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Unread 12-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Best riding 2" lift for 2009?

I have a 2009 Overland. I want to do about a 2" lift. I am not too price sensitive and do not want a lousy ride. I have heard good things about Old Man Emu (how did it get that name?), but Quadratrec claims there is not one for my year. Suggestions?

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Unread 12-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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I just ordered the Old Man Emu HD lift for my '09 WK from kolak here on the forums. I think he'll be your best bet on prices. I decided to go with the OME HD lift because I've heard nothing but positive about it. I'm very excited to try out the ride of the new suspension. I should be getting the rest of my parts and all of it installed in the next few weeks, I can definitely let you know how the ride compares to stock.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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I just ordered the Old Man Emu HD lift for my '09 WK from kolak here on the forums. I think he'll be your best bet on prices. I decided to go with the OME HD lift because I've heard nothing but positive about it. I'm very excited to try out the ride of the new suspension. I should be getting the rest of my parts and all of it installed in the next few weeks, I can definitely let you know how the ride compares to stock.
Thanks. Good to know it is available for the 2009 after all. By all means, please let me know how it works out.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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I don't see why any lift kit for the WK wouldn't work with an '09. As far as I can tell, the suspension is the same from 2005 to 2010. Actually I think they changed the shocks a bit on 08+s but they are otherwise the same. I think the general consensus is that the OME HD is a great ride especially if you'll be adding lots of skids and gear and prefer a stiffer ride whereas the OME MD might be better if you prefer a more stock-like ride. Can't tell you for sure as I have never ridden in a WK with either before.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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I have a 2009 Overland. I want to do about a 2" lift. I am not too price sensitive and do not want a lousy ride. I have heard good things about Old Man Emu (how did it get that name?), but Quadratrec claims there is not one for my year. Suggestions?
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I don't see why any lift kit for the WK wouldn't work with an '09. As far as I can tell, the suspension is the same from 2005 to 2010. Actually I think they changed the shocks a bit on 08+s but they are otherwise the same. I think the general consensus is that the OME HD is a great ride especially if you'll be adding lots of skids and gear and prefer a stiffer ride whereas the OME MD might be better if you prefer a more stock-like ride. Can't tell you for sure as I have never ridden in a WK with either before.
You have the hemi so definitely go with the HD. You need the extra stiffness for the weight of the hemi. You can pick it up from Kolak for a great price. I did get mine from Quadratec but that was because I was in a time pinch and they are 30 minutes from me.
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Unread 12-26-2012, 12:02 AM   #6
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I have had both MD, and now HD on my HEMI XK. I can tell you that the MD springs are about the same, possibly a little stiffer than stock, and the HD is quite a bit stiffer. After having both, I honestly wish I had stuck with the MD's. call me crazy, but it rides like a pickup truck and I miss the comfort of the MD's.
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Unread 12-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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Am riding on OME MD with 255/70/R17 Geolandar ats, smooth a silk...
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Unread 12-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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Am riding on OME MD with 255/70/R17 Geolandar ats, smooth a silk...
I see you have a diesel too. How much lift did you see in front over stock and do you have any skid plates? Also is the ride stiffer over stock?
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Unread 12-27-2012, 08:56 AM   #9
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I have ome hd(everyone including kolak says hd on diesel) on my crd and I got more than 2" out of mine and it rides awesome
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Unread 12-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #10
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Does the CRD weigh more than the HEMI?
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Unread 12-27-2012, 12:18 PM   #11
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Does the CRD weigh more than the HEMI?
Yes, by about 100 pounds I believe.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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I have the MD, and a 4.7. I love the way it rides. It is just a touch firmer than stock, but not harsh at all. I've ridden in one with the HD and I'm glad I went with the MD.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 07:43 PM   #13
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I have the MD set up and skids front to back. No sag and I'm a out at a year now. Ride is great and just a touch stiffer than stock. OME kit leveled the front out. I was looking to go to a JK and I just can't now. With a HEMI and the comfort plus QDII I can't get better.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #14
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If you are looking for a comfortable ride then definitely go with the OME! The ride quality and handling is for a lack of a better word, Perfect! If you don't plan on adding any significant weight to the Jeep the get the MD coils front and rear. If you plan on adding a front skid and some type of brush guard (like the Matrix) then I would get the HD front coils and MD rear coils. If you plan to add a heavy bumper like an ARB the do the same HD front/MD rear. If you plan to add full armor (brush guard/steel bumper, front skid, belly skid, sliders, rear skid) then get the HD coils front and rear. You can always swap coils later down the road if you want to get the MD now and then later on add a bunch of weight and want the HD coils, that's what I did
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Unread 12-29-2012, 12:03 AM   #15
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If you are looking for a comfortable ride then definitely go with the OME! The ride quality and handling is for a lack of a better word, Perfect! If you don't plan on adding any significant weight to the Jeep the get the MD coils front and rear. If you plan on adding a front skid and some type of brush guard (like the Matrix) then I would get the HD front coils and MD rear coils. If you plan to add a heavy bumper like an ARB the do the same HD front/MD rear. If you plan to add full armor (brush guard/steel bumper, front skid, belly skid, sliders, rear skid) then get the HD coils front and rear. You can always swap coils later down the road if you want to get the MD now and then later on add a bunch of weight and want the HD coils, that's what I did
Again, my lack of research before buying seems that it will bite me in the ***. Do you think the the HD coils all around will be too stiff with the 3.7L and no significant weight added? I mean, I'd love to eventually get some armor, but I just don't have the funds right now (but the OME HD lift is already ordered and 2 sets of HD coils have been received).
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