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Unread 05-31-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Modifying my OME HD

Hey guys. Need some advice.

Current setup:

Lift: OME HD
Front: 21" Hub to fender
Rear: 21.75 Hub to fender
Tires: 255/75/17 BFG MT
Wheel spacers: 1.5"
Front struts: Stock
Rear shocks: ProComp ES9000
Everything else is stock, including my isolators.

I'd like to fit some 285/70/17 tires on my WK and get a little more lift in general.

If I'm sitting at 21" on the front, am I good to add a 2" spacer in the front and rear? I know I need to be below 23" for the front, but it would put my rear at 23.75". Will that cause me any problems with my current setup?

I also plan to add a winch and front skid up front sometime soon and I'm a little worried that will drop me another half inch up front. So I'm not sure what direction to head in right now. Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.


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Unread 07-26-2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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Still wondering if anyone had any input on my lift height.

Does 21" hub to fender sound a little low for the OME HD coils? I do have the 5.7L Hemi and factory skid plates, so I don't know how much that affects it, but it seems like most people get more lift out of it than that. I didn't take measurements before I installed them, but I wish I did.

Should I be looking at stacking a 2" spacer in the front and rear to bring me to 23" and 23.75" respectively? And after adding a winch and front skid (most likely the 4xguard), it would drop me back down a little more, so should I add a 2.5" spacer?

Also considering the 5100 Bilsteins in the front instead of spacers and possibly the MLL in the rear plus a small spacer.

Ideally, I'd like to take care of everything at one time and not have to tear everything back apart just to add a .50" spacer or whatever because the winch and front skid drops me back down.
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Unread 07-26-2014, 09:16 PM   #3
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My specs for my 06 hemi
Bilstein 5100s all around. Front on .75" setting
Front OME MD coils and Rustys spacer - 22.5"
Rear OME HD coils - 21.5"
Wheels and tires are JK moabs on 285/70/17 wrangler duratracs
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Unread 07-27-2014, 10:24 AM   #4
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I was at 21.5" after putting on my OME HD. Then I put new coil isolators and a Rocky-Road 3/8" front spacer and Rustys 2" rear spacer(left out coil isolator where spacer went). I am now at 22.75" all around. So It seems the coil isolators make a difference too. Maybe those that replace them at the time of the OME install gain more lift.
'07 WK Overland Hemi - Modified OME HD - 285/70R17 Duratracs - Spidertraxx - JKS #2001 - Gibson cat back - Volant CAI - Superchips - BT catch can - 4x Guard front skid
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Unread 07-27-2014, 02:04 PM   #5
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I replaced my isolates when I installed the OME HD lift. Just measured and I'm around 22" all around. Hard to get an accurate reading since the center hub is sunk in so much compared to the edge of the tire, and the tire sticks out further than the fender
OME HD, JBA UCA, Rear Adj TB, Catch Can, K&N CAI, Gibson CB, MM TB, Flaspaq, Full LED swap
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Unread 08-03-2014, 02:52 PM   #6
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Well I've given it some thought and....

I think I'm going to go with the Bilstein adjustable 5100s for the front. That should allow me to get all the way up to the 23" limit if needed. I also plan to replace the front isolators while I'm there and adjust the Bilsteins to keep my under 23".

I'm still unsure about the rear though. I was thinking of MLL shocks for the additional inch or so of lift, but would the rustys 2" spacer without isolators be better? That's supposed to give a net 1.5 inch lift, but would put me at 23.25" at the rear. Is that going to be a problem?


EDIT: Apparently the 5100s are on backorder until November so I guess I have plenty of time to decide on what to do with the rears. Haha
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