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post #1 of 18 Old 09-09-2013, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Heavy duty lift kit suggestions

I recently bought a 2008 jku at the beginning of the summer that came with an off road evolution 1/4 pounder bumper. The jeep seemed to tip forward a bit but I didn't think anything of it. After installing a warn vr10k winch there was a definite front end sag. The jeep came with a 2.5in procomp coil lift w/ shocks installed and I added on a teraflex leveling kit (2in front 1 in back spacers) as a cheap fix which seemed to level the ride mostly but I'm planning on buying the stinger and I feel like thats just gonna sag again. Anyone have suggestions for a coil lift 2.5-3.5 in that can handle the weight of the front bumper? I already have the longer discos/trackbar etc and I'm planning on getting bilstein 5100's soon so at the moment I'm mostly looking for a good coil system that wont sag drastically. thanks!

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post #2 of 18 Old 09-09-2013, 10:55 PM
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Old man emu HD 2" lift. Nets around 3.5" inches and settles about .25" so you should net around 3" with all the gear on the front.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16090_4037_07.htm (fronts)

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16090_4038_07.htm (rears)

I have these springs and they are simply awesome.
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Old man emu HD 2" lift. Nets around 3.5" inches and settles about .25" so you should net around 3" with all the gear on the front.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16090_4037_07.htm (fronts)

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16090_4038_07.htm (rears)

I have these springs and they are simply awesome.
Is the net 3" lift with a 2 door? I have an unlimited and was hoping for something around that after settling but the added weight of the 4 door model tends to lose suspension lift.
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I have the OME HD 2 inch progressive springs that netted 3.2 inchs with a RR modular bumper and M8000 winch in front...I did use the 1/2 spacers in front that OME provided. I assume you already have track bar adjustments made front and rear and a way to adjust caster in the front and pinion in the rear.

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MetalCloak designed theirs for heavy jeeps. I have the 3.5" lift with bumper, bumper skid Warn 9.5cti, steel fenders and full skids underneath. I've netted a 3.75" of lift after settling

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rockkrawler imo is the main way to go if your not building your own suspension.
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post #7 of 18 Old 09-10-2013, 03:17 PM
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my rock krawler 3.5" lift came out to 4.25" of lift on my Unlimited so I'm sure it will settle after I get my front bumper and winch installed.

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my rock krawler 3.5" lift came out to 4.25" of lift on my Unlimited so I'm sure it will settle after I get my front bumper and winch installed.
yes rock krawler lifts run very high on 2 doors.
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Is the net 3" lift with a 2 door? I have an unlimited and was hoping for something around that after settling but the added weight of the 4 door model tends to lose suspension lift.
That is with a 4door.
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One more vote for Rock Krawler 3.5".

I started out with the RK 2.5" MT and then added Evo 4" springs. Should've just started out with an RK 3.5".
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One more vote for Rock Krawler 3.5".

I started out with the RK 2.5" MT and then added Evo 4" springs. Should've just started out with an RK 3.5".
Are you talking about the evo plush ride coils? Whats your opinion on those?
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Are you talking about the evo plush ride coils? Whats your opinion on those?
No complaints. They're true 4" springs unlike some of the shorter springs that claim to be 4". They ride well. Very similar to the RK 2.5".
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post #13 of 18 Old 09-10-2013, 11:58 PM
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OME has specific springs for the Unlimited. I've put together quite a few OME lift setups for the JK. Send me a PM here on the forum or email me at kolak@aol.com - I'll be happy to help out. I've been an OME dealer for over 15 years and you will be very impressed with their coil springs.

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OME has specific springs for the Unlimited. I've put together quite a few OME lift setups for the JK. Send me a PM here on the forum or email me at kolak@aol.com - I'll be happy to help out. I've been an OME dealer for over 15 years and you will be very impressed with their coil springs.

I posted these videos so many times people are going to start thinking I work for them LOL. I choose OME because they make lift specific for vehicles. Not compromise so one size fits many. They do have a light and heavy option. I went with heavy because I was adding a bumper/winch plus planning more skid plating.



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