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Unread 04-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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OME Budget Suspension

Does anybody run the OME Budget Suspension? Runs for $395 on this site. Any thoughts?
http://www.rocky-road.com/wkome.html

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Unread 04-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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Some folks run mixmatched components of springs, struts, shocks, etc.

If it's me - full OME HD ftw.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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I got RC spacers then upgraded the shocks to OME shocks, now I wish I just got the entire OME lift. On the plus side when I am upgrading in the near future it's like $300+ shipping. I plan on getting some RRO UCAs, 1/4" strut spacers, 1" rear spacers and an adjustable trac bar along with the springs now.

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Unread 04-06-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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Hw bout a link on the OME lift please.

Nevermind. Thanks.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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Yeah I'm looking to do a budget lift as well. Anyone have any input on the OME budget lift versus the RC lift?
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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:11 AM   #6
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So the budget is a set of four OME springs with longer generic rear shocks and you keep the stock front struts?

It would be my feeling that the stock front struts, particularly if you've got a lot of miles on your Jeep, are not going to do a very good job of dampening with the OME coils. And it's a LOT of work to disassemble and then reassemble the struts only to find that out.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 05:42 AM   #7
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Yeah I'm looking to do a budget lift as well. Anyone have any input on the OME budget lift versus the RC lift?
The OME "budget" lift is just a combination that Rocky Road Outfitters have put together to attract a market looking to either cut corners or piece meal a suspension system. The Rough Country leveling kit is a pretty solid product from my understanding - yet nearly everybody that has this lift adds something to the rear to boost it.

Just go full OME HD with your CRD.

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So the budget is a set of four OME springs with longer generic rear shocks and you keep the stock front struts?

It would be my feeling that the stock front struts, particularly if you've got a lot of miles on your Jeep, are not going to do a very good job of dampening with the OME coils. And it's a LOT of work to disassemble and then reassemble the struts only to find that out.
^^^ Exactly this.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:46 AM   #8
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Just go full OME HD with your CRD.
Listen to this man, because in a few months, this will be you:
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I got RC spacers then upgraded the shocks to OME shocks, now I wish I just got the entire OME lift.
How many times have we read that around here? People going with a cheaper lift and then regretting it and wishing they went with OME.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:20 AM   #9
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I was kinda thinking the same Kolak, I just hadn't seen this particular setup before. As I now have 77K miles on original shocks/struts, I'm leaning towards the full OME HD kit. Anybody know the average lifespan for stock shocks/struts in average driving conditions?
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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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Not right off the top of my head. It really depends on a lot of variables. Weather conditions, how smooth the roads you drive on are, etc... Personally, I replaced the stock shocks about every 50K. Then I wised up and bought a set of Bilsteins for my WK and couldn't have been happier. If you are planning on going with a bigger tire setup and/or want a little more clearance. I would have to agree with everyone else and get the full OME HD setup. I plan on doing that to mine some time this summer when I get the $$$ to do it. Then again, I am also going with larger tires and new rims. Because I am going with the Jeep Moab rims, I need to put spacers on since I have the larger calipers that Chrysler went with mid 2006 cycle and the Moabs won't fit without modification to the caliper (which I don't think shaving the calipers is a safe method) or wheel spacers.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:56 AM   #11
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I'm really not looking to do much (if any) off roading. I'm just going for just a bit bigger stance. I parked beside a WK2 over the weekend and with the stock 18" that the WK2s come with, the stock tires were bigger and the truck was taller overall. And his wasn't trail rated and mine is!! SMH. While shelling out more $$ to get the full OME HD lift would be the best route, is it really worth the more $$ versus how affordable a RC lift is??

PS personally I'm only looking to put 265/7017 on my rig.
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I'm really not looking to do much (if any) off roading. I'm just going for just a bit bigger stance. I parked beside a WK2 over the weekend and with the stock 18" that the WK2s come with, the stock tires were bigger and the truck was taller overall. And his wasn't trail rated and mine is!! SMH. While shelling out more $$ to get the full OME HD lift would be the best route, is it really worth the more $$ versus how affordable a RC lift is??

PS personally I'm only looking to put 265/7017 on my rig.
then in your case a RC or RRO lift with bilsteins at all 4 corners is right up your alley.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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then in your case a RC or RRO lift with bilsteins at all 4 corners is right up your alley.
Agreed.

If you were building to wheel I maintain OME to be the way to go.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #14
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If I replace the shocks in the front, do I have to disassemble the struts? Since the shocks are part of the struts.
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If I replace the shocks in the front, do I have to disassemble the struts? Since the shocks are part of the struts.
Yes, just did my lift this weekend and replaced struts with Bilsteins. Just used the regular old coil springer compressor from a parts store and its not too bad. Easier than the ones on my last truck.
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