OME Lift

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  1. theroofable

    theroofable Full Access Member

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    What is the best place to get the complete OME lift? Looking to get all the parts I need and take them to a local shop for install. Where has everyone had luck getting the parts from? Thanks!
     
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    JBA & Amazon [emoji106]

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  3. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Jeepinbyal first choice
    4 springs for 330
    if you want to go cheaper shocks shockwarehouse has Bilsteins for 342 correct ones for lifted KJs
    Amazon, Ebay nope if you have issues good luck in getting refunds

    If you need a complete list of parts let us know
     
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    Sure I will take a complete list. Not worried about cheaper shocks, was planning on the OME shocks.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Best way to go is OME shocks
    get the 132Ls for the rear , 132s are stock length
    Now how much lift do you want ?
    927 front and 948 rear springs give you 2.5 inches of lift
    If you want over 3 inches must go with the JBA UCAs to be able to align correctly
    Also teraflex bumpstops for the front
    rear JBA has some extended bumps or you can use regular old hockey pucks which is what most all of use bolted down to the lower spring perch
    so next what height ?
     
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    Hi guys!
    Thanks for all the info shared on this forum, found it really helpful!
    Just about to get a lift for my '04 2.8 CRD Liberty Renegade (only in Europe :D)

    Thinking of ordering nowhere else but JBA:
    OME "1.5 inch" lift kit with JBA UCAs
    2 Clevis spacer (0.375")
    2 TeraFlex bumpstops for front
    2 JBA rear bump stops 4" (cut back to 2,5-3") (I know I could go with 4 hockey pucks for 4$ or so, but it's not that 28$ that will make me broke after I order all these pieces...)
    The only thing I'm about to hit myself in the face is that I live in Hungary, and in addition to 370$ cost of shipment, here I need to pay a 27% tax as well for customs... Should move to the States, huh? :D

    Only one question that remained unclear to me and these are the front springs: should I go with 927 or 790?
    I know that 927 should be ok if I run stock bumpers (which I do), but I also found a couple of recommendations to go with 790 for the CRD anyways, as 927 will start to sag sooner.
    I only have experience with the stock CRD springs so far, which of course are way too saggy right now...
    Thanks for the help in advance! :)

    p.s. another question, sorry: do you think with the clevis spacers 245/70R16 118Q COOPER Discoverer S/T MAXX tires will fit without any rubbing, or should I expect some minor rubs at full lock in reverse?
     
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  7. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hope this helps
     
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    Thanks a lot again, you're the best! ;)
     
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    2.5 works for me. I was going to get the JBA UCAs or is that not necessary and should get new stock ones? Any other parts I should be replacing while getting this done? Thanks for the help.
     
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    For just an actual 2.5" higher, stock UCA's will be fine unless your balljoints are already toast.. then it'll just exasperate the issue.

    Typically, stock UCA's in good shape are good to go up to 3" of lift.
     
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    Ah ok I will get a new set of stock UCAs then. What about front strut components? Reuse what is there or buy new?
     
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    Ya, you can get away with stock arms, but since you are replacing them anyways I would strongly consider the jba's they are very nice, rebuild able, and better alignment
     
  13. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Depends on miles and what kind of shape they are in.
    When I do a lift that I haven't seen the condition before hand I always have new parts just in case
    and 2nd to getting JBAs, way better
     
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    Hi Tom,

    just another question, if you don't mind, it's regarding your econo lift kit sold by JBA:
    as I see the only difference in comparison to the OME 1.5" lift is that for the rear it comes with JBA springs and Ironman shocks instead of OME.
    Is there any difference in size between OME and ironman/jba? Also are these the 2.5" or the 4" JBA springs? For the front the JBA UCAs I would've ordered anyway, but for this 3.5" lift do I need to definitely use the y-link extension for the rear, as well?
    What is the difference (except the amount of lift) between these two kits ONroad?
    Also, must I consider regearing to 4.10 or should the stock gearing be okay with this setup and 245/70R16s?

    Sorry for asking tons of questions :)
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The JBA rear springs are 4 inch which gives you the rake of a stock Jeep KJ. Now the Ironman rear shocks are no longer available in the USA so that is different, yes you would have to run the tri-link extension with 4 inch rear springs.
    Lots has changed since JBA first put this together, It was meant to be a 3.25-3.5 inch lift all around.
    With 245-70-16s stock gearing is fine. I would suggest another lift if you want me to if only running that size tire
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply Tom!
    First I wanted to go with the OME "1.5inch" lift, I just came open the one with your name and found that it's basically the same price ~1450 USD as I'll definitely order JBA UCAs with any kit.
    But sure, I'd be more than happy to hear any of your suggestions, you have around 3,9 million times more experience :)
    Regarding tire size I don't want to go higher, as this is also my daily driver.
    I run the 2.8 CRD KJ, so for the front there are limitations :)
     
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    Since you have the CRD I would highly suggest using the OME 790s for the front and 948 rear springs, also I have had really good luck with OME front shocks on the CRDs , better than other shocks on front. This would give you 2.5 inches of lift and enough for 245-70-16s . For the rear shocks you could go ahead with the OME 132L rear shocks as well if you wanted to.
     
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    Ok, I'll stick with the original plan and go with ome hd's all around, plus jba UCAs, 0.375 clevis spacers, terraflex bumpstops and hockey pucks.
    Thanks again :)
     
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    I finally placed the order, can't wait for the parts to be here :)
    Will post pictures of lift ;)
     
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    Please do! It's so worth it in the end. Even after settling, the comparison to other KJ's on the road and to how it was before is night and day.