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Old November 3rd, 2015, 01:40 PM
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Leveling a MOD/Tith 110

So I am working on an 87 MOD 110. Front ground to wheel arch 34" and rear 36.25" Looking to level her our a bit. I have a set of OME 751's (+2 ish) I could throw in the front. Has anyone leveled a MOD/Tith with a set of front springs with good results.

The rear are HD and I'm running a truck cab (winter) or soft top so rear end weight is minimal which is not helping. Front springs seems a little saggy as well. Also adding a winch soon.. again not helping


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Old November 3rd, 2015, 01:44 PM
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The 751s should work fine. They are basically the same as stock 90 rears, NRC9448/9, so if you did not already have the OMEs...then getting stock 90 rears is usually cheap/free from your friendly 90 owner. Keep in mind, they both achieve the extra height by being 30% stiffer than the original springs. if you want a front lift without an increase in stiffness, use NRC4304.

34" on the front is more or less normal stock, so I don't think you have any sagging.
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Pic for reference, fyi, some weight in bed, 4 wolf wheels and tires (not for sale ).
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I should have also said the 751 or 9448/9 should give you 1.5"
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Thanks John, I don't mind some rake if I get 1.5". I am replacing shocks so figure I will sort the front springs while I am in there.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 03:21 PM
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Here is mine right after I put Terra Firma Med Duty +2" springs up front and in Back. Then came a bigger spare on the bonnet so I went HD up front and it rode much better. Still have Med Duty TF's in back.
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did the +2 TF springs do much in the rear (height wise) compared to the MOD HD springs
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Sweet ride Adam.
Had a guy bring in 2" spacers plates for the rear end and after we installed them the rear end rose 2" and the leveling was close.
Didn't seem to bother the stock suspension any and didn't change out the springs.
Owner called it the poor mans leveling kit.
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I didn't measure but I'm pretty sure it was about the same height but a much better ride.

------ Follow up post added November 3rd, 2015 07:18 PM ------

Ok not to hijack but do tell about the sliders. Did you modify the boxes on the side? I was thinking about that or modifying the sliders.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 07:31 PM
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Thanks, if the 751s dont cut it for some reason I will go spacers.

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Yes the doors had to be trimmed just below the compartment "floor" . But nothing to it 110 sliders
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Sounds like it might be easier to put the spaces on the front end......Especially with a winch....
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Here's my modified s/t Tithonus next to my stock h/t. The s/t has OME HD +2" front springs, and the rears are stock HD military springs with 10mm OME spring packer/isolator. Sits level with ARB and winch on front, spare tire, and rear empty...
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Thanks Dale, guess this confirms the OME springs will do the trick! Thanks All.
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Better pics of sliders and trimmed doors. .
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Thanks for the pics! That looks great and the direction I think I'm going with mine. Any trimming needed on the inside box?
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