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Unread 03-18-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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2.5 OME lift

I'm looking to do a 2.5 inch OME lift on a 2010 wrangler sport. The kits only come with springs and shocks. What else do I need to make the lift a sucess? What size tires would I be able to run with this setup? Thanks.

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Unread 03-18-2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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From helping other guys do this (with assorted lifts), I'd get longer swaybar disconnects, and brake line extensions. Longer bump stops, perhaps.
That OME is sweet, just out of my range right now. Fits 33's easy, 35's if you don't hammer it on the trail/rocks.
Tires and wheels are a whole different question. Lots of posts here.....(Someday I'll get 32 1050x15's with a 3.75" backspaced rim. I have 3.21 gears, so that's pushing it)
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Unread 03-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
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Sweet thanks, appreciate the info. I figured I would see what the best was and just buy my lift once instead of buying cheap and then upgrading it later.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 12:33 AM   #4
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OME is sweet. That is what i'm running with their long travel shocks. You will need what wilywillie said and you can fit 35's no problem. Depending on your wheels and backspacing you may have a slight rub on the fender. You can get the brake line drop brackets and not replace the whole brake line if you wish.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 07:26 AM   #5
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I have a OME lift. In the front the 616 springs with about 3 inch lift. The rear springs are the 617 with about 2" lift. Got the nitro chargers, the JKS adjustable track bar and a set of Teraflex front lower adj. arms. I also got a track bar brace welded on the rear axle.
I upgraded the steering stabilizer to a HD BDS one..

I just love the ride..
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Unread 03-19-2010, 10:40 AM   #6
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x2 I love my OME lift and I added JKS adj track bars front and rear and adj CAs to set caster in front and pinion angle in rear. I already had longer swaybar links. I used fence menders to lengthen the front/rear brake lines...good to go and a great ride, better than stock.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 11:09 AM   #7
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I have an OME 2.5 lift on my 4 door Rubicon and just installed 35" GY Duratracks. I flexed the axle to make sure I would have a rubbing issue.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #8
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I have the Ome Lift to, its really an amazing lift, ride quality is really good, regarding what you will need really depends on which coils you are getting hd's will give you 3'' and over on a 2 door so you have to start thinking about control arms like mentioned above and also a lot of guys say that the driveshafts might be an issue ... i have the light coils front and the medium rear, gave almost 2.5" all around, I dont plan on getting new heavier bumpers anytime soon so this setup was best for me.... and my driveshaft should be ok from what i've read...

Anyway if you want no more than 2.5" get the light medium coils ( unless you have heavy bumpers ) and like it was said above, I did, longers links rear, disco's front,fence menders for the rear brakelines and front rear jks trackbars.
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