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Product Information

MSRP: $850.00
Average Price: $565.25
Manufacturer: old man emu
Yes: 16 / No: 0

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RubiRoad's Reviews

07-21-2015, 03:19 PM
Price: $800.00
Pros: Softer than stock. Smooth. Great on and off road!
Cons: Bright yellow.. Not rebuildable.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: OME is top notch. Up there with the best of shock manufactures

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Sungard's Reviews
04-06-2015, 08:46 AM
Price: $350.00
Pros: Very capable both on and off road.
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: very nice product and off course every end users I have seen are happy of the functionality.

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chrisb321's Reviews
07-02-2014, 11:01 PM
Price: $1,400.00
Pros: Rides smoother than stock, love it
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Really happy that I went with the OME kit from Dirk. Rides fantastic

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Ovedz's Reviews
03-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Rides better than stock!
Cons: Springs a little rusted but nothing it can't handle!
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Amazing product!

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EJ018451's Reviews
07-24-2012, 12:08 PM
Price: $65.00
Pros: longer travel than stock for a lift
Cons: one of them hasn't lasted a year
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought four of them, of the four I have had one that I need to replace as it has started to leak on me. I feel that is a decent rate of return but would have liked to not have to replace one. the ride great and I feel they are a great value for what you get

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IrishDude's Reviews
05-27-2012, 09:20 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: work well
Cons: yellow
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Upgraded to the new sport shock

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ColdWeatherTJ's Reviews
04-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Price: $700.00
Pros: Nice lift
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Nice lift, good ride, quality parts


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magilla's Reviews

09-19-2011, 06:38 AM
Price: $800.00
Pros: Smooth, firm ride Outstanding gas shocks Easy installation
Cons: For stock jeeps - might need spacers if you've got heavy bumpers/armor, etc.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 2004 Unlimited (LJ). Put kit on in 2006 - that's 5 years ago - still rides awesome!

Got the DPG Offroad Deluxe Kit from Kirk with BL, MML, and JKS front discos. Bought a separate adjustable track bar for front.

Install was VERY easy (except the MML was a pain - you've got to have small hands) - can easily do in a leisurely weekend or a very productive day.


My Jeep rides better (still) than a new stock one.

I would definitely recommend to others.

Note: OME lifts are for stock Jeeps - If you have huge bumpers and armor all over, you may want to get spacers or adjustable leveling spacers to get it back to 2.5"


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copleydad's Reviews

03-23-2011, 07:14 PM
Price: $950.00
Pros: Great improvement and high quality parts. Rides so much better now. It feels like a new vehicle
Cons: Not cheap but worth every penny
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Put this on my 89 Islander 4.2

I didn't buy a "kit", but rather purchased everything separately from different vendors, ebay, amazon and got the rear springs from a fellow member (Scramblered) brand new.

Rear springs ware CS037 with D24 extra leafs to bring them to "heavy duty" rating. Since I don't have a winch, I got the CS014 front springs (medium duty), knowing that I can make them heavy in the future with an add a leaf from OME.

I replaced the entire suspension with OME product - springs, greasable shackles and bushings, nitrocharger shocks, u bolts, t case drop, steering stabilizer and U bolts. Every kit I priced and added the extras not included in the kit, was coming in far above $1200.

For anyone considering this lift, I highly recommend it. The parts are machined unbelievably well and there is no effort assembling into the Jeep. All my blood was lost on tearing out the old.

ARB Dakar, who distributes and make the Old Man Emu stuff, was also extremely helpful over the phone with a bunch of questions I had. Gotta love great customer service.

Do some serious shopping, and remember that most of the "big" vendors will price match if you feel more comfortable (as I do) buying from them.

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njseifrick's Reviews
03-14-2011, 03:38 PM
Price: $1,000.00
Pros: Great ride, not too harsh.
Cons: Needed zj front springs to level 06 LJ Rubicon
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This lift was on Jeep when I purchased it. Front end was low and discovered I had an entire OME lift except for the front springs which were original mopar with a 2 inch spacer. After researching and discussing with OME rep decided to swap out the original springs and spacer with OME934 SJ front springs. This leveled up everything and improved the ride. Also added OME SD40 steering stabilizer.


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Filthy-Beast's Reviews
03-03-2010, 04:47 PM
Price: $750.00
Pros: Good quality, nice ride.
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I went with the heavy duty YJ/TJ springs in a kit from Rokmen for my LJ Rubi.
Everything fit correctly and ride is a little stiffer than stock, however this is what I want since it will loosen up over time.


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Danegerous's Reviews

03-26-2009, 08:55 PM
old man emu 2 1/2 inch lift
Price: $320.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I actually have the long travel shocks, they work great. I can't really tell the potential because I don't have any real weight on the front or rear.


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flnbar's Reviews

03-16-2009, 02:07 AM
old man emu 2 1/2 inch lift
Price: $379.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: easy install. Great product. Nice color ;-)

Orderd econo-kit from dpg offroad. Came with RE 1.75" spring spacers and 1" rear bumpstops.

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R1Blueboy's Reviews

03-08-2009, 08:10 PM
old man emu 2 1/2 inch lift
Price: $850.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Got the 2.5" HD. With JKS ACOS in front and RubiX 3/4 spacer in rear.. Total og about 3.5" of lift..

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Moon_Rover's Reviews

02-16-2009, 01:46 AM
old man emu 2 1/2 inch lift
Price: $350.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Your jeep will not ride like a Cadillac but you will be happy with this product. It improved handling as well as comfort.

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Rigger007's Reviews

01-17-2009, 12:18 PM
old man emu 2 1/2 inch lift
Price: $79.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These are great shocks. I'm impressed, but I only heard good things so it's no surprise really.

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