Installing OME 2.5" lift - Page 2 - 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 01-05-2012, 08:08 AM   #31
Jeeper
 
Ageless Stranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 26,792
Quote:
Originally Posted by Savage1979
Can't go wrong doing business with Dirk. That's the kit I bought from him and I've never regretted it.

Ageless Stranger is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 02:53 PM   #32
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
Quote:
Originally Posted by Savage1979 View Post
the only missing thing is the steering damper., And the shocks look like the old OME nitros, not the the nitros Sport.

i wonder how much it'll cost shipping it here.

TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #33
Jeeper
 
arcweldr76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 151
I paid around 1400, give or take some with shipping. As far as the steering damper goes, I left the old one in and was told by Dirk that as long as my old one worked I'd really have a hard time telling the difference.
arcweldr76 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #34
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
ok now after i have acquired some knowledge about TJ lifts and mods it seemed to me that the PO had some work done on it and removed them and left few hints:

-Shifter boot has a piece cut from it, i read that after a lift some ppl had problems shifting into 2nd, 4rth and reverse, so they cut a piece from the boot to solve this issue.
-Front coil spacers, compensate a sagging issue from an aftermarket bumper maybe?

I checked for TC drop, BL or MML and found none.

I can't figure out if i have extended bumpstops.

so i decided to take pictures maybe you guys can know.

Front (you can see the coil spacer) and back
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01885.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	136.2 KB
ID:	88465   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01884.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	148.3 KB
ID:	88466  

TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2012, 09:25 PM   #35
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,621
you do not have any bumpstop extensions, but you do have a ~2" coil spacer in the front thats is pretty bad shape, and somebody improperly installed a 1" spacer or something in the rear. I'd recommend removing both.
UnlimitedLJ04 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2012, 07:47 AM   #36
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
they are going anyways when the lift arrives
TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #37
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
ok, i've been offered 4 almost new OME springs for 100$.

Due to a financial update, i can't continue the kit.

So thought that i already have stock shocks with 2" coil spacers so i shouldn't have any problems.

any suggestions why i should have any problems? they will be installed tomorrow morning, thanks
TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #38
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
no suggestions?
TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #39
Jeeper
 
Wrangler06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Roanoke Virginia
Posts: 1,643
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLATEOTW View Post
ok, i've been offered 4 almost new OME springs for 100$.

Due to a financial update, i can't continue the kit.

So thought that i already have stock shocks with 2" coil spacers so i shouldn't have any problems.

any suggestions why i should have any problems? they will be installed tomorrow morning, thanks
what does this mean? are you saying you have stock shocks and want to put ome coils with the stock shocks? no your going to need longer shocks as well
__________________
Impact Orange 06 Wrangler SE 2.4l 6 speed
OME and Bilsteins, 31x10.50 Kelly Safari Tsr
Magnaflow Exhaust, Rustoleum Lined Tub, Hard Top, Full Doors
Wrangler06 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #40
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
sorry my mistake i meant : " So thought that i already have stock COILS with 2" coil spacers so i shouldn't have any problems."
TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #41
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
i've been running it since i bought it with no problems 16 months ago, the PO had the coil spacers installed. my shocks are black, maybe they are not the stock TJ shocks, from another vehicle maybe?
TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #42
Jeeper
 
Wrangler06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Roanoke Virginia
Posts: 1,643
nah stock coils are black on tjs...well if you have 2" spacers and stock coils then yea just take the spacers out and put the OME springs in
__________________
Impact Orange 06 Wrangler SE 2.4l 6 speed
OME and Bilsteins, 31x10.50 Kelly Safari Tsr
Magnaflow Exhaust, Rustoleum Lined Tub, Hard Top, Full Doors
Wrangler06 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-21-2012, 06:38 PM   #43
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
thanks, that's what i thought i always come here for confirmation from the WF experts!
TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #44
Jeeper
 
Wrangler06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Roanoke Virginia
Posts: 1,643
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLATEOTW View Post
thanks, that's what i thought i always come here for confirmation from the WF experts!
__________________
Impact Orange 06 Wrangler SE 2.4l 6 speed
OME and Bilsteins, 31x10.50 Kelly Safari Tsr
Magnaflow Exhaust, Rustoleum Lined Tub, Hard Top, Full Doors
Wrangler06 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-23-2012, 07:16 AM   #45
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
the guy that was going to sell me the coils sold them for 300$ for someone else! i even reserved new nitro shocks sport from the dealer!

I think i'm going to put 2" spacers in the back (coz it turned out i have 1" inch in the back) and i already have 2" spacers in the front, and install the new shocks. maybe later i'll get the coils, should i face vibrations from the 2" spacers in the back?

btw i have a hardtop. i know it's not that heavy but maybe a bit of sagging will help the drive-shaft angle.
TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-16-2012, 05:59 AM   #46
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
Update

This is my 2.5" OME, 32x11.5 cooper STT with 1.25" wheel spacers in the testing, I'm getting a good flex

No bumpstops extensions although as per reading on this forum, i should be putting some.

What do you guys think
PS: it's not me posing in the pic, i'm the one taking the picture
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	548178_10151517801635497_846165496_24034764_1522573368_n.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	95.0 KB
ID:	114252  
__________________
He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made..............and if he has lockers he can simply get out of it!
-Mike T
TLATEOTW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-16-2012, 08:05 AM   #47
Jeeper
 
erickpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,332
Send a message via AIM to erickpl
Decent flex from the looks of it. I love my OME kit.

Where in Lebanon are you located? Beirut? There is some BEAUTIFUL scenery in that country. The age of some of the trees there goes back several thousand years! And the fruits available there!!! WOW!!! Cherries the size of apples!
__________________
-Paul

-97 TJ with a few mods. PM with questions.
erickpl is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #48
Jeeper
 
TLATEOTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 745
Send a message via MSN to TLATEOTW
yeah it's true about the fruits i'm from mount lebanon. Have you ever been in Lebanon or you have been told about it?

as for the scenery, our mountains are great, we have all sorts of trails. Rock, Snow, MUD... the only thing missing is dunes.

__________________
He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made..............and if he has lockers he can simply get out of it!
-Mike T
TLATEOTW 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
RC 2.5" lift W/O Shocks... What size shocks Minn_wild1 TJ General Discussion Forum 2 07-06-2011 07:41 PM
Would my 0-2" JKS discos work with a 2.5" Lift? Pock Heebs TJ General Discussion Forum 5 07-03-2011 10:41 PM
Got knocking after installing 2.5 in lift jeepcrzy JK General Discussion Forum 1 06-29-2011 08:53 PM
BDS 2" or Rough County 2.5" suspension lift Ansx97 TJ General Discussion Forum 6 01-13-2011 06:29 PM
2.5" Lift Kits 95riogrande YJ Tech Forum 12 01-22-2010 02:48 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04 AM.



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