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Old 02-23-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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Matching shocks and springs on '97 Sport

Greetings all!
I have a '97 TJ Sport with a 4" short arm ProComp lift kit and a 3'' PA body lift. All this info and more thanks to distortedtj.
I am slowly refitting the Wrangler with the intent of keeping both the lift dimensions as they are. I know there is much more to replace (some stuff maybe more important), but it is actually driving forward and backward and not pulling for the trees ... at least for the moment. Right now, I am concentrating on one thing at a time. The shocks are old and shot, and I am looking at replacing them soon.
I am considering purchasing matching springs when replacing the shocks. I am interested in the OME front and rear Nitrocharger Sport shocks.
What thoughts, suggestions and opinions do you all have regarding buying both the shocks and springs together, or any related data? If there is any other info needed, just ask.
Thanks to all in advance for any help!!
Be safe!
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Anyone out there with some opinion? Thanks!

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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7 inches of lift? 3 inch BL? Ya running 42's?
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Well the OME setups are in 2.5" configurations, which is a great height. You can do alot with 2.5"...

I would remove that BL if I were you, just for many reasons as the nasty frame/body gap, and possible safety issues with your cog being fairly high at that rate.

If you went with no BL or 1.25" BL and the 4" lift still, you can get the coils and shocks replaced with replacements from ProComp. What size tires are you running?
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Good morning and thanks for the comments!
I am running 35's. The amount of clearance I get from having the 4" suspension and 3" body lift has served me well so far. I am looking at the extended length OME's shocks (3.5"-5") and springs (4"). I was just curious as to what the general opinion was concerning purchasing matching springs when replacing the shocks. I have not made a final decision on brand as of yet.
Indy: Are you referring to "center of gravity" with "cog"? If so, that is an understood. No issues have presented themselves thus far. I don't do any hard cornering with it as a rule. Also, I am more concerned with function than the way it looks.
Thanks again!
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