Originally Posted by hxdrummerxc
Are you gonna go with bilstein 5100 front and rear?
The reason I ask is the OME lift only consists of struts/shocks and springs. So essentially if you get the bilstein 5100s front and rear all you would need to buy are the OME HD Springs themselves and pair them with your bilsteins. The springs can be bought for around $160 or less for front, and same for rear.
What im getting at here is..... If you are for sure getting 5100's front and rear. Then you could add the whole set OME HD springs for probably under $300 and have the same height lift as the full OME HD kit, with a much better ride quality than the RC lift. Then considering the RC lift is $149 vs $300 your really only spending roughly around $150 more for a much better setup.
This is exactly what im looking into doing right now.
My thoughts on the subject:
You cannot run the RC front spacer AND an OME lift this causes problems with alignment ruining front suspension components.
You could however run 5100 struts @ 2" lift and a rear spacer for lift now and reduce the 5100 struts to .75" with OME springs @ a later date.
I have 5100's @ 1.5" atm with 255/70r18's and really like the ride.
Originally Posted by calboi
I just picked a stock 06 wk with 4.7 4x4 and id like to lift it for sure..my question is this im looking into doing the 2" rough country lift kit with 1.5 spacers and running a 285/70/17 but I don't wanna buy the tires and waste money and them not fit.. anyone ever ran anything similar to this setup and I will also be using the stock 5 spoke jk wheels that's common to run. thanks for the help guys
I would purchase the 5 spoke JK wheels with tires for now (way cheap on craigslist used) and run those (255/75r17) on a 5100 @2" plus rear spacer lift. This will hold you over until you can afford to go with a "modified OME lift" and run the 285/70/17 tire, or even the slightly larger 285/75r17.
That would be the same size tire as me and slightly more lift than I am running.
contact Kolak on the forums, he has great deals on bilsteins and the rear spacer, and was the only place that I could find bilstein 5100's when I was buying.