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Old 03-20-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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OME lift?????

i've decided on the OME lift kits.
from what i've read i can't go wrong or can i?
i'd like to run 32's. is there anything else i should look into?
should i consider the heavy duty springs? i would rather keep it simple, my chances of going offroading is slim to none.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. spring is here and i'm planning on having this done really soon (next few weeks or so). also, any suggestion as to who i should go thru in getting the kit?

thanx again everyone.....!!!!

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Old 03-20-2007, 11:24 AM   #2
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The HD springs are more for heavy loads than for reasons of off-roading. If the vehicle is weighted down with anything I would defintely go HD, but I would probably go HD anyways. Most people who run the OME really like it, and DPG Offroad seems to be the vendor of choice for most who go OME.

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Old 03-20-2007, 11:33 AM   #3
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x2 on DPG.

As for what else to get, if you want to do the quick discos or the trackbar or the body lift, DPG can fit you with the right setup the first time.

Also, why not consider doing the lift yourself and save some serious coin?

Depending on your Jeep's condition (rust, etc), it can be done fairly quickly. Time is also dependent on what you are installing, meaning if you are doing a track bar relocation bracket in the back, it may take longer than just installing a JKS adj track bar back there.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:37 PM   #4
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Here ya go. Give them a call and they will get you set right up!! I have never heard one bad thing about these guys and lots of time Dirk is on here and is great about answering any questions that you have!!

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:12 PM   #5
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youz guys are the best.......
thanks a bunch.
so since i'll be towing a boat it would be wise to go w/the hd springs...?

alot of people say that the installation is easy....how easy?
where can i print out the directions for a OME kit?
i'm not a mechanic by any means, but common sense can take you a long way. if i do decide to do the install myself what should i have checked out afterwards by a pro? wheel allignment, etc.....????
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:12 PM   #6
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where´s the best place to buy an OME suspension or OME springs in the US?
here in germany the OME suspension costs about 1350 $. that´s why i want to order it in the US.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:18 PM   #7
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evryone is tellin me to try....
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:27 PM   #8
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evryone is tellin me to try....
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/
i´ve just seen that in my other thread abour OME springs...and sent them an email with my questions.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:37 PM   #9
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Another vendor would be www.northridge4x4.com if you wanted to comparison shop, but I still prefer Dirk's shop.
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In what situations would you want soft shock stiffness compared to medium shock stiffness? I am getting the OME Nitrochargers this summer...cant wait!
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:03 PM   #11
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Another vendor would be www.northridge4x4.com if you wanted to comparison shop, but I still prefer Dirk's shop.
i sent them an email some days ago and asked for the shipping rates to germany.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:04 PM   #12
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btw. DPG can´t deliver outside the USA...
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:25 AM   #13
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is anyone running the same lift w/32's???
if so, could you post a few pics........
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:19 AM   #14
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This is what it looks like with 33's and a 1.25" BL. Go with the HD springs, you will not be sorry. And I say give Dirk a call at DPG Offroad, he is a great guy to deal with. Dirk includes instuctions with the kit, if not I can emails you a copy of the instructions.

Oh by the way, if you are not tofar away I could give you a hand it you need it. I see you are from MA.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:23 AM   #15
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wow...!!!!!
your jeep looks bad a$$...
i'm definitely going with that same kit. which OME kit did you go with? so you did the install yourself?
i printed out a write up from dpgoffroad on OME lift install.
i'm gonna read the hell out of it....
i don't believe that this is the actual instructions but i'm sure that i'll give me a better understanding.
thanks for the offer, but i'm all the down on the south shore of mass. and i wouldn't want to put anyone thru this cause i'm sure this will probably take me a day or 2.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:27 AM   #16
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If you are just doing the coils and shocks, that shouldn't take more than a few hours. The control arms and track bars add another few if you get them.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:50 AM   #17
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and a bit more for the discos... body lift.... motor lift...

The shock/springs are actually the fastest part. Just be sure to loosen or disconnect the swaybar and trackbar to get good droop on the axles. It'll make the spring install much easier.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:43 AM   #18
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wow...!!!!!
your jeep looks bad a$$...
i'm definitely going with that same kit. which OME kit did you go with? so you did the install yourself?
i printed out a write up from dpgoffroad on OME lift install.
i'm gonna read the hell out of it....
i don't believe that this is the actual instructions but i'm sure that i'll give me a better understanding.
thanks for the offer, but i'm all the down on the south shore of mass. and i wouldn't want to put anyone thru this cause i'm sure this will probably take me a day or 2.
I went with his Ultimate kit, which includes the OME coils and shocks, BL, MML, and trackbars. I did do the install myself, it took me 14 hours from start to finish not killing myself. Now that I have spent so much time under the Jeep, I think I could do it in a day. If you were north of Boston I would still offer to give you a hand, the south shore is a haul for me. Heck, I travel to Beverly, MA everyday for work.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:13 AM   #19
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ooh nice....
yeah that's a lil out of my range. i'm going with the deluxe kit. either way i'm sure i'll still be happy. can't wait!!!
man i hope all these tips and tricks are in the install instructions.
any other tricks of the trade..?

hey rob5059MOD, would you mind sending me a copy of those instructions..?
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:22 AM   #20
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I will dig the instuctions out and email them to you. With the deluxe kit you are getting the BL and MML, so it will look like mine.
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:29 AM   #21
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i appreciate it...
thanx
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:51 PM   #22
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http://dpgoffroad.com/TJLJtrailgunner.htm

Direct link to the products page.. I'd love to get ome kit.. its just a bit pricey compared to similar height kits
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:29 PM   #23
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what is the difference between OME kits and others?, what does OME mean??
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:33 PM   #24
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a couple hundred bucks. ome stands for old man emu
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just $$$ than why buy them????
better quality, better shocks, better coils, why pay the extra $$?
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:41 PM   #26
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I heard OME kit rides like you are driving on a cloud.. is so smooth but does great off the road also..
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:49 AM   #27
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i ordered te 2.5" HD OME kit and some other things some days ago. when it´s here (gemany, will take 2-3 weeks) and installed i can tell you if it´s as good as they say.
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ill stick with Rubicon express. heavy duty, rides great, proven performance. never herd of complaints yet.
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i've heard a few complaints of RE...like their twintubes and bushings...i'd still run them though
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btw. DPG can´t deliver outside the USA...
stop by during spring vacation lol

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