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post #106 of 149 Old 01-31-2012, 09:58 PM
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I've been meaning to ask you where you bought your lift? I'm on a 3" RC AAL and the ride sucks! Later this year I'm going to go to the same lift and the same size tires that you have so I was wondering where to buy my lift from. Thanks!

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post #107 of 149 Old 01-31-2012, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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I've been meaning to ask you where you bought your lift? I'm on a 3" RC AAL and the ride sucks! Later this year I'm going to go to the same lift and the same size tires that you have so I was wondering where to buy my lift from. Thanks!
I bought the lift kit and the other various hardware, bushings and stock shackles from Quadratec, but I was considering buying it from this place though: http://www.rocky-road.com/xjome.html but I think in the end, it was cheaper by a little bit on Quadratec's website, because sometimes what is included in the kit is different on other websites, like including new U-Bolts and bushings, etc in the kit...

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Also on Quadratec's website, the lift kit changes prices up and down a little bit every once and a while I have noticed, haha!

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post #109 of 149 Old 01-31-2012, 10:14 PM
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I bought the lift kit and the other various hardware, bushings and stock shackles from Quadratec, but I was considering buying it from this place though: http://www.rocky-road.com/xjome.html but I think in the end, it was cheaper by a little bit on Quadratec's website, because sometimes what is included in the kit is different on other websites, like including new U-Bolts and bushings, etc in the kit...
Good to hear! Thanks. I love your XJ! I hope the OME stuff is as good as everyone says. I think the RC stuff is for someone who does a lot of offroad driving, thats why its so stiff. I should have done better research when I bought it.
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Good to hear! Thanks. I love your XJ! I hope the OME stuff is as good as everyone says. I think the RC stuff is for someone who does a lot of offroad driving, thats why its so stiff. I should have done better research when I bought it.
Any one of my future, or current 4x4 vehicle will only get OME suspension. Great great product!

So... KINGSB, when we going to see this pearl go off the paved road?

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post #111 of 149 Old 01-31-2012, 10:29 PM
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Any one of my future, or current 4x4 vehicle will only get OME suspension. Great great product!

So... KINGSB, when we going to see this pearl go off the paved road?
I've been seeing that a lot on this site. I might have to convince the wife that this needs to happen sooner than later!
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Clean man. My favorite color XJ, and props on the dd build.

Do us a favor and calculate your MPG!
Thanks man, yeah I have been meaning to find a way to do that...

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How does it drive on the street? I have about a 20 minute commute one-way on the highway every day, and take the occasional 3hr trip to the coast or to the in-laws. Would you REALLY recommend this lift and tire combo over stock?

Jeep looks great, btw, thanks for posting.
On the street, it drives like a dream... it is a little stiffer than stock though, but like everyone else says it's like the Cadiliac of suspension for 4x4s in ride feel and handling! I do drive on the highway almost everyday and it handles fine with no vibrations, etc for me at higher speeds, but every XJ is different... and yes I would highly recommend the Old Man Emu lift kit package, and BFG tires... the tires are also nice and quiet on the road, but has some serious traction! But like I said earlier, I wanted a more aggressive look over stock, but I wanted to keep the stock handling and feel, and this combo accomplished that, in my opinion! and thanks again!

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post #113 of 149 Old 02-13-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Any one of my future, or current 4x4 vehicle will only get OME suspension. Great great product!

So... KINGSB, when we going to see this pearl go off the paved road?
Yeah exactly what he said haha! Ummm x2 on the off pavement driving hahaha! I have some pictures in my driveway lololol!!

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I've been seeing that a lot on this site. I might have to convince the wife that this needs to happen sooner than later!
Dooo it! and quick haha!

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post #114 of 149 Old 02-14-2012, 12:07 AM
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Any one of my future, or current 4x4 vehicle will only get OME suspension. Great great product!

So... KINGSB, when we going to see this pearl go off the paved road?
maybe a future jeep will grow up into a rock crawler? if so no ome for you maybe besides shocks.

x2 on getting this thing offroad. needs a scratch or two

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maybe a future jeep will grow up into a rock crawler? if so no ome for you maybe besides shocks.

x2 on getting this thing offroad. needs a scratch or two
Rock crawling does not really peak my interest, although I do want to experience Moab and the Rubicon trail. I'd rather drive over several different terrains, while maintaining on road and off road comfort (if possible). I want to drive, drive, and drive. I want to experience many of the great landscapes that North America offers. An for those several reasons, OME fits the bill for me.

Come on Sam, I'd love to see some of your photography/video displayed with this Jeep offload!

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post #116 of 149 Old 02-15-2012, 08:29 PM
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On the street, it drives like a dream... it is a little stiffer than stock though,


Regarding this, my XJ rides much better w/45+ lbs in the cargo area, I just keep a bin with a tow strap, jumper cables, tie downs and some extra fluids. Not only are you improving your ride substantially your ready for whatever comes your way. Do some research on "breaking in" your leafs, I rode around for a couple months with 150+ lbs back there, flex them out etc.

I was reading through the posts before this one and I saw a couple people mentioning that they hear nothing but good about OME. I explain it like this, while the other companies spec out there kits for "x" amount of lift OME builds there suspension to increase the ride across the Austrailian outback, where you could go days without seeing civilization and if a component of your suspension fails your really SOL.

Good luck and enjoy

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Do you have a brand name or link for the tow hook brackets that your brother installed on his red Cherokee? I came across a weekend mechanic video showing the installation, and would prefer a shackle/d-ring as opposed to a hook. Thanks!

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post #118 of 149 Old 03-23-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have a brand name or link for the tow hook brackets that your brother installed on his red Cherokee? I came across a weekend mechanic video showing the installation, and would prefer a shackle/d-ring as opposed to a hook. Thanks!
Haha yeah, those videos are still up... I will have to ask him, I thought the company went out of business where he bought them shortly after he bought them. I thought there were similar ones made by another company somewhere....

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post #119 of 149 Old 03-23-2012, 11:15 PM
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So what did you search on ebay to find those accesories?

"Cherokee mopar accesories?"
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So I got bored and decided to upload some Winter pictures that I had laying around haha..... I took these with my Canon DSLR camera for fun a while ago!
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