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post #1 of 9 Old 05-24-2009, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation OME 4.5 Lift / Help With Lift Selection

Hey Guys,

I recently purchased a 09 Jeep Wrangler X -

My first Jeep! I am pretty new to the Jeep Scene (so be nice)

I do have a lifted Dakota with a Hemi :P


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I want to lift it and I have been trying to find the best Suspension lift for me, It is my Daily Driver but I do want to be able to just turn off the road and keep going!

I was looking into the Rough Country 4 Inch lift and the "The RockFather". (http://www.rocky-road.com/jkrockfather.html) (not trying to point to another seller, this is the only place i have found this lift)

I have a little one on way so ride quality matters somewhat, after alot of reading here I noticed the Rough Country lift is Rough riding but it seems to be a little bit cheaper.. Than alot of reviews that I have seen on the internet and a few magazines point to this OME lift for overall comfort and off-road ability.

What I am trying to achieve is a decent DD with that "oh look a trail" and be able to go at it! I want to be able to run 35s for sure, Tired of my 33s on my Dakota (BFG M/T)

Does anyone have any other recommendations and or opinions....?


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Check out AEV's suspension system. I have their 3.5" premium, and the on road handling is incredible.
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you might also want to check out Rusty's 3.25 in system...its not as nice as the AEV, but if its anything like my 2" lift, it rides great, and is super flexy...

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If I had the money to buy the AEV kit I'd rather spend it on a Rubicon Express 3.5 Super Flex. Go to Red Rock 4x4 and purchase the kit with shocks included with free shipping. They have REALLY good customer service and my Rubicon Express kit turned my JK into another vehicle all together. I use to have the OME kit and it was extremely rough compared to this RE kit. The Bilstien shocks ride great and RE puts alot of work into making sure your handling characteristics will be better and safer than stock.

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If I had the money to buy the AEV kit I'd rather spend it on a Rubicon Express 3.5 Super Flex. Go to Red Rock 4x4 and purchase the kit with shocks included with free shipping. They have REALLY good customer service and my Rubicon Express kit turned my JK into another vehicle all together. I use to have the OME kit and it was extremely rough compared to this RE kit. The Bilstien shocks ride great and RE puts alot of work into making sure your handling characteristics will be better and safer than stock.
.. Yea it comes down to the money, I'll look into the RE 3.5 Super flex kit, depending on the cash.

the AEV kit is more than I planned on spending, I want to do it right the first time and not keep changing everything out.. It seems like I Should just keep saving than.


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I run the OME HD lift and love it...no DW or BS at all.

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I run the OME lift and it's very good. At ramp day, if flexed better than most of the 4" lifts.

The problem that you'll run into is with 35" tires. The OME lift does not use bump stop extensions, so 35's will rub. I'm just about to put 35's on and am going to have to figure something out. I do not know if a fender trim will fix the problem. I'm going to add 3/4" spacers on the front and 3/4" bump stop extensions.

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Yea i was reading that it flexes really good.

Thanks, I am looking forward to it!

hmm i could stick with the 33s but I really wanted to run 35s..why I have no idea, i think to have bigger tires than my Gfs Dad and his Jeep.. haha

Let me know how the spacer's work out


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