05 Lift questions

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by randymorris, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    How much were the springs from Amazon?
     
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    Both 927s and 948s were $174.60/pair, with free prime shipping.
     
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    Yep all OME coils for the KJ and KK are the same price most all places
    Amazon works out at about the same price as JBA so just wondering .
    JBAs OMEs are 167. so with shipping right about there
    All OMEs come into the US through a single place then 3-4 warehouses supply everyone throughout the country.
     
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    Yeah, I purely went with Amazon due to the free 2 day shipping instead of having to wait a while longer
     
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    I just added front and rear OME springs to my JBA cart, estimated shipping from PA to MI via least expensive method offered (FedEx), total came to $366 and some change.

    Amazon price with free shipping is $349.20 for the same. So not a huge difference, but almost enough to cover the cost of the front Teraflex bump stops or the top plates.

    I had other parts coming from other sources that were going to take 3-5+ days to arrive anyhow, so for me, having the springs arrive in two days was not a huge bonus.

    I actually didn't even think to check on Amazon and use my prime account to buy the parts... didn't occur to me. Oh well. If the cost was 20% different... I'd be more upset.

    As it is, I'm only one nice weather weekend and a set of hockey pucks away from installing the whole set up anyhow.
     
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    I just checked the price with shipping to Phoenix from JBA, and it would have been $390 for me, so it covered my front bumpstops.
     
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    Good to know. I won’t waste my money on Firestone then.
     
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    So my install is on hold for now. Waiting for a buddy to help me from here. I can’t seem to get the axle to drop far enough to where I can also pull out the old coil by myself. Once I get a second pair of hands this should go much faster. I’ve got another friend coming by tomorrow to help me with the front end doing the suspension, outer tie rods, and rack and pinion.
     
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    ratchet straps and 2x4s come in handy [emoji106]

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    Remove the sway bar , helps a lot
    I do lifts by myself all the time, 2.5 to over 4 inches
    Old coils should fall out by themselves if you have shocks removed and sway bar off
     
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    I was working one side at a time, and on this side the sway bar is removed, I was able to get it separated using my jeeps jack like I found someone using to do a “wesway” lift, and that really helped. The 3/8ths bit I have isn’t able to go through the bottom spring perch, so I’m going to buy a new bit that should work. I figure any bit meant for steel should work, yeah?
     
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    Yes good bit should go through it like butter

    wesway LOL still laugh at that
     
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    Should 3/8 by 2.5” bolts work for the bump stops?

    Edit: So linger bolts might have helped, but it all worked out. Once the other side is done tomorrow I’ll take some pictures, but it’s definitely sitting higher
     
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    I use 2.25 inch long 3/8 inch bolts
     
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    So when I put washers on, there wasn’t enough threads for the nut to grab with a 2.5” bolt it seemed like, and running without washers the bolt head went halfway into the hockey puck, but definitely got to the locking part of the nut that way.
     
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    What are you using for bumpstops?
    Hockey pucks are one inch thick, so two would have 2 inches plus the thickness of the spring pad and washers with a 2.5 inch bolt should be more than enough.
    ??????
     
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    I bought hockey pucks off amazon. I’ll get a picture today when doing the second side. I have to get a friends help with putting the bolt on as well because I couldn’t fit my fingers under the spring perch to get the nut on the bolt.

    Ice Hockey Pucks for Practicing and Classic Training, Official Regulation, 6oz Diameter 3" Thickness 1" Black, Set of 6 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GFGWR7W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ym7ICb5287ZHF
     
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    So the spring perch appears to be about 1/4” thick, so it feels like there’s just not enough threads left after adding in the washers as well. That is tightened down to where it felt like it was locking, but not flush with the end of the nut.
     
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    Looking at the current setup, I’m not sure how the front bump stops attach. Is there a trick to removing the old one and installing the teraflex ones?
     
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    After drilling through it, the spring perch should not (mine was not) be 1/4" thick... perhaps 1/8". About 2-2.5mm at most.