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Unread 03-30-2013, 12:46 PM   #16
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4x OME 2.5" Leaf Springs- Quadratec
4x OME poly bushing packs- Quadratec
4x Bilstein Shocks- from JF board member Kolak (I just found out he's a vendor for OME too. Get a quote for the springs from him)
2x Rancho u-bolts- Quadratec
4x 1/2" Boom shackles- Got them from board member BERSK
1x Drop Pitman arm- Junk yard from an XJ
1x T-case drop- Got it free from a board member (it's only temporary so...)

I think that is it off the top of my head. Spent around $700 all together so far (OME "kit" is over $900 so I did pretty good.) I think I could have gotten it even cheaper, but that's not bad for a very good lift with all quality parts.

Hope that helps.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #17
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Any one got any leafs or shocks for sale?
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Unread 04-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #18
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Unread 04-01-2013, 08:19 PM   #19
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Exit93, while I can appreciate trying to save some $$, trust the previous comments when they say that you'll be sorry later. If you can snag a decent set of used springs, locally, you may be in good shape. On my first YJ, I snagged a Rancho 2.5" lift for $200, used. It was rough as all hell. Almost as bad as a Rough Country I rode in.

On my current YJ, I've got an OME 2.5" lift that I built up for about $750. The parts list is almost identical to the one at the top of this page. Got it all from Morris 4x4
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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:10 PM   #20
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Exit93, while I can appreciate trying to save some $$, trust the previous comments when they say that you'll be sorry later. If you can snag a decent set of used springs, locally, you may be in good shape. On my first YJ, I snagged a Rancho 2.5" lift for $200, used. It was rough as all hell. Almost as bad as a Rough Country I rode in.

On my current YJ, I've got an OME 2.5" lift that I built up for about $750. The parts list is almost identical to the one at the top of this page. Got it all from Morris 4x4
QFT. Emphasis mine.
I've ridden in YJ's (including my own) with terrible, cheap, springs. You'll hate life. Just put the money you have right now aside, and save up until you can do it right. Don't be impatient.

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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #21
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As a rough country spring owner (I was a poor, high school kid at the time), I will say when I'm on the trail the rough ride literally knocks my foot off the clutch, but you get used to it I guess......
Take it from these guys. Save your money and get the OME kit. You might throw half the stuff away in the kit but you'll be happy happy happy that you bought a quality kit. As for things you don't really need: track bar bracket, sway bar links, half the hardware, and the dropped pitman arm (for the 2.5 kits)
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Unread 04-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #22
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I've had the Old Man Emu 2.5" lift on my 94 for about a year. Huge improvement over my worn out, saggy OEM springs. Pretty decent ride now and have had no problems.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 10:40 PM   #23
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I put a Rough Country 4" on my CJ. Priced great, looks great....ride is SUPER hard. Take that info and do what you will with it.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #24
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Unread 04-01-2013, 10:51 PM   #25
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Sparrows, are those bilstein 5100's? Do you like how they match up with the OME springs?
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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #26
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Sparrows, are those bilstein 5100's? Do you like how they match up with the OME springs?
Yup 5100's.
What do you mean? How well do they work with the OME springs? I can't say yet, they should be here tomorrow haha. I'll let you know as soon as I get it all put together on the Jeep. I can't find the thread right now, but someone went from OME shocks to the 5100's and said they were even better so I decided to try them out. Plus I got a great deal on them.

I'll give it a review as soon as I can. I'll get plenty of flex pics too for you

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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:04 PM   #27
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ill throw my vote in for bds and against RC lol
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Unread 04-02-2013, 12:46 AM   #28
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1x T-case drop- Got it free from a board member (it's only temporary so...)
how come it temporary?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 01:14 AM   #29
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how come it temporary?
Because the best thing to do is to install an SYE and a new drive shaft
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Unread 04-02-2013, 01:23 AM   #30
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What are the down sides to the drop?
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