I saw a TJ which the owner welded some aluminum extension on the bottom plate which the bumpstop hits. I thought bumpstops are extended from the top ( the yellow plastic or whatever bumpstop))? To me, it seems same effect. Am I right? Or any drawback? Thanks.
For the rear, the bumpstop extensions can go on the top since the springs are wide enough so there shouldn't be any contact when flexed.
For the front, if the bumpstop extensions are added to the top, you will most certainly have spring to bumpstop contact during flex because the extension is now very long and the springs are so narrow. That is why most companies have an axle mount extension for the front.
I just noticed this evening two issues with my OME lift. First is the bump stop on the drivers side. When articulated it hits the spring, but the passengers side does not. Secondly, the passenger side spring looks like it's not centered on the top mount (cup) but it is positioned correctly with the center over the cup. Bad springs? Move the bump stops to the bottom? or do I need different bump stops? Any advice or expierence would be appreciated.
Ken, I appreciate the response. I will look things over this evening and plan my move to the bottom. As for my other issue, the passenger rear spring, do your springs look centered? On my passenger side the spring (even though it sits in the top cone) the large flat cup looks way off center with the spring, almost as if the spring is bent or mis formed. I've sent an inquiry to ARB. I'll take a photo and post it so you can see what I mean. Other than looking funny the ride is great. Thanks again, P
PJ, all of my stops are centered within the springs. Probably the main reason for this is I have adjustable upper and lower CA's and they were adjusted to get the wheelbase back to original specifications. Also, I do not have a CV rear driveshaft, so the axle is not rotated up, which will move things as well.
My springs are BDS and they look centered and the same when doing a side-to-side comparison.
Sorry I can't help you with the springs, but there are lots of OME lift users here, so maybe someone like PBR Stitch, Ron, can help. He has lots of expertise in the OME area.