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Old 04-13-2014, 10:08 PM   #1
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Rubicon 10A Lift Question OME

Hi Guys,

Will this OME kit work with a stock 2-door 10A?

Old Man Emu 2" Suspension Systems for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

I've installed this exact lift on a 2012 Sport and it netted about a 2.5" lift and gave a ride as close to factory as you can get.

Not looking to add big tires...just want to give her a more aggressive stance.

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Old 04-14-2014, 12:53 AM   #2
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Yes, it should fit fine.

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Yes but it is going to net less lift compared to stock because of the taller 10A coils. You might just want to install a 1.5" spacer.
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Ok, that makes sense...couple more questions:

1. The OME new coils and shocks kit gave a fantastic ride on-road. I don't want to make any on-road ride concessions. Will coil spacers negatively affect the ride quality?

2. Who makes a good 1.5" coil spacer kit and will I need to replace stock shocks?

Thanks for all the advise.
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Ok, that makes sense...couple more questions:

1. The OME new coils and shocks kit gave a fantastic ride on-road. I don't want to make any on-road ride concessions. Will coil spacers negatively affect the ride quality?

2. Who makes a good 1.5" coil spacer kit and will I need to replace stock shocks?

Thanks for all the advise.
Spinlock can chime in. Not sure what you are trying to do, personally I would start with 1" spacer up front - it doesn't matter who makes it because they are all basically the same. TeraFlex, Rancho, Rubicon Express, Synergy.. or Daystar.

The major difference is that some retailers sell different thicknesses than others. My guess, spacers are all probably molded by the same supplier and retailers brand them as their own.

So.. you can take the approach to inch it up in increments of .5", .75", 1.00", 1.50" until you reach the desired height. However, personally I would never raise a suspension more than 1.00" using spacers - after that I would consider installing new springs and control arms. That's my preference on these 10A's. You need to retain the factory isolator that measures .5" .. so if you add a 1.5" spacer in the front you will have 2.0" of rubber and poly between the spring and upper spring seat.

Also, again... remember, you already have a factory "spring" lift with stock suspension components. Adding 1.5" may take you beyond 2.5" where you need to start thinking about changing or adding other components.

As far as shocks, I understand OME has great shocks and springs that work together nicely. You can probabaly get some OEM shocks for your 10A. I'm sure they have the length you would need before and after your spacer lift.

Good luck.

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Thanks, all good stuff...again, I'm just trying to give her a bit more lift to get a more aggressive stance without sacrificing on-road driveability.

Understanding that the 10A coils are longer (than non 10A's), I will add 1" spacers. Can I keep the stock shocks with this plan?
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I'm assuming you have a 2 door Rubicon? Were you looking at the 'light' load or 'heavy' load kit? I ask as I just installed the 2618/2619 'heavy' load springs with Bilstein 5100's on my '13 JKUR. I got ~3.5 inches of lift out of those. I have a little forward rake with a bumper and winch on the nose and have a pair of 3/4" Daystar spacers sitting here ready to go in the front and level it out. I'm also running 35's and I've flexed it out. Plenty of room.

If you don't want a lot of lift I'd recommend going with the 'light' ones.
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I installed the "light" one on my 2012 2-door Sport and was very happy with it. Of course, I didn't have the 10A metal bumpers or winch. I'm getting a used 2-door 10A in about 2 weeks and want to lift it a little bit more.
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Thanks, all good stuff...again, I'm just trying to give her a bit more lift to get a more aggressive stance without sacrificing on-road driveability.

Understanding that the 10A coils are longer (than non 10A's), I will add 1" spacers. Can I keep the stock shocks with this plan?
Yes... you certainly can.

I'm going to add 1" to the front of mine to rid my 10A from the 1" rake - as measured from the ends of the rock rails. I don't need to change the shocks or control arms for that - I may add a HD TeraFlex track bar just to have the adjustment, reduce TB flex and tighten up the tolerences on the fasteners.

However I'm going to play with the idea of possibly installing Rancho monotubes, Bilstein monotubes or Kings. I don't like how the front end dives with the stock 10A shocks. Rubicon Express monotube shocks I understand are re-valved Bilsteins. Similar to you, I just don't want to bastardize the ride of my 10A. There has to be a combination that will work to achieve the best of both worlds.

I would like to be able to adjust the dampening like I have with the RS9000's on my older Jeep. I don't mind spending the extra money for Kings on my 10A - so Kings may be it. But they may attract thieves.

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I'm assuming you have a 2 door Rubicon? Were you looking at the 'light' load or 'heavy' load kit? I ask as I just installed the 2618/2619 'heavy' load springs with Bilstein 5100's on my '13 JKUR. I got ~3.5 inches of lift out of those. I have a little forward rake with a bumper and winch on the nose and have a pair of 3/4" Daystar spacers sitting here ready to go in the front and level it out. I'm also running 35's and I've flexed it out. Plenty of room.

If you don't want a lot of lift I'd recommend going with the 'light' ones.
This is a nice Jeep.

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This is a nice Jeep. .
Thanks! I enjoy it daily.

This is my 3rd suspension set up and I'm the happiest with this one. Rides great on road, rides and works great off road.

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