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Unread 11-11-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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OME or rough country 2.5 inch lift?

i recently got my 2006 jeep wrangler and put 31 super swamper traxus.now i want to buy a lift i just dont want to spend to much but i want a good one for the money. i dont off road to much but would like to start but i do use this car everyday and drive alot to school and stuff so i dont want to be horrible on road.


i also just cant get my fender flares off are there any tricks?? i tried for hours they just wont unscrew they spin but dont loosen


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Unread 11-11-2009, 08:58 AM   #2
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The extra money paid on the OME components will never come close to being realized. Go with RC and spend the remainder on other things, like track bars or control arms. The ride is actually very good with their new 2.2 shocks.

And with your fenders, you will need to hold onto the backside nutsert with a pair of pliers while turning the bolt.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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how do i get to the other side to hold on to it? do i have to take things off sorry dont know much about jeeps yet
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how do i get to the other side to hold on to it? do i have to take things off sorry dont know much about jeeps yet
Have you tried looking? You should see the nutsert.... Go out and take another look at your flares, You'll see the nutserts.

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You can't possibly miss what I'm talking about if you just look.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 09:33 AM   #6
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ya i see what you mean now but the ones on the back tires i cant see? they are like under some guard do i take that off?
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Unread 11-11-2009, 09:36 AM   #7
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Yes, you can pull that off. Just do it carefully. So why are you taking the flares off?
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Unread 11-11-2009, 09:41 AM   #8
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i want to put on new TAG fender flares that look like bush wackers just dont have money for them so going with TAG
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Man, I would stick with stock unless you're talking about the flat fenders. Bushwacker/TAG fenders take up more clearance and look terrible (poser, if you will). But it's your jeep so I'll let you find out the tough way.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 09:47 AM   #10
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what are the flat ones?
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Unread 11-11-2009, 09:53 AM   #11
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Flat flares are flat....you can trim the stock flares flat. I'm assuming your new BW flares have the goofy bolt holes.

Flat (good): Bushwacker 10920-07 - Bushwacker Flat Style Flares for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
Standard BW crap (not good): Bushwacker 10908-07 - Bushwacker 6" Pocket Style Fender Flares for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Don't let me sway your decision. I'm just spouting out my opinion.
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went with the rc 2.5 lift... very happy with it... daughter's dd and fine on the road
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Unread 11-11-2009, 10:02 AM   #13
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hey imped... good call on the rc lift. did it all over 2 evenings, had my daughter out there wrenching with me... good time was had by all. now she understands her suspension and i feel better about her wheeling it.
went with maxxis bighorns and found some gamblers in good shape... looks good, drives great... going up to the hunting camp this weekend to wring it out
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I hope you got an alignment after the lift.
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