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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #16
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Great looking Jeeps guys! These 36R springs are the heavier duty rears that seem to be most recommended on the forums.

I just like the look of the Skyjacker transfer case lowering kit a bit better than the OME pucks. It looks a bit cleaner, and doesn't seem to draw the eye as much.

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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #17
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A couple of pics as she currently sits:
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Unread 03-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #18
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I would stay away from the transfer case drop if you can. I hated the way it dropped my shifter and it made shifting the actual transfer case very hard to do. If you can swing an SYE, it's the way to go.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #19
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So, I'm getting ready to do the work this weekend. All the parts are in my possession. The only mistake I made was in ordering 2 of the OME bushing sets. The shackles that I ordered came with the ones needed for their install, so I only needed new main spring eye bushings that attach to the frame. I would have been OK with ordering 4 of the OME sets (and having extra shackle bushings), or just doing what I ended up with, ordering the Rubicon Express greasable main eye bushing kit, since the OME springs don't come with bushings.

Just a heads up for anyone else considering going this route.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 06:40 PM   #20
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Unread 03-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #21
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Good luck on the install. Have you started PB blasting the bolts yet?
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Unread 03-13-2013, 06:51 PM   #22
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Decided to just cut off all of the old hardware. All new U-bolts, new greasable shackles and main bolt bushings...
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Unread 03-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #23
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Decided to just cut off all of the old hardware. All new U-bolts, new greasable shackles and main bolt bushings...
What about the bolts? I assume then that you ordered new bolts?
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Unread 03-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #24
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Picked up MORE boom shackles that came with greasable bolts, and the RE main spring eye kit comes with greasable bolts as well.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 07:20 PM   #25
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Picked up MORE boom shackles that came with greasable bolts, and the RE main spring eye kit comes with greasable bolts as well.
Ahh. Cool. Get the sawzall fired up. LOL
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Unread 03-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #26
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I've had this Jeep since 98, and babied it, as it's been my DD. WAS considering trading it in/ selling it and getting into a JK, but decided to just dump some money in to make it a (hopefully) more comfortable ride. I've always put things off, with the worry about it being so "old" that she wasn't worth putting money into. Heck, I"ve been on my 31 inch BFGs for about 12 years now. They're so old that the valvestems have started to dryrot and crack off on me.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:18 PM   #27
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I'm in the middle of installing the ome springs now. On the front u will either have to take the wedge out of the leaf springs or buy longer u bolts. I bought longer u bolts because I didn't know about the wedges till after I ordered the u bolts.

Here is the front done with skyjacker shocks.

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Unread 03-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #28
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Got it all installed today. I didn't think that three inches of lift would make such a difference, but it does. I feel some -slight- vibration, so I'm going with the TC drop for now once it arrives. Maybe this Summer, I'll got with the SYE and CV driveshaft. Someone's selling a transfer case on Craigslist for $100 I thought about picking up to rebuild/ add the SYE to.

Oh, and if anyone in the future is wondering, the parts list above worked well, except I didn't use the OME bushing kits, but -did- end up using a RE greasable main spring eye bushing kit.
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Unread 03-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #29
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Just sayin "hi" from Niagara Falls, the jeep looks sharp! Clean YJ's are freakin rare around here, there's only a couple of them in niagara county if that. I've only seen about 1/2 dozen in erie county... That's TOTAL regardless of condition...
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:25 PM   #30
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Im looking at doing this exact same lift except with the OME shocks... did you have to get the brake line extenders or new ones at all? or did you just re-route the stock ones so they dont rip out?
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