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post #1 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Ome 2" lift do u need to mod ?

Hey guys so I want to get the ome 2" lift for my 12 Jk sport 2dr 6 speed but I keep seeing that the net lift after you put it on is like 3-4 inches. Now here is my question if I only have a front bumper with a winch on her now if I put the ome lift in, if it nets more then 2.5" will I have to put 1310 drive shafts in or what ?

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post #2 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 12:22 PM
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I have it on my 2010. Just shocks and springs lift. No other necessary mods done. Its been 2 years and I wheel ot with no problems. Some people say track bars, but I never did

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I have it on my 2010. Just shocks and springs lift. No other necessary mods done. Its been 2 years and I wheel ot with no problems. Some people say track bars, but I never did
I'm guessing you have ome 2" do you have the LD or HD springs
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post #4 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 01:05 PM
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I run the HD OME lift and have 3.2in. I did install adj JKS track bar f/ r.

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I run the HD OME lift and have 3.2in. I did install adj JKS track bar f/ r.
Is that all you had to install ? Cause track bars I don't mind putting in I'm more worried about the driveshaft that's about it
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post #6 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 02:42 PM
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Spring selection is going to depend on how your JK is outfitted. Hardtop, bumpers, winches, tire carriers, etc. all will determine which OME springs you get and what your net lift height will be.

Send me a PM here on the forum if you'd like to chat about your lift - I've been an OME dealer for 15 years and you'll be very pleased with their quality.

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post #7 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 03:04 PM
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You can run the OME 2" without any mods. I'm running the HD springs in the front and the medium springs rear with a stubby and winch (Ive run both the light and HD in the front with stock bumper and both were fine). Out of the box the LD springs are about an inch longer than the HD springs...but the HD springs are noticeably thicker....both sit about the same (2.75"-3") once installed.

You can call ARB and they will tell you no need for track bars or bump stops....but....

I'd recommend installing the Teraflex exhaust spacer, doing the Teraflex evap cannister relocation (takes 5 minutes) a front trackbar and a rear track bar relocation bracket, and steel brake lines....as budget allows. You dont have to do it right away or all at once, but they are smart improvements.

The OME lift isnt the most hardcore, but its a great "compromise" lift...relatively inexpensive, performs well offroad, and rides great on the street. I chose to go with the Rancho 9000 shocks instead of the OME Sports, the price for me was the same and I liked the ability to adjust the shocks.
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post #8 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 03:07 PM
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2011 2-door soft top. No bumpers, winch, etc, so I went with LD kit, which netted about 3" lift. I included JKS rear exteneded, and front disconnect, sway bar links during install. Will most likely add front adjustable track bar, though I'm not so sure it's necessary. After a year, I can't say anything but good about this lift. As an added bonus, the on-road ride is much better than stock. You really need this mod
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post #9 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 03:22 PM
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For reference, heres mine as it sits today with HD springs front and MD springs rear....the bumper and winch combo weights 170lbs and had almost no affect on the front. Tires are 285/70/17 (exactly 33")
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To the OP. I did add adj control arms to set caster in front and adj pinion angle in rear. Been running stock drive shafts with that setup for 5 yrs no problem. Great on street and off road IMO.

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post #11 of 18 Old 07-24-2013, 12:17 AM
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I have the OME HD springs and shocks, JKS front adj trackbar, Teraflex HD trackbar bracket for the rear. Love it.

Only thing I would like to do in the future is maybe 1" pucks, and for sure the Teraflex Monster CAs

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post #12 of 18 Old 07-24-2013, 07:00 AM
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Here's mine with the OME coils and what all I have changed so far.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/todays-day-1539422/

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Here's mine with the OME coils and what all I have changed so far.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/todays-day-1539422/
Hey thanks looks good you should just put the 37s on the back and give it the hot rod look lol just playing
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post #14 of 18 Old 07-25-2013, 07:52 AM
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Those are good systems. A friend is a Jeep rental operator and says they only use AEV or OME kits on their rigs. When I looked over one of her OME equipped JKs they had used TnT Customs control arm drop brackets in front (similiar in function to AEV's brackets but stronger) in order to correct caster. They also use adjustable track bars, not sure if they are OME.

As a general rule of thumb you can retain the stock front driveshaft up to about 3" actual lift. The rear on a 4dr can be retained up to about 5". On a 2dr it's about same as the front. Although I have a very seriously set up JK (TF 4" LCG long arm) I'm bullish on AEV adn OME 2 - 2.5" kits on rigs that will be primarily daily drivers. In particular, the AEV kit is very impressive, particulalry when supplemented with their front control arm brackets.
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post #15 of 18 Old 07-25-2013, 08:15 AM
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I just put the HD's in my Unlimited this weekend, it brought my up about 3.5". I put on adjustable track bars front and rear. I also installed adjustable swaybar links for the rear and installed the rear links up front. The driveshafts seem to be perfectly fine but I cannot speak for this same lift and a stock rear 2 door shaft...


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