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Unread 01-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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Who makes softest/smoothest riding lift?

OK I do not need a lot of lift 2-3 inches will be enough for my build BUT I COULD go higher.

I don't need a lot of articulation as I do minimal rock crawling.

The vast majority of my 4 wheeling is desert and mountain trails and poorly maintained dirt roads. With that in mind, what lift would provide the smoothest most comfortable ride?

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Unread 01-08-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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Old man Emu as far as I have read.
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Unread 01-08-2010, 10:42 AM   #3
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I got the BDS 3" basic and the ride is better then stock (with a winch on the front) and you will also get some good flex out of it . It has that unconditional lifetime warrenty. I have had mine on now for about 8 months 4 of which i have had a winch on the front. The ride without the winch is stock maybe a little softer.

What also makes a huge difference on washboard roads is disconnecting the sway bars and yes this kit comes with quick disconnects
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Unread 01-08-2010, 10:55 AM   #4
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OME, while good, is stiffer than stock by a good bit from what I've felt.
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That's all a matter of opinion.Some say this and others say that.I've NEVER rode in a truely smooth riding(by car standards) Jeep.It's the shocks that make or break the ride quality.Also a 2" lift will ride better than a 4" lift on stock short arms.
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My experience has been that it's all about the shocks. My OME springs are super squishy, but with cheap shocks the Jeep rides like crap. My buddy has a short arm 4" procomp lift, but because he has nice shocks his jeep rides much better than mine.
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what lift would provide the smoothest most comfortable ride?
Any long-arm lift. But that's probably too much for your application.

With short-arms, a large percentage of your ride quality will depend on shocks. Look into adjustable shocks like Ranchos so you can dial in the ride that you want.
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I have Tera 3" coils, some have had problems with them sagging, I haven't and OME shocks. Mine rides smooth for a jeep.
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Old man Emu as far as I have read.
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I got the BDS 3" basic and the ride is better then stock (with a winch on the front) and you will also get some good flex out of it . It has that unconditional lifetime warrenty. I have had mine on now for about 8 months 4 of which i have had a winch on the front. The ride without the winch is stock maybe a little softer.

What also makes a huge difference on washboard roads is disconnecting the sway bars and yes this kit comes with quick disconnects
The BDS series 2.2 shocks are firmer compared to the OME. I run BDS and I am happy with my ride, much better than stock. But if you want the softest and smoothest quality 2" lift - OME is your product.

I did ride in a OME HD suspension Jeep and the ride was too soft for my preference.
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