2" BB - out + 2.5" OME + in - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-10-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
Tee
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Behind the Zion Curtain
Posts: 43
2" BB - out + 2.5" OME + in

My TJ had a terreflex 2" BB installed when I got it just over a year ago. It still had factory length shocks in it and it rode like a tank.

In an effort to improve ride and handling I purchased a 2.5" OME HD kit with shocks and installed it this weekend. Took me just over 5hrs by myself with no air tools, just hand tools and floor jacks.

I couldn't be more than pleased with the new suspension. It rides substantially better than it did before, my death wobble problem was eliminated. And I was expecting 1/2" increase in ride and I got 1.5" increase!!
I suppose it will settle a little but I hope not a full inch?

I took it over to a vacant field by my place that has a couple ditches/dirt piles to check out the flex. It flexes much better than before. I am guessing it is because it has the proper shock length for the lift.

I already had installed a MML because I had a small vibe with the BB. So I didn't install the TC drop that came with the kit. I was nervouse that the additional 1.5" would bring the vibe back but it didn't. In fact it eliminated it even more! The drive train has never been this smooth in the year I have owned the thing.....

Anybody considering this lift? I highly recomend it.

Next up - Rubi Take Offs, ARB front.

Tee is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-10-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
orange05tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Stop having a boring tuna. Stop having a boring life.
Posts: 3,897
Yeah, whats it cost? I hate my BB

__________________
You'll be in a great mood all day because you'll be slapping all your troubles away.
orange05tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
after settling the 2.5" OME HD lift gave me in real 2" lift in the front (heavy winch and bumper) and 3.25" lift in the rear (only a 35 spare and hardtop, no other heavy tools).

i added additional 2.25" spacers in the front and 1" spacers in the rear to get some more lift and to level it out. the ride is as good as before.

l love the OME suspenison. it´s so much better than stock...!!!

the OME springs with the spacers on top:
http://runicon.de/viewer.php?albid=5...e=3&imgid=3905
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-10-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,286
Send a message via AIM to Triple88a Send a message via MSN to Triple88a Send a message via Yahoo to Triple88a Send a message via Skype™ to Triple88a
when i get some more green, maybe i'll be getting ome shocks to replace my hydros.

How big are your BB pucks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by orange05tj View Post
Yeah, whats it cost? I hate my BB
$6xx.xx
Triple88a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-10-2007, 08:11 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
when i get some more green, maybe i'll be getting ome shocks to replace my hydros.
do you want to buy my only 2k miles old 3" OME shocks? yes i know, the shipping will kill this plan...
i´m ready to install the OME long travel shocks (+4.3" in the fornt / +2.5" in th rear).
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-10-2007, 08:13 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,286
Send a message via AIM to Triple88a Send a message via MSN to Triple88a Send a message via Yahoo to Triple88a Send a message via Skype™ to Triple88a
well i'd love to but as you said shipping from Germany to USA would be more than new shocks alone..
Triple88a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-10-2007, 08:23 PM   #7
Tee
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Behind the Zion Curtain
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
$6xx.xx
I gave 450 for mine complete. But the difference is I found it in a local classified add. It was purchased new by the guy over a year ago and he totaled his Jeep before he got it installed. I low balled him an offer cause he had it listed for almost the full year without selling.

Check your local classifieds. Good stuff comes up if your patient
Tee is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-10-2007, 08:28 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
a buddy bought a 1-year-old used OME suspension for 199€ (290$) at ebay.
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 02:34 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: lajes field, terceira, azores
Posts: 93
Send a message via Yahoo to machine
is a bb the same thing as a coil spacer lift kit? i was looking at several on quadratec, some for under $300 (skyjacker 2", warrior 2"). any recommendations? sounds like old man emu gets some love around here.
machine is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 02:45 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
bb = budget boost = coil spacer lift kit
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2007, 03:52 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: lajes field, terceira, azores
Posts: 93
Send a message via Yahoo to machine
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
a buddy bought a 1-year-old used OME suspension for 199€ (290$) at ebay.
so i guess the guy selling his for 350 shipped on the for sale is a pretty good deal.

machine is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TJ 2" Lift Kit - NC dlrides Classifieds Archive 12 04-10-2009 10:51 AM
4" springs, 2" shackles, now vibrating mike94wrangler YJ Tech Forum 5 09-30-2008 06:14 PM
2" Spring Lift With Spacer? G54 TJ General Discussion Forum 10 09-12-2008 09:19 PM
Pics of Rubicon Express 2" lift? 03IncaRubi TJ Pics Forum 14 06-20-2008 02:46 AM
4" short arm and 2" budget boost????? jbone03 TJ General Discussion Forum 4 05-28-2008 05:08 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC