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Old 12-19-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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I Tried to Search...

I've been looking so much, my head's about to explode...I was looking at a Rusty's 2 inch lift, but after a lot of looking I've seen a couple instances where someone says Rusty's coils sag quicker than other coils..Then I looked up the Rough Country 2.5 inch lift, but I shot that ideer down because of how fitting their name seems to be.

My question now is about Old Man Emu (all three words are too short for a search ). I was looking and saw I can get shocks and springs (for 2.5 in) for around the same price as the Rusty's kit, and it looks like the general consensus is they are quality products. To me this seems like the route I should take, but I'm looking to the WF community to convince me either way

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Old 12-19-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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IMO the OME lift is the best 2-3" lift you can buy for a TJ. It┤s way better than Rustys or Rough Country.

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Wow that's a big jump from a Rustys lift to OME. Amongst the 2" lifts, the OME is the most expensive, but is definitely a quality lift - perhaps one of the best 2" lifts on the market today. Money well spent in my opinion.

However, the RC 2.5 lift is starting to gain in popularity amongst the 2" crowd. RC is really starting to ramp up in terms of quality. The defining driver for the RC 2.5 lift, are the performance 2.2 series shocks. If the RC kit you were looking at did not come with the performance 2.2 series shocks, I would definitely pass it over. However, if it does come with the 2.2 series shocks, the kit has gain many favorable reviews - especially for the price and ride.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #4
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I forgot to put the front springs in the shopping cart
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:43 PM   #5
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I forgot to mention, I personally run a 2" BDS suspension lift and am quite happy with the lift. IMO, the lift rides better compared to a stock Jeep and flexes/articulates well when disconnected. I would definitely buy BDS again and highly recommend BDS .
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Firts I had a 2.5" OME lift. Then I wanted to lift my TJ a bit more. But I didn┤t like the ride of a buddies 4.5" RE lift. That┤s why I added some 2.5" spacers and currie CAs to the OME lift. Now it rides like before but it┤s as high as my budies RE lift. His girl is on my passenger seat most of the time when we┤re on a trip because my ride is so smooth.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:14 PM   #7
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I forgot to put the front springs in the shopping cart
And I thought the shocks were in pairs
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do spacers add comfort to ride?
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:48 PM   #9
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do spacers add comfort to ride?
Nope, shock type does...
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I forgot to mention, I personally run a 2" BDS suspension lift and am quite happy with the lift. IMO, the lift rides better compared to a stock Jeep and flexes/articulates well when disconnected. I would definitely buy BDS again and highly recommend BDS .
I was looking at the BDS lift and it looks like it comes only with the shocks and the coils. What else do you need need to install the lift do you need bump stops?
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I was looking at the BDS lift and it looks like it comes only with the shocks and the coils. What else do you need need to install the lift do you need bump stops?
After installing my lift, I checked my clearances front and rear with a makeshift ramp and did not see the need/requirement for bumpstops. Note, I also have a 1.25" bodylift to help clear my 33s.

2" BDS + 1.25" JKS BL = 3.25" total lift.
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After installing my lift, I checked my clearances front and rear with a makeshift ramp and did not see the need/requirement for bumpstops. Note, I also have a 1.25" bodylift to help clear my 33s.

2" BDS + 1.25" JKS BL = 3.25" total lift.
Awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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