OME Suspension Lift and Tires

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My ABR 2 cents:

Accidentally rear ended a sedan a couple weeks ago (my wrangler's passenger side into their driver side). Was enough to demolish their rear quarter panel and much of the trunk. I looked at my ARB front end and beyond some paint swap, you'd never know I was in an accident. Just wish I could keep up with the surface rust. Going to POR-15 it eventually.
 

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Hey Fogtripper,
That hurts just think about it. Hope everyone was okay. Those ARB bumpers look like the real deal. A new bumper might be on my long list of future mods.
 

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The OME suspension install is, done and dusty.

Thanks everyone for sharing your knowledge, experience and recommendations. It was all super helpful.

Took it out yesterday to Otay Mountain Truck Trail, here in the San Diego area. An easy trail but it allowed me to test things out a bit.

Recap on specifics.

FRONT
2927 OME Coil Spring
90009 OME Nitrocharger Sport Shocks
Teraflex bump stop extensions

REAR
2948 OME Coil Spring
N132L OME Nitrocharger Shocks
Bump stops for rear
2 Hockey Pucks per side

TIRES
BFG LT K02 245/75R16 AT


First impressions are good. <300 miles so far.
Lift: I did some quick checks and it looks like about 2" lift from what I had before (not to be confused with stock). I can take measurement pictures from center of wheel to fender, if anyone wants those details. Also, it did not level it but still looks good, to me.
Ride: It rides noticeable better then before and not as stiff as I was anticipating, considering the HD springs.
Power: I've not noticed any power loss yet. Highway, city or trail, the acceleration seems to be very similar or same. Couple caveats to that though. I recently replaced the engine with a new/refurbished v6 3.7 engine. And I don't do any towing which might make any differences, more noticeable.
Tires: Quiet and nice ride. The tires do rub just a bit on the sway bar. They have to be turned all the way in, to rub. It's small and so far, easy to avoid. See pic for specific spot.

I do notice the rear driver side sits about about a 1/4" lower than the passenger side. Not yet sure what's going on there.

Note about the hockey pucks. The shop initially said they would not install these but after I presented the pucks all prepped and ready to go (drilled, nuts, bolts and lock washers), they did install them. I quickly realized they would not shop the parts and prep them but would install customer provided, ready to go pucks.

Time to wash and detail. Cheers
 

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Aligned first time yet ?
Since youve had it out and flexed the suspension time before too many more miles to do a recheck
 

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Thanks Tommudd,

The shop did align it but I'm noticing a very subtle pull. I'll have it check this week. They also asked me to bring it in after 500 or 600 miles to check the install. Make sure everything is still good and tight.
 

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Did you get the specs on here that we recommend or did the alignment shop just wing it ?
 

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Did you get the specs on here that we recommend or did the alignment shop just wing it ?
Tom, I missed any posted alignment specs. The shop does lifts/suspensions all the time but I'm pretty certain they don't get Liberty's very often if at all.

Can you share or point me to those specs? I'll bring this up in my next call. Thanks
 

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Camber and toe = OE spec

Caster anywhere from 2 degrees to 3.5 degrees and no more then 0.5 degrees cross caster.
 
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