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View Poll Results: Which lift kit for a D90?
Old Man EMU - springs only 37 45.68%
Rovertym - Standard 2" lift - springs only 14 17.28%
Rovertym Full Flex - w/cones, rear links, shock mounts 13 16.05%
ProComp 2' Performance Suspension Kit 0 0%
Draken/Equipe Base Kit II - w/cones, rear links, shock mounts.. 4 4.94%
Other 13 16.05%
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Old April 18th, 2007, 02:37 PM
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Lift kits for a D90 - poll time

Researching lift and articulation kits for the D90.

Let's assume the truck will be using 32" or 33" tires, have a winch bumper + winch and added protection (sterring, diff..).

What type of lift kit would you recommend or do you have?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 03:16 PM
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What kind of wheeling? How much road use? How much do you care about road handling?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:29 PM
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What kind of wheeling? How much road use? How much do you care about road handling?
For me - wheeling has so far has been mixed - rocks, hills, mud, water...locations and conditions change so I want flexibility.

Right now I go every month or so - hopefully that will change to more so.
The D90 is not my daily driver - I use it on weekends mostly.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:33 PM
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Those all have pretty different prices as well...
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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:34 PM
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Skip the cones and widgets, go retained springs, OME or RTE.
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Why do you say skip the cones? Not to start another LRO debate, but why don't you personally like them?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:46 PM
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I had cones. didn`t dig them. They look cool, but they are pretty worthless in my mind. Yes, the wheel may stay on the ground, but is there really enough weight on that wheel to keep traction anyways? From my experiences on dry dirt, rock and sand... rarely. I mean, that is sort of the point, right? To keep all 4 wheels on the ground? But if there is no weight on them, what good does that do?

One time the spring dropped so far out it wouldn`t reseat either. That wasn`t fun. The clanking sound always freaked me out too.

I now have 2" Rovertym (which is actually more like 2.5") and EE spring retainers. Truck seems to still be just as capable. Also, that marginal difference in hight was enough to cut back on driveline vibrations.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:01 PM
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RTE with EE retainers. you thinking about different shock mounts too? or just replacing the shocks?
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I'm going with the RTE full flex 2" kit, Bilstein 7100's cause I love Bilsteins, rear cones, rear Detroit, front Truetrac, warn 9000 on a Scorpion tubular bumper, steering guards. I have all in but the lift and shocks but I'll let you know at the end of May how it all works.
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Skip the cones and widgets, go retained springs, OME or RTE.
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Quote:
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Skip the cones and widgets, go retained springs, OME or RTE.
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x3, and I'd match the EE-retained OME springs with OME shocks.
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"Why do you say skip the cones? Not to start another LRO debate, but why don't you personally like them?"

In this pic I am still moving, locked in the rear open front at that time. If that wheel sagged more what would it have done for me besides increase the angle that my rear ujoints had to torque up at?
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In this pic I am still moving, locked in the rear open front at that time. If that wheel sagged more what would it have done for me besides increase the angle that my rear ujoints had to torque up at?

http://www.pbase.com/kevinny/image/70458763/medium.jpg
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http://www.pbase.com/kevinny/image/70458763/medium.jpg use this one
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If youre just doing a 2" lift, go with OME stuff, at least it wont sag out on you.
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If youre just doing a 2" lift, go with OME stuff, at least it wont sag out on you.

It was the oldschool Rovertym that sagged. The new shit is golden.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 12:47 AM
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It was the oldschool Rovertym that sagged. The new shit is golden.
2000 D2, never loaded that heavily, rear springs sagged 1" at ride height, and compress 1" per 200lbs load

2001 D2, moderately loaded, rear springs bent and sagged 1" at ride height.

Both pairs about 1-1.5 years old.
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With the 2" rovertym springs, what shocks are you guys putting in? OME still or something else?
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Old April 19th, 2007, 10:45 AM
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RTE springs are geared more for a Disco than a D90. Most guys that buy springs from RTE have Disco's and want to load their entire house in their Disco's. I had two sets on my old 90, the first set were the soft old springs, did great off road but they sagged way to fast, so I went with the new springs and my 90 will no longer flex and it didn't sit right. My buddy also got the new RTE 3" springs and he had the same problems. I'm in no way bashing RTE springs, so donít post trying to prove me wrong or fight with me. I just donít like them on a D90.
I say go with OME springs, you can pick any springs for your use. The 751/764 seems to work very well if you want to keep your stock links, and if you want to go more aggressive then 764 all the way around with 1" spacers in the back seems like a winner.
No idea about the Draken kit so can't say much there.

If you want it done right then go with coil overs

As far as cones go, let not say they are bad. They each serve their purpose and I would take cones over retainers any day, off road performance is better IMO. The only bad thing about cones is that crazy noise they make when they seat, but thatís it.

So, my vote goes for the OME springs.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 11:35 AM
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For what it`s worth, I havn`t had any issues with the new Rovertym, be it sagging, seating issues, ride quality, etc. I also got the RR1`s and RR4s though. What weight range were you guys running?
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