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Unread 07-26-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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help me decide on a lift?

me: '05 80k miles, all factory stuff

got a pretty good deal on these here: (255/75/17)

probably going to plasti-dip them

the shocks/struts that are on there now are obviously shot, so time to upgrade. I'm leaning OME HD as that seems the most proper. I'm also open to suggestions as it seems there are quite a few people with different shock/strut + (RC/RRO/daystar) type lifts and are very happy with them.

my jeep probably spends 95% of it's time on the pavement, I know that should have some impact on the decision.

Help! Please!

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Unread 07-27-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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well, hrm, well that didn't work out so well.

let's try this! does anybody have any convincing arguments on why I should go another route other than OME

help!
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Unread 07-27-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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OME is basically the best route to go for a full suspension lift other than the superlift. When it comes to the MD and HD it all depends on the person. If you want a softer ride go with MD. A stiffer ride? The HD is for you. Also if you plan on adding armour, winch, and all that fun stuff then id recommend the OME HD lift. Hope this helps!
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Unread 07-27-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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with 80k on there should I be replacing isolators as well? kind of seems like a no brainer, to me.

I've also got somebody telling me it would be a good idea to do these as well:
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...roe_20740136-p
suggestions there?
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Unread 07-27-2013, 10:59 PM   #5
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Go with the OME HD you wont regret it. Replace the coil isolators while your at it. I have the OME lift kit available check out crawloffroad.net
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Unread 07-27-2013, 11:36 PM   #6
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and those strut mounts? not something I should be replacing as well?
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ome hd. ur at 7...8 hundred dollars ...superlift 3'000$ thats a big diffrence... my twenty cents
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Unread 07-28-2013, 08:52 AM   #8
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ome hd. ur at 7...8 hundred dollars ...superlift 3'000$ thats a big diffrence... my twenty cents
for sure, and $3k is a bit more than I'm looking to spend right now.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 09:20 AM   #9
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ome hd. ur at 7...8 hundred dollars ...superlift 3'000$ thats a big diffrence... my twenty cents
3k for a superlift?? You're getting ripped off with that.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #10
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OME! Since you're changing your struts and shocks anyways.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
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Welcome neighbor! I have the OME HD and love mine. Got it from Kolak, he had the cheapest price I could fine. Superlift is around 1,600 plus install which can run anywhere between 500-1000 depending on who you know. Or you could do it yourself and save the cash....If your stock equipment is pretty well shot, go with all new. It's better to replace it now, then wait until later. What engine size do you have? If your looking to run a stacked lift, as long as you don't go over 23" hub to fender measurements up front you should be good. And that will all depend on your engine size and amount of weight you're planning to put on as well. You may want to replace your sway bar bushings at the same time. Some have had problems with sounds/clunks after their install and usually thats the culprit. If you're looking for stock equipment replacement, go to rockauto.com they usually have cheaper prices than local places I've found.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:54 AM   #12
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ome hd. ur at 7...8 hundred dollars ...superlift 3'000$ thats a big diffrence... my twenty cents
$3000 that's outrageous, I sell the superlift with ERG for $1750 shipped
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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #13
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I agree, my Hemi has 85K miles and the original shocks were shot too.

OME HD made it ride terrific and works well with the armor and matrix, etc.

Unless you're going with 35" tires, why lift it way up.

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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #14
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You may want to replace your sway bar bushings at the same time. Some have had problems with sounds/clunks after their install and usually thats the culprit. If you're looking for stock equipment replacement, go to rockauto.com they usually have cheaper prices than local places I've found.
I appreciate the input! My Jeep is a 4.7 Limited.

is the part on rockauto you were talking about RAYBESTOS Part # 5501588?
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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #15
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I agree, my Hemi has 85K miles and the original shocks were shot too.

OME HD made it ride terrific and works well with the armor and matrix, etc.

Unless you're going with 35" tires, why lift it way up.

TC
did you do isolators at the same time? if you did not and could do it again, would you?
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