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Old 09-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Ome lift questions

I wanna upgrade the cheap lift that came on the jeep I bought. I'm leaning towards a 2.5 sl and 1" bl and Mml.
Is the ome kit the best bang for the buck kit out there?
I'm also wondering as far as upgrades in the future is a kit I can build on (short control arms etc)

Or should I just fork out the cash and get a 4" lift with sye setup all off the bat?
Opinions and suggestions? Thanks yall

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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Yes it is(bang for buck), its a great kit to build around.

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Yes it is(bang for buck), its a great kit to build around.
I was hoping you would chime in I almost pm'd you. I see different prices at different places for ome kits. I'm trying to avoid the sye right now n do it later. Will I get plenty of flex n be able to go anywhere most jeeps can go with one of these kits? I'm on 33s and plan on going tube fenders also for more flex room.
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I have the OME 2.5" lift and couldn't be happier with it.
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I was hoping you would chime in I almost pm'd you. I see different prices at different places for ome kits. I'm trying to avoid the sye right now n do it later. Will I get plenty of flex n be able to go anywhere most jeeps can go with one of these kits? I'm on 33s and plan on going tube fenders also for more flex room.
Check out DPG and speak with Dirk. You can make your Jeep really nice with out doing the SYE and other mods. Set up properly you will have plenty of flex and yes you can go just about anywhere the others go. I went with the OME, small body lift, MML along with a few other things and I could not be happier with the way it performs.
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Does that kit come with shocks ?
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I love my HD OME kit with the OME Sport shocks.

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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Check out DPG and speak with Dirk. You can make your Jeep really nice with out doing the SYE and other mods. Set up properly you will have plenty of flex and yes you can go just about anywhere the others go. I went with the OME, small body lift, MML along with a few other things and I could not be happier with the way it performs.
My buddy just picked up a jeep with 6 inch lift n 35s and I'm trying to hang with him on the trail
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Can you run a currie anti rock setup with the ome lift?
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I wanna upgrade the cheap lift that came on the jeep I bought. I'm leaning towards a 2.5 sl and 1" bl and Mml.
Is the ome kit the best bang for the buck kit out there?
I'm also wondering as far as upgrades in the future is a kit I can build on (short control arms etc)

Or should I just fork out the cash and get a 4" lift with sye setup all off the bat?
Opinions and suggestions? Thanks yall
OME is a great kit, I am very happy with my Jeep's ride and trail performance . You will need to cycle your suspension and determine proper bumpstop. With such a short lift, you can get by with factory control arms and the MML will mitigation the potential for driveline vibes.

From a suspension perspective, I gradually supplemented my OME suspension with front and rear, upper and lower Rokmen control arms. A Currie rear track bar and a Currie SYE type relocation bracket. Associated driveline vibes were aligned with a Teraflex SYE and Tatton shaft. I guess to answer your future upgrade question - yes .

Note: The reason for my SYE upgrade was not for the OME but it was required as a result of my UCF transfer case skid. The tummy tuck, impacted my driveline enough to necessitate an SYE solution.
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Can you run a currie anti rock setup with the ome lift?
Yes, I run a similar product (SwayLoc) successfully with OME.
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Yes, I run a similar product (SwayLoc) successfully with OME.
Awesome info thanks man. Can you tackle lots of obstacles with that setup or is the rough country boys leaving you 😜
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My buddy just picked up a jeep with 6 inch lift n 35s and I'm trying to hang with him on the trail
6 inches of lift and 35's do not mean this vehicle can conquer the Matterhorn. There are a lot of other variables involved in making a Jeep able to go places others can't. Not sure what you are wanting to do but you should do some research on here regarding axles, etc if you are running 33's and trying to go place with the others. Just a thought.
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Awesome info thanks man. Can you tackle lots of obstacles with that setup or is the rough country boys leaving you
I think so...

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6 inches of lift and 35's do not mean this vehicle can conquer the Matterhorn. There are a lot of other variables involved in making a Jeep able to go places others can't. Not sure what you are wanting to do but you should do some research on here regarding axles, etc if you are running 33's and trying to go place with the others. Just a thought.
I've done plenty and ill eventually upgrade my axles n regear and lock em and put on 35s.
I'm just saying ive seen jeeps with 2.5 sl and 1" bl sit good on 35s and always was curious if they had much if any disadvantages. I'm extremely happy with 33s I think they can take you just about anywhere you need to go.
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Awesome info thanks man. Can you tackle lots of obstacles with that setup
I run OME springs & shocks as well, along with a lot of other components.

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Yeah.....choose correct spring rates.....choose shocks and have a great base platform for your build.
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I've done plenty and ill eventually upgrade my axles n regear and lock em and put on 35s.
I'm just saying ive seen jeeps with 2.5 sl and 1" bl sit good on 35s and always was curious if they had much if any disadvantages. I'm extremely happy with 33s I think they can take you just about anywhere you need to go.
33's have never let me down. If these tires wont get me some place, then it is some place I probably don't want to go.
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33's have never let me down. If these tires wont get me some place, then it is some place I probably don't want to go.
That's how I feel.
How much total lift did you get?
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That's how I feel.
How much total lift did you get?
Around 4 inches. I have the light duty springs up front with a 3/4 inch spacer and I recently swapped out the light duty springs for heavy duty springs in the rear that raised it up another inch so it totals approx. 4 inches of lift including the body lift.
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Awesome that's plenty of lift seems like a good kit to build on. What's next for your plans
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I've done plenty and ill eventually upgrade my axles n regear and lock em and put on 35s.
I'm just saying ive seen jeeps with 2.5 sl and 1" bl sit good on 35s and always was curious if they had much if any disadvantages. I'm extremely happy with 33s I think they can take you just about anywhere you need to go.
Irun both 33's and 35's on my LJ. Honestly the TJ's sweetspot for bang/buck performance is on 33's. 33x10.5's on a well setup TJ is a very capable rig. IMO the TJ with a 2-3" suspension lift, 1"BL/MML and a 3-4" TT ='s a serious rig. And to build up to that doesn't require a ton of money. When you go to 35's though the cost goes way up for not much more gained. 33's will pretty much go anywhere 35's will.
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Fromand a Currie SYE type relocation bracket..............
Huh? WHat exactly is a SYE type relocation bracket?
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LOL, that's what I figured.........TB relocation bracket.............but ya never know........
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I've done plenty and ill eventually upgrade my axles n regear and lock em and put on 35s.
I'm just saying ive seen jeeps with 2.5 sl and 1" bl sit good on 35s and always was curious if they had much if any disadvantages. I'm extremely happy with 33s I think they can take you just about anywhere you need to go.
If your happy with 33's then stay with them. I rarely swap on my 35's, only for the most extreme trails do I do it, and its more for the tread pattern on my SSR's than it is for the extra inch of clearance.


If you want an ultimate 33" build I would literally mimic IslandTJ's build. IMO he has the best built up rig featuring stock fenders on 33's. He even stuck with 10.5" wide tires which is the optimal width for the TJ.
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great thread about OME, i see what they are doing here in AFG and thats why i decided on OME.

will be adding the 2 inch next spring when i get home. cant wait to post pics

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