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Old 09-29-2014, 10:42 PM
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Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

I've been waiting impatiently for the OME lift and I think it's finally here!

Looks like it was posted 6 days ago, so I'm wondering if anyone else has ordered it yet or if I'm just getting my hopes up for no reason?

I'm placing my order now, but I'm going to call in the morning to see if I can have the front trim packer (5mm) added to the order if they have it.

Also, I'll ask what their front/rear spring combination is since they just list their packages as "light", "medium", and "heavy load".
Per OME you can get the front as "No Bar", "Bar", and "Bar/Winch" and the rear as "medium" or "constant 660 lbs."
I'm guessing the constant 660 lbs. spring will only come with the "heavy load"? What about those of us that don't have a bar/winch but pull a trailer all the time? Tomorrow I'll find out and post it.

Hope I can report some good news in the morning since I've read many posts about people waiting a long time for this to finally come out.

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Old 09-30-2014, 03:07 PM
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

Okay, so I just got an email saying...it's out of stock!

After calling Quadratec I figured out what's up.
  • It's not out of stock, it's just not on their shelf, so it'll ship from OME to them and then to the buyer.
  • They did say that the front shocks are on back order until October 10th
  • The light, medium, and heavy duty packages are respectively No Bar/part #3070, Bar/part #3059, and Bar & Winch/part # 3072 ***all packages ship with the medium load rear spring/part #3074
  • You can order the heavier rear spring for constant 660 lbs./part # 3060 for the same price, but you'll have to call and have them change your order since it's not an available option online
  • The front 5mm "trim packer"/part # FK79 is included in all packages

In case the options look confusing on Old Man Emu's Product Specification
  • There is only one front strut/part # 90026 (the only thing that changes with each package is the spring)
  • The rear shock is either medium load/part 60124 or constant load 660 lbs./part #60125 (if load leveling then part# 60126 and part# 60127, respectively)
***Note*** The part numbers above are all for gasoline engine owners only. Sorry diesel owners, I didn't realize this until I was done typing.
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

Thanks for doing all the leg work. Interested to see your impressions when you get the parts installed.

If I'm reading the .pdf correctly, this is a 1,600 USD kit? (for a diesel)
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

It's only $1130.99 for any package through Quadratec. It can be confusing on the the OME .pdf since the price for the struts/shocks is actually both struts while the price for the springs is per spring.

Front struts: $242 ($121 each)
Front springs: $187 each
Rear shocks: $139 or ($69.50 each)
Rear springs: $226 each

Pretty close if you consider the above prices to be like MSRP.
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

Ah. I didn't click the first link with the information on pricing! Thanks for clarifying.

That page states that the lift is only for V6 gas without factory towing package. My guess is there are still some details to work out since the .pdf has pricing and specs for all engines.

Now, I know the OME reputation, but if you're not running a bar or a winch, is this really worth $400 more than the Eibach kit? Seems like OME gets the rear up a bit more (though I'm not a big fan of the stink bug look).
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

Is the eibach kit worth 600 more than the RRO kit? Full spring lift or not the WK2 is a terrible platform period so why waste the money?
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

Not talking about the Eibach kit on this thread, btw.

As far as the WK2 platform being "terrible period," what are you talking about? Are you talking about the off-road performance? If so, then of course it is if you're comparing it to other vehicles devoted to off-road use, but that's not what I was looking for in my vehicle.

I'm over 30 years old and have a family of four...I'm looking for a good family Jeep that can also withstand some decent off-roading when it's called for.

Could I go for the lift for much cheaper, yes, and believe me I actually debated for quite a while on which way to go. After going back and forth, I decided that I've read too much about how the stock struts/shocks are not that great. I figure if I'm already going to drop the money on improving the suspension, then I might as well go with raising it as much as possible and doing it with struts/shocks/springs that were designed and tested for the changes to the platform. Not to mention that the OME struts/shocks can extend further than stock to keep your wheels on the ground as well as not hit the bump stops when going over small bumps at higher speeds.

Is OME quite a bit more than the Eibach? Yes. And I'm not completely sold on it not being leveled, but I do like the reputation of OME and have been in a few situations where I was looking at the underside of the Jeep and thinking "just another 1/2" and I'd be over this easy."

At any other time in life I would've had to go the cheapest route (actually when I was younger I didn't even have enough to consider these modifications), but I'm finally at a point where I can so I'm gonna...

and that's why I'll "waste the money"!!!
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

Change the shocks on rro and save the money and have .5" more lift. My 2 cents. Seriously lifting independent suspensions literally isn't worth the money. So save as much as you can. If you've never done it before I can see why your just speaking from a quality standpoint. But what's the point of quality parts on a compromised platform to begin with? A gold patch on a rusty beam doesnt help. And in this case doesn't look better either.


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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

Just place the order for OME lift. Delivery - November.
2skunkd: Why it is compromised platform?? Because it is not a rock crawler or ....In all other aspects it is very, very capable off-roader.
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Just place the order for OME lift. Delivery - November.
2skunkd: Why it is compromised platform?? Because it is not a rock crawler or ....In all other aspects it is very, very capable off-roader.
I just wouldn't spend over a grand on a suspension lift that only nets 2 inches. Not worth it. Just get the spacer lift and have more lift for less?
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

I love the OME lifts I have had them on my JK and the WJ I drive now and they drive great with no sagging, they prices are steep but it's a great system.
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Re: Old Man Emu 2" lift finally available to buy!!!

It's done!!!!!

KMC Rockstar II 17" wheels
Nitto Trail Grappler 265/70R17 (31.97" OD, 11.02 " Width)

I went ahead and put on the BWoody Extended Sway Bar links too.

I'm working tonight and am up too late already, so I'll post some more pictures tomorrow. Since I put the wheels and lift on at the same time I don't know the exact inches of lift, but I got about 3" between the two. Again, I'll post more tomorrow. Here's a video with a little more detail
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