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post #1 of 18 Old 04-22-2019, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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2012 liberty finally lifted

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OME 1.5" lift from JBA
Sitting at 21" from center of wheel to flare.

Started out at
Front 18" from wheel center to flare.
Rear 19" from wheel center to flare.

Also added 2 conduit nuts clevis lift to front.

265-70-16 Cooper ST Maxx being added this week.


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post #2 of 18 Old 04-22-2019, 07:41 PM
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I'm jealous. What springs did you get? I think this will be the kit I'm going to get. I want to maintain some rake since I tow and haul some decent loads. I wonder what the front height would be without the conduit nuts.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-22-2019, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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What Front Springs and Struts?
3.7LHD 150lb-GVW 1) OME2927 Springs 2) 90009 Strut

What Rear Springs and Shocks?
Gas/Diesel-Med 1) OME2731 Springs 2) N132L Long Shock

I think 2 conduit nuts adds 1/2" or so.

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post #4 of 18 Old 04-23-2019, 07:27 AM
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That's the springs I was thinking also. I can leave out some conduit nuts to get some rake.



Interesting that the fronts 2927 are listed as heavy duty and the rear 2731 as medium duty. They don't list a heavy duty spring for the rear.



How did you decide on the long shock? Looks like the same spring comes with either standard or long shock.
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post #5 of 18 Old 04-23-2019, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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How did you decide on the long shock? Looks like the same spring comes with either standard or long shock.
I read long shocks was the way to go when lifting.

2008 Liberty 4x4,OME 1.5" lift, 265x60/18 Duratracs

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-23-2019, 06:09 PM
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I guess I would pick the long shock also. I wonder why they even give an option for shocks with that spring. You'd think they would just sell the long ones.
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post #7 of 18 Old 04-28-2019, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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2012 Liberty with OME 1.5" 265 70 16 tires






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2008 Liberty 4x4,OME 1.5" lift, 265x60/18 Duratracs

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post #8 of 18 Old 05-02-2019, 02:26 PM
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Don't mean to hijack, but we literally have the same truck and suspension lol
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post #9 of 18 Old 05-02-2019, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Chrome looks good on it!!
I always wondered.

2008 Liberty 4x4,OME 1.5" lift, 265x60/18 Duratracs

2012 Liberty 4x4,OME 1.5" lift, LT265x70/16
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post #10 of 18 Old 05-05-2019, 06:30 AM
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Great lift, you chose wisely and did it right
I've installed almost 60 of the OME lifts on Libertys with OME or Bilstein shocks
Good luck and enjoy

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I guess I would pick the long shock also. I wonder why they even give an option for shocks with that spring. You'd think they would just sell the long ones.
The other ones will work but limit flex and are better when you stay lower in height

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I am readying myself to do this finally, and was going to use the same as the OP. But, I have a question - which Bilsteins are subs for the ARBs? I know they are cheaper, but from what I see maybe only $10 each. Is that the case? And, are they equivalent performance?

Thanks much. Is the only reason to go Bilstein is to save 30 or 40 bucks?
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post #13 of 18 Old 05-24-2019, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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I just ordered what came with the kit.
I didn't price anything.
I figured the kit was tuned to go together.

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post #14 of 18 Old 05-25-2019, 08:45 AM
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Looks good buddy, thanks!

I'm thinking that kit and some ditch lights. Then maybe a rear locker before winter in case we get snowed in. Year before last, we were stuck in the house 5 days 2 different times. It was after that I got the Jeep.
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post #15 of 18 Old 05-27-2019, 02:27 PM
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I am readying myself to do this finally, and was going to use the same as the OP. But, I have a question - which Bilsteins are subs for the ARBs? I know they are cheaper, but from what I see maybe only $10 each. Is that the case? And, are they equivalent performance?

Thanks much. Is the only reason to go Bilstein is to save 30 or 40 bucks?
Interesting value proposition there

Your KK's brake-lock differential (BLD) should work better in the snow than any mechanical locker - the argument for a mechanical locker is that BLD requires double the go-pedal, when off-roading, to achieve the effectiveness of a mechanical locker

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