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Old September 14th, 2010, 12:36 AM
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OME it is then. They have those in stock so I guess my garage is open for business this weekend! I wanted the pro comps for the 2 inches. Will I still be okay putting on 255/85/16 or 285/75/16 tires on with the 1.5 inch lift?

------ Follow up post added September 13th, 2010 11:06 PM ------

OME it is then. Was looking at pro comp for the 2 inches. Will I still be able to fit 255/85/16 or 285/75/16 tires with the 1.5 OME offers?
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Old September 14th, 2010, 07:13 AM
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Yes, 255/85 and adjust the steering stops.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Jeff- the ProComps are probably longer than the OME shocks (mine were)- and will allow the axles to drop more (they won't affect ride height) when you're crawling over stuff- that's if you're going to free up the tops of your springs and run dislocation cones. When I swapped over to OME shocks (from Lucky8) the new shocks were too short to allow the rear springs to dislocate and use the cones I had one there; they limit the travel despite adding on a "chicken foot". Not sure if I was sent the wrong shocks or not (Justin direct shipped from his OME distributor & seemed perplexed by this as another customer of his, "Rugbier" seemed to get more travel out of his OME's)- but that may be the one advantage that I can think of that the ProComps might have; more travel. GBR sells 2" longer OME shocks (without the expensive external reservoir) which would solve this issue- I may purchase a set if I decide that more articulation is necessary (there's lots of debate on that from what I understand). I'm not sure if this is all new information to you or not, but I just thought you may want to think about what the end goal is for your D90. If you were to go with the OME springs and the GBR long travel OME shocks you might get the best road handling plus all the articulation you'd ever want...the caveat would be you might not get everything by this weekend. I'm not sure if, in this case, Rovers North has all of the options available to you (I could be wrong there). Make sense?

(others: please chime in if I'm way off here- I have limited experience with suspension setup and I was dealing with a parts distributor who was very eager to please but had limited knowledge of the exact product arriving at my door at that time)
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Step by Step Spring replacement

So here's the step by step process for novice mechanics to replace the springs (my shocks were already upgraded from the previous owner).

Tools needed:
Wrenches (ratcheting and straight)
Vice grip or pipe vice grip (if you're worried about scratching your shocks)
Penetrating lubricant (I used PB)
1 floor jack
1 bottle jack (under driver's seat)
2 jack stands ($35 for 2 at auto store)

Steps for front spring replacement:
1. Spray penetrating lubricant on lower bolt holding shock in place in front. Spray 2 bolts holding spring mounts in the rear. Let it soak in overnight.
2. Place floor jack under driver's seat on chassis and jack truck up
3. Remove tire
4. Place vice grip around shock and wrench (17 I think) on bolt below the shock
5. Either turn vice grip counter clockwise holding wrench in place or turn wrench clockwise holding vice grip in place.
6. Once bolt is remove place bottle jack on axel and jack the axel down until the shock comes out and you are able to slide the spring out. (if replacing spring with HD spring you will have to lower a bit more)
7. Slide spring into place
8. SLOWLY lower bottle jack and have a friend guide the spring and shock into the correct position.
9. Tighten bolt
10. Remount tire

Repeat process on front passenger side
- the steering arm gets in the way of removing the spring so you will have to lower axel with bottle jack even more than on driver's side....keep a close eye on the brake line.

Steps for Rear spring replacement:
1. Place floor jack under rear axel and jack up
2. Remove tires
3. Place jack stands at full height under chassis as far rear as possible just before it starts to curve up
4. SLOWLY lower floor jack until all weight is on jack stands (leave floor jack in place)
5. Remove 2 bolts on spring mount at bottom of spring
6. Place bottle jack on axel and push axel down until spring can be removed
7. Place new spring in position and retighten bolts (I replaced with MD springs which are longer and require more lowering of the axel)
8. Do the other side
9. Raise axel with floor jack
10. Remove jack stands and remount tires.

DONE!!!! Took me and a friend 3.5 hours.

Hopefully the pictures help. Please feel free to correct me. 255/85/16 KM2's with OME 2 inch springs (HD front, MD rear)
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Looks good Jeff. Sorry I couldn't help you- was out of town this past weekend.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 08:56 PM
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No problem. Us Colorado guys should get together at some point.
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