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Unread 07-01-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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old man emu 2.5 inch

does anyone have a two and a half inch ome on there tj if so how does it ride and the pros and cons and if u have pictures please post thanks

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Unread 07-01-2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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search the forum lots of people have it, i just got one new off clist for $450 but have not installed it yet. im getting ready to go on vacation till july 18th then im putting mine in
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Unread 07-01-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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Unread 07-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #4
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I have an OME 2.5 lift on my tj. I havent found any cons yet other then price its not cheap. It rides great on and off the road. I can wheel all day long and not sore at all like I was riding in a stock tj for a day.

Hope that helps. You may want to look into medium or heavy weight rear springs if you carry alot of stuff and have bumpers and tire rack with a 31 or bigger hanging back there. There are 3 levels of springs from what I understand.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 10:22 PM   #5
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Pros: it rides amazingly smooth, handles very well off-road, allows for the easy fitment of 33's, and is durable and long lasting.

Cons: some consider it to be expensive, I personally have no issue paying for quality parts that will last.

Plenty of pictures in my build thread in my signature.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 10:37 PM   #6
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thanks yall have been a lot of help
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Unread 07-01-2010, 10:53 PM   #7
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i love my OME. see build thread linked in sig.
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Unread 07-02-2010, 07:52 AM   #8
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Love mine. The only potential con is that we got the heavy duty coils because we run a hard top half the year, have full steel skids, are looking at tire carriers, and a winch. We also pull an offroad trailer on occasion and have also carried 2 adults and 2 teen age nephews at times. It's my daily driver and with just me and the soft top it feels a little stiff. It's not bad or harsh, but certainly not cushy comfy. I asked my wife if she thought the ride was too stiff last night and she actually said no, she liked it. Go Figure!

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Unread 07-02-2010, 08:01 AM   #9
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I've been running this kit for over a year now and love it. I have the HD coils, and if I were you, I would definitely get them no matter what. When I first put them on, I had no winch, no tire carrier, no aftermarket skid plates, and no back seat, and I didn't think they were too stiff.

I've since added a little bit of weight in skids (not a lot), and when hauling a bunch of equipment to go camping/wheeling, there's no sagging.

Just throwing that out in case you are afraid HD coils will be too stiff on a light rig.
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Unread 07-02-2010, 09:15 AM   #10
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Ditto on the HD springs. I've been running mine for about 5 years now.
Love the ride and it handles the winch up front and the hardtop with no problems. Nice smooth ride too. Well built and their warranty is top notch.

Just be sure when you put it on that you pay attention to WHERE you put each spring because they are designed to go in a specific places - i.e., front driver, rear passenger, etc.
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Unread 07-02-2010, 09:30 AM   #11
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Unread 07-02-2010, 09:35 AM   #12
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i plan on running the running the recommended 31 inch tire with a winch. i don't have a hardtop right now but would like to get one in the future would you all recommend getting the heavy duty springs thanks.
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Unread 07-02-2010, 09:42 AM   #13
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Absolutely! Get the HD springs!
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Unread 07-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #14
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Unread 07-02-2010, 12:51 PM   #15
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I just ordered mine from DPG...he put together a hybrid OME kit for me. He really knows his stuff. Call him and tell him your setup and he will set you up.
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