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post #1 of 30 Old 09-01-2014, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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O.M.E. lift

Hi all,

I would kindly need to know what is the difference between OME HD Setup and Medium coils.
with the HD setup is not too stiff ?
real lift ?
thank you

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post #2 of 30 Old 09-01-2014, 08:02 AM
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I have the HD lift and it is by no means stiff or harsh. I would say firmer than stock but still very streetable and is not jarring at all. I would say that when lightly loaded it is a bit stiffer than stock but as you add weight by towing or carrying cargo, it settles somewhat but never gets harsh. The biggest difference between the medium and HD set is the ultimate ride height, being an inch or so taller than the medium. If you are interested in the OME kit, I would contact Nick @ Kolak on this site. He knows our Jeeps really well and will set you up with exactly what you need to set it up right the first time. I would also strongly suggest using the Bilstein 5100's with the OME springs. Great ride, unloaded or towing a 5000# boat. Good luck!
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What does o.m.e. stand for?
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post #4 of 30 Old 09-01-2014, 10:12 AM
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Old Man Emu. It's an Australian company. They've done springs for Land Rover and Toyota forever.
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Thats what I thought,just wanted to make sure.They make a 3"Inch lift just for the wj I was thinking about getting.
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I actually ordered my 3" OME lift on Saturday from Kolak.
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post #7 of 30 Old 09-01-2014, 01:13 PM
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Post pics when you get It and when Its on If you can.Thanks.
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post #8 of 30 Old 09-01-2014, 01:21 PM
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I will do that. If it gets here by the weekend it'll be done this coming weekend. If it gets here next Monday I'll do it the next weekend.
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post #9 of 30 Old 09-01-2014, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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I have the HD lift and it is by no means stiff or harsh. I would say firmer than stock but still very streetable and is not jarring at all. I would say that when lightly loaded it is a bit stiffer than stock but as you add weight by towing or carrying cargo, it settles somewhat but never gets harsh. The biggest difference between the medium and HD set is the ultimate ride height, being an inch or so taller than the medium. If you are interested in the OME kit, I would contact Nick @ Kolak on this site. He knows our Jeeps really well and will set you up with exactly what you need to set it up right the first time. I would also strongly suggest using the Bilstein 5100's with the OME springs. Great ride, unloaded or towing a 5000# boat. Good luck!
Thank you Robx4

then I will have a +3 "?
I know Kolak and its preparation technique on the Grand Cherokee, but I live in Italy, and perhaps not worth buying from him ........

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I have heavy coils in front, and medium in rear. When I load the rear with even a light amount of weight, say 200 lbs or less, the ride becomes VERY soft. I almost wish I had heavy coils in the rear to match the front.


I got 3" of lift from my coils.


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What confuses me is that Kolak and others tell me the HD springs alonenet you 3" of lift. Yet Rocky Road says the springs only lift 1.5" and that anyone telling me different is lying. Lol.

Rocky Road has be far the best price at $739 with control arms and a bunch of accessories. I'm just not sure who to trust.
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I'm just not sure who to trust.
Do a quick search on here and Google then you can see for yourself how trust worthy Rocky Road Outfitters is.

His: '00 WJ 4.7 Limited- Some stuff

Hers: '03 WJ 4.7 Laredo- Some more stuff

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It is what Jeeples has stated.
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post #13 of 30 Old 09-02-2014, 01:59 AM
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All OME springs, be they for the WJ or for any other Jeep model, lift higher than advertised. It's a matter of knowing how much lift any given OME spring nets.

The WJ OME HD lift is a setup I've put together for hundreds of forum members alone. It's been a fantastic lift in terms of handling and ride quality, as well as freedom from sag.

I have specific shocks and other components I prefer to couple with the OME springs so you get proper suspension travel and geometry.

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I may have worded my post poorly. I do know that Kolak is trustworthy. I was only curious about Rocky Road because they sell the kit with control arms and Y spacers, and t-case spacers as well as the springs, and cheesy shocks. But I guess I've made up my mind, I'll buy from Kolak, just because I know he won't steer me wrong.

My biggest concern right now is the transmission shifting hard on my 4.7L H.O.!!! I want to resolve that before a lift and bigger tires anyway!
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My actual measurements

OK guys. I was asked to post actual measurements and some pics on the OME HD spring lift from Kolak. Here is what I came up with. Measurements are from the center of the top of the wheel well to the center of the hub. I put the "A" springs on the left front and right rear. The Jeep is stock otherwise. No bumpers or anything inside except a phone charger and a sunshade for the windshield.

front
before lift - LF - 18" RF - 18 1/8"
after lift - LF - 20 3/4" RF - 20 7/8"
difference - LF - 2 3/4" RF - 2 3/4"


rear
before lift - LR - 18 5/8" RR - 17 7/8"
after lift - LR - 21 5/8" RR - 21"
difference - LR - 3" RR - 3 1/8"

My upper and lower spring isolators were in pretty good shape but I replaced them anyway. If yours are bad I could see you getting another 1/4" or so of lift.
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