Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > switching from 2" spacers to OME springs, advice needed!

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: switching from 2" spacers to OME springs, advice needed! Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
10-19-2010 12:46 PM
erickpl
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
I may be looking at this slightly different, but I think you will notice a decent increase over your current spacer setup. Your spacers actually only give 1.75" of lift while the OME springs are actually 2.5" and generally start out even taller than that.
I think that is enough to change the geometry of your suspension even a little. The OME kit generally causes enough shift to require the rear trackbar bracket to line everything back up. I agree with everyone else though, the MML would be a great route to take to avoid a tcase drop, which you would likely need after installing the OME coils.
I am not trying to split hairs here, but the OME coils will give you more lift than you currently have.
As another OME runner here, x2. It will be taller than your stock ride with spacers. The OME springs really are about 2.75" of lift for an otherwise stock Jeep, 2.5 if you have some weight added.
10-19-2010 11:27 AM
TXST8tj I may be looking at this slightly different, but I think you will notice a decent increase over your current spacer setup. Your spacers actually only give 1.75" of lift while the OME springs are actually 2.5" and generally start out even taller than that.
I think that is enough to change the geometry of your suspension even a little. The OME kit generally causes enough shift to require the rear trackbar bracket to line everything back up. I agree with everyone else though, the MML would be a great route to take to avoid a tcase drop, which you would likely need after installing the OME coils.
I am not trying to split hairs here, but the OME coils will give you more lift than you currently have.
10-18-2010 10:04 PM
Jerry Bransford Don't expect much ride quality difference Dan. The shocks are mostly responsible for ride quality, not the springs. And your Skyjacker Nitro shocks are notorious for having an extremely (!) stiff ride. You will need to swap to a better riding shock absorber to get a better ride.
10-18-2010 09:03 PM
dan188 thanks for the confirmation Jerry. I am looking forward to the swap since every review I've read says that the OME springs are great on-road and off. My rig spends 90% of the time on pavement so I am looking forward to a softer ride. I only see trails once or twice a month
10-18-2010 05:29 PM
Jerry Bransford There are no geometry or other types of changes that will occur by changing from 2" spring spacers to 2" taller springs, so long as you do not also reinstall the 2" spacers on top of the 2" taller springs. Swap the springs and that is all you'll need to do. No need for a motor mount lift, t-case drop, etc..
10-18-2010 05:20 PM
dan188 I only ordered the springs, so that's all I'm getting. I was thinking of the MML just to be safe. Is that a big job? I have an engine lift at home and a ton of tools, and I'm guessing you just hoist up the engine, disconnect the stock motor mounts and replace them with bigger ones then tighten it all down?
10-18-2010 01:30 PM
530ktm If you have the body lift did you put in a 1 inch MML as well? This will always help the drive line angle so you do not need to lower the transfer case. OME kits should come with the rear track bar relocation bracket as well but since you are not getting the shocks you may want to check into this part.
10-18-2010 01:07 PM
dan188 thanks for the reply. I am thinking the same thing but just wanted to make sure.
10-18-2010 11:46 AM
Mortalis5509 IMO, essentially you wouldn't need to change anything bc you are retaining your current ride height by using springs instead of spacers. You would probably benefit from a trackbar relocation and either longer end links or disconnectes.
10-18-2010 11:40 AM
dan188
switching from 2" spacers to OME springs, advice needed!

Hi guys,

Currently I have the skyjacker 2" spacers and nitro shocks along with a 1" body lift. Everything works well with no driveline issues or vibrations. However, I don't really like the spacers and my TJ is a 98 so the front springs are sagging a little. Plus, I've added weight with after market front and rear bumpers etc. My questions are:

1. I just ordered the springs only, from Quadratec. I don't think I need shocks since my nitros are still good. Thoughts?

2. I don't have a TC drop now, and I'm assuming that I won't need one with the new springs since the jeep won't be lifted any higher than it is now... If I do get vibrations I can always space out the TC. Not a big deal.

3. Do I need anything other than the springs to make this work? Such as a track bar relocation kit or extended sway bar end links? Again, I am assuming no since everything works ok now, and I'm not really gaining any height here, but tell me if I'm wrong.


Thanks.

Dan

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC