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Old 03-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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OME 2.5" clarification

So this is a dumb question but im curious as to why almost every site has the ome springs labeled differently. All i want is the OME 2" springs. It seems like every site has either 2" springs or 2.5" springs or some random combination. I realize there are HD springs and light duty springs.

Are they all the same rated lift height essentaily?? it just depends how much weight ur putting on? or are they really different heights?

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So this is a dumb question but im curious as to why almost every site has the ome springs labeled differently. All i want is the OME 2" springs. It seems like every site has either 2" springs or 2.5" springs or some random combination. I realize there are HD springs and light duty springs.

Are they all the same rated lift height essentaily?? it just depends how much weight ur putting on? or are they really different heights?
You sir need to call Dirk at DPG Offroad. He will answer all your OME questions.

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Good question. I've been looking at OME 2/2.5" as well. I've also noticed some sights list heavy or light and then some others list a medium or heavy???

I'd love to know what you find out though.
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You both need to call Dirk at DPG Offroad. You don’t have to buy from him but he will answer any question you ask.
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To really pee in your Wheaties... I got nearly 3" of lift over what I had when I installed my OME kit.

A LOT will really depend on: what's already on your Jeep, 2.5 vs 4.0l, age of your Jeep, and the extent of wheeling/abuse of your springs.

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I'm not a mechanic, to take what I say with a grain of salt.

I've noticed that for installation, kits are broken into at least 2 basic categories. 2" & under; over 2". It seems to be that way based on the number of parts that need to be installed.

The OME has the number of parts for a 2" and under lift, however it appears that most people actually receive greater than 2" worth of lift.

Personally, I received 2.5" in the front (heavier bumper, grill guard, & winch) and 3" in the rear (heavier bumper) with the Heavy Duty OME kit.

The 2" & 2.5" kits are the same, I believe. The model number for mine was ARBOMETJHK (ARB = brand, OME = Old Man Emu, TJ = for Jeep TJs, HK = Heavy duty Kit). I'd seen that same model number listed as 2" and 2.5".

I hope this doesn't confuse you. It doesn't seem like give that other guy a call would hurt.
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Good question. I've been looking at OME 2/2.5" as well. I've also noticed some sights list heavy or light and then some others list a medium or heavy???

I'd love to know what you find out though.
well, if you're ever planning on running any of the following, then you may want the Heavy Duty kit. Heavier bumpers (front/rear), winch, grill guard, additional tire carrier, hitch or overhead rack carrying decent weight, fat friends (hehe, jk, kinda).

I saw no difference in price, so unless you know that you will never have any of those, I'd get the Heavy Duty kit.
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I had OME 2" lift installed on my '04-I was debating on adding a BL-Glad I didn't at my age it is not as easy to crawl into as it once was. (Too used to sagging stock height)
I run a halftop or bikini /duster /and jammer year round. (not much weight) I don't remember now how much lift I gained-but do remember it was more than 2".
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Actually, the OME lift is a 50mm lift. It is available in light duty and heavy duty versions because in Australia where OME lifts are made, a greater than 50mm change to suspension height requires extra inspection and extra paperwork.

The actual amount of lift varies with vehicle weight, of course. The same exact spring is two different lift heights on two different Jeeps because of the weight differences between the two.

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