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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.