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post #16 of 68 Old 07-01-2010, 05:30 PM
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After that savings you should be able to afford $10...
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look around on ebay and c-list i got my full OME 2.5 kit new in boxes and original plastic bags unopened for $450 CASH. I am going to install it after the 4th just need to figureout a way to compress the spring. im thinking ratchet straps and go ghetto. or rent some spring compressors but i cant drive without my drivers license so it makes it hard to get out



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post #17 of 68 Old 07-01-2010, 05:39 PM
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Has anyone tried the Zone 3'' lift? From the few reviews I could find of it on the forum, it seems to be a great product.

It didn't seem that deep...
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After that savings you should be able to afford $10...
MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor Set
And if you can't afford it, fine.

You don't even need them.

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Has anyone tried the Zone 3'' lift? From the few reviews I could find of it on the forum, it seems to be a great product.
A friend of mine has had the 3" Zone kit on his TJ for about 2 months now. He really likes it. It rides nice.

I have not heard anything long-term, but considering how new Zone is, its going to be tough to find that kind of feedback.
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post #19 of 68 Old 07-01-2010, 05:47 PM
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DPG Off-Road shows a good example of a kit from economy to ultimate (using OME). Personally I'd look for more then just an economy lift if at all possible.


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You do not need to compress the springs.

Just have the shocks and the sway bar links unbolted from the axle when you are installing the springs.

You can push down on the axle and get the springs in pretty easily.

If they give you a little fight, its nothing a pry bar cannot handle.
COOL! Yeah i was hoping i could just jack up one side of the axle at a time and jam them in there. nothing a pry bar and a BFH cant do!
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post #21 of 68 Old 07-01-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Matt,

I was wondering if I could go for a ride in your jeep with the RC and then after the AEV? That would be awesome first hand experience and an excuse to get some free help putting your coils in. I do have a 20 let me know what you need.

Grogie, thanks for that link, looks quite useful.

Imped, that's a great description, thank you, my goal is take information like you've offered there and put together an accurate description for each lift.
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post #22 of 68 Old 07-01-2010, 09:20 PM
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RC? does that stand for Rough Cushioning or rough car? they should rename their company to rough ride!
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i will enjoy reading this...
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post #24 of 68 Old 07-02-2010, 02:45 PM
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I think Shocks and Shock length is the KEY here

I think knowing your suspension travel and having the correct length shocks/bumpstops for your tire/spring(BB) height is the biggest factor in ride quality.

I think OME and Bilsteins will make any spring / spacer lift ride good.
Butt your looking at $80 a shock.

Next shock that has a good length is Trailmaster and 99% of people hate those.

Next is the Skyjacker Most people like them and they have appropriate lengths.
Most people prefer the $37 hydro shock for the TJ.

According to Quadratec the Rubicon express front 2" lift shock has a compressed length of 16.5"
that would require a 3" bumpstop. You would not gain any up travel with a 3" lift and would loose up-travel with anything under 3"...

Here is a link to my thread on this subject...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/sh...ngths-1000442/

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Please make it stop.
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Please make it stop.
I was wondering if you would make your way to the party. Now that you're here add some of your first hand experience, it would be much appreciated
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post #27 of 68 Old 07-02-2010, 03:26 PM
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I can only speak for myself... I purchased the OME light duty 2.5in kit because it allowed for more compression, there's no way to escape the ride of a short wheel base and solid axles completely, but I feel my lift does a tremendous job of dampening the stiffness, I think larger tires also help

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I was wondering if you would make your way to the party. Now that you're here add some of your first hand experience, it would be much appreciated
Sorry,I've been in jail! I always buy RC and my neighbor has OME.I honestly can't tell the difference and for the money,I'd rather spend the extra cash on other goodies.
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post #29 of 68 Old 11-03-2010, 04:56 PM
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I'm going to revive this thread since I am in the same exact boat as you. Did you ever make a decision JeepnBlake?
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post #30 of 68 Old 11-03-2010, 05:18 PM
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Im in this same spot too man. Im thinkin im gonna go with the Zone 3" kit and upgrade to their Nitro shocks since i already have their 1.25" BL and it was quaility and everything was there. Think im gonna also go with the Browndog 1"MML and get the rough country $70 Disconnects.

REMEMBER: Zone offers FREE shipping to JeepForum subscribers on orders over $100. Call em to order your kit since i cant seem to find the code you need to enter to get the discount.
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