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Old 11-23-2011, 10:15 PM
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

The biggest difference between the OME and SL is the extra body clearance. You can fit 285s with both lifts so your actual ground clearance is the same, but the SL will have a bit more body clearance. I would have to agree with the others, if you are contemplating the SL and you can afford it, DO IT! If you want it now you will want it later. Everyone know you always want more and to go bigger (no homo!) as time goes on. With the SL you can start with just the 4" lift and 33s then later make your way up to a 6" and 35s. You can't do this with the OME. You start with a 2" and 32s and eventually make it a 3.5" and 33s. Granted I love my setup and it has taken me very far, but like I said you always want more!

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Old 11-24-2011, 01:36 AM
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

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haha no, post it or link it!

ive never heard anyone complain about the superlift and a lot of people with ome eventually end up stepping up to the superlift. i am in the process of switching from daystar to a modified ome lift (buying mrtosh's current set up becuse hes going to superlift lol).
the video is on this thread it was the first time out with it........
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:50 AM
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The biggest difference between the OME and SL is the extra body clearance. You can fit 285s with both lifts so your actual ground clearance is the same, but the SL will have a bit more body clearance. I would have to agree with the others, if you are contemplating the SL and you can afford it, DO IT! If you want it now you will want it later. Everyone know you always want more and to go bigger (no homo!) as time goes on. With the SL you can start with just the 4" lift and 33s then later make your way up to a 6" and 35s. You can't do this with the OME. You start with a 2" and 32s and eventually make it a 3.5" and 33s. Granted I love my setup and it has taken me very far, but like I said you always want more!

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i hear you .....this is why i was asking for the input,which is much appreciated.......35s!!!! i cant do that again.....my last truck had 35s, that cost me so much, i had goodyear yellow lables on it plus 2 spares......but in all honesty im not sure how far im going to go i dont want to go down the same road again.....it really was an addiction though i hit 110 + through the dezert
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:52 AM
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

"http://www.youtube.com/embed/36Z_XMB3v-I"
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:16 AM
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

same boat as you dude. id recommend doing it right the first time. save a few more months and go SL. i should have went OME when i bought the daystar BB and been done with it. now im stuck between the OME or SL, and im weighing the option of going back to stock height for awhile till i figure out which route i want to go. lol. make sense? i know, i cant make send of it either lol
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:13 PM
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

im still probably going OME .....i really like the way it looks with JBAs upper control arms, and plus the money i save on the kit can go to other goodies.....time will only tell im pretty impulsive when it comes to this stuff unfortunately......
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

Well Bud whatever you decide let me know when you are planning the instal. I live about an hour and a half from you and I have torn down and rebuilt mine countless times! So if you would like any help just let me know. What is your time frame on this? Like when are you going to buy everything and start the instal?
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

Just a side note. With SL you do not gain much because you have to drop TC or exchange drive shafts. Beyond SL to many things to modify. With OME no such problems. All is stock except UCA and lift. I have OME HD all around and gain is 3 inch + 1" rubber. I do not need more.
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

I have more ground clearance under the front diff than the SL does, however the SL has more down travel and more body clearance. Plus the suspension geometry is better with the SL than the OME. The SL drops the front diff not the TC and it uses your stock drive shafts.
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Re: LIFTING the jeep

nate, something i have always wondered with the amount of lift you have- how have you addressed the driveline angles? i know on any other jeep you would need a sye or a tcase drop. what was done to adress the increase in the driveline angles?

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