I had the Old Man Emu lift installed yesterday on my WK2 and thought I would share some information and pictures.
2014 WK2 Limited EcoDiesel 4wd with Advanced Tech, Lux II, and Trailer tow groups.
OME parts used:
Front Spring (medium) - 3086
Front Strut - 90026
Rear Spring (medium) - 3074
Rear Shock - 60126
Trim Packer - FK79
Toyo Open Country AT2 - LT275/65/18 (31.25" actual height)
New height measurements: (did not measure stock height)
Front - 35.25" from the ground to the bottom of the plastic wheel flare
Rear - 36.75" from the ground to the bottom of the plastic wheel flare
I had installed the OME lift on my old WK and knew that this one was going to be quite a bit harder. With the independent rear and longer front strut, this was not something I wanted to tackle. I had the lift installed by the team at Eastern Truck and Accessories
in Norfolk VA. They said it was a bit of a bear, I guess everything had to be removed up front to get the strut out and quite a bit out back as well. They had it for a day and did the lift, tires, and alignment. Anyone in the Hampton Roads VA area should definitely check them out. Their prices are a bit high but their attitude and work is well worth it.
Since I didn't measure stock height I don't have an exact figure of how much lift the OME kit gave but I'll guess about 2" up front and 2.5" in the rear. I also went with a pretty tame tire as I didn't want too much road noise or worry about any rubbing. This tire is about 2" away from the pinch weld. The Toyo's were a great fit for me as they had the look I wanted and are not much louder than the stock tires. Also, for anyone interested, you can fit a larger tire (on stock offset wheels) with this lift than what I used. I would guess that a true 32" would fit without any trimming. You could also probably fit a 33" with the pinch weld folded over and a little massaging of the wheel liner.
So far the ride is great, the most noticeable change is the rear squat that used to take place on hard acceleration is completely gone. I've only put about 50 miles on since the lift so I'll reserve final judgement for a few weeks but so far I am happy.
I mostly lurk on these forums. I've gotten a lot of good information over the years and when I didn't see too much written up on the WK2 OME lift I thought I would put this together. Hopefully this info helps someone.