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post #1 of 9 Old 08-26-2011, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Old Man Emu 2.5

I am going to get old man emu springs (was wondering what problems arise running front springs all around as they are cheaper) and wanted to know what else I needed to get. Where can I get cheap replacement poly bushings that will fit the OME springs, I dont really feel like paying 100 dollars for OME bushings. Can I run the 2.5 lift springs with stock length shocks for a little until i get new shocks or no? Thanks.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-26-2011, 09:46 PM
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The reason to get OME is the flex and ride quality. If you want to get the most out of the springs don't cheap out.

Get the heavy duty springs for all 4 corners.

Chances are the stock shocks will be too short.

Get the proper bushings with greaseable bolts.

The MORE shackle, bolt and bushing kit is not all that expensive.

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The reason to get OME is the flex and ride quality. If you want to get the most out of the springs don't cheap out.

Get the heavy duty springs for all 4 corners.

Chances are the stock shocks will be too short.

Get the proper bushings with greaseable bolts.

The MORE shackle, bolt and bushing kit is not all that expensive.
^ What he said, And there are several threads on here about OME there are even a few build threads with ome springs Here is the link to one of the threads using the parts that jbolty has listed .

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/y...ation-1229681/

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when u say get the heavy duty springs for all four corners do you mean the front heavy duty all around, or the front two heavy with the two rear as mediums
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36R for all four.

originally I had those in the rear and the 14F in the front as recommended but the front sat a lot lower and they sagged almost right away; I did not even have a winch on back then. OME sent me an extra leaf for the front which made all 4 springs the same, big improvement

read this thread.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...prings-961357/

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I'll be following this same advice and ordering four 36Rs for my '91 YJ
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The reason to get OME is the flex and ride quality. If you want to get the most out of the springs don't cheap out.

Get the heavy duty springs for all 4 corners.

Chances are the stock shocks will be too short.

Get the proper bushings with greaseable bolts.

The MORE shackle, bolt and bushing kit is not all that expensive.
Exactly what jbolty said!

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Exactly what jbolty said!
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