Suspension - OME Pt No.

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Simon,
You mentioned you had fitted OME 861 FR & OME 851 FR springs. Looking
at the Slee site OME 861 relates to a front spring for a stock ride
height and OME 851 related to a front spring for +2.5 inches over
stock.
I could understand if it was 851 front and 860 rear to give +2.5
inches over stock,
or
861 F & 862 R to keep stock / + 1 inch ride height.
See - http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/80_suspension.htm and scoll
to bottom of page.
Could you clarify please?
Thanks Gareth.
 
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Hi Gareth

My mistake. I checked once I got home and they are OME 851 for the front and OME 862 for the rear. This was on the advice of JJ at Froggies and I think the logic was to correct the bum high stance of the standard springs? They seemed convinced that this was the best combo. I will say again that this is a real change the drive experience and I should have done it years ago!!

Thank you Julian for the link. Will get on the phone tomorrow and start spending again with Milners..... What do I need again?? As I did the seals and replaced all the bearings only last year and I am hoping to re-use this lot. Will repacking the bearings as I am doing the Birfields and change both oils seals again though with Mr Toyo originals. Would appreciate any "Gotcha's" and any opinions on best brand of grease???

Simon
 
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Dear all

Gareth has got me thinking. According to Slee springs marked "A" are drivers side and "B" passenger side for Aussie rules driving ie like ours. But the longer front springs are marked "B"? is this because they know Mrs H is going to suddenly take a liking for cream cakes and will need the extra support on that side?

Confused Simon
 
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Hi Simon,
The story behind the different lengths is that the roads in Aus have a
severe camber so that the torrential rain they get can flow off
quickly.
They drive on the same side as us and thus the passenger side is the
gutter side and requires a longer spring to bring it level with the
right hand side.
I don't think it has anything to do with the size of the average
Sheila, however for the UK some recommend reversing the springs so the
longer ones are on the drivers side to counteract the Brits ever
expandind wasteline, whether from too many MacDonalds or too many
Stellas.
And the end of the day you should be able to get some spacers from your
supplier so that you can even up the springs.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Simon,
You will need from Milners:
Front Axle Seal Kit.
2 x CV joints.
2 x Drive Flange Plates
From your dealer:
2 x Circlips from end of driveshaft
2 x inner axle seals.
Also try to lay your hands on a four foot length of scaffolding pole -
when you have the CV and halfshaft out, drop the shaft into the
scaffolding pole a couple of times and the halfshaft should drop out of
the CV.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Morning All
What do you think about this? Shall I try swapping the springs for the
front so as to take up my weight when driving so now "B" will be on the
drivers side and "A" on the passenger side? The alternative is to try to
get a spacer in there to get her back on the even.
All the best


Simon Hughes
 
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Hi Simon,
Having never met you I wouldn't want to comment on your weight to the
politically correct respose would be go for spacers!
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Julian
No offence would be taken. I will see if I can get a spacer off JJ at
Froggies.
I would give you my old shocks and springs but that would be pointless.
All the best.
Simon
 
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