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post #1 of 21 Old 09-23-2020, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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What to order from RRO?

I'm trying to price out an ome kit from RRO, and it seems to 1.) be cheaper to buy individual components than a package, and 2.) if buying individual parts, do I have to buy the front struts AND the dead level strut mount replacement? Input would be greatly appreciated!

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Are you talking about your 09 WK, or do you have a 2011+ WK2?

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Also check out @Kolak on here, I got my OME kit from him and was better priced than them and you're supporting another forum member.

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Are you talking about your 09 WK, or do you have a 2011+ WK2?
I actually got a wk2. Forgot to update my profile.
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No problem, I was about ready to move the thread to the WK section for you, but had second thoughts. There seems to be several members that are moving to a WK2.

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No problem, I was about ready to move the thread to the WK section for you, but had second thoughts. There seems to be several members that are moving to a WK2.
Appreciate ya. Hopefully I'll remember to change that some time. In the mean time, do you have any tips on that question?
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I'm not into off road mod, but I'd install a spring kit, talk to Kolak.

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What model year is your WK2?
What engine does it have?
Does it have Quadralift or the Nivomat rear load leveling shocks?
How many miles on the odometer?
How much lift are you thinking you'd like?
What size tires will you be installing?
Are you adding any extra weight - winch, armor, bumpers etc?

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What model year is your WK2?
What engine does it have?
Does it have Quadralift or the Nivomat rear load leveling shocks?
How many miles on the odometer?
How much lift are you thinking you'd like?
What size tires will you be installing?
Are you adding any extra weight - winch, armor, bumpers etc?
It’s a 2012 hemi with almost 117k miles. It has the factory Nivomat shocks. I would like to net at least 2” of lift, but was looking at the dead level system which I believe is a 2.5” front and 1.5” rear lift, which I would like to pair with some 285/70r17 tires off my old jeep. In terms of weight I’m gonna try and add some skids but that should be it for the most part. I do however, have about 300 lbs of stereo equipment in my trunk so I am sure that has an effect on things.
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Check if you have HD brakes (most V8s of that era do, all with the tow package which nivomats would imply), those would have vented rear rotors. SD brakes are solid in the rear. If so, 17 inch wheels are not going to fit over the front caliper, although if you must go there, you could retrofit SD front brakes (Brackets and rotors).

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Check if you have HD brakes (most V8s of that era do, all with the tow package which nivomats would imply), those would have vented rear rotors. SD brakes are solid in the rear. If so, 17 inch wheels are not going to fit over the front caliper, although if you must go there, you could retrofit SD front brakes (Brackets and rotors).
I remember going through the process of checking for that, and I actually do not. Lucked out I guess.
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Just as a aside, while I'm thinking about it. I you are not the original owner, someone may have installed solid rear rotors on. Auto stores and shops often install those by mistake. If you used that to determine SD/HD brakes, it could lead you down the wrong path.

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That's easy to achieve since OME offers 3 different front spring rates and various rears as well.

They also have the proper rear shocks to fit the Nivomat style mounts.

I've been an OME dealer for over 23 years now and a Jeepforum Vendor for well over a decade. I'd be happy to assist with your lift. If you'd like to chat, please PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected]


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It’s a 2012 hemi with almost 117k miles. It has the factory Nivomat shocks. I would like to net at least 2” of lift, but was looking at the dead level system which I believe is a 2.5” front and 1.5” rear lift, which I would like to pair with some 285/70r17 tires off my old jeep. In terms of weight I’m gonna try and add some skids but that should be it for the most part. I do however, have about 300 lbs of stereo equipment in my trunk so I am sure that has an effect on things.

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My suggestion to save a few pennies, Bilstein 5100 front/rear w/OME coils ($8-900ish). The rear you'll just need the standard shock mounts instead of the Nivomat mounts which can be had cheap. Also new jounce and dust shields. I'm doing this exact setup now on my 2014 WK2 Limited.

I'm actually replacing all my mounts with new, plus spring isolators since I have 102k miles. While doing so I'm also changing the UCA's and LCA's since it'll cost less for labor since the shop has to tear it all apart anyways. I'm also doing tie rods and sway bar links at same time.
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Interesting approach but the OME shocks will more specifically valved for use with their springs. I've tried Bilsteins/OME springs before and some have commented they're a bit underdamped. Please post your thoughts once you install everything.

Also the rear Bilsteins are about .6" shorter vs OME shocks so there will be some loss of travel.

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