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Unread 02-04-2002, 08:03 PM   #1
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Best 2 - 2.5 " lift?

Decided to lift my jeep finally, any opinions on the best/most complete 2-2.5" lifts?

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Unread 02-04-2002, 09:34 PM   #2
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The best kit by far within the 2-2 1/2" range is the Old Man Emu kit. This kit is about 2 1/2" tall. The ride is the smoothest I've ever experienced in a YJ and the flex is outstanding too. This kit is a little more than most, but well worth it. I had an OME kit on a previous YJ (the only reason I don't with this Jeep is I wanted more lift than the OME kit gives). Definitely a "2" thumbs up kit.
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Unread 02-04-2002, 10:01 PM   #3
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Several of the guys I wheel with swear by the OME kit also - never heard a bad thing about it. In fact, it's the ONLY lift that I've never heard anything negative about.
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Unread 02-05-2002, 12:31 AM   #4
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I have never heard any complaints on the OME kits other than price. I installed a 2.5" BDS system on a 95 two weeks ago and was impressed with the quality of the kit and the low price.

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Unread 02-05-2002, 12:48 AM   #5
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Hello again! jimsoffroad.com has the 2.5" BDS kits and will probably cost under $400 even with shipping. You will need some good quality shocks. I have always used Trailmaster shocks on the kits I have installed for people but, I am sure there are better and maybe even cheaper shocks out there.
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Unread 02-05-2002, 06:04 AM   #6
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I've got the BDS system (lift, shocks,etc), real happy with mine. It rides pretty harsh, (stiffer than the OME kit). Why I chose it was because I carry alot of weight and I was told the springs were rated higher (it rides much nicer with 1000-1500 lbs in the back). I have never heard any bad things about BDS service (automatic replacement), even though I've never had aproblem.
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Unread 02-05-2002, 06:16 AM   #7
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I have the RE-XD in 2.5". Its the most complete kit I've seen and has an unbelieveable ride. The only downside is that it is expensive, however it includes everything that you need.
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Unread 02-05-2002, 09:33 PM   #8
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decisions, decisions, deciions.......I want a complete kit, and a good ride since this is my main form of transportation. The OME kits sounds good but is kinda pricy, and I am hearinf mixed things about the BDS kit. Damn this is a hard decision. Is the BDS kit available with progresive springs? Think if I went with the edelbrock shock it would make a differance in ride? Wife complains about the ride now being harsh, and want a little better ride than stock.
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Unread 02-06-2002, 08:41 PM   #9
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Here's a new twist......I thought my jeep was a little higher than most were stock. I went to a 4X place to see about the BDS kit and got to lookin' at my jeep and realized I have a 2"(thats what the guy said) shackle lift on it. Now what, put stock ones on and go with the 3 1/2" bds? or just add a 1" body lift?
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