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post #1 of 13 Old 09-08-2011, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for help installing 2.5 OME lift on 99 Cherokee at Fort Meade AA County

I'm purchasing an OME lift this week for my 99 and I was wondering if anyone out there wants to help me install it. I was planning on installing it on base at the auto hobby shop since they have a lift so there will be no beer during the install but I'd be happy to pay for pizza and beer afterwards.

I'll take any help there is, but it would be nice if someone had some experience with installing a lift on a Cherokee before. There won't be any problem getting onto the base, just need proof of insurance and registration.

My plan is to install the lift the last weekend of the month. I'm off on Thur, Fri, Sat and Sunday. Anyone on or around Fort Meade interested in helping?

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-08-2011, 02:46 PM
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Wish I was still out there. I worked right by Ft. Meade and would offer a hand.

I'm sure someone will step up.

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post #4 of 13 Old 09-10-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ordering the OME lift on Monday from Dirk. Going with the 3.5 inch lift. Need to save for a week and order a HD SYE. Not sure who I'm going with yet, but that part of the install is what has me the most nervous. I've read of people doing the install with the transfer case in which sounds easier but since I've never done it before I'm a little apprehensive about doing it myself having never pulled the transfer case before. Do I have to order the driveshaft after I install the SYE by taking measurements or is there a company that sells a kit with the driveshaft for 3.5 of lift?
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post #5 of 13 Old 09-10-2011, 01:28 PM
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they sell kits. Can you look at an exploded view of a transfer case and see comprehend how it works? 231's are pretty simple. Ive had mine apart a couple times. But if you need to bail out just reference the exploded diagram

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You can buy a kit or measure and order one from Carolina Driveline or Tom Woods.

The SYE is really easy to install. I did it in a about 2 hours of actual work. Didn't drop the tcase either. And it was an Advance Adapters kit I think - they had a nice YouTube tutorial on the install as well.

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you don't have to pull the transfer case to install the HD sye. It can be done with the TC still in the truck.

As far as helping I live right down the street (Laurel exit right off 295) and I'm willing to help, but I'm out of town that weekend...so unless you change the date I can't help.

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If there's anyone willing to help me install OME/Bilstein lift on my KJ, please let me know! Not anytime soon, still have to save up to purchase it... I'd just like to know ahead of time. I'm a novice when it comes to these things, so I could sure use a helping hand or two. I can surely provide pizza & beer

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post #9 of 13 Old 12-20-2011, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Kept running into problems with the insurance company giving me the check for getting rear ended but finally was able to purchase the lift.

I called Dirk at DPG and he talked me into the 4" Super Ultimate Kit.

OME Long Travel Shocks
OME Dual Rate Leaf Springs
OME Coil Springs & Spacers
JKS Quicker Disconnects
JKS Adj. Trackbar
JKS Adj Lower Control Arms
DOT SS Front Brakelines
New DPG HD U-Bolt Kit
DPG Front Extended Bump stops
DPG Swaybar Disco Cables
Leaf Spring Bushings
4 Degree Shims
JKS Rear High Clearance Axle Shock Mount

I'm excited about the lift. I'm going to try and install it all at the auto hobby shop on Fort Meade. Once it's installed I'm going to ask around and see if someone can weld on the JKS Shock Mounts for me. Anyone have a front driveshaft that I can borrow for a month after I install my lift so I can measure and order mine from Tom Woods?
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HustinFlip where are you located? I'll give you a hand. Never worked on a Libby before but the suspension is similar I'm sure.

Brian you know I'll help you with yours

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I'm going to install the lift this Friday night and Saturday over at the Fort Meade Auto Hobby Shop. Dukie564 (Justin) is going to lend me a hand and help me out with any problems I run into.

If anyone wants to stop by, I'll buy beer when we are d0ne on Saturday. PM me and I'll give you my phone number and give you instructions on how to get on the base and where to meet us at.
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Never worked on a Libby before but the suspension is similar I'm sure.
Liberties are IFS and have coils in the rear.

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I'm going to install the lift this Friday night and Saturday over at the Fort Meade Auto Hobby Shop
Soak the crap out of the entire underside of your jeep with PB blaster tonight or tomorrow morning. At the very least hit it a half hour before you start.
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Soak the crap out of the entire underside of your jeep with PB blaster tonight or tomorrow morning. At the very least hit it a half hour before you start.
I've been hitting it every other day for 2 weeks. Hopefully that does the job.
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