Installing OME lift this weekend.... COMPLETED AND AWESOME!

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  1. JasonJ

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    And should read "shock" not shark...lol

    I needed the laugh though. Proofreading is for chumps!
     
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    Left front ALWAYS sits a bit lower than the right front, I always give the left side a bit more of lift than the right
     
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    I'll have to tweak it via the CLEVIS FORK (not cleaver, attached to the not shark)...

    About 1/8" of clevis to make up 1/4" of lift, yeah?

    Couldn't get alignment done... They found right outer tie rod end loose.. Too loose to accurately adjust things. I did not disconnect that side. The right side went a lot quicker than the left.

    So I'll put another tie rod end on this weekend... Then take it in for alignment. I think I can adjust the left back to where it was which will help for the few miles I'll need to drive it until then.

    Hate to do it that way... But can't take another day off work so soon.
     
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    I knew what you meant, but I've already felt it's better to be a smart a** than a dumb a**. I'd be a liar if I said autocorrect never got the best of me. Cleavering sharks was just to good to pass up.
     
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    Haha! Indeed it was!
     
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    So quick question for the group. How many miles does it typically take for the springs to settle in?

    Also, since I’m going to have the alignment done tomorrow, should I do a quick quarter inch clevis lift to bring the Front level with the rear while I’m at it?
     
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    It depends on what you do in those miles, but I think Tom says now and then again on about 1000 miles. If you're gonna do a clevis lift do it before the alignment
     
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    Cool. I got a wee bit less than 200 on the rear, about 100-125 on the front. I'll keep on rolling for a while then.

    I think I'll leave it with the half inch of rake... It looks good, so meh. I'll be able to bring it back for more alignment adjustments no charge for the next three months... So if I put control arms on it, or decide to level it out with a clevis lift, I'll be able to do so without much worry.

    Who knows how much the springs may settle. I'll likely use the clevis lift to bring the front back up to a solid 3" of lift after they've settled.

    I think the helper springs on the rear will keep the 948's from dropping much if any at all.
     
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    Take it out and twist it up good at different angles , that will get them settled in quicker as well
    When I did the 790s I went to the Badlands ( off road park) and after two days it rode better, and was good and settled in
     
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    So, basically just drive around the cratered roads of Michigan.. Got it. Lol.

    Thanks for the tips... It's good to know what to expect.
     
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    Will post up my alignment specs after all of this later this afternoon... 3 of 4 camber bolts in the lower control arms are/were seized. So adjustments there were little possible.

    It's just a smidge out of spec in that dept, but toe is good, and it drives very very well. A little more darting when I hit certain bumps or holes than before the lift, but that's to be expected with longer suspension parts and more leverage between the tires and the vehicle steering components.

    It's been just shy of 1000 miles now... settled about 1/4" in the front. Will do a small clevis lift soon to adjust that back up, and to level left to right. Rear has not settled any, maybe 1/8" at that- which I attribute to the springs on the Monroe Load Levelers taking some of the weight and work off of the rear OME's.