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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 11:42 AM
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Having run the OME springs, both regular and HD, before going to the AEV/Nth 3" progressives, I would heartily suggest getting the 3" Nth progressive springs instead of the OME's. Will net you about the same overall lift as the OME's + spacer, with better ride and handling under all conditions (my opinion after running all of them on the same Jeep).

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My linear rate OME springs are terrible. Very bouncy in the rear and harsh up front. Iím researching their replacement which is what led me here.

Iím looking at the JKS 2Ē or the Nth 3Ē. Iím running 265s and donít need much lift at all.
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post #22 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 01:55 PM
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I happen to be real happy with the 2.5 OME ZJ/LJ combo which i'm running with 1" spring spacers. I've probably got about 20K miles (mostly hard trail) and it's been great. Real smooth over bumps and good control in the hard stuff. Other Jeepers that occasionally go with me always comment on how much they like the setup. I've got the LJ so not sure exactly which spring combo would work best for you but there were several good threads on the OME setups back in the forum, if you haven't looked yet you may want to. Here is an example: https://www.rubiconownersforum.com/f...ng-lift-5.html
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Hi qwaq and IDFYF8 ......Wondering if you had any plans for the OME 2 1/2 HD takeoff springs? My Rubi has over 100K on sagged springs and I was going to just replace with stock, but since I tow trailers quite a bit I am thinking I would like to try the OME springs instead. tnx Glenn 04 Rubi
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Hi qwaq and IDFYF8 ......Wondering if you had any plans for the OME 2 1/2 HD takeoff springs? My Rubi has over 100K on sagged springs and I was going to just replace with stock, but since I tow trailers quite a bit I am thinking I would like to try the OME springs instead. tnx Glenn 04 Rubi

LOL I just threw out some fairly new LJ OME springs. Tried to give them away but nobody wanted them. I went to the Synergy Springs and Fox shocks. Love them. So much smoother than the OME.
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Hi Bob. I hear ya. Originally I was thinking takeoff Rubi springs with low miles going on the cheap. I had a set that Craig B on here had offered but shipping was quite a bit. Then I was thinking about the takeoff linear OME springs that seem to get pulled off a lot. But was wondering if I should go progressive rate due to the much better reviews here. In the end I decided to go with a build up a bit at a time on my Rubi picking different pieces over time like Craig has done and get some new progressive rate springs and matching shocks along with a rear track bar rel bracket to start. Dont want to get to rad all at one time since it is my primary DD. Will post how things go. Later.
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There seems to be some people who love and some who hate OME springs (which is like a lot of things). Just wanted to post some pictures for reference as I just installed some on my LJR (933 front and 942 rear). I have a Warn rear bumper (no tire carrier) with some tools/recovery gear in the back and a new front bumper (just noted for the extra weight). I've only had them on for a few days but so far on the drive to work and some very light wheeling/dirt roads I think they ride better then stock. Although I did have 150k miles on my stock coils.

As for the bumper (if anyones interested), its Bulldog Winch brand stubby. Found it for right at $200 at a local shop so I figured it was worth trying out for a while.

First pic is before, second two are after the coil's and bumper install.
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I been doing some research tonight on the OME lifts and thought I'd post it here for others to find. First thought, the OME lift is not a 2.5" lift but a 50mm (~2" [1.9685"]) lift. Not sure why people constantly post it as a 2.5" lift. The heavy rate coils might provide more than the intended 50mm of lift but that is because the Jeep does not weigh enough to cause the springs to sag. The lift is designed by net 50mm when paired with the proper rate coils. I have a light jeep compared to other highly modified jeeps and found the heavy rate springs to be too stiff and caused the jeep to buck when going over rough roads at driving speeds. When I swapped to the lighter rate springs my ride improved folds and still netted me close to the designed lift height. Anyways here are the specs from the OME Catalog on the springs that can be used on the TJ.

Coil # / Coil Rate / Free Length
OME Front 2931 ZJ I6 - 140 lbf/in - 20.08 in
OME Front 2932 0 to 88.18 lbs - 140 lbf/in - 18.89 in
OME Front 2933 88.18 to 176.37 lbs - 140 lbf/in - 19.48 in
OME Front 2934 ZJ V8 - 160 lbf/in - 20.08 in

OME Rear 2941 Hard Top - 140 lbf/in - 15.35 in
OME Rear 2942 220.46 lbs - 160 lbf/in - 14.96 in
OME Rear 2949 LJ Hard Top - 216 lbf/in -14.57 in

The OME coils are a linear coil so they maintain the same rate throughout.
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Thanks for posting that Chris!

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Thanks Rob for the before and after pics and the info. Glenn 04 Rubi
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I forgot to mention, I gained about 2" on the rear and about 2 1/4" on the front (before putting the bumper on). I figure when/if I add a winch up front then i'll need to get a 1/2" inch or so coil spacer up front depending on how much it drops.
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