Crabby's Mild Lift

TerryD Jan 27, 2020

  1. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    When measured b4 the install it was 33.5 from ground to middle front wheel well If memory serve's me , Now it's now at 36.5 so old stuff had a little sag in it !! 20200309_141246.jpg
     
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  2. TheCrabby1

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    For those who don't know I've only just now done OME shock's on the front with a 1/2 inch spacer. The rear wheel well measure gained a quarter inch in height from the front . I also measured it today with 160 lb's of dirt in the back and it sunk down a half inch in the back. I guess that's about the weight of a tire carrier rear bumper. I guess it's shock's and leaf's for the back, then either bumper's or the rest of the front end . I think I'm leaning toward's UCA/LCA before the bumper . I'm guessing the guitar collection gonna be shrinking , while the X will be a growing . LOL
     
  3. TerryD

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    Looks like it had dropped a good but! But the X looks great though. Are you happy with the new ride of decent parts and good shocks?
     
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  4. TheCrabby1

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    I only drove it home sat night after install and today . Big difference now when I hit some bump's, I'm liking it :) Well almost , now I notice the rear end has a little more bounce then I would like . I Guess you don't notice that as much when the front is dancing around also, but now that it's not I do notice it. I hope I can use the OME shock's in the rear but only lift the back up 1.5 inch's. Debating now maybe the heavy leaf's in back so I don't got to change them later ? maybe throw some weight back their for the ride until I can get a rear carrier bumper . I don't know !!
     
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    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Do you just have the front suspension done now?
     
  6. TheCrabby1

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    All we did was the shock's with a .5 spacer , and that took a Saturday because of all the dam rust !!
     
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    OHHH. Don't make any changes to the plan till you get the new springs and shocks on the rear. There's going to be a big change in how it acts. The OE springs are lacking at best and your OE shocks are probably no good anyways so you'll REALLY notice a difference between the all new front suspension and your beat and dying rear.
     
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  8. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    The grey colored shock's and coil's that came off the front had 2017 man date stamped on them . Also had a name of Speedy [something] stamped on it so in three years they were partially wore out or maybe just the wrong weight fitment, and the bolt's on the bottom were seized up. The kind you import to China ! I am liking the way the 265/75's look in their , not too tiny but not overstuffed. Just my opinion :)
     
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  9. TheCrabby1

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    Well............. I'm learning the hard way, Save your $$$$ until you can replace everything at once Instead of trying to peace the front end suspension together over time like I wanted to do . IT DON'T WORK LIKE THAT !! After about 45 minutes the shop I use exhausted all form's of persuasion to get the cam bolt's out then said they could cut them off, send to a machine shop with a press and hope the rusted piece's of $$$$ lower control arm came back in a useful condition or for a few hundred more just install new after market LCA's o_O I got the LCA's . Now I only have to do the upper's..... At least I can order the SPC one's well before I need them [ fingers crossed] Hopefully when they call 2morrow it'll be only to pick it up . :confused: Wished I'd done this $hit when I was younger and not semi-retired . I almost think Odo X is a junkie and I'm just helping it get it's fix !!!!!!! Friday the 13th.... DUH
     
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  10. TerryD

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    That stinks but it's really common. Better to get new arms rather than try to salvage the stockers. Make sure they use LOTS of anti-seize on the new bolts....
     
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  11. TheCrabby1

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    Well with everything going on I don't know when I'll be able to order the shock's/shackle's and leaf's 4 the back :( Like everyone else on the planet just gotta wait and see :cool:
     
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