FJ Old Man Emu Install LIVE...NOW...Watch

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FJ Old Man Emu Install LIVE...NOW...Watch...Tire Install Update...pictures

We are installing an OME Full Suspension on the FJ TODAY...NOW. I will be updating this thread as we go. We have started at 8:30am ECT. Should be fun, here are the first pictures..... Enjoy
Tedd
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Here is the first picture. It seems that we are limited on the space(amount) of pictures that we allowed to post. We will try to work with smaller attachments.
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Compare stock on the left and OME on the right. Yeah, there is a fairly significant weight difference between the two....say 10-15 pounds...
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Here are prodcuts being used....OME 893 front coils...light duty, N139S Strut, OME 895 rear coils....light duty(listed as medium), N141 shocks. We do have the OME95PF5's for trim packers if needed. This is the Prado 120 suspension we are testing. We have two OME suspension that we will be installing/testing and reporting on. The first here being the light duty....the next, in a week or so, the medium duty one.
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Gilead said:
Here is the first picture. We seems that we are limited on the space(amount) of pictures that we allowed to post. We will try to work with smaller attachments.
That looks like a 2 post Rotary lift, not a OME no matter what stickers you put on it ;p
 
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Front coil and strut installed. As a point of information. The stock coil measured 14" and the OME 13 15/16". We did use the trim spacer beacuse the coils were a bit loose without it....
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The front Struts, N139S were shipped via air frieght from Australia last week.
 
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Just so that we had a point of reference, we took the FJ for a trail ride last weekend. Yeah, the tires sucked in the mud.
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THe front LH coil and strut have been installed. The RH is coming off as I type here. The front sway bar seems to be giving us a run for the $. We will be able to post bigger pictures now...thanks Woody. Here is the RH side...
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Here are some stats on the stock height. Front RH- 28 3/4",LH- 29", Rear RH- 30 7/8", LH- 30 3/4".
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The RH coil ands strut are in the Branick 7200 strut machine. The amount of tension to compress this coil verses the stock one is much greater!
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The stock rear coil information is as follows...Stock RH-14 13/16" LH- 14 13/16"...the same. The OME's are 15 3/8" each. The stocker is on the left, the OME is on the right...cleaner too....
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Notice that the OME shock is a thicker body?? It also has a bell housing around the shaft to keep mud dirt and grime from staying inside as a shock boot would. It also keeps the rod from getting pitted. That's another thing you can't see, but the rod is a thicker shaft!!

This is great to watch Tedd!! Very impressive!! :cheers:
 
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The shock goes in. Yeah, the installer got in the way...
Scott Cohen at ARB is also coaching us on the phone...sort of. Thanks Scott for all your help and insight.
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To install the rear "stuff" we had to unbolt the rear sway bar and track bar.
 
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