- Jul 14, 2005
- Reaction score
- Southeastern Ohio
About two years ago, I swapped a 2.5" lift (vintage 2012ish) from an '05 gasser into my '05 CRD. For awhile now the front has been painfully stiff so I'm looking at replacing gear all around.
Here & LJ, lift posts & recomendations date as far back as '05, so the CURRENTLY recommended OME PN's are a bit confusing. I'd greatly appreciate clarification from the brain trust (TomMudd?).
For a 2.5" lifted 2005 CRD with an ARB bumper w/12k winch:
Front: Struts, either # NS131 or 9009 ???; Coils #2790.
Rear: Shocks # N132L; Coils # 2948.
As I'm looking at committing pronto, confirmations much appreciated.
Also, given plans to tow regularly (w/ occasional tractor-grade local duty), I'm looking at installing the Airlift #60844 airbag setup to provide dialable rear load control. Thoughts appreciated.
My current setup, all OME:
Front= NS131 struts, E927 coils.
Rear= 379001 coils; shocks are OME but I can't find the #.
If anyone's interested, this other stuff will be available after my upgrade swap. Imho, the 927's are still fine = STIFF! Conversely, the 131's on front seem unforgivingly stiff, which I interpret as failure. For "normal" use the rear gear seems fine, but my load plans require a heavier rating.
CRD came stock with 410 lb spring
you then went down by installing the 927s which are rated at 400 lb
reason for stiffness is too much weight
790s is what I have installed on CRDs and work great they are rated at 500 lb
For front shocks go OME , they work the best overall on a CRD