The clevis lift is not preloading the springs because the spacer is not jammed in between the spring and its upper or lower mount points inside the strut assembly. (Tom will not approve of me using the word strut here but I am not sure what to call it.) In a clevis lift, you are just clamping the clevis fork to the strut assembly a tiny bit lower. The conduit nuts are only there to help you get a consistent measurement and they do not support any weight. 3/8” thickness as Tom suggested will net 3/4” of additional lift over what the OME springs give you.Is that not bad for the suspension? I figured that's why one wanted to avoid spacer lifts because it preloads them?
What are the pros and cons of using ome vs. BilsteinIf going all OME
2927 front springs ( the two in front just means there are 2 springs in the box )
9009 front shocks
2948 rear springs
132L rear shocks
Teraflex front bumpstops ( have to call Teraflex to order them )
Rear bumpstops , use two perside Hockey pucks bolted down to the lower spring perch
2 3/8 inch bolts 2.5 inches long with lock washers and nuts
I f wanting 3 inches for some reason then when installing the clevis measure 3/8 inch between clevis and lower plate on shock
in the rear use one extra upper isolator ( yes it will fit in there and stay
Get an alignment as soon as you install and then in about 750 /800 miles
Then do a regear to 4.10s
and that is your start
Now if you want to go OME springs and Bilstein shocks I can provide numbers
Yes, ice hockey pucks. I would get ones that are regulation for the sport, so you know they are tough and going to last. But I don’t know if there is much difference between brands of pucks. The cool kids played hockey, but I played basketball.As in like ice hockey hockey pucks? And then does the specific brand matter?
I used the rocky road upper control arms. They are inferior to jbs. They hit my ome springs and knock.Allright, so I see a lot of dislike for the Rockfather lift kits from rocky road.
However they all seem to be much older posts and the alternatives they suggest have either failed hyperlinks or the product doesn't exist anymore.
I don't want to rehash an old discussion but from what I can find still out there the Rockfather deluxe seems to be the most comprehensive kit available. I would go with the OME version and probably install it myself.
My question for those who do not like the Rockfather deluxe, what pieces would you recommend replacing and where would I still be able to get them/what is the better kit to buy?
(I'm looking for a full coil lift.)
ROCKFATHER DELUXE contains:
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NO just NO , wrong informationThis is all research. I bought my crd kj lifted with the rockfather 2.
For maximum lift to fit 32inches:
Front options: OME 2790 + 1/4 top plate & 3/8 top plate or Bilstein 5100 @ 1.5
Rear options: OME 2948 or [(ironman JEEP015B / Monroe 58649) + 1.5" steel spacer]
Extended bump stops: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1431193519...RucYBPZR-2&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
You will need to source a longer upper control arm.
Pinch weld mod to accommodate tires larger than 31inch but definitely should do it if planning on increasing past 29/30. Currently have 31 on mine and they rub at full turn without the pinch weld, but it's not bad tbh.
I have links to all the parts I mentioned already so when I have time I'll drop them.
NO just NO , wrong information
, several things wrong with that set up that will lead to issues
First being the wrong front shocks
Then if on a CRD then lifting that much will have issues since the left front CV is shorter than a gasser and angles will be extreme
On a gasser or CRD then have UCA/ coil spring rubbing on every bump
Please do not DROP wrong information
Very small clevis and top plate and WAS AGAINST MY BETTER JUDEMENTTom, no disrespect but I can literally find the posts where you spoke about lifting a crd with HD ome shocks and springs w/ a Clevis and top plate :
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Secondly those are the correct parts that correspond to the crd. Op never indicated if he had a Crd or gasser but im sure they're more than smart enough to look at the chart ruby posted and see that the 2790 is for the crd and if they have a gasser they might go for the other option.