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post #1 of 7 Old 08-17-2017, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Which lift for a couple extra inches?

Looking for a few recommendations on a lift kit for my 03 GC Overland. It's a little saggy in back from towing a heavy trailer and the tires I have need a bit more clearance up front.

I'm thinking I need around +2 in front and +1 in back with new isolators. A slightly heavier rear spring rate would also be nice, but not a hard requirement. Will probably get Bilstein 5100 shocks.

Will the OME HD be higher than I want? Would it require extra upgrades? I'd like to keep the ancillary upgrade requirements at a minimum for now. Also looking at Bob's but didn't see as many reviews.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-17-2017, 07:35 PM
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I got about 3" over stock on OME HD springs. The Overland models are supposed to have an extra inch of height in the springs to begin with, but maybe not if you're sagging. The Fat Bob's lift has a mega thread somewhere in this forum with many satisfied customers. I understand their springs are stiffer than OME, which means a more stable ride on the road.


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post #3 of 7 Old 08-17-2017, 09:00 PM
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The Fat Bobs BDS springs are stiffer than OME HD springs. I have the original 2/2 BDS lift from Fat Bobs and Bilstein 5100s from Kolak. With new isolators I got ~3" over stock total lift. I tow pretty often and have no issues with it. The heaviest I pull is a ditch witch trailer we lined with 2x boards to make a utility trailer, a Ford 8N with bush hog and box blade on the trailer. It's probably overloaded, but the DubyaJay squats down and does it's job. A 22ft pontoon boat sets her level.

She rides stiff on the road compared to the squishy stockers, but it is no worse than my Father's 03 F150. Most people riding don't even ask if the springs are stiffer, and I've had compliments as to how she handles now.


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post #4 of 7 Old 08-17-2017, 09:31 PM
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3" is the limit on WJ's to keep the lift simple. I'd get a OME HD if I was going that route.

Not sure what tire size you have but I have 2" BDS springs and Bilstein 5100's but trimmed my wheel wells to clear 33"s with 5" of up travel. The BDS springs are stiff; great on road handling but a rough ride Offroad.
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What size tires are you going to be running?

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-18-2017, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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The Firestone destination ATs I'm running are just under 31". I want to keep the inner fenders for now, but they rub a bit in compression with the wheel turned. I may go bigger next time, but these are still pretty new so it wouldn't be for a while. The timing is mostly because I need new shocks for a Labor Day trail run and I want to take care of the rubbing too. Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-18-2017, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Just put in an order with Kolak for his OME kit. I'm hoping the installation and performance are as good as his price! I'll update after the trip.
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