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.
I did the same exact setup. I installed the rear links tonight. Going to do the fronts tomorrow.
2000 Grand Cherokee Limited/ Quadra Drive / 4.0L/ OME HD springs, Bilsteins, JKS trackbar, 255/75/17 BFG M/T with JK Moabs
2005 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax
United States Army (2004-present)
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.
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4.7 HO V8, K&N FIPK, Old Man Emu HD Springs, Bilstien 5100, 31" 255/70/17 Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2, Black JK Moabs, Overland Rock Sliders, Tow Hooks, Westin Brush Guard, GTP Hood Vents, Mopar iPod Integration Kit
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.
Here's the angle I had with the Zone end links:
And here's one with the OEM 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.
Someone can take a pic of a stock Dub front bar just to verify...
Just another old fart in a Jeep... watchout younguns!!!
RC LA, IRO 6 in springs, OTK, Bilsteins, Aussie, Eaton, RCV's, 242-SYE, hidden winch, JCR Stage 3, skidded and trussed & sleeved
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i have extenders on the rear and left the front alone. you can go pick up a peice of 2x2 square tubing and make your own for cheap...
Do the world a favor, hurt a honda...
Iro 3" lift with pro comp 9000es shocks, adjustable trackbar, led rock lights, all interior lights converted to leds, two 10" kicker comp with Kenwood 600 watt amp
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