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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Ya that all makes sense. I ordered the RC lift last night so we will just see how this goes being my first lift and all. I am curious about the Rusty's coils comment though.
My previous vehicle was a Buick Lacrosse with a Northstar V8 and boy do I miss that power. I don't miss the 10.2 mpg city driving though.
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I would like to go OME MD but that would require I change out my shocks and struts, would it not? I recently changed out my shocks and was going to replace the struts when I do the lift. Looks like i would have to buy new shocks and struts on top of the front and rear coils.
If you are running the Billstiens HD, you would not have to change them out. Our just need to buy the OME springs.
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

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If you are running the Billstiens HD, you would not have to change them out. Our just need to buy the OME springs.
Are you saying I could run the OME coils with the Bilstein HD shocks and struts? Eventhough they are roughly 1.6" shorter than the shocks and struts in the OME lift?
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:07 PM
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Running Bilsteins in the rear with a lift is not what I would recommend. You will be killing your rear travel! The OME rear shocks extend to 26" (2" over stock) which is still not great, but you at least get some down travel. I am not even saying you SHOULD run OME shocks in the rear! Just get some that extend longer to the desired length.
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Running Bilsteins in the rear with a lift is not what I would recommend. You will be killing your rear travel! The OME rear shocks extend to 26" (2" over stock) which is still not great, but you at least get some down travel. I am not even saying you SHOULD run OME shocks in the rear! Just get some that extend longer to the desired length.
Okay I think I am confused now. If I wanted to do a 2 inch lift it would be better to have shocks that are longer than 26 inches in the rear? I assume the oem shocks are 24 inches as the OME are 26.
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That's just what I recommend. There are guys who run stock or Bilstein shocks in the rear, they just don't have as good of wheel travel.
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That's just what I recommend. There are guys who run stock or Bilstein shocks in the rear, they just don't have as good of wheel travel.
Well here is my confusion in all of this. I was looking at Rocky Road Outfitters and they had something called the Budget OME lift. It looks like it was the OME coils and Rocky Road shocks. No struts. My question is then with the struts. I assume with this setup you would use your factory struts. This seems like a bad idea with the OME coils. I guess what I am asking though is it more important to get the Nitrocharger shocks over the struts? Or are they both equally important to have the same wheel travel? I have a 3.7 so I imagine my front end is lighter and this could present issues. You also mentioned with the Bilsteins I could look at Rusty's Coils? Or am I mistaken on this? I have not purchased any struts yet, but I plan on choosing new ones before I do any kind of lift. I was just going to do the Rough Country with the Bilstein HD's but you have me thinking now.
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Not completely clear on a couple of those questions, but I would not recommend running aftermarket coils with the OEM struts. And yes I was saying you could run the Bilstein struts with Rusty's coils. Of course you could always just go with the RRO lift and some Bilstein struts.
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Not completely clear on a couple of those questions, but I would not recommend running aftermarket coils with the OEM struts. And yes I was saying you could run the Bilstein struts with Rusty's coils. Of course you could always just go with the RRO lift and some Bilstein struts.
So I can run the Bilstein Struts with Rusty's Coils, but what about the Bilstein Shocks? Same deal? Is the RRO suspension lift a BB spacer lift like the Rough Country? I was originally just going to do the Rough Country with Bilstein HD Struts/Shocks, but then I thought maybe I should replace the springs as well. It was more just one of those "Well I already have these components off of the vehicle so I might as well replace them" thoughts. Sorry to be bugging so much... your information has been extremely helpful to me.
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

mTB... what type of off roading do you plan on doing after lifting your Jeep? Anything serious?

this is an important question that must be answered when researching the type of shock for the type of lift. Me personally, i dont do a lot of serious off roading... I am not really concerned with extra travel as much as say a guy like Omelete might be, but only because he takes his through some pretty rough terrain and needs that extra travel to help him get through.

Extra travel through the bottom of your shocks is extremely important when your jeep is articulating... it helps keep your Tires on the ground which intern helps keep your TRACTION. If you dont plan on articulating your jeep all that much then that extra travel might not necessarily be needed.

your lift should depend on your application.
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^^^Yes what Dave said

If you don't plan to do anything more difficult than a fire road or about a level 2 trail then a BB with Bilsteins all around will suit you just fine. However if you do plan to venture out on some more difficult or moderate trails like 3+ then you will want to get something other than the Bilsteins in the rear. I only recommended the Rusty's coils because you mentioned possibly replacing your OEM coils and didn't want to drop the cash on an OME lift. But if you want to replace your coils while you are disassembling your suspension the that would be a good route to go. Or if you want the perfect blend of comfort, stability, control, and flexibility then the full OME lift is for you.
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Not completely clear on a couple of those questions, but I would not recommend running aftermarket coils with the OEM struts. And yes I was saying you could run the Bilstein struts with Rusty's coils. Of course you could always just go with the RRO lift and some Bilstein struts.
I run the RRO with Bilsteins HD all around. Although I love the setup, I want a lift via springs instead of spacers for improved handling. I will be installing the OME HD and keeping my Billstiens in until such a time as I can replace the rears with something else. Although its not the optimal option, I would buy the better lift now and then worry about replacing your rear shocks later. It beats buying a BB and then swapping that out later for new springs. I would have bought the OME the first time of it was available when I bought the RRO.
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