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03-24-2012 11:52 PM
alanc1100 My wife has Fibromyalgia and can't take a lot of the jostling and banging around when we are off-roading. So, I looked for the softest riding 4" lift I could find and Rocky Road seemed to be the answer with their 4" OME Trailblazer lift. Both of my sons have TJs and they both went with Procomp lifts. Each rides a bit differently, but much better than my stock ride. Anywhoo, we are all kind of skeptical, but I was willing to give it a try. Should be getting the last of the parts (back orders) on Monday or Tuesday. When it is all done, I will do a lift review and let y'all know how it rides.
03-23-2012 08:55 AM
Hammerwalk Just checked that site out. Hrmmm
03-23-2012 08:19 AM
Hammerwalk Is it made in Australia? I was under the impression that due to regulatory laws in Australia, they ( OME) couldn't build any coils more than 2".

Do you have a link? Interesting indeed.

Either way, doesn't help me with my current situation.
03-23-2012 06:51 AM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by alanc1100
Hammerwalk, you asked,"How do you get 4" OME? 2" springs with 2" BL?". Rocky Road Outfitters sells a 4" OME Trailblazer lift kit. Looks like they have a proprietary agreement with ARB for the 4" OME kit. I just bought it and am still waiting on some parts that were backordered. Just hope I don't get the vibes when I am done. But, my TJ will probably never really be done...
Interesting
03-23-2012 06:00 AM
alanc1100 Hammerwalk, you asked,"How do you get 4" OME? 2" springs with 2" BL?". Rocky Road Outfitters sells a 4" OME Trailblazer lift kit. Looks like they have a proprietary agreement with ARB for the 4" OME kit. I just bought it and am still waiting on some parts that were backordered. Just hope I don't get the vibes when I am done. But, my TJ will probably never really be done...
03-22-2012 09:59 PM
Hammerwalk I'm wanting to run 33s in the future and have heard great things about OME which I can tell you the ride is much better than stock and I love it, as soon as I get past the vibes.

Going to be stopping by ACE Hardware on my way home tomorrow to grab some bolts and washers to get this started this weekend before we get balls to the wall busy with my sons baseball games.
03-22-2012 08:30 PM
komori All I want ias a 2.5" lift for my 31" tires.
I orderd a 1" body lift and a 1.5" terraflex budget boost. I want as litle suspention lift as possible caus I want to minimize anny possible probleme plus I can keep my stock shocks and springs so im garanteed the same ride
03-22-2012 07:46 PM
Hammerwalk http://www.4xshaft.com/JR7_TW_Driveshaft.pdf

Interview with Tom Woods.
03-22-2012 06:27 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by computeruser
Why is it that nobody does the adjustable arms and SYE before they do the lift? It seems like that would make more sense from a budgeting standpoint as opposed to ending up with a marginally usable vehicle pending saving up more coin to finish the job...
Because it requires a new driveshaft to fit the fixed yoke. When you lift it would likely require another new drive shaft. They run about 300 a pop.
03-22-2012 05:43 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by computeruser
Why is it that nobody does the adjustable arms and SYE before they do the lift? It seems like that would make more sense from a budgeting standpoint as opposed to ending up with a marginally usable vehicle pending saving up more coin to finish the job...
Because a lot of people won't need to do that. And it's close 1000 bucks of your going with good parts. When someone may be paying half tht for the lift. Plus most people are more concerned with looks then function
03-22-2012 05:18 PM
computeruser Why is it that nobody does the adjustable arms and SYE before they do the lift? It seems like that would make more sense from a budgeting standpoint as opposed to ending up with a marginally usable vehicle pending saving up more coin to finish the job...
03-22-2012 04:29 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by Hammerwalk
You're killing me smalls!!
I didn't, however stock linkage becomes crap for a lot of people. Mine worked great with a drop. Still works great without the drop. You will need to adjust it but it should be fine. I have dealt with a lot of issues with that shifter linkage so if you do run into issues give me a pm. Also look into the Novak cable. I'm going to get it when I get everything else for a t tuck.
03-22-2012 04:26 PM
orange05tj Ive had nothing but probs with lifts on mine in the past. Ive screamed and yelled, cursed the manufactuers and even thought about selling the jeep. Ended up removing lift, taking out mml and putting it back to stock. Ok maybe im not as tall as most, but I like the smooth ride from 0-85mph.
03-22-2012 04:26 PM
88black5liter
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Don't have the funds to do an SYE and rear UCAs either.
Your not alone bro, I'm in the same situation. The only difference is mine was already lifted by PO. When I get some extra dough, and clear it with upper management I plan on doing mine.
03-22-2012 04:17 PM
Hammerwalk You're killing me smalls!!
03-22-2012 04:13 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by Hammerwalk
I do have one question to all this though. If I drop the tcase, will I need to install the transfer linkage bracket that came with the body lift? I didn't install it cause I had the 1" MML and per JKS' instructions, I didn't need to.
You're gonna hate this, but every jeeps different, you'll prob have to do the drop and see.
03-22-2012 03:34 PM
Hammerwalk I do have one question to all this though. If I drop the tcase, will I need to install the transfer linkage bracket that came with the body lift? I didn't install it cause I had the 1" MML and per JKS' instructions, I didn't need to.
03-22-2012 03:29 PM
TJ-JAM Yeah like they told you before buy some washers and an angle finder an get the angles of the pinion and shaft the same.... It think you'll be ok let us know
03-22-2012 03:24 PM
Hammerwalk Yeah I read through the issues you had with yours. It was painful just to witness.

I'm really really hoping that all I have to do is drop in some washers to get the vibes to go away for now then get SYE and new DS later. Rear uppers are pretty pricey too.
03-22-2012 03:20 PM
TJ-JAM Don't feel bad at ALL I had to go thru the same thing they sell you the lift like that's all you need then comes, transfer case drop no take that off install sye and new driveshaft, no wait UCA's no wait rear adjustable track bar etc etc
And it's nothing with your jeep, none of the jeeps are ever the same what I might need you don't need etc
03-22-2012 03:16 PM
02Prove
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Originally Posted by Hammerwalk View Post
No offense to anyone out there at all, but I'm starting to loath that phrase. I guess it's cause, like I said earlier bad karma follows me, but I mean really. Same parts, same specs, same everything. Just annoys the shit outta me.

But, such is life huh? :-)
Sucks you're having those issues. My last rig took a 2.5" OME lift no issues... Then it got totaled.

My luck when I get my next one it'll give me fits. Such is life with a Heep.
03-22-2012 03:10 PM
Hammerwalk
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Originally Posted by 530ktm
Like they say, some Jeeps react differently than others. Usually the MML always does away with vibes and raising the Jeep up 2 inches should not require the SYE. I have never experienced any problems with mine.
No offense to anyone out there at all, but I'm starting to loath that phrase. I guess it's cause, like I said earlier bad karma follows me, but I mean really. Same parts, same specs, same everything. Just annoys the shit outta me.

But, such is life huh? :-)
03-22-2012 03:09 PM
530ktm Like they say, some Jeeps react differently than others. Usually the MML always does away with vibes and raising the Jeep up 2 inches should not require the SYE. I have never experienced any problems with mine.
03-22-2012 02:58 PM
geiman
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
1" mml......
I might be wrong but I think the kit he bought comes with a 1" MML.
03-22-2012 02:57 PM
Hammerwalk Already did 1" MML. Comes with the OME Ultimate kit.
03-22-2012 02:53 PM
Imped 1" mml......
03-22-2012 02:47 PM
Hammerwalk
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Originally Posted by 2002TJ
I'm planning a 4" Old Man lift soon, and I already decided to do the SYE and CV no matter if my lift plans change or get delayed...My Tcase rear seal is seeping, so that tells me I gotta go in it anyway.
How do you get 4" OME? 2" springs with 2" BL?
03-22-2012 02:45 PM
Hammerwalk
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Originally Posted by burton160w
I'm actually going to have to be THAT guy. We say it time and time again here and there's always those that aren't going to listen. When you're doing a lift, and tires, and axles, etc. etc. etc. you need to factor in ALL of the costs associated with it. Because when you cheap out and you try and not do a SYE/CV or don't do the adjustable control arms. You end up with situations like this. An undriveable Jeep and a broke customer. You can lead a horse to water...
It's not that I cheaped out at all. I was even told by Dirk at DPG that it's a toss up and to see how it is after you do the install. Hell, even Tom Woods himself has given this advise. I was just the unlucky one. It's not like I threw my life savings away. It only took a couple months to save that money. I just hope this can be helpful to the others wanting to this exact same lift to have the funds insight if they need to. I did my homework, I contacted the pros and did the install, I just do happen to be the guy that bad karma follows. The 1" MML had to have helped some, just not enough.
03-22-2012 02:44 PM
2002TJ I'm planning a 4" Old Man lift soon, and I already decided to do the SYE and CV no matter if my lift plans change or get delayed...My Tcase rear seal is seeping, so that tells me I gotta go in it anyway.
03-22-2012 02:34 PM
burton160w I'm actually going to have to be THAT guy. We say it time and time again here and there's always those that aren't going to listen. When you're doing a lift, and tires, and axles, etc. etc. etc. you need to factor in ALL of the costs associated with it. Because when you cheap out and you try and not do a SYE/CV or don't do the adjustable control arms. You end up with situations like this. An undriveable Jeep and a broke customer. You can lead a horse to water...
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