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Old 11-29-2008, 06:23 AM
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ok Im pretty sure im dead set on this kit
2.5" Suspension System by Old Man Emu and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
after reading everything positive about OME Im set on 31-32" tires.This Jeep will be on the road 90% of the remainder of its life.So what else is needed or recommended?I was leaning towards the rough country 2.5 lift but im not sure I want a body lift.Also do i have to lift the engine 1" with a 1 1/4" body lift?Steer me in the right direction please.I live in a horrible place that has no trails for hundreds of miles so I will be driving this Jeep to other states to do minor offroading.Offroading in my area is pure mud and everything gets stuck in the soft bottoms here in south Louisiana.I like the look and performance of the Full Traction 3"lift,What else would be required with that kit?Do I need quick/quicker dissconnects on a daily driver?I dont want to lift to where I need the SYE and CV shaft,Just a more capable stock riding if not better TJ
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:27 AM   #32
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You do not have to do a motor mount lift with anybody lift. But it will keep you from having to move the fan shroud and will give you a little better pinion angle. "helps with vibes".

The OME kits are great.

Really nothing else is needed with the 2.5'' kit. Would highly suggest a set of front exstended sway bar links or disconnect links.
But if you do want to toss a little more money and do the 1.25 or other body lift you can safely run 33's. With no need to do a SYE/CV conversion.

If 33's are what you would like to run look at the OME kit for $855 here...... It is the HD OME kit/ JKS adjustable swaybar disco's / and the JKS bodylift and motormount lift For only a $150 more than the kit you just posted.

If you'd like some pictures of jeeps running the DPGoffroad kit in any size let me know.

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:56 AM   #33
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You can run 31's on a stock Jeep...
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:25 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by ou812 View Post
.....after reading everything positive about OME Im set on 31-32" tires......
As mentioned above 31" tires will fit on a stock jeep, in fact I have them on mine.

If you are set on staying with 31's let me throw another completely different idea at you.

Forget about the BL and the suspension lift. Instead put an Aussie locker in the front and double your off-road capabilities with zero on-road negatives for about $260.00. (Note: from what I have read, you can not flat tow your jeep with an Aussie locker in the front.)

For another $260.00 you can quadruple your off-road capabilities by installing one in the rear. You might feel/hear some clicking in the corners depending on how you drive but you will not have any vibration issues.

A front and rear locked Wrangler on 31's is a very capable vehicle.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #35
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Has anyone tried a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift and a 1" engine lift to prevent using a SYE and 33" tires? Just curious...
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i think there are many advantages to running body lifts......for example you can run larger tires which provides the lift you need for the lowest point of your vehicle....your diffs......i run 5.5"RE coils with all custom long arms and a 3" body lift and all of that affords me the room to stuff 39.5 tsls....i ran that 3" BL with 33s for 3 years and conquered every trail at tellico with minimal winching and no rollovers.....i do understand your points on the advantages of suspension over body lift but bang for the buck a body lift will get you there with the same ground clearance you gain from a suspension the diffs.....i never get hung up on my skid pan even with my 106" wheel base.......i always pig out first
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:48 PM   #37
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Has anyone tried a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift and a 1" engine lift to prevent using a SYE and 33" tires? Just curious...
You can drive it like that, your going to get vibration. You can cheat it here and there all day long, but it's never going to be right until you get the SYE and CV drive shaft. It's under $500 out the door, maybe even cheaper if you catch the right sale. Here's a link for a good setup, google it and find some better prices, this one took me 30 seconds to find.

Tom Wood's CV Drive Shaft + Advance Adapters HD SYE [TW-AASYE-STCV] - $479.95 -

For just about any part you can put on your Jeep you will find at least 1 person who said they wish they wouldn't have. I don't think your going to find anyone who will say that about a SYE + CV drive shaft.

You can run 31s on a stock Jeep
You can run 33s with a 3" suspension lift
You can run 35s with a 4" suspension lift

You have to have proper backspacing on your wheels and the right amount of bump stop or your tires will be in your fenders.

Exactly what do you want to do with this Jeep? There are a lot of ways to lift a Jeep, but we need to know what your going to do with it to tell you what way is the right way for you. Why do you want to lift it in the first place? To make it look cool, or have you been off roading it and gotten stuck or hung up on something? If you just want it to look cool and not be any better off road let me know and I'll point you in the right direction. If your getting hung up on something let us know what you were doing and what you got hung up on. Maybe you just need some mud tires. A nice set of 31" tires on a Jeep will go a long way. Making your Jeep taller doesn't make it perform better off road. Taller tires will give you more ground clearance but just remember for ever 1" of tire you add your only getting 1/2" more ground clearance.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:41 AM   #38
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i run 33s with 2'' front procomp coils.. stock coils rear.. front and rear jks acos set to the minimum (1.25'') and a 1.25'' bodylift.. i also run jks discos in the front.. front jks trackbar and a rear trackbar bracket.. my jeep sits level.. my procomp coils only really give me about 1'' which gives me the same wheel well clearance front and back.. so about 2.5'' of lift

i havent had ANY rubbing issues yet.. also run 33x12.5s on 3.75'' backspaced rims..

i do both trails and rocks

i recommend the OME RE and FT are nice lifts to look into too.. whatever kit you decide make sure you get good shocks.. OME or RE monotubes are some to mention
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:28 PM   #39
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example: HD ome with 1.25 BL

OME HD with 3/4" spacers in front. 1" MML,1.25BL. 33x 10.5s. 4"BS
A little pricey, but very happy with it. Currie front LCAs made the ride even better.
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