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Unread 06-01-2009, 08:24 PM   #76
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IF you are having problems with the rear shocks you might want to check out the thread in the tj forum rc 2.5 with ome shocks.They are making and sending out shorter shocks.This is one thing that is stopping me from getting this lift.

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Unread 06-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #77
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I installed the 3.25" kit and left out the rear spacer to level the Jeep out. I have about 3.5" showing between the bottom of the shock body and the top of the rubber shock stop. I have the hard top off and no spare tire carrier, but the spare tire is thrown in the back of the Jeep. I don't know why I have more shock travel than others??

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Unread 06-01-2009, 08:37 PM   #78
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I have the 2.5 lift with 33x12.50x15's and stock bumpstops, this is what it looks like while resting with one wheel on and the other side on a jackstand, so pretty much how it sits normal. Does this look normal?

There seems to be about an inch of down travel left, I don't think that can be right?

that's how it is.... you actually have more like 3" when the shock crushes the rubber bumper on the rc shock...

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Unread 06-01-2009, 09:09 PM   #79
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Thank you for the explanation, I e-mailed the pics to Rough Country and hope to hear from them tomorrow.
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Unread 06-01-2009, 09:12 PM   #80
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Although I haven't had any issues, this thread worries me.
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Unread 06-01-2009, 10:31 PM   #81
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why not just post it up here for everyone to see?

had to wait for the pics.... I also edited my previous post and inserted the pics there..

the other reason is you can simply trace the pattern I already spent a good deal of time fitting to make the most of the space...


stock mount, rc 24" shock...



relocated mount, same rc 24" shock..





sorry for this one.. I did this after work.. it got dark.



this is it.. cut out using only a 4 1/2" cuttoff wheel in an angle grinder.. any DIY'er can do and benifit from this, including getting rid of the tail pipe rubbing the paint off the shock..

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Unread 06-01-2009, 11:13 PM   #82
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... I'm only interested in helping with the solution to a common problem not bashing rc, (which isn't the ONLY 2.5-4" lift kit manufacture with this very same problem BTW) or making any money....

so, for all our fellow Do-It-Yourself people here....
Great post. I'm a DIY'er but not close to considering this DIY. I'm thinking if I buy a lift kit, it should work without this level of mod. And I was just about to pull the trigger on the RC2.5. What other lift has had (or still has) this issue? I know it's entirely different $$, but can I just get the OME 2" and not have to worry about this?
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Unread 06-01-2009, 11:28 PM   #83
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Great post. I'm a DIY'er but not close to considering this DIY. I'm thinking if I buy a lift kit, it should work without this level of mod. And I was just about to pull the trigger on the RC2.5. What other lift has had (or still has) this issue? I know it's entirely different $$, but can I just get the OME 2" and not have to worry about this?
if you're looking at any lift under 4" that has shocks longer than 23", you have the same problem... BDS uses 24" on the 2" lift... ft... re... check into it.. yep they flex, but ride like crap.


keep an eye on rc, they are taking this problem into consideration...
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Unread 06-01-2009, 11:44 PM   #84
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Great post. I'm a DIY'er but not close to considering this DIY. I'm thinking if I buy a lift kit, it should work without this level of mod. And I was just about to pull the trigger on the RC2.5. What other lift has had (or still has) this issue? I know it's entirely different $$, but can I just get the OME 2" and not have to worry about this?
I think the OME kit is great ( I have it) and it affords quite a bit of options.

For one thing, the shocks are super short compressed (13.19") for the fronts. You can run anywhere between 31" to 37" tires with this set up. Of corse that all depends on your bodylift, bumpstops extenions, fenders, and backspacing...

I am going to run 35 inch tall tires on this set up this summer. I have 2" extended bumpstops in the rear, and I am going to put 1.5" rubicon express bumpstops up front, then install .75" spacers all around.. and then use some washers to effectively lengthen the front shocks by about .63" in the front to make up for the lost uptravel from the spacers.

I will probably need to trim under my front fender flare as well but that will be trail and error type of situation.

If you are thinking about the OME set up, consider the 949 rear springs for the LJ's, they will end up sitting a bit higher and will sort up make the front sit higher as well as long as you have a lot of weight in the rear ( tire carrier, bumper, rack, gas tank skid, high jack, bla bla).


One last thing, I had something similar to this with my old rubicon express BB set up. I was OK, but when I installed my winch up front, the springs in my 98 vintage jeep just seemed to sag to hell and my uptravel in the front was like 2" or so. Needless to say, I think BB's are a great steping stone but those with 10 year old jeep and winches need not apply.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 02:49 AM   #85
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I called RC about getting a set of shorter shocks. I'll post post some pics when I get them installed.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 04:51 AM   #86
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Has RC commented on this yet? Im curious because I noticed this on mine too.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 06:48 AM   #87
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I like my OME kit a lot so far. It does ride better than stock. Haven't gotten it off-road yet, but have a wheeling trip with 10 hours total of highway driving planned in a few weeks. That will be the real test for ride and capability. Click my build thread for the 2.5" OME install, with a comprehensive parts list.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 08:00 AM   #88
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Although I haven't had any issues, this thread worries me.
I haven't noticed either...I'm not worried but its just a PITA to get in there and change everything. But I'd rather get it done rite.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 09:10 AM   #89
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relocated mount, same rc 24" shock..
Nice Job!! Thanks for the pics. Looks like i have some fab'n to do.
Here are some more pics of the kit in action. It didn't cause me any issues, but i was way to afraid to let passengers ride in the back. You can feel it when it hits the shock bump stops for sure.



A few more pics here.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 09:38 AM   #90
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I friend in my club got this kit and we all thought that the rear shocks are too long, the ride was unpleasant, but RC said some months ago they were the correct length. So I just ordered shorter Skyjacker Hydros for him (including an OME rear track bar bracket) and now all is fine.
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