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Old April 27th, 2007, 01:33 PM
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i am guessing you removed your shock towers through the engine compartment?
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Old April 27th, 2007, 07:57 PM
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fuck me. having the right tools and equipment really make things a lot easier.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 09:10 AM
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how did you get the nut off the front shock? ive gotten the shock and shock tower out with ease.
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Cut it off and replace with new.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 06:52 PM
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I completed the install of the standard OME HD/MD suspension. The 751 in the front 764 rears, with OME shocks. The ride is about the same as stock. I am currently running without the front sway bar and under normal circumstances has as much body roll as the stock suspension with the rear removed. I think that a highspeed manuever or overcorrection would be very dangerous at highway speeds. I will most likely reattach the front swaybar for saftey, although it really flexes a lot more offroad. I installed the rubber shock tower rings and the rubber donuts on top of the rear springs, they dont seem to make any difference. I still have stock tires and the truck doesnt look to bad but new tires are in the future. The truck sits a little higher in the rear, I think it is leaning high on the PS. I did not take any measurements before or after. This can be done with a highlift jack (borrowed) one jackstand (borrowed) the stock bottle jack proved to be very useful although it is not essential. Vicegrips and a pipewrench were very useful and a butance torch to burn out the nylock nuts on the front shock tower. This was the hardest part of the operation. Use a plenty of PB blaster the week prior. Put on your favorite Grateful Dead show and go at it. It was fun to do. So far I have not noticed any vibrations, I have not been over 60mph yet so that will be determined. In hindsight I might have just put on the OME shocks and LR HD springs with the little rubber donuts on top and bottom. Hope this helps someone I know it took me three years to finally get this done.
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what were you saying? I can't even concentrate on your post! I mean, damn.
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Could it be the avatar getting to you?
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Yeah, that avatar was messin' up my brain! Get two or three posts on one page with that "flopping boobs" avatar and I'm toast.
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On furthur evaluation the truck drives like shit wanders all over the road, leans to the drivers side and has driveline vibrations. A stock Defender is hard to beat.
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