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Old 08-28-2015, 12:17 PM
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

Hmm -- Bilstein 5100 series shocks front and rear part #s...

Front: Bilstein PN# 24-225434
Part Number: 24-225434
Series: 5100 Series (Ride Height Adjustable)
Position: Front
Descriptor: Excludes Air Leveling Suspension
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: .4" -1.75"
*Collapsed Length (IN): 26.28
*Extended Length (IN): 32.09
*Collapsed Length (MM): 667.6
*Extended Length (MM): 815

Rear: Bilstein PN#24-225441
Part Number: 24-225441
Series: 5100 Series
Position: Rear
Descriptor: Excludes Air Leveling Suspension
Descriptor: Excludes Self Leveling (Nivomat) Suspension
Descriptor: Rear Lifted Height: 0-1"
*Collapsed Length (IN): 22.54
*Extended Length (IN): 16.02
*Collapsed Length (MM): 572.5
*Extended Length (MM): 407



My only comments would be you lose "self leveling" function with factory tow in the rear here... but so ? Do you even need this?

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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

Ok, seriously.

I have been completely ready to get the RRO kit... now I am leaning towards the OME... This has been a fairly stagnant thread, has anyone else had experience good or bad?
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

This is what I think I am going to do sometime soon:

Bilstein 24-225434 (two of these)
Bilstein 24-225441 (two of these)
Eibach 28108.601 (two of these, part of Eibach 28108.640)
Eibach 28108.602 (two of these, part of Eibach 28108.640)
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

Well I have the RRO lift spacers on, and I am going to replace my stock suspension, (keeping the original springs tho) with the Bilsteins

(I knew the fronts were going before I had the RRO kit installed on as it was pointed out to me by the installer before he installed them so it was not related at all.)

Anyway if this helps anyway in a similar situation, this was what was recommended to me based on what I wanted do (retain the 2.5 inch lift) and I just purchased em:

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The proper setup for you would be 4600 fronts and 5100 rears. Because we have coilovers up front and standard shocks in the rear. Shock travel is not longer in the front because the spacer sits on top of the spring but in the rear shock travel is longer because the shock is separate. And yes you can do it and retain your lift!


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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

the "4600" in front , "5100" in back would only apply if you are using RRO spacers

If you are doing legit springs such as Eibachs you would want to apply 5100s to all 4 corners
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

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the "4600" in front , "5100" in back would only apply if you are using RRO spacers

If you are doing legit springs such as Eibachs you would want to apply 5100s to all 4 corners
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ok cool. you scared me for a moment.
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

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Well I have the RRO lift spacers on, and I am going to replace my stock suspension, (keeping the original springs tho) with the Bilsteins

(I knew the fronts were going before I had the RRO kit installed on as it was pointed out to me by the installer before he installed them so it was not related at all.)

Anyway if this helps anyway in a similar situation, this was what was recommended to me based on what I wanted do (retain the 2.5 inch lift) and I just purchased em:
This is exactly what I'm hoping to do! I just ordered the RRO lift and plan on installing it in a couple weeks. My stock suspension is still in pretty good shape, but the moment I feel some sag or softness, I'd like to install the Bilsteins all around to go with the lift. PLEASE give us a review of the ride once you have your Bilsteins on!! I think you may be the only (at least that I've seen) that's headed down that road. Just curious... did you opt for any of the extras on the lift (UCA's or Bwoody)?
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

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This is exactly what I'm hoping to do! I just ordered the RRO lift and plan on installing it in a couple weeks. My stock suspension is still in pretty good shape, but the moment I feel some sag or softness, I'd like to install the Bilsteins all around to go with the lift. PLEASE give us a review of the ride once you have your Bilsteins on!! I think you may be the only (at least that I've seen) that's headed down that road. Just curious... did you opt for any of the extras on the lift (UCA's or Bwoody)?

Nah no extras I just bought a diablosport and full sized spare also so it might be a month or so before I can pay to get the bilsteins installed/alignment.
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Nah no extras I just bought a diablosport and full sized spare also so it might be a month or so before I can pay to get the bilsteins installed/alignment.
You made the right choice getting the matching spare first.

I'm amazed how many people here upsize their tires and don't think twice about getting a new spare, that actually fits. It's more than half the reason I went with my 255/75/17 size because I knew it would fit in the back with the lid closed.
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You made the right choice getting the matching spare first.

I'm amazed how many people here upsize their tires and don't think twice about getting a new spare, that actually fits. It's more than half the reason I went with my 255/75/17 size because I knew it would fit in the back with the lid closed.
Yea I'm running 275/65/18s ...the spare I got was 255/70/18 almost identical except the lesser width at least allows the cover to close properly ...it fits in the tirebay on a full sized wheel, just have to remove the toolholder thing inside it.
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

I installed the OME kit on my 3.6 Limited a few months ago and so far I'm happy with the product. I also considered the Eibach and Icon kits but just the fact that OME have 3 options for the WK2 leads me to believe their package is a little bit more thought out.

I have the 'no-load' front springs but I'm about to install the medium-load springs because I'm running the full mopar and chief underbody protection packages and I still don't have the ground clearance I'm looking for.

I'm happy to answer any questions for anyone else interested in the OME package.
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