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Unread 08-25-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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44/60 SOA with OME or RE???

Hey guys. Working on the street queen build in my sig. Right now starting the refurb of the axles. The immediate next on the list is ordering the springs so I can toss these under the new frame (so i can then make all welded mods) and then pull back off for paint, etc.

Here is the deliemema. Price tag not a concern. My concern here is that I do not want to be too tall. Already may have to consider nerf bars in addition to the rocker armor/steps. Will be used with 37x12.5x17 MTRs on Cragar 9s with +5 inch of backspacing. (EDIT: seems the prettiest tire/wheel combo, however great depression survivalists keep pushing for the Brutes or Mil Tires and H1 Mil wheels)

F250 44/60 axles. SOA under YJ. RE 1.5" or OME 2.5"???

ARGH!!! #realworldproblems

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Unread 08-25-2015, 03:08 PM   #2
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My old YJ on stock springs with PSC front fenders and cut for rear TJ flares. Same axles, same tires, but with 3.5" of backspacing on 15" wheels to clear the brakes.





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Unread 08-25-2015, 03:19 PM   #3
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Man. Height looks good, with just the right amount left over for a desired body lift. ugh, wish OME made stock springs - really looking for that "fabled" amazing on street ride quality.
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My vote is RE 1.5". Or build up some stock packs with double main leafs and bumpstop accordingly. Dont want it to look like this http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/w...-lift-3374466/
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Unread 08-25-2015, 03:31 PM   #5
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My vote is RE 1.5". Or build up some stock packs with double main leafs and bumpstop accordingly. Dont want it to look like this http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/w...-lift-3374466/
Haha i greatly appreciate your exaggerated caution!!!! I agree with you. It does seem the RE is the safest to go, if i refuse stock. I have heard fairy tales that hypertechnically, the RE and the OME give the same amount of tech lift???
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Alcan.....you seemed to have put some money in the heep might as well get the stance you want with custom springs.
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I used stock springs because people would give them away. I replaced them when they got into a negative arch. It rode amazingly similar to a stock Yj
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Alcan.....you seemed to have put some money in the heep might as well get the stance you want with custom springs.
From my understanding, Alcan = RE. If so, would not want something custom in case something breaks. I normally don't mind ordering spares, but would rather know I could rush order RE as opposed to ordering double of Alcan now (or worse have to wait the order lead time when something breaks) lol. I could be entirely wrong, and if so please tell me.

So far the bill hasn't been too bad. 3700 for jeep. 300 for v8 requires rebuild. 200 for frame. 100 for 14b option. 550 for 44/60. 400 for Moab seats. 100 for np231. 300 for ax15 option. 300 for sm465. Free Camaro master/slave. Free Lakewood bell housing. That's the big stuff so far.
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I used stock springs because people would give them away. I replaced them when they got into a negative arch. It rode amazingly similar to a stock Yj
On the iPad so unable to combine quotes in posts. Sorry. I do have spare stocks laying around, but man oh man do I detest the ride quality of stock. If I go RE I have thought of using OME shocks... For all I know there could be better choices though.
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Unread 08-25-2015, 04:10 PM   #10
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you could go with these

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/5190328923.html
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Haha I think this is where Randons caution applies!
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I would put Alcan way above RE
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Unread 08-25-2015, 05:26 PM   #13
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don't think you can go to far wrong either direction, both proven.

If you want to try something a little different, how about chevy springs?
47" long with a centered pin, 1" wheelbase stretch.
flat to a slight rev. arch. to keep it low
run about the spring rate as a waggy spring pack without the 2+" lift.
2" over stretch will allow the shackles to actually have some angle to them.
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Unread 08-25-2015, 08:39 PM   #14
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I like the RE springs in front. Been running them for a few years with good results. I'm running 5 leaf packs (technically 6 leaf that I removed a leaf). Links are coming soon, but these will keep going until then.

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Dude you gotta quit posting that pic. It makes me feel funny inside
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