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05-11-2008 08:04 PM
dustin ok thanks mrbig... i think i might want just a little more lift though!
05-10-2008 07:51 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
Ummm, No. He was previously asking about the rear UCA's and the rear setup. And obviously the rear UCA's are not in that pic.
With a crusher we can put them there
05-10-2008 06:53 PM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by dustin View Post
ok thanx... but 900 seems like alot of cash for 2-2.5 inches. i'll just talk to the guy and find out more about it!
that is just the amount of lift you get from the coils. that complete kit also comes with a 1.25" BL so more like somewhere between 3.25" and 3.75" of total lift.

but yeah, talk to Dirk.

oh and btw, that kit comes with disconnects and a MML too.
05-10-2008 01:55 PM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
The pink/purple out linings are of the UCAs.
Ummm, No. He was previously asking about the rear UCA's and the rear setup. And obviously the rear UCA's are not in that pic.
05-10-2008 01:29 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
TDoesn't show UCA's
The pink/purple out linings are of the UCAs.
05-10-2008 12:31 PM
dustin ok thanx... but 900 seems like alot of cash for 2-2.5 inches. i'll just talk to the guy and find out more about it!
05-10-2008 11:07 AM
mrbigjeep OME is definitely a good brand. it has a great reputation and will definitely last a long time. i think most OME lifts give you 2" to 2.5". as for needing med or hard coils, that will depend on how much weight you have on your jeep or how much weight you plan on adding. if you call Dirk at dpgoffroad he can help you out with everything including helping you with your coil choice.
05-09-2008 04:39 PM
dustin i'm wanting that ome kit mentioned above, but i dont know much about them... are they a good brand? will it last a long time? exactly how much lift will it give me? do i need light med or hard coils?
05-07-2008 04:37 PM
ajtudor
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
This is just for the driveline. Doesn't show UCA's but you can visualize the pinion angle and how it is affected by the DS angle and length.
http://4xshaft.com/driveline101.html

And here's the front end


But beyond that, best thing to do is lay under the heep with a cold beer and study everything. Priceless.
I Like It!
05-07-2008 12:31 PM
cavediverjc I went with the 3" FT kit to avoid having vibe issues and also to avoid having to buy the SYE, DS, and UCAs usually associated with taller lifts. The extra inch of clearance was gained by a PA body lift. You don't need to do a MML with a BL, you just have to relocate your fan shroud, which is easily done. I also went with some OME long travel monotube shocks that Scout sold me. 33" Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Radials round out the package for a good looking, good off-road performing Jeep. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to install ANY of these goodies as I'm laid up for awhile. I've heard good things about the FT lifts, and the sagging issues of the past are now non-issues with their springs. I'll be sure to post how the build goes and let you know how I like the ride.....

Good luck with your decisions......
05-07-2008 11:12 AM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by ajtudor View Post
Will I need the SYE even with the Transfer case drop?
if you get the RE 3.5" lift i would definitely get the SYE with cv shaft and rear adjustable uppers.

and no you wont need the trasnfer case drop if you install the sye/cv shaft/ rear adjustable uppers
05-06-2008 10:05 PM
nregas1 This is just for the driveline. Doesn't show UCA's but you can visualize the pinion angle and how it is affected by the DS angle and length.
http://4xshaft.com/driveline101.html

And here's the front end


But beyond that, best thing to do is lay under the heep with a cold beer and study everything. Priceless.
05-06-2008 09:51 PM
ajtudor I need to find a suspension diagram that shows all these parts and how they interact.
05-06-2008 09:40 PM
nregas1 sorry. upper control arms (adjustable) to set rear pinion angle.
05-06-2008 09:39 PM
ajtudor
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
BINGO. And let's not forget the rear UCA's needed for the SYE. That's what made my decision for me.
Sorry, what's UCA?
05-06-2008 09:37 PM
ajtudor Will I need the SYE even with the Transfer case drop?
05-06-2008 09:34 PM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by orange05tj View Post
You'll def. clear 33's, dont forget the SYE for that lift.
BINGO. And let's not forget the rear UCA's needed for the SYE. That's what made my decision for me.
05-06-2008 09:23 PM
orange05tj
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Originally Posted by ajtudor View Post
Wouldn't one of these 3.5" RE kits get you to 33s for about the same price?

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rub...ocks-p-41.html

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rub...ocks-p-42.html

And without the BL.

Let me know if I'm not thinking right, because this is the direction I am headed.
You'll def. clear 33's, dont forget the SYE for that lift.
05-06-2008 09:21 PM
ajtudor Wouldn't one of these 3.5" RE kits get you to 33s for about the same price?

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rub...ocks-p-41.html

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rub...ocks-p-42.html

And without the BL.

Let me know if I'm not thinking right, because this is the direction I am headed.
05-06-2008 09:20 PM
distortedtj DPG's prices are with shipping to you!

DPGOFFROAD is down the road from me. Dirk is a good guy with alot of jeep knowledge.
Give him a call. His number is on his webpage.

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/
05-06-2008 08:35 PM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by kEat View Post
Yeah I realized that when I edited my post. I'm reaaaally leaning back towards your suggestion now.
Either way, both are good IMO. Will just come down to total lift and tire clearance gained and total price to your door.
05-06-2008 08:23 PM
kEat
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
Keep shipping in mind. Northridge4x4 has free shipping which can save a TON!
Yeah I realized that when I edited my post. I'm reaaaally leaning back towards your suggestion now.
05-06-2008 08:13 PM
nicolas-eric call dirk at DPG offroad and ask him...
but i don´t think that he´ll change the price in the next weeks.
05-06-2008 08:11 PM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by kEat View Post
Oh I didn't even notice those haha. Looks like that is going to be the kit I'm going with. Do you know how long that "sale price" is running for, or is that the price all the time? I won't be able to buy this til my next paycheck (damn the military and their biweekly pay) so I'm hoping it'll be the same price on the 15th.

EDIT: Actually, its a toss up. I can't decide what I want to go with haha.
Keep shipping in mind. Northridge4x4 has free shipping which can save a TON!
05-06-2008 08:09 PM
kEat
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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
the two red things on the pic are the 1" JKS motor mount spacers (MML).
this kit comes with everything you need incl. a set of JKS front sway bar disconnects.
Oh I didn't even notice those haha. Looks like that is going to be the kit I'm going with. Do you know how long that "sale price" is running for, or is that the price all the time? I won't be able to buy this til my next paycheck (damn the military and their biweekly pay) so I'm hoping it'll be the same price on the 15th.

EDIT: Actually, its a toss up. I can't decide what I want to go with haha.
05-06-2008 08:08 PM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by kEat View Post
Thats awesome. With FT shocks thrown in it came out to $830, which is around what I was expecting to spend. All of this should work just fine with an '02 TJ?
Absolutely. I put that combo on a 98, 99, and 04 TJ and doing another 98 in a few weeks. Like I said above, it's no RE or RK or OME, but I sure can't tell what I'm missing b/c I've got great flex and ride on the trail and an outstanding ride on the road/hwy. Lots of folks say FT has "sagging" issues on rear coils. I have yet to see this and I've run it for over a year and it's been great. Sag would have revealed itself by now IMO. I suppose it may have been true in the past BUT, I've yet to run across somebody that actually experienced this themselves, first hand, it's always somebody they know, just sayin. And again, if I was made of money, and like orange said, if I had no kiddos, I'd have gone RE or RK. But, really have no complaints so I'm not so sure that's true anymore.

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Originally Posted by kEat View Post
Damn, and that one is only $855. But I'd still need an MML, right?
That kit DOEs includes the JKS MM risers/lift. The DPG/OME is nice and will accommodate 33's, but IMO doesn't give you the same clearance from what I can tell. But, OME does offer different rate/height coils but at different price levels.

edit- looks like nico answered that one already.
05-06-2008 07:59 PM
nicolas-eric
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Originally Posted by kEat View Post
Damn, and that one is only $855. But I'd still need an MML, right?
the two red things on the pic are the 1" JKS motor mount spacers (MML).
this kit comes with everything you need incl. a set of JKS front sway bar disconnects.




EDIT:
the OME springs are available in two different strengths. if you have a big and heavy spare tire or a hardtop and a winch in the front i would buy the HD springs. they gave me in real 2.75" of lift with my 35" spare tire and front bumper and winch.
05-06-2008 07:51 PM
kEat
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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
i would install the "DELUXE TJ/LJ WRANGLER KIT" from DPG offroad.
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm
with that you have enough room for 33s.
the OME suspension in this kit offers the best ride you can have in a TJ.

Damn, and that one is only $855. But I'd still need an MML, right?
05-06-2008 07:42 PM
nicolas-eric i would install the "DELUXE TJ/LJ WRANGLER KIT" from DPG offroad.
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm
with that you have enough room for 33s.
the OME suspension in this kit offers the best ride you can have in a TJ.

05-06-2008 07:37 PM
kEat
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
My standard answer to this question:



But it's not RE or OME which appears to be worth lots of points at the mall.
If money is no object RE or RK is what I would get.
Thats awesome. With FT shocks thrown in it came out to $830, which is around what I was expecting to spend. All of this should work just fine with an '02 TJ?
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