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Unread 07-13-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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After OME 2.5 Lift....

Ok so last weekend after reading the forums for months I installed the OME 2.5" lift and was very happy with the results. Now I am looking to get rid of my 31s and run some 33s and I am trying to figure out what else I need to do this. After reading more posts I know I will probably be getting the JKS 1.25" body lift, but I am confused on the MML and if I will need it. I had very little vibrations after doing the OME lift and I didnt install the tc drop, but I would rather just order everything ahead of time if I need the MML than installing the BL and then finding out I need the MML. Any help would be appreciated. In addition to the tires, I will also be getting some aftermarket rims with the 3.75 backspacing to help fit the tires.

Here's a few pics of the lift with 31s as it sits now.





Also I plan on removing the steps on the sides and replacing with some rock sliders and getting new bumpers in the next couple weeks so please, no comments on those

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Unread 07-13-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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I just got my kit in from DPG...mine came with the Brown Dog MML and a JKS 1.25 bl. Havent installed it yet, but dirk said the MML was recommended since mine are 13 years old anyway. I'm not sure what he would have said if I didnt get the BL though.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 02:26 PM   #3
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Possible re-gear to at least 4.10's may be a necessity. EDIT: you are running 3.07's now.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 03:22 PM   #4
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Ditto on the re-gear. I ran with the 3.07s for two years before regearing. It was like getting a whole new vehicle.
When you re-gear, consider adding in a Detroit Tru-trac or some form of locker and you'll be even happier.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 04:15 PM   #5
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For what it may be worth, I run the 2-1/2" OME, too. Do you off road much? Consider the following...

I added 1-1/4" Teraflex pucks on top of the OME, and a 1" BL + 1" MML, a SYE + RUCA's. Currently running 33's and I still get a lot of conflict up front when stuffing, to the point of completely disfiguring my factory flares. I believe an inch or so additional bump stop in the front would have prevented it. Tubes or MCE Flatty's would have likely helped, too. Then again, a little less aggressive off-roading might have been just the ticket!
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Unread 07-13-2010, 04:18 PM   #6
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I do have the 3.07s and its a 3 speed auto so I definetly plan to regear ASAP, I will have to put some thought into though since its a Dana 35 and most people say not too lock or throw money into that axle. I was looking at the Super 35 upgrade or looking through the junkyards for a TJ D44. I have seen the write ups on the Ford 8.8 and thats always an option also.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 04:22 PM   #7
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I would stick with the wheels you have now. Much easier to tuck and not as much mud slung inside the jeep. Get some type of mml with the body lift. It makes it easier in the long run.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 08:29 PM   #8
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what OME shocks part #'s are you running and how much bumpstop extension did you install.... a BL is not needed for 2.5" lifts and 33" tires.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 10:48 PM   #9
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Quote:
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what OME shocks part #'s are you running and how much bumpstop extension did you install.... a BL is not needed for 2.5" lifts and 33" tires.
I bought the OME kit from 4 Wheel Parts. I got the "Heavy" kit. Don't have the part number available right now. Here's pictures I took moments ago of both sides of the front. Check my profile for current specs.

NOTE; The rash is just trail stuff, not a big deal. But notice how both left and right flares have been distorted? I would think I need additional bump stops up front, or just go with tube or MCE Flatty's. I'm interested in your thoughts.

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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:18 PM   #10
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I also ordered the HD springs for the front and rear, OME933 and OME942 and the kit also came with a bumpstop spacer kit FK16.
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