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Old February 12th, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Another OME sided springs thread...

I'm swapping suspension this week, from factory springs (7 years old now) to OME 751 and 764. Both set have an A and a B spring, A springs are half an inch taller than B springs.

A springs on driver side and be done with it ?

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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:51 PM
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A lot of places have intentionally done away with (or should I say "undone") sided springs and keep them the same. Did you purchase already? I went with same sided springs when I just did mine this fall, I like it to sit level as-is.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 11:19 PM
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I have them waiting for me for quite a while now. I have some spare time this week, so I really should do it asap. I read somewhere that they cross the taller springs.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:59 AM
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They handed the springs so that the truck would be level with the driver, RHD, in the truck. They didn't account for us LHD people unless you swap how they are installed, IE taller springs on the LH side. I have heard some people using spring idolaters on the short spring side and nothing on the other side.
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Ya Julien, I too have a set that's "handed". I'm gonna throw them under the SWB RRC along with those Bilsteins I got a while back so that it will pass inspection. I'm going to put the longer ones on the driver's side. If it lists to starboard, well, so does the Costa Concordia!
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Anyone familiar with the diagonal method?
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I just installed mine in the Diagonal method. Not pleased with the results. Listing(high) on passenger rear side. Going to change them to "sided" Wish I had just order all A's or B's.
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I just installed mine in the Diagonal method. Not pleased with the results. Listing(high) on passenger rear side. Going to change them to "sided" Wish I had just order all A's or B's.
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To make this thread a bit more useful, I'll throw in my numbers.

Height of the vehicle with stock springs, 265/75R16 BFG A/T with around 28 PSI
at the bottom lip of fender flares:

FRONT - left side (driver side) 87.0 cm
right side 86.5 cm

So far so good, the driver side is a little higher.

REAR - left side (driver side) 88.0 cm
rear side 88.5 cm

Not so good in the rear, shouldn't it be the contrary ?

After taking out the rear springs, I measured them and got
following dimensions:

left 39.2 cm right 38.2
So the left spring (driver side) is taller.

New OME 764 springs have following sizes: 41.7 and 42.6 cm

So no doubt about putting the taller OME on the driver side.

To be continued...
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getting somewhere

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Job is finish, I got + 4 cm on each corner.
Vehicle feel and look much better.
Money well spent.
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