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Unread 06-11-2015, 05:14 PM   #1
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OME MD lift height and UCA ?

So I have an 09 Overland 5.7 Hemi running the RC 2.5" BB lift and right now I'm sitting at 21.5" in the front any 20.5 in the back and that's totally unloaded (maybe 100lbs in the back at the very most). I'm about to switch to and OME MD lift and was wondering if I could do just the front first and then the back rather than buying it all at once. I just don't want my front sitting way higher than the rear. But I was referred to the lift height thread but so many people are running so many different things that I couldn't get a definitive answer on what my jeep should be sitting at. But from the measurements that I did see it sounds like the OME will make me sit a bit higher than the RC. Does that sounds about right?

And while I've got you here, I saw the thread about the dude whose UCA's snapped and was already thinking about upgrading my UCA's to the ones for a 2" lift. But I don't really know much about them so would replacing the UCA's for a lifted jeep affect the ride height?

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Unread 06-11-2015, 06:36 PM   #2
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I have the RC 2" budget boost and a year ago I added the 58643 Monroe Load Leveller rear shocks (for the Ford F-150). I sit at 21.50" front and just a hair higher in the rear, 21.625". Mine is always loaded with trail gear, 20 litres of extra gas, CO2 tank, tools, Hi-Lift, etc., not to mention the armour. With the weight of the Hemi and the probability of a winch in the near future, I am looking at the OME HD springs. I assume this will bring me up to around 22" F&R. As far as the front UCAs, I don't believe they impact your height, but they may give you a bit more flex.
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Unread 06-11-2015, 10:07 PM   #3
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I have the RC 2" budget boost and a year ago I added the 58643 Monroe Load Leveller rear shocks (for the Ford F-150). I sit at 21.50" front and just a hair higher in the rear, 21.625". Mine is always loaded with trail gear, 20 litres of extra gas, CO2 tank, tools, Hi-Lift, etc., not to mention the armour. With the weight of the Hemi and the probability of a winch in the near future, I am looking at the OME HD springs. I assume this will bring me up to around 22" F&R. As far as the front UCAs, I don't believe they impact your height, but they may give you a bit more flex.

Thanks for the info and the reply man.
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Unread 06-12-2015, 03:58 PM   #4
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OME and aftermarket UCAs are a good way to go. I would suggest going HD instead of the MD for your coils since you have the Hemi but ether way it will be a huge improvement over your BB. You mentioned UCAs for 2" lift so i'm guessing your looking at JBA. They won't add additional height to your lift just helps with clearance and angles. JBA UCAs are a solid product and a great investment. If you are going to install one side of your lift and then the other I would recommend installing the rear first and then the fronts. Your rear is already measuring lower than the front (as is the case with most BB lifts). I purchased my lift in stages spread out over several pay checks and then installed everything over a weekend (just another option for you).
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Unread 06-13-2015, 07:05 PM   #5
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I just did my OME HD lift. Started last night for a few hours ripped out the whole front, then finished front and rear so it *can* be done alone but plan to take the time. I'd suggest Kolak for the parts. WAY cheaper than anyone else. My ball joints were toast so I went with the moog ones from rock auto. I also put the Monroe load levelers for the f150 on the rear. and I am seriously hoping that this thing does settle a bit. I'm looking like 23 inches hub to fender front and rear. Major difference from factory. I'm stressing again, talk to Kolak. Even if it is just to get a price quote, talk to him!
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