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Old 01-30-2015, 06:21 PM
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What All Needed for 2.5 inch lift

Hello all,

My dealer is installing the 2-2.5 inch old man emu kit on my Jeep and I am wondering if it has everything I need to lift it. The kit seems to not have the things some of the others have.

It includes:
(2) Front 2” Coil Springs
(2) Rear 2.25” Coil Springs
(2) Front Shocks
(2) Rear Shocks
(1) LHD Panhard Rod Extension Bracket

Now don't get my wrong, I will not be demanding a ton of off road capabilites from my jeep, but I sure as heck want things done that need to be done.

Do I NEED to get any other items for this lift? I know the teraflex for example also has:

Rear Brake Line Brackets
Rear Sway Bar Links
Front and rear bumpstops

OME includes all the above things in their 4 inch kit, but just not in the 2.5.

Please advise on what is truly needed. Thanks alot!

Jon

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Hello all,

My dealer is installing the 2-2.5 inch old man emu kit on my Jeep and I am wondering if it has everything I need to lift it. The kit seems to not have the things some of the others have.

It includes:
(2) Front 2” Coil Springs
(2) Rear 2.25” Coil Springs
(2) Front Shocks
(2) Rear Shocks
(1) LHD Panhard Rod Extension Bracket

Now don't get my wrong, I will not be demanding a ton of off road capabilites from my jeep, but I sure as heck want things done that need to be done.

Do I NEED to get any other items for this lift? I know the teraflex for example also has:

Rear Brake Line Brackets
Rear Sway Bar Links
Front and rear bumpstops

OME includes all the above things in their 4 inch kit, but just not in the 2.5.

Please advise on what is truly needed. Thanks alot!

Jon
Hi Jon, the OME kit is a very good kit and it matches nicely to the Jeep and its driving characteristics. You will surely enjoy the ride quality and added height it provide. You should not need to extend the brakelines at 2.5", but a good majority of kits provide brakeline drop brackets as a bit of reassurance.

I have ran the OME HD lift on an LJ I had in the past and it was great except for a few bits. I would always recommend adjustable trac-bars over using extension brackets any day. However, if you are tight on funds it will work but it is not ideal. The extension brackets put added stress on the factory mounts and you are still utilizing the OE trac-bar in a lifted configuration. I have found the OME lift pairs very nice with JKS adjustable trac-bars and I would highly recommend them front and rear. Another good bit to get would be the OME steering stabilizer while you are at it. Hopefully this helps you out.

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Old 01-30-2015, 07:31 PM
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Hi Jon, the OME kit is a very good kit and it matches nicely to the Jeep and its driving characteristics. You will surely enjoy the ride quality and added height it provide. You should not need to extend the brakelines at 2.5", but a good majority of kits provide brakeline drop brackets as a bit of reassurance.

I have ran the OME HD lift on an LJ I had in the past and it was great except for a few bits. I would always recommend adjustable trac-bars over using extension brackets any day. However, if you are tight on funds it will work but it is not ideal. The extension brackets put added stress on the factory mounts and you are still utilizing the OE trac-bar in a lifted configuration. I have found the OME lift pairs very nice with JKS adjustable trac-bars and I would highly recommend them front and rear. Another good bit to get would be the OME steering stabilizer while you are at it. Hopefully this helps you out.

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That helps alot! I appreciate the help!

So the recommend necessities would front and rear track bars and a steering stabilizer.

Sway bar end links?
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That helps alot! I appreciate the help!

So the recommend necessities would front and rear track bars and a steering stabilizer.

Sway bar end links?
Hi Jon, that depends really. The geometry of the sway bar is recommended to stay within a certain spec so extensions are generally advised. Whether this is accomplished by extended sway bar links or quick disconnects is entirely up to you. The steering stabilizer is not necessarily a "need", but it is a nice upgrade. I would however highly recommend quality trac-bars to replace the OE units. Like I had mentioned previously, JKS makes very high quality trac-bars that will last a very long time and do exactly what you need them to.

Another bit that I would recommend looking into would be geometry correction brackets for the front control arms. Commonly referred to as control arm drop brackets they help correct the control arm angles on lifted vehicles comparable to that of a stock vehicle. It will help the Jeep handle and ride much better than without them, but some say the difference is negligible. If I were to lift my Jeep with the OME lift I would do front and rear trac-bars, geometry correction brackets, quick disconnects, and an OME steering stabilizer. I hope this helps.

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Hi Jon, that depends really. The geometry of the sway bar is recommended to stay within a certain spec so extensions are generally advised. Whether this is accomplished by extended sway bar links or quick disconnects is entirely up to you. The steering stabilizer is not necessarily a "need", but it is a nice upgrade. I would however highly recommend quality trac-bars to replace the OE units. Like I had mentioned previously, JKS makes very high quality trac-bars that will last a very long time and do exactly what you need them to.

Another bit that I would recommend looking into would be geometry correction brackets for the front control arms. Commonly referred to as control arm drop brackets they help correct the control arm angles on lifted vehicles comparable to that of a stock vehicle. It will help the Jeep handle and ride much better than without them, but some say the difference is negligible. If I were to lift my Jeep with the OME lift I would do front and rear trac-bars, geometry correction brackets, quick disconnects, and an OME steering stabilizer. I hope this helps.

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Greatly! Thanks!
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Hi Jon, that depends really. The geometry of the sway bar is recommended to stay within a certain spec so extensions are generally advised. Whether this is accomplished by extended sway bar links or quick disconnects is entirely up to you. The steering stabilizer is not necessarily a "need", but it is a nice upgrade. I would however highly recommend quality trac-bars to replace the OE units. Like I had mentioned previously, JKS makes very high quality trac-bars that will last a very long time and do exactly what you need them to.

Another bit that I would recommend looking into would be geometry correction brackets for the front control arms. Commonly referred to as control arm drop brackets they help correct the control arm angles on lifted vehicles comparable to that of a stock vehicle. It will help the Jeep handle and ride much better than without them, but some say the difference is negligible. If I were to lift my Jeep with the OME lift I would do front and rear trac-bars, geometry correction brackets, quick disconnects, and an OME steering stabilizer. I hope this helps.

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Exceptionally good. AEV is known for making some of the highest quality products on the market. These are the units I will be running under my Jeep when I get to that point.

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Exceptionally good. AEV is known for making some of the highest quality products on the market. These are the units I will be running under my Jeep when I get to that point.

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Cool. Finally, do you have a recommended brand of quick disconnects?
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Cool. Finally, do you have a recommended brand of quick disconnects?
I have always had good luck with JKS Quicker Disconnects. I have run other brands (Rubicon Express Gen II's, Rancho, etc.) and the JKS ones have held up the best and where the easiest to disconnect when necessary. Hope that helps.

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