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Old 10-11-2016, 08:42 AM
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

That second photo is just great, thanks for sharing ✌🏻


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

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Hi Sukkar,

I ordered my original OME kit from Quadratec, they shipped it here via FedEx. I then ordered medium front springs from the local ARB Emirates in Dubai.

The kit makes a world of difference in the dunes, I highly recommend it. I do a lot of overland trips to Oman and even with heavy loads and cargo I don't bottom out.

To be honest where the car lets me down in the dunes is the front and rear bumpers acting as sand scoops. If you happen to sink the car to the axles watch out when getting towed out backwards, I've ripped off my front bumper twice like that.
Nice look, what size and brand of tires are you running? how many inches of lift up front and back?

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

Thanks a lot bro! Your car looks great! Just ordered my OME kit from quadratec as you advised and got a great shipping price. Can't wait!!

As for the bumper, I was considering fabricating a skid plate as a replacement for the lower fascia of the front bumper, but first I'm going to wait for the lift and see how it goes then.
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

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Finally someone who knows what they are talking about on here, and for that I salute you. Haha, no seriously thank you

This is my thing

If you think just Eibach stuff for a second, they make an "all terrain lift" which is their shocks and their springs as a kit that allows for 2.5" of lift up front. I called Eibach and asked them if the spring part numbers are sold separately, and the rep gave me an Eibach part number (28108.640) which when you search for that via a google search you discover its branded as Eibach's "Pro Truck Lift" springs for the WK2. So with that said, if they are selling those lift springs as a standalone option you would think they might even be 'Ok' to run in stock shock? (Hypothetically speaking)

Or is that logic flawed?
Back from the dead. So with the 5100 it's adjustable from .4 of lift to 2.75". That means it's suitable for additional shock travel with the stock spring for an additional length of 2.75. It's just when you adjust the perch you don't use the full range of capable travel, but it has to exist or you would'nt be able to move the perch that far. According to bilstien the 5100 has about and additional 3/4" of travel over stock. So in theory a spring that is 2 1/4ish taller than stock should still put you in the shocks acceptable travel range.

Lastly, it makes no sense to use the RRO lift with the 5100 if you still intend to stay under the 2 3/4 total limit of the shock perch. You could just raise it all the way and get rid of the RRO lift. At least in the front anyway.
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:32 AM
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

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Back from the dead. So with the 5100 it's adjustable from .4 of lift to 2.75". That means it's suitable for additional shock travel with the stock spring for an additional length of 2.75. It's just when you adjust the perch you don't use the full range of capable travel, but it has to exist or you would'nt be able to move the perch that far. According to bilstien the 5100 has about and additional 3/4" of travel over stock. So in theory a spring that is 2 1/4ish taller than stock should still put you in the shocks acceptable travel range.

Lastly, it makes no sense to use the RRO lift with the 5100 if you still intend to stay under the 2 3/4 total limit of the shock perch. You could just raise it all the way and get rid of the RRO lift. At least in the front anyway.
I have been running:
Rear: eibach springs and 5100 series shocks
Front: oem springs and 5100 series struts top notch.
Overall: everything is great but I will eventually swap out my oem springs in the front with eibachs I have sitting here and bring my spring seat notch down to the second position. (one up from lowest)
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

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I have been running:
Rear: eibach springs and 5100 series shocks
Front: oem springs and 5100 series struts top notch.
Overall: everything is great but I will eventually swap out my oem springs in the front with eibachs I have sitting here and bring my spring seat notch down to the second position. (one up from lowest)
So I went ahead and ordered the 5100's all around except I went with the ARB (Old man emu) springs because they apparently have more lift in the rear.
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So I went ahead and ordered the 5100's all around except I went with the ARB (Old man emu) springs because they apparently have more lift in the rear.
Interested to see outcome
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

I'm also looking to put something like a 1/2 spring spacer in the rear to make it a full 2 1/2 like the RRO but with more suspension travel. I'll post the results.
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

I'm about to install ome on my 2015 limited. I'll let you all know how it rides and post pictures. I have a a thread about this too.
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

I had ome on a 4Runner I one had. It was great. Very stiff with the medium load and bf goodrich all terrains. I ran that rig hard in Baja and many places. Never a problem and no sagging.
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

I'm fixing to put on the RRO 2.5 lift I'm my 2012 wk2. Has anybody have any problems with the actual lift in the long run? I know about the rattling of the sway bars (install improperly?). But has anybody experienced any issue with the actual lift kit in the short and long run like the welds breaking? Thanks.
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Re: RRO 2.5" lift vs Eibach All Terrain Lift Kit vs Old Man EMU - longevity

I'm a year into mine, fortunately no broken weld so far. I do have a nasty rattle I can't seem to pinpoint despite changing to the bwoodys extended sway bar links.


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