I have decided to go with Kolak's 3" old man emu lift for a long as my wj is a dd. Eventually I would like to complete my plan of a Clayton long arm kit.
Money is tight right now and I would like to know if I really need extended links at 3". I do plan to get with jks quick discos for the front and standard rear extended links, but they total and extra $200.
So do I need them right now or not?
I am already getting blilstein 5100 series shocks, 3" hd springs, jks adjustable tb, and new spring insulators.
thanks for the insight.
10-14-2013 08:11 PM
You should be fine in the rear, but definitely extend the fronts.
10-14-2013 08:29 PM
I did the same exact setup. I installed the rear links tonight. Going to do the fronts tomorrow.
10-14-2013 08:33 PM
ok... well it looks like I will do the links now.
10-15-2013 10:39 AM
Get both front and rear. I noticed an improvement when i did. I got the Zone 3" from amazon for cheap.
10-16-2013 03:28 AM
I have the OME HD springs and Bilstein 5125 shocks no extended sway bars no adj TB. Had it that way for a couple years now. No probs. btw I only netted 2.25-2.5 all around on my 04 Overland w/ HO V8. If you get a full 3" then good for you but that's not what I experienced. Didn't swap the coil insulators as I wish I had but the jeep had 60k miles and they looked in great shape. If you get a full 3" I'd recommend it. I didn't and am doing fine.
I do get a front end thunk when I hit a hard bump at speed. It is on the compression though not the expansion so still no idea what that is.
10-16-2013 08:10 AM
I have the same OME HD setup and I did not opt for extended links and have had no problems.
10-16-2013 08:24 AM
I originally went with extended in both the front and rear. I then changed things up a bit and put the stock back in the front. Here is my post from my build thread on the subject:
Originally Posted by ChrisHager
Small update - Recently I've felt the WJ had a little sway to it when cornering, almost as if it was tucking in to the turn. This was most noticeable at higher speeds when following a bend in the road. I had originally installed the Zone sway bar end links when I installed the OME HD lift. After a talking to billzcat1 a while back and finding that ideally, you want the sway bar to sit at 0°, I decided I would switch back to the OEM end links.
I realize the 'after' picture means nothing without a level on it. I will try to swap that picture out with a better one when I can get back into my garage (borrowed floor space)! Either way, perhaps I'm working with the placebo affect but I feel like it follows curves at higher speeds a bit better.
10-16-2013 10:19 AM
Stock and recommended swaybar angle is +/- 30 degrees.. your first pic looks closer to 45, and the second pic looks like around 10-15?