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Unread 01-27-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Sold my Jeep now selling my truck back for a jeep!

Well just a little more than a year Ago I had a 1998 Jeep wrangler sport with low miles(around 60,000). Eventually put on a 4inch superlift,33x12.5 inch tires on 15x10 AR-23 rims. Anyways it looked amazing and performed well for what The little wheeling I did. But the ride sucked! did i say sucked? I sucked it up for awhile just because I loved my jeep so much but eventually sold it to het a new tacoma for my dirtbikes and a better ride, Also i was on the highway alot si the truck was better.

Anyways I miss my jeep so much am selling my truck to get a Wrangler. This time i am going to do things better and get what I want. Somewhere around an stock 03 Rubicon. But i still want to lift it but dont want to lose ride quality. So doing some research i come to the conclusion that if i get a 2.5 OME HD with a 1 inch body lift i can fit 32's and not lose ride and handing quality? Is the HD old man emu lift going to be to rough? What do yall recommend? I want to lift it and fit 32'sor 33's but not lose toomuch ride quality somy kidneys dont explode.

Sorry for the thread being so long. But any imput, help, or questions is truly appreciated! thanks, Drew!

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Unread 01-27-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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Go BDS.. cheaper than the OME, and almost the same ride..Plus the\y offer a lifetime unconditional warrenty
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Unread 01-27-2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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Thanks

I appreciate the response. How close do you mean by almost because i am deathly afraid on my new jeep to ride as rough as my old jeep. Does anyone else run either OME or BDS?
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Unread 01-27-2008, 03:27 PM   #4
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It is a jeep it will be nothing like your Tacoma was. A jeep shouldn't be bought to ride good it just wont happen. Anytime you lift a vehicle it is going to be different than stock i don't care what anyone says. Four inches of lift on short arms is going to not be as smooth as a 2 or 3 inch lift when we are talking short arms. I would go with a 3 inch lift and run 33's.
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Unread 01-27-2008, 04:30 PM   #5
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yeah i am not expecting it to ride like my tacoma.. like ive said i owned a stock jeep and a lifted one.. thanks for the input... but i know there has to be some quality lifts out there that will give a ride close to stock....just want to know if OME is one of them
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Unread 01-27-2008, 05:26 PM   #6
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OME is one of the best riding lifts. A bit expensive and not as much lift as some others, but good quality and good ride.
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Unread 01-27-2008, 05:37 PM   #7
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Long arm kit? that will get you better ride quality.
OME makes a good quality kit that rides great. If you want something a little cheaper you could get a different kit and just get OME shocks.
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Unread 01-27-2008, 05:58 PM   #8
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not to familiar with any long arm kits? i would imagine they are more complex and more expensive am i right? also would just using OME shocks and a different kit have a ride reasonable to a full OME kit?
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Unread 01-27-2008, 07:02 PM   #9
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i just put a superlift 4in kit on my rubicon unlimited with bilstien shocks. rides great. superlift is in La. I would see if I could go by there and talk to someone there if you are close enough in La. I found them helpful when I called with questions.
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Unread 01-27-2008, 07:39 PM   #10
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x2 on the OME shocks. They are generally regarded as giving the best ride, and the only downside is the price.
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Unread 01-27-2008, 11:03 PM   #11
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Long arm would be the best, but they're for bigger lifts and are more expensive. They also require a lot of custom fabrication, as your moving the control arms.
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Unread 01-28-2008, 04:46 AM   #12
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The shocks are the most important factor in ride quality.What shocks did you have for that "sucky" ride?
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Unread 01-28-2008, 02:11 PM   #13
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i dont know actually.. what ever came with the 4nch superlift kit i bought...
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Unread 01-28-2008, 02:15 PM   #14
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i dont know actually.. what ever came with the 4nch superlift kit i bought...
id bet a dollar it was your shocks giving you that "sucky" ride
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Unread 01-28-2008, 02:43 PM   #15
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Here's my take on your questions:

1. I have the OME 2.5" springs along with BDS shocks and the ride is clearly better than stock even with the 2.5" of lift on the short arm set-up. OME springs just can't be beat for a DD rig imho. I've run BDS shocks on three different vehicles now and am sold on their performance. Very nice on and off road.

2. One of the above posters is correct, a poor quality shock will kill the entire ride regardless of the rest of the set-up, especially on a lightweight vehicle like the Jeep.

3. One of the other things that will kill the ride is tires. Using an small diameter E rated tire like the stock Rubi tread will definately give a harsher ride regardless of suspension. I'd go with a C or D rated tire. E rated tires are designed for big trucks, not jeeps. Sidewall puncture resistance is the only benefit for a Jeep, so if you aren't hitting the hard rocks on a regular basis go with a more compliant tire and enjoy the ride.
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