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Unread 06-14-2012, 06:07 AM   #1
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2005 TJ: OME 2" Lift + JKS 1.25 BL + 33s

I have a 2005 TJ Sport, which I'm getting ready to lift. My current plan is an Old Man Emu 2" lift, JKS 1.25" body lift and 33x10.50R15 BFG All-Terrain tires. If you have this setup, will you post some pictures? Thanks!

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Unread 06-14-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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check out the thread coolest TJs on 33s. there are some of this example.

here is mine with 33x12.5 (MTRs and one Duratrac pic)
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Unread 06-14-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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Thanks, jeepinhokie. It's even the same color. I also like the tent modification.
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yeah, its a funny one. buddy needed to move his tent from the other side of the campground to the other, so we just threw it up there.

BTW the 2.5 OME HD lift gives more than 2.5" of lift on a stock TJ. with heavy bumpers and armor its probably around 2.5. and rides better when weighted down.
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I LOL'd at the tent
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How's that water bottle/stick patch holding up?
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How's that water bottle/stick patch holding up?
probably would have held air just about as long as that duratrac did on the trails that day. slashed on a fire road getting to the real trails not 5 minutes into the day that was the 2nd duratrac i slashed, replaced with the MTRs
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probably would have held air just about as long as that duratrac did on the trails that day. slashed on a fire road getting to the real trails not 5 minutes into the day that was the 2nd duratrac i slashed, replaced with the MTRs
on a nice rig.
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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:36 AM   #9
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Do you have issues with the 12.50s rubbing?
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my passenger side tire barely kisses the lower control arm at full right lock. centering the axle would fix it though b/c I have the stock track bar.

when you lift a vehicle the axle wants to move towards the drivers side, which is why people use adjustable track bars. I have three options to resolve my problem. new track bar or redrill the axle side of the track bar mount .5" to move the axle or adjust the steering stops.

not a big issue to live with. I'll fix it one of these days.

less backspacing on the wheels would also fix this, but in my opinion would make the stance too wide.
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Do the OME instructions mention re-drilling the stock track location? I like the idea of an ADJ front track myself. MY RE 3.5" lift called for drilling out the mount and that never sat well with me.
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i do not believe the instructions called for it, but the axle is not centered regardless.

drilling out the axle mount is a common solution for centering the axle when lifts dont include adjustable track bars. Its not "wrong" to do, but there are better ways to get around it.

just keep in mind if you do get an adjustable track bar, some of them hit aftermarket diff covers. the solution is to extend the bumpstops, which will limit the uptravel the axle has.

there are some diff covers out there that are heavy duty and dont cause track bar issues. and there are adj track bars that dont casue diff cover issues. just know that not all diff covers and adj track bars work together.
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Thanks man.
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Unread 06-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #14
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Thank you!! Great information.
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just took this picture the other day as a before shot to my tummy tuck. thought it showed off the amount of lift well.
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