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post #1 of 92 Old 12-11-2009, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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I finally ordered my Old Man Emu kit!

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I'm very excited!

Any Emu guys want to chime in on how they like their kit or on install feel free!

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post #2 of 92 Old 12-11-2009, 03:32 PM
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LOVE mine. You will not believe the ride and flex.


You should get greaseable bushings too, for maximum movement.

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pardon my ignorance. What is this kit exactly? Is it better than other lift kits ?
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LOVE mine. You will not believe the ride and flex.


You should get greaseable bushings too, for maximum movement.
Greasable shackles you mean, or bolts to go into the bushings?

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OME only has one size and it's about 2 1/2" lift.

They are widely considered to be the best riding and best flexing springs you can get for a YJ.

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Greasable shackles you mean, or bolts to go into the bushings?

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Greaseable bolts and bushings. The bushings will have slots to hold the grease. Currently I have greasable bolts with normal non-greaseable bushings and it does snot work that well.

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post #7 of 92 Old 12-11-2009, 04:41 PM
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I had been wanting to buy it even since I got the Jeep but never had the money. Well, my parents decided to pay for half of it because they never help me with the Heep and it's Christmas so I coulden't resist!

The kit (heavy duty springs) was $850ish total shipped to my door. Most places I look charge near $1,000 for the whole kit shipped.

I'm very excited!

Any Emu guys want to chime in on how they like their kit or on install feel free!

Jake

Got mine this past summer and I can't believe how I got by without it before! The ride is amazing. Very smooth, yet firm. By far the best mod I've ever done to the ole Jeep. It rides like a completely different vehicle now and handles great. I crept eBay for a few weeks and managed to find a brand new OME steering stabilizer for $45 so and installed that as well.

Here's a thread I started when I was on the fence on whether or not to get the OME kit. I also followed through on my install and with the final pictures.
I did have some vibes initially, so I went ahead and got an SYE to stay safe.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/o...995-yj-834866/

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OME only has one size and it's about 2 1/2" lift.

They are widely considered to be the best riding and best flexing springs you can get for a YJ.
And that is why I held off on buying anything else. OME and BDS are way ahead of any other suspension manufacturer in terms of ride quality and flex. The Jeep is my only form of transportation, so I want the best for it. I just had to wait awhile to save up the money and get a good price but it will be well worth the wait!

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and it does snot work that well.
Yeah, I bet the grease looks like snot.

In all seriousness, I have been looking at greasable shackle bolts and stuff but most of the prices are high for just the bolts. What gives?

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post #9 of 92 Old 12-11-2009, 04:48 PM
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Loved teh OME springs in my old YJ.
Ride is excellent and flex is not too shabby neither.......
On top of a 42" tire.
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Got mine this past summer and I can't believe how I got by without it before! The ride is amazing. Very smooth, yet firm. By far the best mod I've ever done to the ole Jeep. It rides like a completely different vehicle now and handles great. I crept eBay for a few weeks and managed to find a brand new OME steering stabilizer for $45 so and installed that as well.

Here's a thread I started when I was on the fence on whether or not to get the OME kit. I also followed through on my install and with the final pictures.
I did have some vibes initially, so I went ahead and got an SYE to stay safe.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/o...995-yj-834866/

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You're thread was one of the things that inspired me to jump on it! Although the fact that you put in a SYE for a 2.5" lift does scare me a little! I hope the T-case drop is plenty because I simply can't afford an SYE/CV driveshaft right now.

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Skip the T-case drop and go with a Motor Mount lift. Mine works fine. I added a SYE awhile back because I wanted upgraded front and rear drive shafts but never had an issue with vibrations. Go with the OME greaseable bushings as well.

I get comments on almost every wheelin trip on the outstanding flex this setup gives my YJ.

Toss on a 1.25" body lift to run 33s. You may need to trim your fenders a bit but keeping the center of gravity low and having a very flexy suspension works great.

Be sure and take plenty of before and after pics.
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Here she is. You may want to think about extending the brake lines as well. When the front is fully flexed out like the pic, the stock lines come pretty close taught.....Also watch how you keep the brake lines from not being caught up in the sway bar once its disconnected...




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Skip the T-case drop and go with a Motor Mount lift. Mine works fine. I added a SYE awhile back because I wanted upgraded front and rear drive shafts but never had an issue with vibrations. Go with the OME greaseable bushings as well.
-You need a BL to do a MML right? I have no BL and with a 2.5" lift + 1"BL my 30's may look kinda goofy so I'd rather not have to do that to correct my angle.
-Are the bushings the kit comes with greasable or do I need to buy new ones to replace the ones that come with the kit? I may just look for greasable bolts to correct this.


I get comments on almost every wheelin trip on the outstanding flex this setup gives my YJ.
That's what everybody keeps telling me!

Toss on a 1.25" body lift to run 33s. You may need to trim your fenders a bit but keeping the center of gravity low and having a very flexy suspension works great.
I currently run TJ flares and am hoping that'll be enough a long with a 1"BL to clear 33x9.5s and still be able to flex them well. I'm all about LCOG

Be sure and take plenty of before and after pics.
For sure!
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Nice Flex! This is all I can manage with stock suspension, 30" tires, and with track/swaybars.


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