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Old 08-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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I usually just lurk on here and JeepForum, but decided to check in to see what ya'll think. I have OME shocks on with a 2" BB at the moment (with extended bumpstops to accompany the pucks, of course), but I'm going to order some 2" HD OME springs soon. Do I need anything else, besides the OME spacers to even out the front of the Jeep, for the 2" lift? I've got a 1998 TJ with the 2.5l I4.

Also, should my 2" bump-stop extensions work with the 2" OME springs, and will I get 2" of lift, or closer to 2.5"? I wanted to squeeze 33s under the heep, but I think some 32x11.5 M/T or A/T would be slightly better with the I4 and D35.

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i have the OME HD springs, the lift is around 2.5" i'm currently running 32x11.5 which is the best fit on that suspension without rubbing.

although i have a D44, your D35 will hold up the 32s easily.

there are advantages on choosing 32s in your case:

no need for additional lift (BL for example) to fit 33"s without rubbing.
33x12.5 is at the limit of your D35, so you will be risking braking it.
having 32s will probably save you from the expensive re-gearing of your ring and pinion.
better MPG.

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You'll need to extend the bumpstops in the rear also. You'll need a rear trackbar relocation bracket installed to center the rear axle.
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You'll need to extend the bumpstops in the rear also. You'll need a rear trackbar relocation bracket installed to center the rear axle.
and wheel backspacing. 32s might fit in width on stock backspacing (with steer stops in front) but be careful after the rear track bar relocation bracket install, i have never seen them 100% center the rear axle.
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i have the OME HD springs, the lift is around 2.5" i'm currently running 32x11.5 which is the best fit on that suspension without rubbing.

although i have a D44, your D35 will hold up the 32s easily.

there are advantages on choosing 32s in your case:

no need for additional lift (BL for example) to fit 33"s without rubbing.
33x12.5 is at the limit of your D35, so you will be risking braking it.
having 32s will probably save you from the expensive re-gearing of your ring and pinion.
better MPG.
Okay, cool; thanks! Should the 2.5" OME be a little higher than my current BB (past the .5", that is)? I've read about the stock coils sagging over time, and since mine is about 15 years old, I figured that even though I've got the 2" pucks on it, it's probably not two inches higher than stock.

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You'll need to extend the bumpstops in the rear also. You'll need a rear trackbar relocation bracket installed to center the rear axle.
What length should I get, and why won't my 2" bumpstops work with the 2" springs in the rear? Are rear trackbar relocation brackets an easy install?

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and wheel backspacing. 32s might fit in width on stock backspacing (with steer stops in front) but be careful after the rear track bar relocation bracket install, i have never seen them 100% center the rear axle.
I've got eagle alloy wheels, my 31x10.5s stick out a couple inches on either side, should I be okay? Is that rear bracket really worth installing/messing with over 2" of lift?
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you definitely want to install the relocation bracket, if you don't, your axle will go to the right significantly.
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also, i forgot to mention that before installing the OME kit, i had 2" coil spacers in front and 1" in the back.

but after i installed the OME kit, i had to use a 1" TC drop.
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you can cut the 2" bumpstop extensions down to 1-3/8" or so for the rear. if you're running 33s, you'll need a 1" BL and ~1-3/8" front bumpstop extension as well.
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[QUOTE=FlakJacket;2745280]

What length should I get, and why won't my 2" bumpstops work with the 2" springs in the rear? Are rear trackbar relocation brackets an easy install?

Are you talking about the factory bumpstops, or did you get longer bumpstops with your BB? OME suggests 3/4" bumpstop extensions for the rear in addition to the factory bumps. Also, OME springs are different lengths and are labeled "A" and "B". The "A" spring for the rear goes on the passenger side. The "B" spring in front goes passenger side. FYI.


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Also, OME springs are different lengths and are labeled "A" and "B". The "A" spring for the rear goes on the passenger side. The "B" spring in front goes passenger side. FYI.
I'm getting ready to do this same lift. Good information to know! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise!
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This is a basic OME lift kit. This kit does not address the centering of the front axle. You can comfortably run 31's with the basic kit.

http://dpgoffroad.com/wp-content/upl...6/omebasic.jpg

You may or may not need the TC drop pucks. Since you already have a 2" BB and no vibes, you might get lucky. I wasn't so lucky.
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Yes, I do have 2" bumpstop extensions all around; how far is the front axle going to be off? Not enough to warrant an adjustable track bar, I assume? I was going with a 2" suspension lift because I thought I would not have to change much, besides coils/shocks/bumpstops

So, from reading a few threads on this matter, should I just add the coils first, but have the TC drop kit and trackbar kit on hand just in case I need them? I read a post on JF awhile back, and the user mentioned that after the 2.5" install, he was only about 1/4" off center for the rear axle, so he just left it like it was. I know all Jeeps are different, and the axle might be off more for mine, but I was kind of hoping to just swap out my stock coils and BB for some new springs. I don't have any vibes with the 2" BB at the moment, and my axles seem pretty even -- will they be that far off with the extra half an inch of lift?

Also, if I do have driveline vibes (knock on wood) after the coil install, can I drive it as is while I order/am waiting on a kit from Qtec?

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My front axle was out almost 3/4" and I ran it for 4 years that way with adverse affects.

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