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post #1 of 49 Old 10-05-2021, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Cj7 old man emu upgrade issue

Hi, I had my mechanic do an ome swap. He said he was done, and I went to look at it. And this is what he had done. Not sure why the shackle isn’t going down. Anyone have any recommendations?
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post #2 of 49 Old 10-05-2021, 03:33 PM
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Looks like your hangers need to be turned around. The notches on top of the hangers exist to clear your bumpers.
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This^^^^^

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To me it looks like the rear shackle hangers belong in the front and the front shackle hangers belong in the rear but same orientation as they are mounted now. Jim1611 will know for sure, they look like his brand of shackle hangers.


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post #5 of 49 Old 10-05-2021, 05:58 PM
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This ^^^^^

But on a positive note, he greased them nicely.
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But on a positive note, he greased them nicely.

They could have at least wiped off the excess grease from the fittings.
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Here's a couple of pics of what factory length shackles should look like with the OME lift.

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Awesome thanks for everyone’s input! And correct I went to the mechanics this morning and we redid one side together…. And yup the backs and fronts were swapped. Not that big a deal I guess but all good now. Thanks everyone!
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Any pictures of corrected hangers?

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I’ll send some pics once I pick in up in a few days. They’re doing the other side. And a few other Knick knacks
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post #11 of 49 Old 10-08-2021, 10:28 AM
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Unhappy Bushing Issues . . .

Guys, I debated on where to go with this post but given this thread is dedicated to an OME suspension upgrade felt that it would be okay.

Please see the photo. Anyone know what's causing these bushings to do this? They are OME bushings and this is the second set to fall prey to whatever's doing it.

I used waterproof 'Green Grease' on them both times. I reached out to a company rep after the first set decayed and he assured me that the grease wasn't the issue. (I'm beginning to have my doubts on that claim).
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I would be suspect of the grease, too.

My OME bushings are 10 years old, and they still look like the day I installed them.

Edit: OME recommends either their own grease or a lithium moly based grease for their bushings.

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Get some Daystar bushings and use some Lucas Red "N" Tacky Grease and you should be good to go.
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Many Thanks . . .

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I would be suspect of the grease, too.

My OME bushings are 10 years old, and they still look like the day I installed them.

Edit: OME recommends either their own grease or a lithium moly based grease for their bushings.

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Each day I'm reminded of how much I don't know. I didn't know OME sold their own grease.

I'm danged sure NOT putting that green stuff in this time. Thanks much, Matt.
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Get some Daystar bushings and use some Lucas Red "N" Tacky Grease and you should be good to go.
StoneTower, this was going to be my 'fix' for this but when I called the vendor I was told that I should use OME bushings. I think there are dimensional differences between Daystar and OME.

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