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Old 03-03-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
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2 inch OME Suspension Lift on 2014 JKU questions

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I've read great reviews about the Old Man Emu 2 inch lift for the JKU but I can't find anywhere that actually tells you what comes with it. I'm looking to raise my 2014 JKU Sport 2 inches and I want the OME set up but I'm not sure what the kit comes with and if I need to buy anything else with it. As of right now, the only additional weight that I will have on the vehicle is the hard top. Otherwise no after market bumpers for at least a year. So all in all, what parts come with the OME 2 inch suspension lift kit for the 2014 JKU and should I get the Heavy or Light.

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PS: This is an everyday rider with offroading on the weekends.

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Old 03-03-2014, 02:32 PM   #2
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Hey guys,

I've read great reviews about the Old Man Emu 2 inch lift for the JKU but I can't find anywhere that actually tells you what comes with it. I'm looking to raise my 2014 JKU Sport 2 inches and I want the OME set up but I'm not sure what the kit comes with and if I need to buy anything else with it. As of right now, the only additional weight that I will have on the vehicle is the hard top. Otherwise no after market bumpers for at least a year. So all in all, what parts come with the OME 2 inch suspension lift kit for the 2014 JKU and should I get the Heavy or Light.

Thanks !

PS: This is an everyday rider with offroading on the weekends.
I have been running the OME HD spring lift for the last 4.5 years. I went with the HD coils for the added weight (bumpers & winch) and I netted out over 3" of lift with bumpers/winch and still no sag from the springs and the ride quality is nice! Mine is also, a DD and used for weekend off-roading.

If you are not going to add much in the case of weight you may want to look at the MD or LD springs as the HD coils will make for a stiffer ride for sure!

As for kit at the time OME did not offer a full kit and thus I pieced my kit together with TeraFlex lower front control arms (get my caster back to stock), Adj rear swaybar links, JKS quick disco's for the front swaybar, JKS front and rear Adjustable track bars to center the axles. I did't like the thought of trackbar relocate bracket...heard too many stories of the bracket snapping/breaking and the JKS Adjustable track bar is beefy!

Then I went with the LT (Long Travel) OME Nitro shocks, longer brake lines, 2" bumpstops. You will need to add 1.5" Wheel spacers if you are running stock rims to avoid wheel rubbing on the suspension components.

As for what is included in the kits...best to call Northridge4x4 or other dealers that deal with the OME kits.

What my OME HD LT kit looks like with 35's



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Awesome man, thanks for the response. So how much lift did you get in the end ? Your jeep looks amazing. I'm probably going to keep the 32inch tires for now. I'm gonna get the pro comp 7005 wheels most likely. What size width should I get the rims on the stock tires ?
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Awesome man, thanks for the response. So how much lift did you get in the end ? Your jeep looks amazing. I'm probably going to keep the 32inch tires for now. I'm gonna get the pro comp 7005 wheels most likely. What size width should I get the rims on the stock tires ?
No problem, without bumpers/winch the HD coils gave me just over 3.75" of lift with stock bumpers, but the ride was pretty hard/harsh over bumps! When I added the bumpers & winch the lift was just shy of 3.25" of lift and ride quality improved greatly. The coils have not sagged an inch in 4.5 years of use. With your plans of not adding bumpers or winch look at the OME MD coils or LD which will give you less lift and better ride quality for a DD.

The wheels I am running are 17x8" with a 4.6" Backspacing lots of room away from the suspension components running a 35x12.5R17 STT tire. When I ran my stock rims and 32" tires during the winter months, I had to get 1.5" spiderex wheel spacers as my rims were actually rubbing on my rear swaybar links after the lift.

As for rim width that will depend on the tire width you will run and if you will be airing down to a really low PSI when off-roading. 8 or 9" wide rim you should be fine. Just be sure you have backspacing closer 4.5" you should be good to go for 12.5 wide tires. With my BS my tires only sit out about 1/4 to 1/2" outside my fender flares to keep me safe from the cops pulling me over.
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Great, this is all really helpful. So if I'm gonna rock the stock bumpers for a while, I could always use the MD or LD coils and then just change the coils to a HD ?
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Great, this is all really helpful. So if I'm gonna rock the stock bumpers for a while, I could always use the MD or LD coils and then just change the coils to a HD ?
You can do that very easily switching out the coils when you do decide to add bumpers/winch down the road.

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