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Old 03-10-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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Installing lift this weekend

I purchased the northridge4X4 old man emu lift package with the jks adjustable track bars and long travel shocks. Dave told me I would need the adjustable sway bar links too since I'm going with LT shocks . So I got those along with jks rear coil spring retainers, extended brake lines and 1/2 inch coil spacer for front springs. Should I be worried about some type of retainer for the front springs as well? And what is everyone doing with the abs esp wheel sensor wire? Should I be worried about buying extensions for those ? I already spent my budget for a few months at least .. So control arms and 35's on 15" will have to wait. I want so so much more like gobi rack, Flowmaster series 40 dual exhaust , etc , etc

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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That sounds awesome I'm doing the same setup with my 08JK in 4 weeks and counting. If you don't mind me asking what did you pay? I have heard other guys on here talk about northridge and if the price is right I'm gonna go through them. Also you should run coil spring retainers on all 4 coils just to play it safe and plus they are cheap. Curious to why your running a coil spacer in the front though? The OME springs should give you the lift you need unless your gonna run a heavy bumper/winch these will help the sag. To my understanding there is a way to disengage the esp crap, if I remember right I found it in the owners manual, I will have to get back with you. I have done al ot of research and everyone seems to love the OME lift so keep us posted...

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Old 03-12-2011, 02:17 AM   #3
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If you don't mind me asking what did you pay? I have heard other guys on here talk about northridge and if the price is right I'm gonna go through them.
Well i ordered the bds lift at first but after doing a little research I decided on the OME. Northridge4x4 is the cheapest on most items and Free shipping makes a big difference on bottom line but I live 5 days away from them and the waiting kills me "be patient young grasshopper" lol
Pkg came with choice of coil springs, gas shocks and front and rear jks track bars for $879 then I called right back and ordered jks front/rear adj sway bar links and rear coil retainers $160 something then I ordered front/rear extended brake lines and front coil spacers $160 something .. lol see the pattern of addiction? So I think I got a pretty good deal for $1200 compared to other kits that have hydraulic shocks and just track bar relocation brackets. I'm
Going to see how it looks with the front 1/2 inch coil spacer but think I will like the look of the front end slightly higher (easy rider) ..I do have a 10k winch on stock bumper thou so not sure yet.
I like the esp but don't want to have wires pulled out on full flex. I've found a few threads that say you can relocate mounting points on frame so I'll have to see when I get down there.
I think you're right on coil retainers going to call Northridge back yet again But everytime I call I buy more than I can afford, sorta like walking through SAMs or Costco when you're hungry. haha
I'm going to take before and after pics of height increase I achieve and post asap.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:53 AM   #4
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How long are the shocks? Did you get some bump stop extensions too? If fitting long travel shocks you need them to stop the shocks bottoming out and destroying themselves.

The front springs wont unseat as gravity holds them down to the axle and the top is held in place by the top bump stop, so shouldnt be a problem (you will see how hard it is to get them in and will realise then that they wont fall out!). Though if going for long travel shocks you really should look at flexy springs (dual rate with a thinner top section that normally is squashed flat but expands at full stretch to keep them seated).

As for the track bars, I went with a rear track bar bracket (axle mounted version) to try to return the track bar back to level as possible to reduce bump steer in the rear. Ideally an adjustable trackbar too would be good to fine tune the diff position, so you could still add the bracket later. Very noticeable ride difference.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:47 PM   #5
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How long are the shocks? Did you get some bump stop extensions too? If fitting long travel shocks you need them to stop the shocks bottoming out and destroying themselves.
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Hmmm thought I could just use stock bumpstops.. I don't have any and I can't wait I want my MTV .. I mean lift now.. Lol

I believe they're 26.5 inch shocks .. I'm expecting 3 inches from springs. So I'm not sure if I made right decision. I'm second guessing myself now. Arghh
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