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post #226 of 5128 Old 08-22-2008, 08:38 AM
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Shane that ome bracket is made to align a 2.5" lift. Your axle will shift 1/8 of a inch with this lift according to RC.
We are talking tiny amounts here not 2". Thousands of people run 2" BB lifts an never add a thing to align their axle. On my last jeep I ran a 2" BB and didn't add on anything. Its really only a tiny amount but some people wont everything just perfect so ome sells a relocation bracket.
yeah i understood the part about it only being a small amount of shift, but i just didnt see anything on the quadratec site about how much shift the bracket is supposed to correct, so i didn't know how it would work if it was designed to be univiersal, or if you hooked it on to your track bar and then drill holes where you wanted to mount it or whatnot. what about the front axle, does it shift?


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post #227 of 5128 Old 08-22-2008, 08:40 AM
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I'm interested in this lift, but don't understand how "every TJ is different" for the trackbar mis alignment. How can they be different? They all have the same centers on the trackbar, and if you move the diff down, it is going to get pulled over. This is simple geometry, isn't it?

I don't understand how a 2" BB would be any different than a 2" spring lift, all other things being equal. You are moving the diff down 2" for both, correct?

With my 2" BB on my '99 sport, the axle was moved over about 3/4 of an inch. For the cost of an adjustable track bar, I won't bother with a relo bracket. I have an adjustable bar new to install waiting for a lift.

So why is this lift so inexpensive? Are the springs and shocks Chinese, where the competitor's are Aussie or US? This is the question I keep waiting to be asked. I have some concerns about Chinese springs if so, but I am still very close to ordering this lift.

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that's good to know, anything else that i may have to look for .. i may or may not put 3/4" spacers on the top to net a total of 4.25" (in theory). would i need to look into control arms? i am not sure if i am going to get spacers or not yet, i am going to put the lift on and if i want just a little more space between the wheel and fender, i will...
anyone have an answer to this question? i know a few people have said they ran a 2" BB and didn't need anything else, but this is going to be about twice has high as a 2" BB, so if i need control arms before i put all this on, i would like to know, b/c this is after all my daily driver as well as my weekend warrior..

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post #229 of 5128 Old 08-22-2008, 08:46 AM
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jpcpa, are you worried about your kids licking them and getting lead poisoning or more concerned with the chinese kids working in a sweat shop? lol sorry that was bad to type, but i have to do it anyway...

'06 6cyl 6spd X - 2.5" Rough Country Progressive Springs, Rough Country Performance 2.2 Shocks and Steering Stabilizer, 1" PA BL, 1" JKS MML, 33x12.50 TrXus M/T's w/ Spidertrax 1.25" Spacers on 15x8 Ravines

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post #230 of 5128 Old 08-22-2008, 08:47 AM
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yeah i understood the part about it only being a small amount of shift, but i just didnt see anything on the quadratec site about how much shift the bracket is supposed to correct, so i didn't know how it would work if it was designed to be univiersal, or if you hooked it on to your track bar and then drill holes where you wanted to mount it or whatnot. what about the front axle, does it shift?
Ok I see what you mean, Even tho it dont say so on the site, that trackbar bracket is what comes with ome's 2.5" lift. Its not universal its only good for a 2.5" lift.
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anyone have an answer to this question? i know a few people have said they ran a 2" BB and didn't need anything else, but this is going to be about twice has high as a 2" BB, so if i need control arms before i put all this on, i would like to know, b/c this is after all my daily driver as well as my weekend warrior..
Shane if you add 3/4" spacers then you now have a 3.25" lift that requires more parts. There is no getting around that. The point of staying below 3" is it requires less parts to drive corectly. If you wont 3" to 3.5" of lift look into the full traction 3" lift. But your back up to $700 after adding shocks to it.

This lift is priced an made to compete with 2" bb's.
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Ok I see what you mean, Even tho it dont say so on the site, that trackbar bracket is what comes with ome's 2.5" lift. Its not universal its only good for a 2.5" lift.
thanks for the clarification. now that being said, since i have a 1" body lift, and plan on 3/4" spacers, so would that have an adverse effect on it? i am thinking that the body lift doesn't make a difference as it on lifts the body and nothing else, but the spacers would effect it i am sure. that being said, if a 2.5" lift only moves the trackbar 1/8 - 1/4 of an inch, then 3/4" spacers on top of that would theoretically only move it 1/13 - 1/11 of an inch or so more, right?.. if that is the case, then i would say i am fine with the bracket, as long as it doesn't cause extress stress on anything that may cause breakage

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Yes the BL wont make any difference at all.
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Yes the BL wont make any difference at all.
so if i decide to put the 3/4" spacers on it, the trackbar bracket should still be fine, but would i then start getting into needing to buy other stuff like control arms and all that?

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so if i decide to put the 3/4" spacers on it, the trackbar bracket should still be fine, but would i then start getting into needing to buy other stuff like control arms and all that?
Control arms should be fine, They start needing to be replaced at 3.5" an up. What you will prolly need to replace is the front track bar. an longer sway bar links.
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Ok, for all the OME ???s. I am gonna try to get my hands on a set of their shocks and test them not only on a jeep, but see if I can get a shock test from our shock builder with a graph comparison. It may take a few weeks but I will try to get one as soon as possible.

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thanks, i'll start checking prices so i'll know what i am getting into if i do decide to do the 3/4" spacers. i am going to wait to see how the 2.5" looks with the 1" body lift, and if i want a little more room between the tires and fenders, then i may look into spacers.. i am hoping that the 1" body lift and 2.5" springs will make it sit exactly how i want since i haven't added anything heavy to it. other than my tool bag that weighs 30 or 40 lbs, there is nothing in the jeep that it didn't come with really. well little things like my camera, ipod, and stuff that is in the glove box...

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screw that. the thing i liked about the 3/4 inch spacers were the fact that i could get front and back sets for under 70 bucks. if you throw in longer sway bar links and a front track bar, and that throws like another 300 bucks on top of it. i need a freaking sugar mama...

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Yep 3" an up start costing a small fortune. You should be fine with 2.5 lift an a 1" bl and 33" tires. Thats what I'm doing.
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Yep 3" an up start costing a small fortune. You should be fine with 2.5 lift an a 1" bl and 33" tires. Thats what I'm doing.
yeah i am hoping so. what i am really worried about is when i decide to get different bumpers, maybe a winch, chains, a full size spare... stuff like that, that i should already have, but don't .. i am worried that there wont be enough space in between my tires and fenders... but i'll wait and see how it works out before i decide to do anything else after this spring kit ... it's going on monday, so i'll make sure i throw some pictures up then...

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Ok, for all the OME ???s. I am gonna try to get my hands on a set of their shocks and test them not only on a jeep, but see if I can get a shock test from our shock builder with a graph comparison. It may take a few weeks but I will try to get one as soon as possible.
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