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Old 05-06-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Swapping lift

hello guys, as you can see in my signature i currently have a RC suspension set up. I want to swap it out though, not just because of the rough ride but my front is sagging from my bumper and winch. im pretty set on blinstein 5100 shocks but im undecided on springs so far. so what springs do you guys recommend? i know my jeep will never ride like a caddy but i want something at least a bit smoother than RC and that it wont sag. i will buy springs first and then the shocks
im also trying to setup for long arm in the future and will take any input on LA kits as well since im undecided on that as well. Track bars as well if you guys have any input on that. Ive been searching for info on all these but if you could chime in ill be of great help. Thanks in advance

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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my recommendations...
Springs = Old Man Emu or BDS. Make sure to get the right spring rates.
Shocks = Bilstein or Old Man Emu
Track bars = Read this! TJ Track bar clearance issues.
Don't forget correct bumpstop lengths.
On long arms...read this.

theres enough reading and info there to keep you busy for a few months....

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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my recommendations...
Springs = Old Man Emu or BDS. Make sure to get the right spring rates.
Shocks = Bilstein or Old Man Emu
Track bars = Read this! TJ Track bar clearance issues.
Don't forget correct bumpstop lengths.
On long arms...read this.

theres enough reading and info there to keep you busy for a few months....
just talked to my friend who works at a offroad shop, he called a couple companies and looks like i might go with arb springs and shocks. not set in stone yet and will keep looking. what ive heard is that OME suspensions dont really flex much since they're overlander mostly
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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just talked to my friend who works at a offroad shop, he called a couple companies and looks like i might go with arb springs and shocks. not set in stone yet and will keep looking. what ive heard is that OME suspensions dont really flex much since they're overlander mostly
sounds like you're getting some pretty bad advice. OME is owned by ARB. ARB suspension = OME.

FWIW, my OME stuff flexes just fine....




btw, theres a whole bunch more to "flex" than you're thinking. read the links......
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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sounds like you're getting some pretty bad advice. OME is owned by ARB. ARB suspension = OME.

FWIW, my OME stuff flexes just fine....

btw, theres a whole bunch more to "flex" than you're thinking. read the links......
x2. OME is the same as ARB. And OME springs and shocks give you plenty flex...

Read up
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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i know i got reading to do, that's a given. but in this thread i was mostly looking for experience with different springs and shocks. the lg and other stuff is just extra if anyone wanted to share their experiences or recommendations.
right now im between Blitstein and the ARB/OME shocks. is there much of a quality or performance difference between the 2?
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #7
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looks like ill go with blitstein 5100 with ARB springs

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