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post #16 of 33 Old 03-14-2014, 11:30 AM
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I had to trim a little with 245/75R16's at 4.5" BS...


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Allow myself to quote... myself. These measurements are for the OME HD springs I installed.
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I had to trim a little with 245/75R16's at 4.5" BS...
I don't mind trimming the front fascia I actually don't even mind cutting the thing in half. I will also be making a build thread with my results and condition of all the parts as well as problems I ran into.
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I think 2.75 is reasonable results from a 3" lift. I just have to make sure the 265 75 16s fit.
You are going to have to trim A lot more then you think. Including the rear bumper. Ask me how I know

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You are going to have to trim A lot more then you think. Including the rear bumper. Ask me how I know
Do you have the ome hd springs
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Do you have the ome hd springs
No But I am sitting at around that hight and know because I had to, almost ripped the bumper off....

As I roll down the trail,I hope my traction will not fail.But if I spin & begin to slide,please dear lord protect my ride
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No But I am sitting at around that hight and know because I had to, almost ripped the bumper off....
whats your hub to fender measurements?
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Just shy of 21 in the back and 21 flat front

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post #23 of 33 Old 03-15-2014, 07:03 AM
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OMES imo will NOT give you 3" of lift

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I have heard mixed reviews on this. Kolak has sworn up and down that it will give a 3 inch lift.
I have went thru 2 sets of ome hds in my wj from kolak. ABSOLUTLY no way did I get 3" of lift. First set 1.5 ish second 2 ish. Second set, ride so stiff, worse than my 03 f350. Beware, go direct to IRO.
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I love my OME HDs. Turned out perfect for me on the first try...

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I love my OME HDs. Turned out perfect for me on the first try...
I have heard nothing but good things about them. I have to think sometimes there is operator error when installing the lifts. I have done a lot of research on this and it seems like if the person has an extensive review the results are good. If the results aren't good it is someone who doesn't sound too bright ranting and raving. I am not insulting anyone just an observation I have had.
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I have heard nothing but good things about them. I have to think sometimes there is operator error when installing the lifts. I have done a lot of research on this and it seems like if the person has an extensive review the results are good. If the results aren't good it is someone who doesn't sound too bright ranting and raving. I am not insulting anyone just an observation I have had.
In my opinion after short experience with few items from different manufacturers, it is all a matter of luck and these manufacturers QC is terrible as you can find quite few pairs of springs with different length or different rating (just my opinion)

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I have heard nothing but good things about them. I have to think sometimes there is operator error when installing the lifts. I have done a lot of research on this and it seems like if the person has an extensive review the results are good. If the results aren't good it is someone who doesn't sound too bright ranting and raving. I am not insulting anyone just an observation I have had.
The variables such as model, engine, the condition and type of the OEM springs and shocks, being replaced, if the spring isolators are replaced or even the same brands are used, if the shocks are monotube gas or hydro all make a difference in ride height. Blanket statements on what to expect lift wise can not be made because of the variables.

Two people in this thread alone said they only gained 2" of lift. OME list both the light and HD springs as giving 1.5" of lift. Frankly the results with them have been all over the place in about every thread that pops up.

Chris gained 2.75" in the front and 2" in the rear. So it boils down to 3/4" difference in the front from some other members still his AVERAGE lift only amounts to 2 3/8" so well below 3". Don't forget this is between different sets of springs, OME springs have changed in ride height in the past pointing to the possibility of questionable quality control.

So IMO. If a person is kind enough to share his experience with the parts and they differ from a person preconceived notions, he would be well served to listen to them rather than question their IQ.
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Did you get 3"?

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I have finally received all of the components for my 3" OME HD lift and I felt the need to tell everyone because I have been wanting it for 3 months now. I am curious if there is anything people would like me to take pictures of while doing it or to look for while doing it. I know there is a lot of literature out there, but cant hurt to have more and I would be glad to help anyone out.
I have gone thru 2 sets of ome hds from Kolak, no way 3" lift is possible from them. New isolators every time, got 2" max running 5100 bills. Ride is like a tank. Choose wisely. iro
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I have the ome HD springs with 10mm ome spacers all around from Kolak and measure 21.5" hub to fender all around.
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I have gone thru 2 sets of ome hds from Kolak, no way 3" lift is possible from them. New isolators every time, got 2" max running 5100 bills. Ride is like a tank. Choose wisely. iro
You aren't doing something right. That is so weird. Using isolators helps... :-)

That being said, if you truely had a bad experiece with OME, it's totally understandable giving them a negative review. IRO is a great lift as well. Either will be a great choice.

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