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Should the nut at the top of the OME front strut assembly be tightened only so far as to expose a certain number of threads above the nut, or should it be torqued all the way to thread runout?

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I'd recommend torquing it till the rubber bushing is spread enough that it is just surpassing the edges of the washer on top of it. One tech at a tire shop that I was at torqued a set all the way down and I feel it looked like there was no play left in the rubber bushing at all after that, and then what is the point of the bushing? JMO - YMMV
 

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Some have torqued it all the way down, I don't think it matters.

FWIW, the way I did mine is I matched the bulge of the thick, rubber isolating spacer on the OME assembly to roughly the same bulge as that of the stock assembly. I think I gave it a crank or two more on the socket wrench, but it was well compressed and almost to the end of the threads.
 

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I asked this question because I just installed the OME 3" lift, and developed a "clunk" in the front suspension on the driver's side. It happened off road, rough terrain, when the wheel was up and just starting to come down. In other words, just as the strut was starting to de-compress.

I had originally installed it with the nut partially tightened, revealing only 6 threads above the nut.

Based on what I read here, I went ahead and tightened the nuts all the way down. I just off road tested it. The "clunk" is gone. I think it's fixed.

Thank you all for helping. :clap:
 
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