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post #166 of 339 Old 01-15-2014, 10:07 AM
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Lol thanks for the quick response

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post #167 of 339 Old 01-15-2014, 10:49 AM
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No problem!! Class = boring hahahah Going through the planning phase of my lift so I've been doing a lot of research

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post #168 of 339 Old 01-15-2014, 11:22 AM
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Right now I have the day star lift with bilstein 4600 on all four corners. I want to get rid of the daystar so after speaking with kolak, I'm looking at going with ome hd springs all the way around with the 5100 in the rear and keeping the 4600 up front. What setting should I put the 5100 at for 3 inch lift?
check out boraboras build thread, he just did this, as did the chadwi. its the new version of the modified OME- bilstein 5100s in the front and a 2" spacer in the rear, gets you close to 23" in the front and closer to 24" in the rear.

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He doesn't have 5100s in the front. He has ome spring and oem strut in the front and ome spring, 5100 shock, and coil spacer in the rear. I plan on doing as you described though when I order my lift in the spring

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check out boraboras build thread, he just did this, as did the chadwi. its the new version of the modified OME- bilstein 5100s in the front and a 2" spacer in the rear, gets you close to 23" in the front and closer to 24" in the rear.
I'm looking to do the opposite, 5100 in the rear with ome hd springs and 4600 in the front with ome hd springs
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I'm looking to do the opposite, 5100 in the rear with ome hd springs and 4600 in the front with ome hd springs
This is an awesome option. That's the setup Chris (from crawl offroad) is running. I just am looking for a little more height than the regular ome setup

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I'm looking to do the opposite, 5100 in the rear with ome hd springs and 4600 in the front with ome hd springs
Yep, that's my setup! Love it over the RC spacers I used to have.

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Yep, that's my setup! Love it over the RC spacers I used to have.
Do you know your hub to fender measurements (front and rear) if not that's okay, I'm just trying to do as much research as possible and take into account ALL of my options before I start buying parts. Thanks

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How do the 5100's do to stiffen up the rear suspension. Mine feels like it bottoms out all the time with 3 adults in the jeep and a 40 pound dog in the back. I was looking at the strut spacer/leveling spacer but my shocks feel a little worn for my taste at 68k miles. I'm thinking about the middle setting on the front 5100's. If I want it level what do I need in the rear?

Would a set of MLL's be a good solution to stiffen up the rear suspension?

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You could go with 5100s out back too or 4600 (the stock replacement). The 1.5 setting up front would level the jeep out to actually make the jeep "level" so you can do one of those if that's the look you want. If you want your jeep to "level" out back to the stock rake after installation of the 5100s up front then yes you could go the mll route or a spacer such as the bds (at 1.5") or rough country if you want 2" (if you prefer a metal spacer). If you want a poly spacer than rustys, daystar, etc. would work too

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Do you know your hub to fender measurements (front and rear) if not that's okay, I'm just trying to do as much research as possible and take into account ALL of my options before I start buying parts. Thanks

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22.75 Front and Rear

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How do the 5100's do to stiffen up the rear suspension. Mine feels like it bottoms out all the time with 3 adults in the jeep and a 40 pound dog in the back. I was looking at the strut spacer/leveling spacer but my shocks feel a little worn for my taste at 68k miles. I'm thinking about the middle setting on the front 5100's. If I want it level what do I need in the rear?

Would a set of MLL's be a good solution to stiffen up the rear suspension?

Thank you
Thats the stock coils, they are garbage. Save up and get one of the OMEs MD or HD, you'll have alot less coil sag and way better handling

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How do the 5100's do to stiffen up the rear suspension. Mine feels like it bottoms out all the time with 3 adults in the jeep and a 40 pound dog in the back. I was looking at the strut spacer/leveling spacer but my shocks feel a little worn for my taste at 68k miles. I'm thinking about the middle setting on the front 5100's. If I want it level what do I need in the rear? Would a set of MLL's be a good solution to stiffen up the rear suspension? Thank you
The MLLs will stiffen up the rear and give you a bit of no lift and a rake- but will ride horribly. If it were me- aside from doing OME coils, I'd hunt down some XK rear coils and throw some Bilstein 4600s in the rear.

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22.75 Front and Rear
Thanks!! What I needed to hear. Just three quick questions for you:

1) What engine do you have?
2) Is everything settled?
3) what's the height difference (hub to fender) between the 4600 and 5100 on the lowest setting once everything is settled?

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I have the 3.7L with HD coils, everything's settled, it has about 5000 miles on this set up. The 5100 adjustable strut adds .75" of lift up front.

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