2" lift.....shock/spring rating

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 20:56
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Hi all,
Just got a set of 2" OME spring from trading post. They are all in black paint. I have heard OME spring/shock has rating, do they? If they do, how can I know whether they are soft/medium/hard rating?

do i need to change other thing else such as extended brake hose or castor bush?
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Reply By: cj - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:16

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:16
As they can be different dimensions for medium and heavy duty ring ARB for the measurements to determine what you have.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:18

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:18
What car they going in??

You should find out before you put them in what they are. Maybe goto a 4wd store and show them, ask, would be a waste of time to put them in if they were soft and you load your car up...
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:32

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:32
Truckster is right , first we ned to know what car , before you fit them it will pay to get a wheel alighment report , so you know what your castor camber is at , them another when springs are fitted , this is the only way to know how much it altered , I fitted a set of 4 inch springs in my 80 with 25 ml spring bushes to bring it up to 5 inch lift , I was able to get the castor camber back to original with the ARB offset bushes , I had the same bushes with a 2 inch lift and found that they over corrected slightly. every car is diffrent and can very to the amount of front end wear . Venus Bay
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Reply By: 2ndLow - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:50

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:50
it will be on gq......... right now it slightly pull to left......no because of road camber......so should i still do wheel alignment before / after i fit it ? .........
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 23:13

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 23:13
I would only get a report to let me now what the castor camber is , pointless in getting your tow in changed if your getting springs fitted . If you tell your local wheel alighment place what you are doing , they will probably give you a good deal on getting a report and a wheel alighment after the springs are fitted. They may ask you for payment up front for both , but thats fair enough also . It all depends on what kind of negotiator you are lol . Venus Bay
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Reply By: Hilly - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 15:42

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 15:42
I wouldn't worry about the cost of a wheel alignment before the fitting because it is irrelevant. As long as the correct settings can be achieved after the fitting of the new springs it doesn't matter what they were before. Put the $30 towards a bottle of bourbon to enjoy while camping after a day of "Spring testing"


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Reply By: colin - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 17:01

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 17:01
You will also have to check the front springs for which is right and left they should have a sticker on the spring telling which is which. Dont worry about caster on a 2inch lift as this will probibly take the vehicle back to its original height when new as the original springs would have sagged consierably. You would be best to change the shockies as well. Col
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