eye bushings anyways, all mine are 1.5'' The OME spring eye's are 1.5'' (right in pic) and 1.25'' (left in pic). I noticed Matt's thread shows his springs with the + mark toward the rear and stickers towards the shackles, is this correct?





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Unread 09-04-2013, 05:42 PM   #19
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Started tear down tonight. After looking at the old spring plates I'm just gonna order new YJ plates... I need 1.25'' main eye bushings anyways, all mine are 1.5'' The OME spring eye's are 1.5'' (right in pic) and 1.25'' (left in pic). I noticed Matt's thread shows his springs with the + mark toward the rear and stickers towards the shackles, is this correct?
The larger eye goes to the fixed spring mount, the smaller one goes to the shackle.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 05:49 PM   #20
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The larger eye goes to the fixed spring mount, the smaller one goes to the shackle.
That makes sense to me also. Just reversed from another thread I seen?? Anyway I need 1.25 bushings regardless. Guess I'll go back out and hang the springs from the main eye's and see how they look.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 05:52 PM   #21
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Sport,

You have front YJ springs. I used rears all the way around on mine. It's possible the stickers are reversed.

As Spieg8 said, the larger eye installs in the fixed mount.

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Unread 09-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #22
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Sport,

You have front YJ springs. I used rears all the way around on mine. It's possible the stickers are reversed.

As Spieg8 said, the larger eye installs in the fixed mount.

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Actually I just read this off their website :OME has recently started placing a painted arrow on the top leaf that will indicate the fixed (non-shackle) side of the leaf spring.

http://www.cruiseroutfitters.com/tec...leaf_tech.html

That would put the smaller end toward the main eye??? I emailed ARB so hopefully they get back to me. I'll take some measurements and see what the difference is. No rush over here
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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #23
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Its real simple. The larger spring eye goes to the fixed (non-shackle) mount because it uses a larger bolt.

I'm not sure what you mean by "main eye".

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Unread 09-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #24
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Old vs. new shackles.

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Unread 09-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #25
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Actually I just read this off their website :OME has recently started placing a painted arrow on the top leaf that will indicate the fixed (non-shackle) side of the leaf spring.

http://www.cruiseroutfitters.com/tec...leaf_tech.html
Don't think that link is for an official OME/ARB website. It appears to be an outfitter specializing in Toyota modifications. The information contained may be correct for Toyota products, but I'm 99.9% sure it is not accurate for OME YJ springs. You may find more reliable answers here; http://store.arbusa.com/Suspension-Systems-C16.aspx

Please do report back when OME responds to your e-mail.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #26
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Started to hang springs today but caught a snag. Got the shackles mounted and the passenger side didn't look right, found out my hanger is bent. Not gonna rush it just slap it back together so little more wait time
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Unread 09-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #27
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1am and I'm tired, feeling a little older then 38 right now.

Got the springs mounted up and jeep sitting on its wheels again. Right now no shims, U-bolts just snug enough to take some measurements and maybe a test run. Shackle angle looks good.. First picture is of castor, taken from top ball joint nut. Like I said everything is just snugged up.

I want to talk about the front springs again. I ended up running the larger eye toward the shackle. I know that sounds weird but thats the way it worked out. I tried both ways and the rear sleeve for larger bolts only fit the smaller 1.25 bushings. And the greasable bolts onlt fit the 1.5'' bushing sleeves. The arrow is pointing toward fixed spring mount, and everything looks and feels snug. Cant wait to go for a ride tomorrow




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Unread 09-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #28
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Still think you have them backwards, but if it works for you... more power to ya!

This is how I had mine setup;

Shackle end 1.25" diameter bushing (this is also YJ standard shackle bushing size)


Fixed end 1.5" diameter bushing (this is also YJ standard fixed bushing size)
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Yes, he's got them on backwards.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 12:20 PM   #30
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Spieg8 - What spring are those, CS036R's? If so they must be a new lot. Mine have no arrow and the plus is at the bigger fixed end.

Another reason that illustrates why those are backwards is that when you use OME's bushings they give you one sleeve for the larger shouldered bushing that fits the large eye, which allows for the larger bolt used at the stationary mount.
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