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Old 07-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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OME 2.5 inch lift and small vibes

What is the best and correct way to reduce the small vibes i have after installing a 2.5 inch lift without dropping the tcase skid? Will the kit settle after a few weeks or is this an issue that will need to be addressed with a correction?

My future add on's will be a tummy tuck, I'm currently researching the proper set up, I mostly offroad on the sand in south padre and mud when hunting. I plan on keeping 31X10.50, set up i have now is the OME 2.5 inch lift extended front and rear sway bar links welded rear track bar bracket, and 1.5 inch bump stops front and back.

I would like for the vibe issue correction to correspond with my future set up.

Any suggestions?

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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You need to buy the OME transfer kit that I have for sale!

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my opinion, I'd put 500 down for the sye/drive shaft conversion. That'll stop your vibes and it will be needed for your tummy tuck anyways! Also a cheaper way would be to do a MML (motor mount lift) that might do it for ya.
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my opinion, I'd put 500 down for the sye/drive shaft conversion. That'll stop your vibes and it will be needed for your tummy tuck anyways! Also a cheaper way would be to do a MML (motor mount lift) that might do it for ya.
That's defiantly on my list of to do's, but that means getting a set of JJ control arms $1500 with the SYE and CV after the fact.

Will a motor mount lift work coupled with a 1" body lift? or is dropping the Tcase the only option at this point? Or will the lift settle to the point where vibes will no longer be an issue?
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the lift shouldn't settle if it's a good one. DPG offroad offers a kit with a 2.5 inch OME lift. In the kit he includes the MML and states that it should take care of any vibes without having to do a Tcase drop but each jeep is different. Don't know till you try :/
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #7
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What is the best and correct way to reduce the small vibes i have after installing a 2.5 inch lift without dropping the tcase skid?
Generally with a small 2" lift, a MML should be able to bring your driveline angles back within tolerance. If vibes are still present, rather than using a spacer kit, I would tune out the vibes by spacing the transfer case skid with a washer or 2, in conjunction with the MML.

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Will the kit settle after a few weeks or is this an issue that will need to be addressed with a correction?
OME coils usually maintain their height, especially the HD version.

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My future add on's will be a tummy tuck, I'm currently researching the proper set up, I mostly offroad on the sand in south padre and mud when hunting. I plan on keeping 31X10.50, set up i have now is the OME 2.5 inch lift extended front and rear sway bar links welded rear track bar bracket, and 1.5 inch bump stops front and back.

I would like for the vibe issue correction to correspond with my future set up.

Any suggestions?
This mod will negate all that I have stated. With the TT, you will need to go through the SYE process.

Although I ran a TT with a 1" transfer case spacer and MML for a few years before my SYE and I was vibe free to boot .
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:41 PM   #8
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That's defiantly on my list of to do's, but that means getting a set of JJ control arms $1500 with the SYE and CV after the fact.?
You do not need a full set of adjustable control arms. Use the 10% off discount that Savvy offers members and purchase a settle of aluminum rear adjustable control arms. Then buy a JB Conversions SYE and a driveshaft from Tattons.

Total cost will be less than $800 and your rig will be ready for the tummy tuck.
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I have a 2.5 OME lift on my 98, we first put on upper rear control arms to realign the rear end angle but this did not make an improvement. The only thing that will really fix it is a SYE kit, do it and you will be amazed at your small vibe when it is gone was bigger then it seemed.
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Im starting to have second thoughts about a TT given all thats involved, 31's are perfect for my application and I don't plan on going to 33's. I just want to get the most out of this lift without adding a SYE and JJs. Would a MML eliminate the vibes without a Tcase drop? What kind of issues if any have you guys encountered with lifting the motor 1" and what other components need to be added in conjunction? I don't plan on getting a BL but would I need one with a MML? I'm also installing a front adjustable Track bar (I'm currently running 2 inch lower bump stops in the front).

The jeep rides awesome with the kit installed aside from the vibes. I use my jeep as a DD, and the reason I installed the OME kit was to replace my worn out shocks and springs. When driving on the sand the suspension takes a beating. I previously had a Rubicon express BB, (I had no vibes running the BB) but it looks like I gained 1"-1.5" over that setup.

Anyone running a similar setup?

Also any thoughts on lockers or a limited slip with a D30/D35 with 31" 3.73 gears would the front or back be preferred, I would like to get more bite in the sand
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I have a 2.5 OME lift on my 98, we first put on upper rear control arms to realign the rear end angle but this did not make an improvement. The only thing that will really fix it is a SYE kit, do it and you will be amazed at your small vibe when it is gone was bigger then it seemed.
You should not have adjusted the drive shaft angle without a sye first being installed. It is likely you caused the viberation you had by doing so.
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Im starting to have second thoughts about a TT given all thats involved, 31's are perfect for my application and I don't plan on going to 33's. I just want to get the most out of this lift without adding a SYE and JJs. Would a MML eliminate the vibes without a Tcase drop? What kind of issues if any have you guys encountered with lifting the motor 1" and what other components need to be added in conjunction? I don't plan on getting a BL but would I need one with a MML? I'm also installing a front adjustable Track bar (I'm currently running 2 inch lower bump stops in the front).

The jeep rides awesome with the kit installed aside from the vibes. I use my jeep as a DD, and the reason I installed the OME kit was to replace my worn out shocks and springs. When driving on the sand the suspension takes a beating. I previously had a Rubicon express BB, (I had no vibes running the BB) but it looks like I gained 1"-1.5" over that setup.

Anyone running a similar setup?
What springs did you use. Where they the hd springs?

You shouldn't need the bl to do the mml, but you will need to raise the fan shroud if you don't do one.
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cheapest way out and with a short lift like that I would just buy a Budget MML from JKS for 72 bucks in red or RC for 50 some in silver they look the same to me . No BL needed . I have it without the BL . It will also fit in with your future TT and do the SYE then if you want . You have a couple options it pretty much depends on what you want to get into now
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You might as well do the bl too. An inch of extra clearance is always worth it.


Look up M.O.R.E's MML. it makes jks look like a joke..their quality is unrivaled, and they're very easy to do business with.
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You might as well do the bl too. An inch of extra clearance is always worth it.


Look up M.O.R.E's MML. it makes jks look like a joke..their quality is unrivaled, and they're very easy to do business with.
That MML looks good and will be what I'm going to purchase considering my OEM MM are pushing 10 years old. The problem I'm having right now is deciding on a 1" BL or a 1.25". I don't Plan on stepping up to 33's any time soon and really just want to stick with 31's. Would the OME kit paired with a 1" BL allow me to add 33" in the future?

Is there any advantage in going with a 1.25 over a 1?
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Did you check/adjust the alignment after the lift ?

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