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Unread 03-31-2011, 09:38 PM   #16
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I have OME and love them. A few months ago I inverted a shackle thought for sure the spring was toast. Jacked up the jeep pryied the shackle back out hooked the winch to it to pull it all the way out and ran the rest of the trail like that. It never hurt the spring at all, I got home unhooked the cable and checked things out all fine. I bought the springs from Quadratech out of the loose part section springs only was like $380. All 4. You can use your stock front shocks and I used a set of KYB gas adjusts I has in the corner. They were off an 04 F-250 fronts for the rear. All flexed out they just barley work and the front brake lines are at there max.

But anyway the ride is great the flex is awesome compared to stock. I don't run any t-case drop and the vibes are minamal but don't care I just wheel the snot out of it.


I bought the heavy front and light rears ( I have a wich and a soft top with a high lift mounted on the front bumper)

95 YJ 2.5l SE ax-5 2.5" OME lift 33" Baja T/A's soon to be SOA
99 XJ 4.0l SE aw4 4.5" lift, RCX drop brackets, 10" travel 5150's, 31" Nexxen mud Terrain

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Unread 03-31-2011, 10:02 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by JLRock View Post
I've been reading up on this thread and other ones and was wondering with a 2.5" suspension lift kit and 1" shackles and 33's would i have to worry about any other modifications due to the lift and tires?
Thats precisely why I asked about the suspension lift idea

A good example is what you show by Pro Comp. Its $700 compared to RC's $400. The parts look the same (Im sure that construction can be argued, but **sometimes** you dont get what you pay for, you're paying for a name).

I dont really want to (at this time) go larger than 2-2.5" lift. The reason being that it seems once you go higher than that, you need to add the "other stuff". For example, just look at the recommended items from RC when going to a 4" lift as opposed to a 2.5": (4") (2.5")

Its looking like a 2.5" would be good for me for two reasons: less "other stuff" needed and price. Im going to do more research on RC, as I like their price point, but I also want something that will last and behave on the road.
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