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tlarm139 12-26-2010 09:14 PM

Old Man EMU 2 inch suspension lift
 
Im looking at a 2 inch Old Man EMU suspension lift for my 2001 TJ. Is this lift good? It comes with steering stabilizer and coils, shocks, everything(i think). Give me your opinion. and if you have it, let me know what size tires your running and if u have any rub. Thanks !

Jp90Talon 12-26-2010 09:20 PM

Yes you will love it! I ran 32x12.5x15s with a 1.25" BL

tlarm139 12-26-2010 09:29 PM

okay. But do u think ill get any rub? thats the last thing i want. im debating 31s or 32s. i want that nice squatty and wide (i guess i could say) look to it.

dan188 12-26-2010 09:47 PM

I run the OME lift and a 1" body lift and I don't have any rub issues at all with 33x12.50 tires... check out the flex

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m.../offroad12.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m.../offroad11.jpg


and here's how it sits on the road...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...p/offroad8.jpg

Jp90Talon 12-26-2010 10:05 PM

Just make sure you have the right bump stop length

32's
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...p/102_0706.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...p/102_0732.jpg

33's
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...p/102_0742.jpg

dan188 12-26-2010 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon (Post 947169)
Just make sure you have the right bump stop length

yes. good point

tlarm139 12-26-2010 10:55 PM

JP, how much BL do you have? 1 inch? and thanks guys

Jp90Talon 12-26-2010 11:09 PM

Thats my old jeep (kinda miss it since it felt "zippy" next to the LJ) but it had the popular JKS 1.25" BL and M.O.R.E 1" MML with the OME suspension

tlarm139 12-26-2010 11:22 PM

looked good !

cavediverjc 12-27-2010 12:39 AM

I'm running the OME Long Travel shocks and I love them. They're awesome offroad and nice and firm (but not too stiff) on the road. I won't buy anything else from here on out. I'm not running an OME lift (it's a Full Traction), but I've heard nothing but good about their springs. I don't think you'll be upset with ANYTHING that has OME on it.

Beer30 12-27-2010 05:38 AM

I'm also running the OME lift (springs and shocks) with a JKS 1.25 BL and a MML and have no rub issues with 33x12.5x15's.

It's a nice ride, you can't go wrong!

tlarm139 12-27-2010 06:41 PM

thanks. ive been hearing good thing about OME

Wesboy 12-27-2010 07:42 PM

I've got OME lift, 1"BL and 33X12.5X15 rubber.
No rub issues but that's due to rims with 3.65" Backspacing.

Lowrollin12 12-27-2010 07:55 PM

Im looking to get this lift in the next month... and price shopping. List the best price you find if you are looing to buy the OME lift.

Bigstonz 12-27-2010 08:21 PM

Northridge had the best price a couple years ago

Jp90Talon 12-27-2010 08:37 PM

I usually try and hit up 4wd or 4wheelparts when they have their free shipping sales like right now 4wheelparts has the complete kit for 10% off plus free shipping.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...L6+242+CID+GAS

hound2005tj 12-27-2010 10:15 PM

sorry but did you guys had to do anything with the sye /cv driveshaft?

TJ Hooker 12-28-2010 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon (Post 949061)
I usually try and hit up 4wd or 4wheelparts when they have their free shipping sales like right now 4wheelparts has the complete kit for 10% off plus free shipping.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits-Suspensions-and-Shocks/Old-Man-Emu-Suspension-Lift-Kit-with-Shocks.aspx?t_c=1&t_s=38&t_pt=5491&t_pl=101680&Yea r=2001&Make=JEEP&Model=WRANGLER+(97-06TJ)&Engine=4.0L+L6+242+CID+GAS

Search online for coupon codes before you make the buy. CC5OFF will save you an extra 5% at 4wheelparts--about $35.

UnlimitedLJ04 12-28-2010 08:02 AM

2.5" OME (933 fronts+ 0.75" spacer/949 rears), 1" bumpstop extensions in front, 1.5" in rear. Rokmen control arms, custom track bars & modified diff covers (to avoid contact at full bump), JeepMedic tummy tuck and AA SYE. Works great for me, suppose its considered a "hybrid lift".

33x12.50R15's
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...g/DSC_0325.jpg

31s:
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...g/DSC_0151.jpg

huskynation 12-28-2010 08:32 AM

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I'm running a 2" OME lift on an 03'. I have factory rims so I had to get spidertrax spacers to get enough offset for 32" Cooper STTs. No body lift nec. Just be sure that they give you the right year kit....they gave me Tcase drop from a different year and I was short a couple donuts - as a result the drive shaft hits the skid plate on lift. I don't jump my TJ so I don't worry about that too much. Def - get the right bumpstops though ! that is a must. Fairly easy install except for the springs.

So, if you have the right kit, bumpstops, and the right backspacing on our rims, then you should be able to fit 33" tires tightly and not rub. If you want max articulation, then stay with 32"s to be safe. No body lift nec.

Rides smooth as good, if not better, than stock susp.:punk:

N6797 12-28-2010 09:20 AM

I got my parts from DPG offroad. OME lift, 1.25" jks BL, 1" MML, bump stops, quick discos, and traction bars. it wasn't cheap, but after doing a lot of research I wanted to do it once and do it right. I still have my 31s on, but 33s are perfect. Dirk (from DPG) said that you can run 35s if you do something with the fenders and the right backspacing. my rims are 3.75 I believe.

I may be wrong, but if you do the body lift, get the motor mount lift instead of the transfer case drop. after I did the body lift the fan was not centered on the radiator and was nearly bumping the shroud. the MML took care of that. I'll post some photos later today.

village idiot 12-28-2010 10:17 AM

Australia has laws that limit the amount of lift that can be installed on vehicles. As a consequence, OME has developed a very refined product working within those lift limitations.

I am running the 2.5" OME lift with 35's and highline fenders. No rub. As illustrated above, OME works excellent offroad. My experience on road is that it handles better than stock on the pavement. I have only good things to say about OME.

Beer30 12-28-2010 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by N6797 (Post 950013)
I got my parts from DPG offroad. OME lift, 1.25" jks BL, 1" MML, bump stops, quick discos, and traction bars. it wasn't cheap, but after doing a lot of research I wanted to do it once and do it right. I still have my 31s on, but 33s are perfect. Dirk (from DPG) said that you can run 35s if you do something with the fenders and the right backspacing. my rims are 3.75 I believe.

I may be wrong, but if you do the body lift, get the motor mount lift instead of the transfer case drop. after I did the body lift the fan was not centered on the radiator and was nearly bumping the shroud. the MML took care of that. I'll post some photos later today.

+1 for DPG offroad. That's who I got mine through as well. Dirk will set you up with everything you need customized to your specific rig at a price that you can't beat by piecing it together yourself. He is there to answer any questions you have during the process as well. I would highly recommend him.

Also, I too went with the MML via new, taller mounts. It kind of defeats the purpose of a lift (as far as ground clearance) by doing a T-case drop. The MML wasn't all that difficult, just kinda tedious- but then again I was working alone.

530ktm 12-28-2010 12:56 PM

I agree with all the above as this is what I have done to mine and I love it.

tlarm139 12-28-2010 03:34 PM

well i mean i dont go wheeling much. and when i do, its nothing big. would i be better off with like a Rubicon Express, zone, or skyjacker budget boost?

Beer30 12-28-2010 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by tlarm139 (Post 950608)
well i mean i dont go wheeling much. and when i do, its nothing big. would i be better off with like a Rubicon Express, zone, or skyjacker budget boost?

Depends on what you want to spend. My OME lift rides smoother than stock on-road as well as off.

530ktm 12-28-2010 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Beer30 (Post 950675)
Depends on what you want to spend. My OME lift rides smoother than stock on-road as well as off.

X2 :wavey:

99white4.0 12-28-2010 04:19 PM

What's the best price you guys have seen on the 2-2.5 OME lift? And where?

530ktm 12-28-2010 04:54 PM

DPG Off Road is a place a lot of members recommend. They are very helpful with info too, from what I have read. I personally got my parts from 4wheel parts but you need to know what you are doing with those guys.

N6797 12-28-2010 06:19 PM

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DPG Off Road is a place a lot of members recommend. They are very helpful with info too, from what I have read. I personally got my parts from 4wheel parts but you need to know what you are doing with those guys.

OME has a few different types of coil springs so it helps to have someone with experience.

Here is a quick shot of mine with 31's.


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