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post #1 of 31 Old 05-16-2007, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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OME 2" lift and 1.25" body lift. Gives good ride - adequate clearance for 33" tires?

I've already got 33 X 11.3 tires on my stock Rubi LJ and am keeping it on-road at this point due to no lift. i.e - it would obviously rub a lot off-road. So that's a no go right now.

I'm considering various options for a 3" lift.

One possible option is the OME 2" lift + a 1.25" body lift. I've heard that gives a good ride and adequate clearance for 33" tires. Is that correct?

Would this lift setup (with adjustable and flexy JKS control arms lower and upper) have good articulation? As good as a 3" suspension lift? Ride better than a 3" suspension lift?

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It would be a little tight with that wide of a tire but it would work. I ran 33x10.50-15 boggers on mine with 8" wide wheels and 2" lift for quite a while and the lugs barely rubbed on the fender flares at full flex.
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My friend (and forum member BluesMan) is running that setup. The last 2 times out he was rubbing the flares. So, if you're looking for maximum flex, I would say go with 3", otherwise you need to bumpstop correctly for 2". I'll probably end up going with the OME to replace my BB when I go to 33s.

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Include some 3/4" spacers to allow for some sag or ,bumper/winch up front and longer front bumpstops and your fine. I run 32 x 11.5 with this setup and it's fine.

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My friend (and forum member BluesMan) is running that setup. The last 2 times out he was rubbing the flares. So, if you're looking for maximum flex, I would say go with 3", otherwise you need to bumpstop correctly for 2". I'll probably end up going with the OME to replace my BB when I go to 33s.
What is a BB?

Does your friend also have a body lift?
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I ran the OME 2.5" HD lift, 1" BL, and 33" x 12.5" Firestone Destination MT on 15x8 rims.

With 2" bump stops, I didn't have any problems with rubbing the fenders.
The ride was very nice, and it worked very well offroad with the stock control arms.

Here are a couple of links to pictures.
http://www.justjeepsofomaha.net/imag...e/HPIM1855.jpg
http://www.justjeepsofomaha.net/imag...e/HPIM1857.jpg
http://www.justjeepsofomaha.net/imag...e/HPIM1683.jpg
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So how is the flex?

I'd run JKS adjustable, flexible upper and lower control arms with it.
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Anybody? How is flex, articulation (assuming adequate tire clearance)??? Can a 2" OME flex good?
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I should be able to tell you after this weekend hopefully....my wheeling buddy's been a little bit sparse on hitting the trails with me since I'm lifted, I think it's cause he doesn't want me to run circles around his stock JK, haha, but oh well, if I go I'll snap some pictures and let you know, from what I've done so far the tires seem to tuck nicely but I haven't put the Jeep in any extreme flexing situations so no way to be sure.

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I should be able to tell you after this weekend hopefully....my wheeling buddy's been a little bit sparse on hitting the trails with me since I'm lifted, I think it's cause he doesn't want me to run circles around his stock JK, haha, but oh well, if I go I'll snap some pictures and let you know, from what I've done so far the tires seem to tuck nicely but I haven't put the Jeep in any extreme flexing situations so no way to be sure.
Please do let me know. Send me a PM once you know. Thanks.
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you can see my set up in my side bar, but basically i have just what you are talking about

just got the tires on today, have had the lift for a year

the ome set up has great flex, i am going to disconnect tomorrow and see how clearance is with the new tires. it rides great on the road, your ride with it will depend a lot of what strength springs you pick, there is a lot of things to think about in those
i have a little rubbing at full steering turn, not sure what is rubbing, will know more tomorrow
depending on what is rubbing and what the flex tests tomorrow show i have various ways of fixing things, will know more tomorrow

does your set up use your original MOABs? it is hard to think that even on the street you could get away with that

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I'm planning to do a 2" OME BB with 1.25"BL/MML and run 33's on my LJ for a while until I can get a LA kit. I need new tires around winter time, so I might as well go to 33's for a while.

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I've already got 33 X 11.3 tires on my stock Rubi LJ and am keeping it on-road at this point due to no lift. i.e - it would obviously rub a lot off-road. So that's a no go right now.

I'm considering various options for a 3" lift.

One possible option is the OME 2" lift + a 1.25" body lift. I've heard that gives a good ride and adequate clearance for 33" tires. Is that correct?

Would this lift setup (with adjustable and flexy JKS control arms lower and upper) have good articulation? As good as a 3" suspension lift? Ride better than a 3" suspension lift?
The setup you are talking about works fine for 33" tires, just add a set of 3/4" spacers on your front springs. I run the OME HD setup on my LJ with 33 x 12.5 tires on rims with 4.5" of backspacing, and with all of the skids and winch, I still have 2" of lift from the springs. I get some good flex out of it. As for the control arms, I am very happy with Currie.

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I'm running the OME with JKS BL/MML and have 3/4" spacers in front for winch/bumper sag. 33x12.5x15 (on 4.25" BS) and no issues with flex, but I rub the frame with the tire sometimes at full turn. Wheels with a bit less BS would be a better choice, say 4 or 3.75".

The OME lift flexes well, but it doesn't droop down as far as some other lifts. The shocks will limit it somewhat. But the flex that it does have is very effective.

Mild flex here..



A bit more here...



It will flex more than shown in these pics, but either way, the flex it gives is VERY effective offroad.

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A picture is worth a thousand words.

OME/DPG Ultimate HD springs with 3/4" spacers. JKS 1.25 BL.






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