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Old 02-21-2012, 06:36 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

SO as I wait for the lift to arrive I have to figure out exactly how I want to configure everything. At the same time I have to keep in mind that the wife doesn't want this thing getting too high and out of control. Remember originally I told her all I was going to do was a 2" lift with 31s Secretly I always wanted the SL and 35s, but you have to keep the wife happy! Now I thought I kept my OEM coils for when this day came, but I can't find them anywhere. So I have three option right now. 1) Find a used set of Hemi XK coils to use with the SL spacer up front. 2) Buy a new set of Hemi XK coils to use with the SL spacer up front. 3) Cut one coil off the bottom of the OME HD coils and use them with the SL spacer up front. Because of the added weight in the front from the winch I need a coil with a higher spring rate so the front doesn't feel floaty and dive in corners and during braking. The Hemi XK coils have a slightly higher spring rate then the other WK/XK coils, but will it be enough to satisfy? I am not sure. Now, there are XK guys running the SL with a bumper and winch (200lbs) that use the cut OME HD coils along with the SL spacer to level the front end out. Up and down travel is unchanged and you get the addition of weigh control. I am not toting an extra 200lbs around up front so I assume I will gain additional height which I don't necessarily want right now, but I will love having my HD coils that I have grown to love. I am leaning more toward using the OME coils at this point, my only reluctance comes from not wanting to get a 6"+ lift out of this beast right off the bat. Remember I have to ease my way up there for the sake of the wife! Granted now I have these awesome new sliders that offer a very nice step to ease her entries/exits. Thus is my dilemma!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:52 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

Do the ome coils. You can cut them to the desured length and still benefit from them. Your winch is extra front end weight and the coils are now broken in not new so you should nooot have a super high front end right?

How mant times has your wife yelled at you when you do someting to the jeep? Mine yells at me all the time and mine is mostly stock!
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

At this point unless I find free or dirt cheap XK coils I am using the OME. I am only going to cut one coil off. The more you cut the higher the spring rate gets. They feel good right now, I don't want them getting any stiffer.

I came out of the garage yesterday after getting off the phone with Nick and my wife was just standing there and said "Did you just buy the SL?" I said NO, because at that time I hadn't actually purchased it yet I ended up telling her I bought the Kit (not "Lift" that implies added height!) so that I could correct the front angles and not have to buy another rack in the near future.


One more mod to do!

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Old 02-22-2012, 02:27 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

lol im not sure whats more interesting the added "kit" or the drama involved with the wifey haha
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:36 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

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lol im not sure whats more interesting the added "kit" or the drama involved with the wifey haha
Well just one or the other is quite entertaining, but the both of them together is pier entertainment!





So last night I did a couple quick mods! First was a throttle body ground wire. I used some 10ga speaker wire I had sitting around and popped some ends on it.




Between this and the Fast Man throttle body there is a significant improvement in throttle response from stock! I noticed a nice improvement with the intake, then the TB, and now the wire. I would hate to jump into a stock one after feeling this!

I also installed my new reverse lights! I have the pics uploading, so it will be a few mins before they are up. The pics aren't the best quality, but they get the point across. Here are a couple more of the Cree LED and projector:



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Old 02-22-2012, 04:44 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

whats with grounding the TB? is that recommended on my 4.7 or is that just a Hemi thing?


those reverse lights are amazing... I WANT SOME
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:47 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

Nice on the TB! I did that last night as well I too, noticed a positive difference. I gotta see your backup lights - i need MOAR lights POST OMELET!!, kindly
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

Dave,
Your 4.7 should have a cable on your TB - no MOD for you!

The grounding helps us "cable-challenged" guys with elec TB's.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:57 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

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Your 4.7 should have a cable on your TB - no MOD for you!

The grounding helps us "cable-challenged" guys with elec TB's.

ahhh got it... i recently threw on a ported TB so i guess thats the only MOD i will be doing with that one lol

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:42 PM
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Much better huh Nate?! Gave me my fastest time to Vegas yet. Haha jk but it works damn well.

And ya I'm w J-son- MOAR LYTES pics please. Haha

We hittin Miller Jeep Trail this weekend?!
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:52 PM
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Not sure about this weekend, I am waiting to hear back from my dad.

MOAR LYTES pics to come...
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