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post #1 of 16 Old 09-24-2012, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension Lift for '06 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK)

I've got a 2006 WJ Limited with the HEMI engine. I'm wanting to do a suspension lift. Previously, I had owned a WJ and went with a BDS 4" suspension lift...loved it, but the death wobble wasn't desired. I'm told you don't get the death wobble with the WK. Is there anything undesireable that comes from lifting a WK? Anything with the electronics or the tire pressure display...stuff like that?

What suspension lift do you recommend? It seems most people like the OME 2" lift. Is that the best?

A sister company of BDS, Zone makes a 4" kit that comes with a heck of a lot more than the OME kit.

OME suspension lift: http://4xguard.com/affiliated-produc...kit-wk-xk.html

Zone suspension lift: http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=365&gr=-1

Which, btw...what's the difference between the Med Springs OME 2990 and
HD Springs OME 2991 with the OME kit?

Does OME make a 4" lift? I haven't found one. Is there any other suspension lift that anyone would recommend? With my WJ I had to have a dual stabilizer once I lifted it. Is this needed for the WK?

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-24-2012, 08:18 PM
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Not trying to be rude, but all these questions have been addressed several times. You can search the forum for all these answers.

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There's sort of a legendary thread about problems with the Zone kit on another forum. If you want to go with a 4" lift, go with Superlift.

The OME kit is half the price of the Superlift, gives you 3" of lift, and allows for 32" tires. Would that be sufficient?

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If you're going over 4 inches of lift and can afford it, go with the Superlift. Never heard anyone complain about the OME. The difference between the Medium duty and the Heavy duty is different spring rates. Most people with V8s or CRDs seem to go with the HD. OME doesn't make a 4 inch lift.

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I just installed an OME HD on my WK. I've gained 3 inches in the front and 2.5 in the rear. The ride is much better then stock. I thought the HD would be harsh, but no, its firm, controlled and very comfortable.

Is there a reason why your set on 4 inches of lift? Give the OME another look, I'll bet it will suite your needs.

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I'm leaning towards the OME HD (I have a HEMI). I guess my concern was whether I'd be able to fit 32" tires without doing additional mods. Can this be achieved or is the pinch weld mod and other stuff required? I was looking into 4" lift because I had the BDS 4" lift on my WJ and with that I was able to add 32" tires without any rub. OME HD seems to be the way to go...I'm just hoping to get 32" tires without the rub.
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With the OME HD is there an issue with ESP compatibility? If so, is there something that can be done?
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I have had no issues with the ESP. To clear 32's the pinch weld mod will need to be done, but it's not difficult to do.

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I have a 3" OME HD lift with 32" tires and have NO rubbing
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I'm leaning towards the OME HD (I have a HEMI). I guess my concern was whether I'd be able to fit 32" tires without doing additional mods. Can this be achieved or is the pinch weld mod and other stuff required? I was looking into 4" lift because I had the BDS 4" lift on my WJ and with that I was able to add 32" tires without any rub. OME HD seems to be the way to go...I'm just hoping to get 32" tires without the rub.
I have the days tar 2" lift with bilateins all around which probably yeilds like 2.25" total. I have 33's and no rubbing. Granted I've done the pinch weld mod and have the spidertrax 1.5" spacers. If u don't have the spacers your Deffinetly going to have to trim the upper control arm bolt but you shouldn't have any problems with the 32's with an one hd

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I have a 3" OME HD lift with 32" tires and have NO rubbing
Does OME make a 3" kit? I thought it was just a 2".
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Does OME make a 3" kit? I thought it was just a 2".
Yes I have the 3”

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The OME kit is listed as both, yet is the same kit (I believe). The average gain from it on a vehicle that does not have lots of extra weight from things like armor, is 3". Some claim a little more than that, but I think after a few thousand miles of break in for the new springs, you end up settled somewhere just at 3".
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Next up...tire size confused the hell out of me. If I go with the OME HD suspension lift, would I be able to fit a size 32" tire?

Someone on Craigslist is selling a set of five wheels and tires off their Rubicon Jeep. With a lift, would these wheels/tires fit? They are listed as: 255/75/17.

I have the Limited model with Moduflex chrome wheels currently.

I believe they will fit, but want to confirm. Thanks for the help.
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A 32" tire is perfect with the OME lift, and the 255 width should not require wheel spacers.

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Next up...tire size confused the hell out of me. If I go with the OME HD suspension lift, would I be able to fit a size 32" tire?

Someone on Craigslist is selling a set of five wheels and tires off their Rubicon Jeep. With a lift, would these wheels/tires fit? They are listed as: 255/75/17.

I have the Limited model with Moduflex chrome wheels currently.

I believe they will fit, but want to confirm. Thanks for the help.

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