Settled OME front springs and struts

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  1. HDP

    HDP New Member

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    I have OME 90009 struts and 2927 springs that have settled over time and is now is a lot lower than the rear. How can I overcome this issue? Install 2790 springs? Additional spacers? TIA.
     
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    How much has it lost? What is your current hub to fender measurement? How long have you had the lift? Do you have any extra weight up front such as a winch or ARB bumper?
    You could always add some 1/4'' top plates or do a clevis lift.
     
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    2 years with this lift, began to settle after about 8 months. Right now, approx. 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 lost. Only additional weight in the front is a Westin bull bar. It's a JBA 3-1/2 Econo lift, so it already has a 1/4 top plate and 3/8 clevis rings.
     
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    New springs... now, whether or not you go with 790's or not, I dont know if those will sag less over time or if the weight up front is still enough to cause it. Perhaps they will just lose height slower over time.

    My brand new OME 927's lost about 1/4" in the first 500-100 miles. I am going to do a clevis lift to bring both sides even, level and as high as I can, since the 948 rears with Monroe load levelers has lost 0" and is sitting at 22.25" both sides.

    An inch and a half + is disappointing to hear.
     
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    I'm not sure what the initial height was when installed but if I jack up the front for several hours and allow the suspension to extend, when I lower it back down the front and rear sit level but will gradually settle back down about 1-1/2" over the next couple of days.
     
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    What is the measurement from the center of the wheel/hub to the bottom edge of the fender flare? Front and rear measurements please, i'm just curious.
     
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    Never heard of one losing that amount in that length of time. My first set of 927s lasted 100,000 miles and didn't sag half that amount and that was with an ARB out front
     
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    That is just pulling the tires in, like any IFS, has nothing to do with springs etc
     
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    Even if it's not driven and sits in the same spot for those days?
     
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    My 2002 lost height in the front with top plates and 1 spacer.
    The 2003 still riding high.

    Only difference is 03 I used bilstein for the struts
     
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    LOL yes, until moved it will sit that way
     
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    My wife had a '16 Jeep Compass and we put a 2 inch lift on it. After I got the front on and set it down, it was more of a 4-5 inch lift. Got the rear done and same thing. After a short 1-2 mile trip it settled down to the 2 inch lift. Point being, as previously said, after unloading the suspension, the vehicle will sit higher until it settles down. Even my '09 Mazda 3 does it.
     
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    My rear didn't settle as much as the front/my front settled a lot more than the rear... hence the reason for this thread.
     
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    More weight in the front too. But, it is possible the springs could be bad. Might try contacting JBA (if you got them there) before they go under completely. They night be able to do something, I don't know.
     
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    Just get new springs and shocks
    Plus if you bought the Econo kit it came lower in the front than the rear
    and NO on using 790s, that is if you use an aftermarket bumper and winch, with what you have it 20 lbs or so
    No mention of what rear springs you are using , THAT information is needed as well
     
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    Pics after the suspension settles. Measurements taken from concrete driveway.

    driver_front.jpg driver_rear.jpg passenger_front.jpg passenger_rear.jpg
     
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    The tire looks a little worn in that first picture, are the cords showing?
     
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    Way easier for most of us to process if you measure from the center of the wheel to the bottom edge of the flare.
     
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    This. It'll remove the tire size/wear from the equation.
     
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