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Old May 8th, 2005, 12:13 AM
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Smile Disco II OME lift

Installed the 2" OME lift on my G4 today. Came out to be a pretty easy install, and came up with a few extra tips.

Don't even need to mess with a spring compressor at all. Disconnect the front driveshaft at the yoke, rest the shaft on the crossmember and you can drop the front axel low enough to re and re the springs super easy. (just be sure to disconnect the retianer clips for the brake lines (see pic).

For the rear, just remove the calipers from the rotors, and tie them up with bailing wire or whatever (so they don't hang on the brake lines)and you can drop the axle down easily enough to put the springs in without compressing them at all.

Did both front, and swapped out the SLS in the rear in about 2 1/2 hours.
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Old May 8th, 2005, 09:15 AM
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Ok... but where's the pics of the finished truck???
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Old May 9th, 2005, 10:17 PM
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Didn't have time to take pictures on Sunday..... I was to busy driving!!!
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Old May 10th, 2005, 09:38 AM
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Looking good, Scott.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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779 front, 781 rear. N107 front / N108 rear shocks. BFG AT's 265/75/16

With the bigger tires, I am going to upgrade the steering dampner as well. (yes Ho, expect a call!)

Ho, thanks for the advice! The truck drives great, all in all, a great modification, money well spent!
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Old May 10th, 2005, 09:59 AM
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Sweet, looks good.

I haven't seen Ho's G4 in a while-->did Ho finally lift up his 'crouching tiger'
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Old May 10th, 2005, 10:17 AM
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Old May 10th, 2005, 11:34 AM
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Take a look in he tech section under G4.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 05:03 PM
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scott, that's looking pretty sweet.

rob, after the SLS crapped on me, i just had to coil up.
so i now have a lift.

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Old May 10th, 2005, 07:42 PM
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Looks good!; not over done; simplicity goes a long way.

Get a hot chick in a bikini to model next to the G4 and you will have some new EE garage posters that you can distribute.

Larry
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Old May 10th, 2005, 08:54 PM
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dont' need no hotties.

hey scott, are you removing the fender flares? and the A-bar?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 12:24 PM
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I am trying to figure out what to do to replace that style A bar. I want the additional lights in the front. Love to get a winch, (your set-up looks great) but that will be down the road. Is it possible to install lights on your style A bar?

What do you think would be viable options?

Probably leave the flares on for now, I am curious to see if they get scaped up at all. I think the theory is to guard the edge of the fender lip, but who REALLY knows?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 12:46 PM
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well, i have 4 lights on the rack, and i think that takes care of the lighting business.

also, the factory lights on the headlight line is quite intense... you have the low beam, the high beam, and the fogs. that's 6 little lights on there already.
so i've decided to not put any lights on the bumper line.

the flares... yeah, i think they'll protect the edges of the fenders. maybe we should add some other "protective" stuff all over the truck?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 01:08 PM
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Like Orange Rihinolining? Noticed on Dweb that someone Rhinolined thier hood...yikes! (Be interesting to see that a week or so after a good drive in the mud).

Only protection I think it needs is on the underside.

I don't really mind the flares, so, we'll see. I won't be adding any lights to the rack once it arrives, so I want to keep the driving light on the bumper. If I go with YOUR style A bar, is there any place to mount them?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 01:11 PM
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you can do the G4 style. they didnt' have the Abar thing. and the lights would go where the Abar would bolt:



and i still think it makes the bumper line too busy with lights all over.

i dont' see any suitable place for lights if you decide to go wiht the A-bar.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 01:23 PM
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The factory lights offer pretty good lighting. The biggest improvement you can make in the lighting department is by adding lights up top as Ho has suggested. There is no point adding any lighting at the bumper line unless it's the Hella 4000 cornering beam (IMO). They work well on the trail and are fantastic on the road.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 02:07 PM
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I tend to agree. I think I will leave the boxy looking A br and lights until I go for the winch set up.

Ho, your's is the stock LR discreet with the A bar right? Are you guys selling that one? What kind of $$ ??

I have seen some similar ones on a few other sites, but nothing quite the same. LR dealers here are pretty lame, they think aftermarket accessories are tie clips and baseball hats! So it's pointless for me to query them about anything.

I gave up trying to deal with them ages ago.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 02:53 PM
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we dont' stock them.

i have to check on the price... it surely ain't cheap. to the point that going with a whole new winch bumper like TJM or ARB would make more sense. even the A-bar is an option.

just shoot me an email when you decide what to do for winch.
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Old May 12th, 2005, 10:01 AM
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RoverConnection is selling the discreet winch basket with A-bar for a paltry $980--yikes.

It does look good though. Ho, the G4 is looking mighty fine, but you should look into cutting off that factory tow point on the winch basket, it only serves as a plow right now since you have the Dixon-bates.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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i kinda dig that ring thing.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 08:38 PM
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Hey guys, new to the Forum here but I've seen some of you on DWeb. Sweetlookin G4s you got there.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Ah, but look at the clean lines without the ring Ho
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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:57 AM
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clean indeed... but you know, we've got an issue...
all the pics here are on the damn driveways. LOL

we gotta do something about it.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 03:19 PM
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Somehow Rob is going to blame me for his driveway pics because we haven't been out wheeling in awhile.
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 05:53 PM
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clean indeed... but you know, we've got an issue...
all the pics here are on the damn driveways. LOL

we gotta do something about it.


No kidding, summer is here and I haven't done anything yet. This calls for an early Pismo run, my tires need cleaning plus SHane has to learn to drive ont he sand. As I recall, he broke down about ten minutes into our last sand outing
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