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LCG lift 2 inches or less what is the most travel shock you can go with?

I have a 07 2 Door and my plan is to stay at 2” lift max. I know I will have to run some kind of flat fender flares, but my main concern is with shock travel. I plan to use OME springs probably 616 and 618. Hopefully the weight of front bumper, winch, rear tire carrier, full size spare, full skid plates, and sliders will put me at 2” with the HD OME springs. I want the most shock travel without having to sacrifice too much up travel.

How much bump stop is needed to run MTR 35’s and flat fender flares?

Here are the specs of the shocks I am looking at.

Front:

OME N196
Collapsed: 13.7
Extended: 22.7
Travel: 9.0

Bilstein 5100 670
Collapsed: 15.0
Extended: 24.6
Travel: 9.6

OME N196L
Collapsed: 15.9
Extended: 27.3
Travel: 11.4

Bilstein 5100 174
Collapsed: 16.4
Extended: 27.6
Travel: 11.2



Rear:

OME N198
Collapsed: 14.8
Extended: 24.2
Travel: 9.4

Bilstein 5100 671
Collapsed: 15.4
Extended: 26.4
Travel: 11.0

OME N198L
Collapsed: 16.8
Extended: 27.8
Travel: 11.2

Bilstein 5100 175
Collapsed: 17.0
Extended: 27.4
Travel: 10.4

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I would think even with the added wieght you'll get more like 3" with the ome coils. The only way to gurantee only 2" lift would be 2" coil spacers.
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I would think even with the added wieght you'll get more like 3" with the ome coils. The only way to gurantee only 2" lift would be 2" coil spacers.
nope, because of sag


you can always go with poly adjustable shock mounts, use shocks for a 3" lift and fine tune to the bump stops with the mounts.


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nope, because of sag


you can always go with poly adjustable shock mounts, use shocks for a 3" lift and fine tune to the bump stops with the mounts.
Do you have a link to the adjustable shock mounts?
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check out the JKS ACOS spacers for the front. Use with the stock springs to get whatever height you want.
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check out the JKS ACOS spacers for the front. Use with the stock springs to get whatever height you want.
I wouldnt go that route with stock springs
you can shim them however you want and they'll still sag with a bumper and winch
doesn't take long to lose an inch of uptravel, if you just dial in more lift with your acos spacers, you're just squishing the spring that much more.

here's the rear poly shock mounts
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...t-p-16414.html

or with integrated skids
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...s-p-26606.html

I thought they made front adjustables too but maybe I was mistaken because I don't see them on the site, just relocation brackets


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OK, how about 10" coilovers up front; that will give you 2" of lift with good articulation (and you can fine-tune them to compensate for weight).
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that'd work pretty damn good


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OK, how about 10" coilovers up front; that will give you 2" of lift with good articulation (and you can fine-tune them to compensate for weight).

I really do not want the hassle or expense of coilovers. Coilovers can be very hard to dial in. The ride can be great but also can make you pull your hair out trying to get it set up correctly.
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Does anyone know what the shock length is front and rear on a stock JK when sitting on the bump stops?
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