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Old 11-05-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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OME Vs. TeraFlex (2.5")

I am just about to get my JK! (finally) I want to see one last time what people think I should go with for a lift. I want about 2.5 inches of lift and want to keep the stock rubi tires that I got thrown in with my deal. I have narrowed it down to OME and Teraflex. What do you guys think/run? Pros/Cons of each? Thanks!

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I have been doing a lot of reading about lifting and I have been hearing a lot of good comments about OME. That is the one I have been focusing in on. I have a lot of time to think about it so I'm still open to suggestion. There has been a lot of discussion about this topic on this forum and others. With my roof rack purchase I had sort of zeroed in on Body Armor but towards the end just before I purchased, I got convinced to go with the Kargo Master Congo Cage and I have been super happy with it because of its load capacity. Good luck with your choice of lift.

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My recollection of all what I have been reading is:
OME is a very good lift for normal driving conditions and once in a while off roading.. Teraflex seems to be more used by the off road wheelers..

I have an OME lift and love it.. Unfortunately I never had any experience with the Teraflex . To have a good and honest review between both, you can only rely on the input from Jeepers who used BOTH..

One common denominator.. they both are technically and quality wise very good..
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yea i have been waiting for my jeep for over two months so i have definitely been doing a lot of research. Funny thing tho, i started with TF, then liked OME better, and now I'm leaning back to TF....

I have heard great things about both, so i don't think i can really go wrong with either. I like the TF just because it seems more complete and more widely used. Also, they have great customer service.
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It would be great if you could ride in a JK with both types of lifts.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:53 PM   #6
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My recollection of all what I have been reading is:
OME is a very good lift for normal driving conditions and once in a while off roading.. Teraflex seems to be more used by the off road wheelers..

I have an OME lift and love it.. Unfortunately I never had any experience with the Teraflex . To have a good and honest review between both, you can only rely on the input from Jeepers who used BOTH..

One common denominator.. they both are technically and quality wise very good..
Have you had yours off road? If yes, then what are your thoughts on how the jeep performed?
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Have you had yours off road? If yes, then what are your thoughts on how the jeep performed?
Oh Yes and experienced no negative issues (besides some rubbing of the RH front brake line) all feels rugged and sturdy....

Like I stated, I have NO experience with the Teraflex but I do recommend what I have.. (of course )
Be sure you have all you need in the kit, adj track bars, lower front CA (you have to positive dial this caster back after the lift...to avoid wandering..) Keep in mind this OME lift gives you almost 3 inches of lift in the front..
I also have the JKS weld-on brace for the Rear Axle as I read that this is a weak spot..(I might get a similar one next year for the front track bar.)
Also go with the correct matching shocks.. OME's NitroChargers are tuned with the lift coils to assure a good medium spring frequency..
Don't forget to install a good HD Steering damper..The Oscillation/DW is inherent to solid axle designs and a good SS will stop this kind of oscillation in its tracks (I am NOT talking about DW as a result of worn and loose steering components)
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In the TJ and XJ rigs. The OME is known to be a bit better product over the teraflex. OME should ride nicer and the springs should allow as good, or better articulation. Teraflex is still a good lift, but I would run OME every day of the week if they offered thier lift heights in a variety for every application, but they dont. They typically only offer a 3.5" and less lift. I am sure for many reasons, too.
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I am also researching these lifts.....
Did you decide? If so feedback is appreciated

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Old 09-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #10
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I have OME & I have found it to be excellent, no problems at all. TF I believe would be just as good & have never heard anything negative about either, so toss a coin or go for the less expensive of the two

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