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Old 12-30-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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OME Springs ???s

Hello.

I have 2.5" OME HD springs in my TJ and 2" spacers on top of them.
Now I want to get rid of the spacers and I want 1-2" more lift.

The problem is that OME is one of a few manufacturers that are street legal her in Germany.

Can I install the front 2.5" OME HD springs in the rear? How much lift will I have with that setup?
Which OME springs (XJ, Granny, ...?) can I install in the front for the same amount of lift?

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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What makes a spring not street legal? anyway, the front and rear springs are different size width for the tj, thus you might have to fab them to fit right in the back. XJ, ZJ front springs will fit the front. I want to say that Ford LTD springs will give some lift to the back, but memory is fuzzy on that swap.

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Old 12-30-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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The German "Association for Technical Inspection" only allows OME springs and some European Brands. It´s expensive to make other springs street legal. They make test drives and some more things befor they allow them.

But if the front OME springs don´t fit in the rear I´ll have to buy some other ones.

What´s about the OME 4" springs? That would be an alternative. How much lift do the give? How is the spring rate?
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OME: old man emu or Original Manufacture Equipment.....

Not sure on the on 4" Emu's, are $82 for us, not sure what they would in Germany. I would think they are darn close to 4" though.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:44 AM   #5
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Old Man Emu.

I´ve read that the 4" OME springs are +5" high.. Is that true?

I would order the springs and some other parts at Transamerican Auto Parts Wholesale in the US.
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Old Man Emu.

I´ve read that the 4" OME springs are +5" high.. Is that true?

I would order the springs and some other parts at Transamerican Auto Parts Wholesale in the US.
You will get different heights out of different springs depending on how hard or soft they are and how much added weight you have on the jeep from winches, rear tire carriers, etc.

Contact the guys at DPG Offroad (316)776-9900 and see what they say, they can help you find the right OME springs for your application.

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