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post #1 of 14 Old 05-16-2010, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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did i read this right? (ome rear lift,spacer front lift)

i was doing some research on here and i read on one of the posts that your better off doing a ome or rustys lift in the rear and just using spacers for the front if you plan on replacing rear shocks

if thats the case its still the same price as most kits. ive seen rusty rear 2" springs going for $130 for the set and rustys rear shocks going or $65 a set. spend $88 for rustys 2" spacers upfront and you got a lift.

*i just used rustys as an example. im sure the ome is better.

did i totally misunderstand what i read or did i understand it correctly?

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If you did the OME coils in the rear and some spacers in the front it would not be even. OME coils will give you more of a 3" lift. If you are wanting to go this route i would suggest the rustys coils.


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if i did rusty 2" coils with rusty in the rear and rusty coils in the front what would i put for shocks upfront?
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I would recommend either Bilstein or OME. I have the OME and I love them. The ride quality is awesome!


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post #5 of 14 Old 05-17-2010, 06:32 AM
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I have Rustys spacers in the front and OME springs in the rear. OME shocks all around. Im very satisfied. The original rear springs sagged (see photo in my profile) so I changed the rear springs when I changed the shocks. The OME springs and shocks are a little stiffer than the original.

WH 2010 CRD. Bilstein shocks, Rustys 2" BB front, OME HD springs rear. 265/70x17
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Sorry shocks are Bilsteins

WH 2010 CRD. Bilstein shocks, Rustys 2" BB front, OME HD springs rear. 265/70x17
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I have Rustys spacers in the front and OME springs in the rear. OME shocks all around. Im very satisfied. The original rear springs sagged (see photo in my profile) so I changed the rear springs when I changed the shocks. The OME springs and shocks are a little stiffer than the original.
did you use 2" lift springs with regular/stock configured bilstein shocks?

i really dont do any serious 4 wheeling aside from the beach and the trails to the beach. i wanna be able to fit 265 or 255/75.
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2" lift springs in the rear with standard length shocks. No problem

WH 2010 CRD. Bilstein shocks, Rustys 2" BB front, OME HD springs rear. 265/70x17
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why not just do springs upfront too?
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post #10 of 14 Old 05-18-2010, 02:50 AM
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Started with a BB front and rear. When the rear later was sagging, springs were the logical choice.

WH 2010 CRD. Bilstein shocks, Rustys 2" BB front, OME HD springs rear. 265/70x17
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did you take the rear bb lift out or leave it in? what im picturing in my head is the rear of your jeep having just 2" lift springs and the front have the bb lift. if you switched to just springs in the rear why not do the same in the front?
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im a moron i forgot the front is ifs.

my last truck (s10 blazer) was a torsion bar ifs, what a pain in the d*ck. so ill just do the bb up front, and shocks/springs in the rear.
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If I would do it again I would choose Rock Crawler 3,5" for easy installation. Rustys and the like require taking the front struts off the wehicle and some cutting of bolts. Other BB kits need you to diassemble the front struts which is even mor work with compressing the spring etc.

WH 2010 CRD. Bilstein shocks, Rustys 2" BB front, OME HD springs rear. 265/70x17
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thats good to know, thanks.
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