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Unread 01-29-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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OME Lift - Do I have everything?

Hey there everyone. Ok...so I've gone back in forth on what lift to get. First I thought about the TF BB and then I'd upgrade later to the OME, but now I'm thinking about just saving the money for everything and doing it right the first time that way I don't ever have to change anything out unless it breaks. The amount of options I have is driving me mad.


So here's what I've got so far on what I need:

OME HD Springs (since my JK is a 4-door, HD seems to be recommended, plus I'll be putting on bumpers/winch in the future.)
- Front: http://northridge4x4.com/shop/old-ma...pring-ome-2619
- Rear: http://northridge4x4.com/shop/old-ma...pring-ome-2618

Longer Rear Swaybar Links
- Teraflex: http://northridge4x4.com/shop/terafl...ear-2-5-4-lift

Longer Front Swaybar Links
- Using stock rear swaybar links.

Rear Brake Line Extensions
- EVO: http://northridge4x4.com/shop/off-ro...ckets-evo-1065

Rear Adjustable Track Bar or Track Bar Bracket
- ??? Not sure on which to get here.

Longer Shocks or Shock Extensions
- ...Haven't decided on this either.


Things I'm not sure on, but have heard others discuss....
?? Front Adjustable Track Bar
?? Front Lower Adjustable Control Arms


Do I need a new front track bar or control arms? I've heard some people say it wasn't necessary at first but they ended up doing it later. I want everything to be bolt-on as I'm not a welder and don't really want to involve anyone else if I can get by with it. I'd appreciate any advice I can get and let me know if I'm forgetting anything!



Edit: Forgot about bump stops! I'll be going with a 35" tire so I'm not sure what to get bump stop wise...


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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:15 AM   #2
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It sounds like you are piecing together the Kit that Northridge already sells.
old-man-emu-jk-long-travel-lift-kit
"Old Man Emu Long Travel Jeep JK Wrangler Lift Kit. Comes with HD coils, JKS Front and Rear Trackbars, long travel shocks, adjustable swaybar links, bump stop extensions, extended brake lines and adjustable front LOWER control arms.
the kit now comes with Adjustable Front Lowers."
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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:23 AM   #3
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That kit does seem to include everything. The only reason I'd not do that kit is if I don't REALLY need all of that. I've read a lot of threads where people have gone without arms and it was fine for them... What shocks are included with this kit? OME?
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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:24 AM   #4
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The only thing I would say to do is get rid of the brake line extensions and go with longer brake lines.

And it never hurts to get the LCA's I did. and am running almost exactly what you have there.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:26 AM   #5
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The only thing I would say to do is get rid of the brake line extensions and go with longer brake lines.
Do I really need longer brake lines since this is only a 2.5"-ish lift? All other 2.5" kits come with extensions. I'd understand if this was a 4+ lift. I'd have to read up on that too as I've never really messed with brakes.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:34 AM   #6
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Do I really need longer brake lines since this is only a 2.5"-ish lift? All other 2.5" kits come with extensions. I'd understand if this was a 4+ lift. I'd have to read up on that too as I've never really messed with brakes.
Would you really want to risk an extension failing versus just using a longer brake line? It's not hard to do
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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:54 AM   #7
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I'm running a TF 2.5" coil lift with Rear brake line extension brackets. There is plenty of slack in the lines at full droop on mine. You can run without the track bars but your axles will be shifted somewhat front to the drivers side, and back to the passenger side. I didn't like the way mine drove until I got the LCA's so I could get some caster back.

I do believe that the kit I linked to includes OME Shocks, but I would call Northridge and verify exactly what your are getting before ordering. They have always been very helpful when I called. They may even be able to piece together exactly what you want. For example you could get the $99 AEV drop brackets and skip the LCA's.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:54 AM   #8
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Do I really need longer brake lines since this is only a 2.5"-ish lift? All other 2.5" kits come with extensions. I'd understand if this was a 4+ lift. I'd have to read up on that too as I've never really messed with brakes.
They are being extended because they need to be longer. And as soon as you drop the hardline down from along the frame there is a chance that without properly testing your rear setup that your real swaybar link can snag on the hardline and bend/break it. The other kits come with extensions because its the cheapest thing to do, but not the best.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 12:00 PM   #9
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They are being extended because they need to be longer. And as soon as you drop the hardline down from along the frame there is a chance that without properly testing your rear setup that your real swaybar link can snag on the hardline and bend/break it. The other kits come with extensions because its the cheapest thing to do, but not the best.
Noted. Thanks.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 02:44 PM   #10
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I've been putting a lot of OME kits together for the JK as of late. Send me a PM or email me at kolak@aol.com and we'll chat. I've been an OME dealer for over 15 years now and am very familiar with their product line. I also have all the other items you'll need for the lift.
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