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Old 11-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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OME Lift Question

So I am getting ready to put an Old Man Emu 2" kit on my 2006 LJ, and I am having trouble deciding whether to use their "Light" or "Heavy" kit. I am hoping there are some members here who are running this kit and who have some insight. The Jeep is a daily driver and only does light off-roading. Usually, it's just me in there, but I occasionally fill it with people and camping gear. I don't have a winch up front, or spare fuel can carrier, etc. in the back. Once in a while, I pull a small trailer with it, but only a few times a year.

Based on the above, I'm inclined to go with the "Light" kit, because I figure that one is comparable to the stock suspension, but it would be helpful to hear from someone who's actually running it. I definitely do not want to end up with a harsh, punishing ride, but maybe the "heavy" kit would not cause that, and would be less prone to sagging over time as well? Anyway, your advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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I don't run either one so I can't help, but it would help you to state hard or soft top. Good luck!

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
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Oops. Forgot to mention: Soft top.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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Call Dirk at DPG Offroad. He will tell you exactly what to go with...

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Before Dirk@ DPG was so well known on this Forum, I had the heavy kit installed by a local 4wd shop...here it is about 2 years later sittin' on 33's heavier bumpers front and rear.

With the 33' x 12.50's runnin' 26psi it runs better than it ever did factory. Your tire size and whether or not you are going to change anything else figure into it as well IMO.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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Im running the heavy kit on my lj rubicon... ive got heavy bumpers front and rear, winch, tire carrier with a 33" spare as well as a hard top and tools in the back. When I put my hard top back on for the winter it brought the rear down a little bit but has smoothed my ride out from an already solid ride. So if you don't have any of those things the heavy kit will probably give you a stiffer ride and more lift than I netted however if you plan on adding more weight or a hard top the heavy kit is something to consider.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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Heres a pic of my setup (does have a 1.25" body lift as well for good measure
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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I've got the 'light' kit, I would say it's better than stock. I run my TJ light, no back seat, no winch and stock bumpers.

On the street its great on rough trails its great, haven't tried wheeling it over big stuff so can't comment.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
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I have a 2.5l TJ with about 250-300ish pounds of bumpers, winch, sliders, and skid plates and I use the medium I'd go with a heavy kit with the heavyweight lj and the 4.0
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:50 PM   #10
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I went with the heavy kit and am VERY happy with it.

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Old 11-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #11
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I just ordered mine from Dirk today. After many considerations, I went with the 2932 springs in the front and the "light" in the rear, which I think is the 2949. I have soft top, with no weight in the rear and no aftermarket bumpers or winch. If I do go with a heavier front bumper later on, I may have to switch to the 2933 springs at least. If it helps, here is the application chart from the OME catalog.
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You'll be happy with it, Dirk is a great guy and is immensely helpful. I ended up going with stiffer springs, but my TJ now rides very nice with a little extra weight. Did you get a body/mml as well?
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You'll be happy with it, Dirk is a great guy and is immensely helpful. I ended up going with stiffer springs, but my TJ now rides very nice with a little extra weight. Did you get a body/mml as well?
Actually I am on 31s, so we left the BL/MML out entirely. Now we'll see if I can install it all!
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I just ordered mine from Dirk today. After many considerations, I went with the 2932 springs in the front and the "light" in the rear, which I think is the 2949. I have soft top, with no weight in the rear and no aftermarket bumpers or winch. If I do go with a heavier front bumper later on, I may have to switch to the 2933 springs at least. If it helps, here is the application chart from the OME catalog.
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2949 isnt light duty...thats what i have and theyre the hd LJ versions rear springs.
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2949 isnt light duty...thats what i have and theyre the hd LJ versions rear springs.
Ok, not sure what they are then. Dirk just mentioned the "light" ones for the rear. I'll find out in a week or so!
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2949 isnt light duty...thats what i have and theyre the hd LJ versions rear springs.
I got the invoice in the mail, and I should be receiving the 2941 springs for the rear. Should give a nice soft ride.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #17
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If you wheel it and carry your camping goodies, those springs may sag on you under load. If you don't carry a bunch of stuff, you'll be fine.

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