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Old 02-25-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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Coil Upgrade question

Hi everyone.

I have posted about my intent to lift my 2dr JK slightly for a little more of an aggressive look.

I read about potentially using the MOPAR HD coils using 19 and 60 (currently have 15's in the front and 55 in the back) which would lift the jeep slightly. I was then thinking about upgrading the shocks to the Rancho 9000XL. That combination would cost about $600.

I think an alternative might be the Old Man EMU 2" Lift which ends up roughly the same cost. Old Man Emu 2" Suspension Systems for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

Any experience with the OME? Any ideas? Opinions?

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OME is a very reputable company with lots of happy customers... IMO, if you're gonna spend the $ have something better to show for it than the minimal lift you'll get from stock springs....

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[QUOTE=Strinos;1081238]Hi everyone.

I have posted about my intent to lift my 2dr JK slightly for a little more of an aggressive look.

I read about potentially using the MOPAR HD coils using 19 and 60 (currently have 15's in the front and 55 in the back) which would lift the jeep slightly. I was then thinking about upgrading the shocks to the Rancho 9000XL. That combination would cost about $600.

I think an alternative might be the Old Man EMU 2" Lift which ends up roughly the same cost. Old Man Emu 2" Suspension Systems for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

Any experience with the OME? Any ideas? Opinions?

Doing the same exact thing you are speaking of and already got the shocks on. I had 14/54 on mine, I am adding 1 3/4 daystar spacers with my 19/60 springs. The shocks made a huge diffrence in the ride quality. Keep you posted on Monday.
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I have ordered the 19/60 coils as well.

My Sahara came with gas shocks so, I am hoping they will work for awhile. I am also going to add a 1 inch Tereflex puck to the front springs, to remove some of the rake and hpefully, compensate for the bumper and winch.
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Before any of you install the 19's and 60's could you tell us what coils you currently have and how much lift did you gain. Please.
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I went with the 19/60's myself. Just did the install today. I also have the 9000xl's. Heres the deal. I put these coils on and 1 3/4 daystar spacers like I said i was and got a solid 4" of lift. Some may say BS but the tape dont lie and now I feel that my driveshaft is way out of wack and I will be ordering track bar relocation brakets and new swaybar discos tonight. Expect nothing less that 2 inches out of doing this as I had the same coils that you did to start. Keep in mind I have no rear seat or carpet plus a soft top. I love the lift but I see that I'm am need some other things to make it safe. With just the 2" you should be safe stock. Make sure who ever does it loosens up everything that moves or flexes and torque them at ride hight with all wheels on the ground.
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I have ordered the 19/60 coils as well.

My Sahara came with gas shocks so, I am hoping they will work for awhile. I am also going to add a 1 inch Tereflex puck to the front springs, to remove some of the rake and hpefully, compensate for the bumper and winch.
And yes my rake is just about totally gone as well, I went from bottom of front fender 34.5" to 39" and 36" rear to 40" rear. I was planning on 3.5" lift but got 4". I would imagine it's going to settle a bit but it's tall. I have issues posting pics but if someone wants them PM me with your cell or email and I'll send them to you text or email. Install took 3 hr's with fabing brake line extension's and using a lift and trans jack. Does not ride stiff at all but does "sway" do the fact I could not hook my from swaybar links back up.
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And yes my rake is just about totally gone as well, I went from bottom of front fender 34.5" to 39" and 36" rear to 40" rear. I was planning on 3.5" lift but got 4". I would imagine it's going to settle a bit but it's tall. I have issues posting pics but if someone wants them PM me with your cell or email and I'll send them to you text or email. Install took 3 hr's with fabing brake line extension's and using a lift and trans jack. Does not ride stiff at all but does "sway" do the fact I could not hook my from swaybar links back up.
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I know. I'm familiar with that from my XJ. Its only gonna be for three days and i'm taking it easy in the mean time. I'm going all out tonight and getting the snorkel tonight also. After this weekend in the Pines I'm not gonna be doing any more ridiculous water crossings without one. I"m too nervous about hydro locking to do that stuff again. Lift or not its a good insurance policy and I plan I going there alot from now on.
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I don't blame you one bit. I'm steering completely clear of the pines because of that. Be sure to raise your breather tubes as well.
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I don't blame you one bit. I'm steering completely clear of the pines because of that. Be sure to raise your breather tubes as well.
I'll tell you I had a blast this weekend there. I'm gonna do the breather tubes myself. Thats an easy fix. I'm not really concerned with the fact that i'll have to deal with clay and silt all the time. I have access to a shop with a lift and I own a parts store so fluids aren't a problem. I know i'll have to over maintain my JK but that comes with the territory if your gonna ride there often. This weekend was very wet due to the rain earlier in the week and it is the end of winter in that area. The guys said this is the wettest time of year there. The one guy I rode with said he knew 5 people that hydro'ed there. The 370$ for a snorkel and some common sense should cure that issue.

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