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Unread 04-15-2014, 10:10 AM   #16
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OME HD coils
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23" rear, just under 23" front
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It's not difficult to get the rear spacer in since the coils aren't longer than stock. I don't think a compressor is even needed for the rear, just drop the axle.

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Unread 04-15-2014, 10:14 AM   #17
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OME HD coils
Rusty's rear spacer
5100 rear shocks
Stock front struts
23" rear, just under 23" front
285 Duratracs



It's not difficult to get the rear spacer in since the coils aren't longer than stock. I don't think a compressor is even needed for the rear, just drop the axle.
Was hoping you were going to chime in! Looks great. Do the rustys spacers go below or above the rear coils?

Seeing your Jeep, and being just under 23", makes me think that the adj 5100's up front will push me over that 23" mark
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Unread 04-15-2014, 10:18 AM   #18
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Thanks man! My Rusty's spacers are above the coil, but I think you can put them below if you want to. It shouldn't matter. Also, if you add front armor or a matrix, then it should weigh it down enough with the 5100's, HD coils, armor, and that big Hemi. If you don't plan on adding much to the front then I'd say go MD coils.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 10:23 AM   #19
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Thanks man! My Rusty's spacers are above the coil, but I think you can put them below if you want to. It shouldn't matter. Also, if you add front armor or a matrix, then it should weigh it down enough with the 5100's, HD coils, armor, and that big Hemi. If you don't plan on adding much to the front then I'd say go MD coils.
I just noticed that you do have the 3.7. Following the lift I see myself doing the winch, just don't know how soon. I want to make sure for the short term I would be fine. Tough decision to make, especially when I have already purchased the coils from Kolak!
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Unread 04-15-2014, 01:06 PM   #20
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Is there anyone who makes a 1-1.5 rear spacer? I noticed the rustys is 2 which might put you above 23
BDS makes a all metal 1.5" rear spacer. They normally sell it as a front/rear kit, but if you call them, they will sell you just the rear. It cost me $75
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Unread 04-15-2014, 02:02 PM   #21
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BDS makes a all metal 1.5" rear spacer. They normally sell it as a front/rear kit, but if you call them, they will sell you just the rear. It cost me $75
Thanks! Think I'm going to stick with the 2" Rustys so I can retain some of the factory rake.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 02:46 PM   #22
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I'd go with HD coils then. A winch will weight it down and probably place you around 22.5-23
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Unread 04-15-2014, 03:27 PM   #23
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My WK is a 4.7.

I run heavy duty coils f/r w/ a single Rusty's strut spacer each side front and a half inch poly spacer with stacked coil spring isolators out back. Puts me right around 22.75" hub to fender on all 4 corners.

I have about 90lbs of armor.

If you are serious about armor and winch I would run HD coils f/r.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 03:32 PM   #24
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I'd go with HD coils then. A winch will weight it down and probably place you around 22.5-23
Short term, until the winch, think I would be ok at or slightly above the 23"?
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Unread 04-16-2014, 11:21 AM   #25
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Little update, went ahead and ordered the HD coils. 95% of the advice said to go HD, including Omelet, so I went with it. Now as Kolak said when I told him, lets pray that the geometry gods are happy!

I have everything ordered except for the rustys spacers and adj trackbar. Will be doing that no later than this weekend. Things are getting closer!
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Unread 04-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #26
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Unread 04-16-2014, 11:42 AM   #27
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Feel like a little kid at Christmas! haha Didn't order the Rusty's stuff because the girlfriend said if she had a good week at work (works as a bartender), she would buy them for me!
Otherwise they would have been bought last night!


On another note, are there any decent directions or threads out there on installation of the OME?
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Unread 04-16-2014, 12:25 PM   #28
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Nice! The install is pretty straight forward. I didn't do mine myself, but it's just replacing coils and shocks. Any decent shop is more than adequate to do it properly. I believe there is a write up on Jeeps Unlimited.
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Unread 04-20-2014, 05:38 AM   #29
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Nice.

I am waiting on doing the install myself.

I have the OmE HD Springs, Bilstein 4600 up front, 5100 rear, strut spacer, rro UCAs.

I'm waiting to order the rear spacer and still debating on trackbar, extended sway bar links, and jks disco for the front.

Probably will just wait for the rear 2 inch spacer from rustys and install it all.
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Unread 04-20-2014, 10:08 AM   #30
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Nice.

I am waiting on doing the install myself.

I have the OmE HD Springs, Bilstein 4600 up front, 5100 rear, strut spacer, rro UCAs.

I'm waiting to order the rear spacer and still debating on trackbar, extended sway bar links, and jks disco for the front.

Probably will just wait for the rear 2 inch spacer from rustys and install it all.
If you go with modified OME you are going to want the adj trackbar. All I need now is the trackbar, rear spacers and I'm beginning to think about getting UCA's. What are your guys opinions on that? Will I be fine on stock for awhile or should I just get them?
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