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Old September 11th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Suspension Kit / Exhaust

I am thinking about purchasing the OME 2 inch suspension kit off the rovers north site for my 95 D90. Says its the best way to get a lift without modifying anything. I am at best a novice mechanic. Is this something easy to install on my own? If so, can I do 1 at a time using my standard jack? Also considering putting in the NRP Y pipe on my own. Any suggestions? Am I biting off more than I can chew?

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Old September 11th, 2010, 04:01 PM
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nope its pretty intuitive, it helps to have a pair of jackstands.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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I wouldn't do it with the standard jack. I doubt you even could. At least get yourself a proper floor jack with jack stands.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 04:29 AM
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Thank you for your replies. Once again, I apologize if these are dumb questions. Are these the correct steps to replace the shocks / springs....?

1. Place jack under chassis and raise the truck
2. Remove tire
3. Use coil compressor or 2nd jack on axel to compression coils
4. Remove bolts holding shocks in place
5. Decompress coils then remove shocks
6. Place new shocks/coils then go backwards from step 4.

Seriously, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing and need someone to spell it out for me. Those steps just seemed like the logical thing to do.

Back to the exhaust....after removing the stock exhaust can I simply bolt on the NRP Y pipe? Does it fit right in place with no modification necessary?

Feel free to call me an idiot....my first project.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 09:39 AM
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Here's a previous thread. http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ead.php?t=4044

Search around a bit on the forum and see how much information you can find. I think there's a good amount floating around from prior threads. Let us know if you have more questions.

Just do be careful as you're dealing with a lot of weight. Make sure you support the frame well.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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Thank you for your help! I'll give it shot. I wish I had found D-90.com years ago! You going to the National Rally in Moab?
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Old September 12th, 2010, 03:00 PM
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Get some help ... if you are a complete novice then you need some safety awareness ... dropping your truck on the floor without wheels onto to your head might be the last thing you ever do!

The work is straightforward but you'll probably be pulling and pushing stuff that could make your rig unstable. As Chris said ... use a proper jack ( a 2 tonne trolley jack ) and heavy duty axle stands. do it on a firm flat surface. Chock your wheels and select the gears, diff lock as described in the manual.

The fitment of the NRP pipe will depend on whether you have a compatible rear exhaust section ... if it's original or a compatible replacement all should be good ... don't forget gaskets, exhaust clay, and replacement bolts for the manifold connector ... chances are one or two may break.

Do you have a decent toolkit?
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Old September 12th, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Just found out that my neighbor has a lift in his garage as well as every tool you'd ever need. Not to mention that he builds race cars. I think he'll be my designated partner on this project. Thank you for the suggestions.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 04:22 PM
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Perfect!

good luck and post pictures .... we are suckers for posts with pictures .... I added a pic of my truck on a lift having some exhaust work ... the number of viewers of this thread will now rocket! ;-)

Did you do your Oil lines yet?? If your neighbor builds race cars he might be able to help!
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Old September 12th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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Oil lines are done. I'll be sure to post before and after shots. Hoping to have everything delivered this week and completed next weekend.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Where in Denver are you? I've done the OME swap on my RRC by myself (but I'm fairly novice myself) and didn't find it too difficult. I'm usually free on Saturdays if you need a second set of hands.

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Old September 13th, 2010, 01:38 AM
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I'm in Wash Park near Washington St. and I-25. I'd really appreciate a second set of hands. Shoot me an email at zeusdavis@mac.com and I'll give you a call this week once the parts come in. Would be nice to meet another rover enthusiast.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:46 PM
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I'm in Congress Park so that is really close. Is yours that silver D90 I see all the time? I'll email you....

Also, are you still planning on using the neighbor's lift? If not, you'll need jack stands that are tall enough and strong enough to support the frame. The small 3 ton ones I found weren't long enough to reach the frame at normal height. I only have the shorter 3.5ton ones.
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Perfect!

good luck and post pictures .... we are suckers for posts with pictures .... I added a pic of my truck on a lift having some exhaust work ... the number of viewers of this thread will now rocket! ;-)

Did you do your Oil lines yet?? If your neighbor builds race cars he might be able to help!
Do I spy a galv chassis??????
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Do I spy a galv chassis??????
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Jeff- I'll shoot you an email too. I'm in Bonnie Brae at Milwaukee and Florida. I may be around that weekend- would be nice to meet you the other Jeff. -Jay
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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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[QUOTE=Gore Ranger;240790]I'm in Congress Park so that is really close. Is yours that silver D90 I see all the time? I'll email you....[QUOTE]

I'm in the DU area and would love to come watch, I offer no insight on this but can stand around like the best of them.

I am in LOVE with that silver D90- drive out of my way to S. Gaylord St all the time just to see it.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Is that the silver station wagon with the black checker plate sills, etc?
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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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I have a black st. The silver wagon is off of gaylord and louisiana by the high school. Yes, it has the diamond plating and a rack. I used to take the long way home to drive by and daydream before I bought mine. No, I'm not a stalker. The Pro Comp shocks are on backorder until the 1st week in October. Once I have everything I'll give everyone a call. Probably looking at weekend of Oct 16-17. Hoping to get everything done before the rover rally in Moab on the 19th. Anyone going? Wife and I just had a baby and I doubt I'll be able to go unless someone has a wife/girlfriend my wife can hang with there. Apparently taking a 5 week old off-roading is frowned upon.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:40 PM
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DON'T BUY THE PRO-COMPS- THEY SUCK!!!! They'll make your D90 handle like a pregnant rhinocerous on roller skates! Go with OME's. I tried to give a relatively new set of Pro Comps away for free here and I wound up throwing them out! My D90 came with Pro-comps on it and I was convinced I needed new bushings- it definitely felt old and handled like a 16 year old truck. I put the OME's on and it's like a new vehicle; amazing difference. To put it into perspective I run it without sways and it still handles 10x better than it did with Pro Comps and sways.
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