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post #1 of 6 Old 01-07-2014, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on this suspension setup!

Hi guys,

I'm definitely a noob when it comes to this, but I think I've figured out a good setup with the help of Nick at Kolak, It goes like this.

OME springs themselves set of four. around 2 inches

The Bilstein 5100 set of four.

these extras:

RE rear trackbar relocation bracket
RE rear extended swaybar endlinks
RE rear brake line relocation brackets

will I be able to put a 35 inch tire under this lift for full use of it? no rubbing?
my wheels are 4.25 inch backspacing

Would this be a good ride, same or better than stock?

And what would be the easy of install? I have eh tools. something I need to change


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post #2 of 6 Old 01-07-2014, 01:28 PM
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Is this a 2 door JK or 4 door? Light duty, medium or heavy duty springs? If I am not mistaken OME lifts give you more than advertised. I think the 2.5" on a 2 door JK gets around 4". Personally I would skip the Rubicon Express parts and get a better brand under there like Synergy or JKS. I would also skip the rear sway bar end links (assuming they are so you can put the stock rears up front) and get some front quick disconnects. I would also get a front adjustable trackbar, cause I am betting you are going to get more than 2" from OME.

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Oh as for the ride. Bilstein's are little on the firm side for offroad and the OME springs are stiffer to support a loaded rig, depending on if you go with light, med, or heavy duty. Your ride will be a bit stiffer but not terrible.

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I would also suggest skipping the RE parts and investing in an adj front and rear track bar, front disconnects and just using some "fence menders" cut in half to lower the rear brake line. The ride should be very good with the OME and shocks.

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I have almost the exact same setup as you. If you use the HD springs I netted about 3.5" on a 4 door. I really like the Bilsteins especially since I broke them in.

Did a write up on my build. Some good things to look out for are explained.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-08-2014, 07:29 AM
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here is a link to my build - fairly similar. I have a JKU with quite a bit of steel on it and used the heavy duty OME coils and netted maybe 3" of lift. There are some comparison pics in there.
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