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Unread 10-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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OME Lift Question

I have a 2006 LJ Rubicon. Do I need the light kit or the heavy OME lift kit?

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Unread 10-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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Anyone have advice on this?


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Unread 10-18-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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You might think about moving this Q to the TJ forum... IMO that's where the help is likely to come from.

I recently installed an OME lift on my 2001 TJ (4.0 auto, hardtop, winch, sliders). It's not nearly the same vehicle as yours, but I am quite glad I did NOT go with the heavy duty springs. I did pony up for the more expensive shocks though, and I'm glad I DID.

Talk to DPG-offroad and they will give some great advice on this. They were fantastic, and took nearly an hour to discuss my jeep and my preferences with me. I couldn't be happier with the kit they sold me.
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Unread 10-18-2012, 08:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. Did you go with the OME sport shocks?

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Unread 10-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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Yes, that's what I went with. Great ride... Street handling is similar to stock, except maybe a tad more firm (but not harsh). I wasn't interested in street handling anyway. It's on the washboard and rocky trails that I can really feel the difference. I couldn't be happier.
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Unread 10-18-2012, 10:13 AM   #6
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It depends on how much weight you are carrying. I started off with 942 springs, then went to 949's and ultimately with 996's. I have the previous two sets of rear springs for sale btw, along with a set of shocks.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #7
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So the heavy springs won't make it ride like a buck board?

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Unread 10-25-2012, 06:12 AM   #8
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So the heavy springs won't make it ride like a buck board?

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I have HD springs in my TJ and it rides fine. It was a noticeable improvement over my worn out stock springs and spacer lift I had with the same ome shocks.
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Unread 10-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #9
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Mine's not an LJ, but I went with the HD springs (942's) anticipating rear tire carrier, gear etc. Going on 6 years now, and still don't have the rear tire carrier. Been pleased with the ride so far. No sagging what so ever and the ride is not harsh. They didn't have the sport shocks when I bought my lift, so regular shocks going on 50k miles.
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Unread 10-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #10
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So the heavy springs won't make it ride like a buck board?

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You need to do the math based on the weight you are carrying to determine the correct spring rate, but my Jeep unloaded has a softer ride than my BMW.
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Unread 10-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #11
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I would opt for the HD springs. I dont want to have to put spacers in when it levels out.
On my TJ i installed the OME LJ/ZJ kit. Much heavier duty than just Heavy duty.
Got about 3.5" lift out of it - which it has settled down a bit now. No dip in the front end after steel bumper and winch.
I think I even got enough clearance for 35s....
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Unread 10-29-2012, 07:41 AM   #12
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Your Jeep is heavier compared to a regular TJ - you need the HD rated kit/line.
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