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Unread 02-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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OME 4 inch lift

just wondering if anyone had input on Old man Emu's 4 inch kit. I heard something about the springs wearing out and dropping to stock height after 6 months. also pictures would be nice. thanks everyone

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Unread 02-27-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Not sure about the 4 in, but I installed the 2 in four years ago and the springs are just fine. The only thing I noted is that I used the HD springs and ended up with about 3.2 in lift...you might get more also. Check with Dave at Northridge for
good details, but I doubt the springs will sag, and in fact, this is the first I have heard of this...now RC, then yes.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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I have never heard of OME coils sagging over time, teraflex and rough country yes but never seen a post of problems with OME. Most people get more lift then expected with the kit. If you are looking at the 4" be prepared for 5"+ if you have a light rig. The HD 2" coils gave me 3.25"
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Unread 02-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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thanks alot, this sounds great. however do you have an aftermarket bumper? i plan on getting both front and rear
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Unread 02-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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I had a heavy steel bumper and warn 8000 lb winch.
Looks a bit different today, running coil overs and a long arm stretch.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #6
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If you go much over 2.5", you're going to need to refit a lot more than just your coils. It stresses your steering, driveshafts, control arms, axles, gears.....you're talking about major mods, not just a quick coil swap
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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:57 AM   #7
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dirtman are those mt/r kevlars? if so do you like them? those are the tires i want to get but i have had people try talking me out of it...
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They are a great tire if you off road a lot, I go a couple times a month. I have run them in 37" and 40".
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Unread 02-28-2013, 08:07 AM   #9
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well the jeep is my daily driver. im in the coast guard now not too much time for it;however, while on leave i go all the time aaannd im getting out very soon and this is when i plan on building it. So you have the tires i want, and the lift. Any complaints on either? and the kit gives you everything needed correct? i appreciate your time, thanks alot
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Unread 02-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #10
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I assume you are talking the OME lift, my current lift is all custom. OME makes coils and shocks which ride great. You will need other components though to complete the lift. front and rear extended sway bar links, longer brake lines or relocate the mounting brackets, front adjustable track bar and a rear raised track bar bracket on the axle or a rear adjustable track bar, adjustable front lower control arms and rear upper adjustable control arms at a minimum. Full set of 8 ams would be best to recenter the axles.

Northridge 4x4 has a OME lift set up with other components that you may need with several options and if you give them a call they can talk you thru it.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #11
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/16090_0300_07.htm this iscnt a complete kit?
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I had a heavy steel bumper and warn 8000 lb winch.
Looks a bit different today, running coil overs and a long arm stretch.
That's hot.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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Thats one of the new kits, if you are looking at it I would get adjustable front lower control arms instead of the cam bolts they use. The kit also does not address the steering problems you are going to have at a 4" height. Really a drag link flip should be added if using that kit. Keeping the lift a 2.5" you will not have to do a drag link flip and will have more suspension travel then the 4" lift with a drag link flip.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 09:05 AM   #14
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That's hot.
Thanks, it is currently going thru a new build. Double triangulated long arm rear with relocated fuel tank and 16" travel coil overs.
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Thanks, it is currently going thru a new build. Double triangulated long arm rear with relocated fuel tank and 16" travel coil overs.
Very very cool. One day!

I also like that color blue against the silver. Might need to steal that. Was that on purpose? Did the kit come that color?
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