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post #16 of 32 Old 05-12-2020, 10:06 PM
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Keep us posted. Take some pictures.
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Will do. Here is my main build thread - 94 YJ Sahara Build



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post #17 of 32 Old 05-15-2020, 07:31 AM
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Sounds like its going to be a beast!!! If you need a little extra support OME does offer full length add a leaves for their packs.
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post #18 of 32 Old 05-18-2020, 12:06 AM
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Chris, did you go with SYE, or is it not needed with this 2.5" lift? I think I am going to go with just the OME lift and 1" body lift and 1" MML. I have SYE on my list to do but not sure if I have to do it with the lift or it can be added later.


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Chris, did you go with SYE, or is it not needed with this 2.5" lift? I think I am going to go with just the OME lift and 1" body lift and 1" MML. I have SYE on my list to do but not sure if I have to do it with the lift or it can be added later.
Not yet but it's on the list.
They definitely cheaped out on the rear driveline.
It works but I don't like it.

Make sure to install new u-joints (rear) when you do the lift.
I don't have any vibration. I change the U-joints regularly instead of waiting for them to fail.
The Spicer brand u-joints are only 20 bucks but they seem like pretty good quality.
You'll get by for a while...

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Not yet but it's on the list.

They definitely cheaped out on the rear driveline.

It works but I don't like it.



Make sure to install new u-joints (rear) when you do the lift.

I don't have any vibration. I change the U-joints regularly instead of waiting for them to fail.

The Spicer brand u-joints are only 20 bucks but they seem like pretty good quality.

You'll get by for a while...
Thanks Chris. That's what I thought but wanted to confirm.

I'm getting a good price on the Bilstein 5100 shocks so I'm going to go with those.

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I'm looking forward to seeing the results of this one...
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Not yet but it's on the list.
They definitely cheaped out on the rear driveline.
It works but I don't like it.

Make sure to install new u-joints (rear) when you do the lift.
I don't have any vibration. I change the U-joints regularly instead of waiting for them to fail.
The Spicer brand u-joints are only 20 bucks but they seem like pretty good quality.
You'll get by for a while...
ok cant believe its been a year and I am just getting around to install the lift. My build became a full frame off rebuild. More on that later...

Chris - did you install the OME OE bushings later on? I got the MORE shackles with the greasable bushings and bolts but they dont seem to work with the OME SB57 OE bushings. The metal sleeves that come with the MORE kit are shorter than the overall width of the installed OME bushings.
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post #23 of 32 Old 04-28-2021, 12:22 AM
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we run 33s on our YJ with 36Rs on all 4 corners and 3/8" MORE shackles. We also went with the Bilstein shocks, but as Chris said, it's personal taste.

we have a soft top, but a 9500lb winch and bumper, tire carrier, steel center console and steel insta-trunk. Rides great.

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post #24 of 32 Old 04-28-2021, 04:40 PM
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Luuca--do you have a body lift or did your 33s fit with just the OME and shackles?
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Luuca--do you have a body lift or did your 33s fit with just the OME and shackles?
I skipped the body lift because of the issues with the factory fan. No other lift, just 36Rs, 3/8 boom shackles.

I'm doing the exact same lift on my sons YJ this Saturday. Ill post pics in the What did you do to your YJ thread.

IMO the lift from the 2.5" OME shocks is more along the lines of 3" if your rig is not a heavyweight. Even after 5 years, my daughter's YJ hasn't sagged at all.

We did do the TJ flares on hers. This opens up the wheel wells a little.

EDIT: In terms of driveline angles, IMO you will need an SYE or Hack-n-Tap to correct the rear angles. For about 4 months, I used a homebrew TC Drop on my daughters YJ. Ill post pics of my stock rear driveshaft angles here on this thread once I we are done. We already have the SYE to install, just trying to get the lift on first so once we install the SYE Kit, we can measure and order the Adams driveshafts.

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post #26 of 32 Old 04-29-2021, 06:47 AM
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Luuca--that sounds great. I look forward to seeing what you've got going. I wasn't planning on an SYE based on what I've read, but really I don't know enough about drive shaft angles to predict what I will/won't need. This has been a really helpful thread! Thanks to the OP and Chris.
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I was a bit shocked OME springs are made in Malaysia. RE is made in India. BDS are still made in the USA if that matters to you.
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It's a global economy. While i empathize with you on the Made in America sentiment, OME, IMO, is simply the best bang for the buck. They are street soft and trail flexy.

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I have a 1" body lift. I have the MORE 1" aluminum lift pucks. They are used along with the original rubber body mounts.
Plenty of room for 33's.

I used my OEM sleeves and cut them down to the width of the included OME sleeve. The OEM sleeves were much better quality than the cheap looking sleeve included.
Measure and make your own sleeves. Use the OEM ones of you still have them. They're made out of good steel.

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Luuca--that sounds great. I look forward to seeing what you've got going. I wasn't planning on an SYE based on what I've read, but really I don't know enough about drive shaft angles to predict what I will/won't need. This has been a really helpful thread! Thanks to the OP and Chris.
Here is how the Jeep sits on 2.5" OME 36rs, 3/8" MORE boomerang shackles, no shocks with brand new Cepek 33x10.5R15 AT tires.

final.jpg

Here is my rear driveshaft angle in that configuration:

driveshaft-angle.jpg

I am installing an Advanced Adapters SYE in the coming weeks.

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