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Unread 07-22-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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OME 2.5" vs 4" lift.

Ok. The mod bug has been eating away at me lately, so I think I'm going to start by upgrading the suspension. I've got 45k miles on the current setup, so it would need to be replaced soon anyway (self-validation for upgrades ). I'm on the fence between the OME 2.5" and the OME 4". The more I read about both, the less I am able to decide.
The Trailblazer kit from Rocky Road can be found here and runs $699 and includes: OME Springs/coil spacers, RRO shocks, front and rear adj. track bars, rear lower shock mounts, and a t-case drop kit. Don't think I'd end up doing a body lift with that.
The OME 2.5" kit can be purchased at Northridge for $828.85 and includes a 1" JKS body lift, 1" JKS BMML, front/rear coil springs, OME nitrocharger shocks, rear bumpstop extensions and a rear trackbar relocation bracket.
I guess it comes down to what I'm looking to build for. I see 33's in the not too distant future (though I hear you should always build to 35's ), but I would also have to regear at the same time. My biggest hesitation right now withe 4" kit is that I don't currently have a budget for a CV/SYE upgrade. Some say similar results regarding vibes can be achieved with a MML and 1/2" t-case drop, though opinions tend to vary. I believe longer brake lines would also be an issue (though not a big one).
So I guess at this point my question would be- why not go with the 4" kit? If I were to do that, I think I'd get the HD kit because I'm considering aftermarket bumpers/tire carrier in the future. I guess I'm trying to leave myself with an open ended build... and not make a decision now that would limit my options in the future. Opinions? What things am I failing to consider here?

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Unread 07-22-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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i got my 2.5 OME kit from DPG offroad. you can see the kit on their website. I added the Brown dog motor mounts and deleted the JKS front discos. Total lift height is 4". With the body lift, it makes doing the TT easier. I would do the 2.5...my .02
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Unread 07-22-2010, 02:33 PM   #3
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OME 2.5" + 1.25" BL here...works good for me:


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Unread 07-22-2010, 02:37 PM   #4
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Rocky Road is a terrible vendor to deal with. Many people have had problems with them, myself included. If you do a search, you'll see what I mean.
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for only $130 more, you get a better kit. you dont want a 4" kit with a 2+" Tcase drop.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 03:07 PM   #6
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Cool. All of that information is great help. Thanks a lot for all of your input thus far . I'll definitely be wary of Rocky Road in the future...
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Unread 07-22-2010, 03:14 PM   #7
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Ive also got the OME + JKS. It rides very nicely on the road and is perfect (imho) for 33s. Definitely no regrets here.


Afterthought: Tcase drop has since been removed, the MML was enough to smooth out the driveline so no vibes.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 03:32 PM   #8
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CatlTguy,

Did you go with the Heavy Load kit? I'm wondering if I should go with the medium load or heavy load if I decide to purchase this kit. I've read that a tire carrier is a good idea with 33's... so with that and a bulkier front bumper I was leaning toward the HD kit. BUT. Seeing as how this is also my DD, I didn't necessarily want to be bouncing all over the road...
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Unread 07-22-2010, 03:35 PM   #9
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I currently run the ome and jks bl/mml combo and it rides great. Running 32x11.50s until they wear out and then switching to 33x12.50's. It's a great riding setup and I don't think it would ride any better than it does now.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 03:56 PM   #10
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Did you go with the Heavy Load kit?
I bought the kit from DPG Offroad and Dirk (owner) recommended the ZJ (not a typo, that is ZJ) coils from OME as I have a heavy winch and steel Warn bumper for the front. In the back I have the heavy duty TJ coils which ride fine, granted I have a Warn rear bumper/tire carrier which is far from light. The ride, even with the fairly stiff springs, is very good. The girlfriend even said it felt better than the ride in her brother's stocker.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 04:08 PM   #11
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I have OME springs with 3/4" spacer in front. I almost gained 4".

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Unread 07-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #12
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Funny you posted this because I was just about to start a similar thread. I'm looking into the 4" coil and running 33"s personally. I figured I'd at least use OME coils and build a lift from there. The RE 4.5 is quite expensive and doesn't include shocks. From what I gather though, the 4" lift coils do not come in the different flavors that the 2.5" do (HD, MD, etc). Is anyone actually running these? The people who posted all seem to be on the 2.5" coil
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Unread 07-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #13
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From what I've read the 4" coils do not come with different firmness options. Apparently they are qute stiff. I actually read one post where someone claims that it yielded closer to 5" of lift than 4". Pretty heavy duty.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 06:33 PM   #14
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I'm going to add a 3/4 spacer to the front of mine. It sits a little low from the warn bumper and winch. The back did not squat at all with the bumper and tire carrier.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 07:57 PM   #15
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And that's with the HD kit I assume redo4x?
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