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Unread 12-23-2013, 05:33 AM   #1
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where to buy lift from

Well just like the title says. where is the best place to buy an OME lift for my 12 KK? Who has best customer service ship times ECT.

Thanks for the help

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Unread 12-23-2013, 06:24 AM   #2
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Well just like the title says. where is the best place to buy an OME lift for my 12 KK? Who has best customer service ship times ECT.

Thanks for the help
Bought mine from Jeepinbyal and had no complaints.
An email gets sent right away to confirm. You can always ask questions here if you need immediate help.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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Unread 12-23-2013, 06:33 AM   #4
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3rd for jeepinbyal, they have great customer sevice
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Unread 12-23-2013, 07:02 AM   #5
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How much of a lift does the OME 1.50" LIFT KIT KK actually provide, I thought I read on the forum its more like 2.5"

Also, how do you know which options to choose?

Do you want to add Als A-arms to the kit? Are the needed at this point?

What Front Springs and Struts?

3.7L Med 0-150lb 1) OME2926 Springs 2) 90009 Strut

3.7LHD 150lb-GVW 1) OME2927 Springs 2) 90009 Strut

CRD Med 0-110lb 1) OME2927 Springs 2) 90009 Strut

CRD HD 110-220lb 1) OME2790 Springs 2) 90009 Strut

What Rear Springs and Shocks?

Gas/Diesel-STD 1) OME2730 Springs 2) N132 Shocks

Gas/Diesel-STD 1) OME2730 Springs 2) N132L Shocks

Gas/Diesel-Med 1) OME2731 Springs 2) N132 Shocks

Gas/Diesel-Med 1) OME2731 Springs 2) N132L Shocks

I noticed they offer Labor to assemble strut
$59.95, would be a big benefit to someone like me who is new to the fix it yourself crowd


There is also TOMMUDD'S ECONO 3.5" LIFT KK FRONT STRUTS
Special Price: $799.95

Does this offer any benefit over the OME 1.5" lift?
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Unread 12-23-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
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Bwsooner6, how high do you want to go? How much do you want to spend? Do you want any particular setup or certain shocks(Bilstein or others)? OH, almost forgot, would you rather buy a "kit" or piece together the lift?

To answer your question though, OME springs will get about 2.5-2.75" IF you get the 927 front springs.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 08:29 AM   #7
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Bwsooner6, how high do you want to go? How much do you want to spend? Do you want any particular setup or certain shocks(Bilstein or others)? OH, almost forgot, would you rather buy a "kit" or piece together the lift?

To answer your question though, OME springs will get about 2.5-2.75" IF you get the 927 front springs.
I have the Daystar present I was told to regift, so I am considering the lift route. However, I don't have a fat wallet so was looking for help. If piecing it together is cheaper than I am all for that. If I was able to buy the shocks now and replace springs later, etc... that would be even better. If not, I can start a lift fund and maybe see it next fall. the 2.5-2.75 would be nice, I would like to notice the change, not just feel it.

So my answers:
how high do you want to go? Not looking for a giant lift, my KK will probably see very minimal offroad time
How much do you want to spend? Little as possible
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Unread 12-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #8
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I have the Daystar present I was told to regift, so I am considering the lift route. However, I don't have a fat wallet so was looking for help. If piecing it together is cheaper than I am all for that. If I was able to buy the shocks now and replace springs later, etc... that would be even better. If not, I can start a lift fund and maybe see it next fall. the 2.5-2.75 would be nice, I would like to notice the change, not just feel it.

So my answers:
how high do you want to go? Not looking for a giant lift, my KK will probably see very minimal offroad time
How much do you want to spend? Little as possible
I spent 750 on my lift. Another 30 for additional supplies like front bump stops and hockey pucks for the rear. I can PM you some pictures so I don't clog up this thread with my ugly street Jeep.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #9
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I spent 750 on my lift. Another 30 for additional supplies like front bump stops and hockey pucks for the rear. I can PM you some pictures so I don't clog up this thread with my ugly street Jeep.
NICE, it looks real good!! I pm'ed back a couple questions.
Lastly, if you are new to working on cars but follow instructions well and are mechanically inclined else where is this lift hard to install?
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Unread 12-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #10
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NICE, it looks real good!! I pm'ed back a couple questions.
Lastly, if you are new to working on cars but follow instructions well and are mechanically inclined else where is this lift hard to install?
Most say the hardest part is the struts that need to be assembled which are extremely dangerous to do yourself with this Heavy Duty setup. It helps to have the right tools, too. I have no idea which tools are required.
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Most say the hardest part is the struts that need to be assembled which are extremely dangerous to do yourself with this Heavy Duty setup. It helps to have the right tools, too. I have no idea which tools are required.
I would take this route:
Labor to assemble strut
$59.95
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Unread 12-23-2013, 09:33 AM   #12
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A lifts not hard to do , plenty of how to's on here and LOSTJEEPs if you need some guidance ( some are lots better than others but most are good). If you need help someone will be more than happy to help you. I've even had folks call me while doing their's and had me walk them through a few spots they were having issues with.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #13
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Just pieced together an OME/Bilstein lift and that came to $706.99 before shipping and tax on Jeepinbyal's site. Then you figure you're gonna have to add another $20-30 in bumpstops. It puts you in a little cheaper than the ~$750 OME kit(which will then need the extra$20-30 for bumpstops). I didn't include assembled struts, just a heads up. I went with just pure parts.

Honestly, if you go with OME 927 front springs, and OME 731 rear springs, you're gonna be looking at a harder ride than stock. It's not going to be jarring, it's just going to be stiffer. Most actually prefer the ride with the HD springs. An added bonus is that it will handle better than stock as well. As for height, you will get 2.5-2.75" of lift with those springs. And at that height you won't "need" a-arms. They would help, but if that's not something you can afford or want to do yet, you can save up or do as you please and do them later.

And if you ever wanted to go higher(3-3.5" of lift) after the original lift, you can. That's easily done by adding a clevis(I did a 3/8" clevis, pretty much the largest you can comfortably go), and adding JBA 1/4" top spacer plates. In the rear you buy 4 rear isolators and add 2 to the top on each side(total of 3 top rear isolators per side stock + the 2 new extras). With all that said and done, you'll sit anywhere from 3-3.5"(depends on your clevis) and will sit level, or very slightly nose high(with a 3/8" clevis). However, you WILL need a-arms if you want to upgrade to that height.

Oh and as Tom said, the lift is very easy to do. The hardest part(well most annoying..) is the a-arms, but if you stick with the springs/shocks you won't be doing that unless you choose to.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #14
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Wow written like a true professional
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Unread 12-23-2013, 03:08 PM   #15
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Wow written like a true professional
All thanks to you. Been around long enough and asked plenty of questions by now.
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