Old Man Emu... is it worth it?

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  1. kpschaney

    kpschaney New Member

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    ** i have a 2003 jeep liberty limited 4wd **

    rockfather I $459.00

    rockfather II $1019.00

    rockfather delux $1279.00

    the basic rockfather is 1/3 the price but it is the basics only...

    is the delux package really worth the extra 820 bucks?

    in other words should i save money and get the delux or get the rockfather I and get started now?
     
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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Actually, the OME and Bilstein lift is better, quality, and will run about $700. :)
     
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    sparkman70 Full Access Member

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    My OME with the tops plates from jba was 800.00 and i love my lift
     
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    I'm not lifted yet, but I've been doing a lot of reading about lifts on the forum. You might want to do a forum search on Rockfather before you order.
     
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    kpschaney New Member

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    so from what ive read... i still dont get it. the old man emu springs and billstien shocks with a spaceris a better lift than the old man emu rockfather suspention lift kit?
     
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    Use the experience of all the guys on this forum. Most have been dealing with lifts for years and the general concensious is that OME is the best lift for the KJ.

    So, to answer the original question........YES, OME is worth it.
     
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    I would spend a little more and get Ome springs and shocks.You won't be sorry fantastic ride on and off road. I have seen where a few of the billstiens shafts are breaking.
     
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    My KJ is lifted with Rock Krawler X Factor System 3.5 inch, but I also have a set of RockFather Upper A-Arms with Moob Ball Joints, also at the time of the lift I replaced the struts with new NAPA Brand Reflex. In the Rear I have a set of Skyjacker Hydro 7000shocks. So fair I love my lift, but I still want more, I just received a set of Front Strut Trim Packers from Rocky Road Outfitters, should give an extra boost of 9/16inch more. You see I want to run BF Goodrich MT 255 x 85 16's, and make custom front also rear bumpers heavy duty diamond plate to add weight. I think so fair I have spent $ 1200 on my lift.
     
  9. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Considering the stock springs and shocks are sagged and bagged on most KJ's, starting with new springs and shocks makes good sense.
    I also followed the experienced member's recommended path.
    OME 927-948 springs and new Bilstien shocks all the way around. The JBA4.5 Upper control arms ensure no spring contact and gets ya a better alignment after a small clevis lift, and Boiler's 3/8 steel top plate spacer.
    My ride is so much better now than with the old suspension. I also used Spidertrax 1.25 wheel spacers, which greatly assisted in stance and removed any tire rub front and back. Even with the OME set up the spacer also stopped all body lean or roll so it turns flat now. Of course having new rims with proper back spacing would be better than spacers, I like my 17 inch stock rims.
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    Rock Sliders next?
     
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    kpschaney New Member

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    thanks for the info! i understand a little better now.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    To straighten a few things out

    Rockyroad does use OME springs and shocks in the front BUT they use their own rear springs and shocks. So all in all it is not a bad kit in a way, but its the company that is not all that good. Poor customer service overall etc.

    Plus you can get the same results for less money or about the same from companies that support KJs and KJ based forums like www.jeepinbyal.com and www.boulderbars.com
     
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    I paid $755.20 for my OME 927's, OME 948's, Bilstien H0's, Bilstien H7's, and Terra Flex Extended from Bumpstops from JBA! It was well worth it! It's the best ride I've ever experienced in a Jeep!
     
  13. Ry' N Jen

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    Personally, I'd stay away from Rocky Road Offrippers!
    (Do a search on this forum and over on L.O.S.T. and
    you will understand why!)

    Buy OME or buy a Frankenlift.
    http://www.boulderbars.com/frankenlift.htm

    Frankenlift II Premium Kit for GAS KJ: $1099.99
    Comes with pre-assembled front struts assemblies.
    Uses OME NS131 Front Struts, OME927 H/D front
    Springs, Proprietory Poly parts, Strut Top Plates,
    All hardware needed;
    Rear OME948 H/D springs, OME132L Rear Long Travel
    Shocks and pair of rear extended bump stops. Plus, 1
    Frankenlift Decal.


    NEW!! Frankenlift II BAJA Kit for GAS KJ: $995.99
    Comes with pre-assembled front strut assemblies.
    Uses Doetsch Tech Heavy Duty Front Struts (made
    specific for the Frankenlift), OME927 H/D front Springs,
    Proprietory Poly parts, Strut Top Plates,
    All hardware needed; Rear OME948 H/D springs,
    Doetsch Tech Rear Long Travel Shocks (made specific
    for the Frankenlift), and a pair of rear extended bump
    stops. Plus, 1 Frankenlift Decal.


    Check their website for all other details.
    As you can see by their pricing, they are very competitive
    and actually offer real customer service!


    I have a Frankenlift (With Rancho shocks {NLA})
    and it gives a good solid amount of lift for the money.
    Well over the 2.5" of lift advertised.
    The ride quality and handling both on road and off road is excellent!
     
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    kpschaney New Member

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    GD! MFin! SOB`s!!!!!!!!!!

    they stole my jeep! i woke up to my motorcycle and a pile of glass!
    :weld:(libflared):bawl::biggun:
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Damn....
    Sorry to hear that..Did you have the sentry key system?
    Now you know why I now park my jeep wheel locked and one club on wheel and one on brake pedal!
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    I expect My Jeep to be there in the AM!
     
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  16. Marlon_JB2

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    Sorry to hear about the Jeep. :( From what I hear, Texas is pretty bad with auto theft...even worse, much worse than Michigan on average, and it's pretty bad here.

    LibertyTC, Clubs are worthless. One slice of the steering wheel ....

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    ......with a crappy knife and it's gone. I'm sure somebody has found a way to get around the brake pedal lock too, I just don't personally know about it.
     
  17. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Ya Marlon I hear ya, a seriously determined thief it will not stop.
    However, if you were a thief and saw that it had two clubs on, and was going to take a good chunk of time sitting there cutting stuff, they may just move on !!
    They want to be out of there, before the owner is facing em with a baseball bat!
     
  18. Ry' N Jen

    Ry' N Jen Banned

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    An ounce or two of liquid Nitrogen and the lock on a club is toast!
    Same goes for those so called "Kryptonite" locks!