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Old February 10th, 2004, 01:59 PM
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I wanted to get some input regarding a new lift for my d-90. I currently have the OME and am running 265/16 MTRs. What would you guys suggest maximum travel and lift? I would love to get her up on 35" boggers, but god Safari gard is expensive. Any other suggestions? If I do break down and fork over the $2k for the Safari gard kit what have been your experiences? Thanks for the help guys!
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Old February 10th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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you can get about 3" outta an OME I think Mike Hippert has an OME setup on 35" to be honest there are a number of people with the OME and 35" tires. THere are many more options than the S Gard.
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Old February 10th, 2004, 03:14 PM
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I'm pretty new to the D-90 thing but, I'd be interested in learning more about the coil over option. How are people doing this?
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Old February 10th, 2004, 03:37 PM
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Check out www.expeditionexchange.com they have an entire writeup on OME springs. John Lee is running a 3" setup also.
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Old February 10th, 2004, 03:40 PM
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Rovertyme 3" springs with 1" blocks up front and 4" springs in the back on mine and lovin it with 35" MTRs.
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Old February 10th, 2004, 03:59 PM
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I have ome and 35's BFG MT's with some fender triming and 4 1/2 inch bumpstops. No problem mon!
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Old February 10th, 2004, 04:59 PM
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I'm using the SG Stage II kit, very happy with it, the Fox shocks are rebuildable, lots of wheel travel.

I plan to use 35' tires either 10.5 or 12.5s with 4" backspace wheels. 12.50s may require trimming the fender flares.
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Old February 10th, 2004, 08:34 PM
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I like the way the Scorpion equipement looks and it is used and tested in a lot more trucks than the stuff over here. I am not saying it is any better than Safari Gard, but I would take a serious look at how they are doing things if I was upgrading equip.
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Old February 10th, 2004, 08:40 PM
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Old February 11th, 2004, 12:36 AM
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The one big thing I missed when researching this are the driveshafts, seems like anything over 3 inches requries new shafts? I was all excited I could lift the truck for relatively cheap and then I found that.
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Old February 11th, 2004, 01:42 AM
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Disclaimer: I don't have any lift (yet), but I have done a lift on my old j**p and have been looking into an moderate OME lift for the d90.

There is a lot more to think about when lifting a rig than just the springs and shocks (and their placement). As Dennis stated, I have heard that anywhere from 2-3 inches, drive-line issues need to be addressed. Also think about brake line extensions and radius arm upgrades. Then there are bigger tires which bring their own set of problems. Bigger brakes, new gearings, fender trimming, and steering stops may all need to be adjusted or replaced. Of course, this is just my $.02
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Old February 11th, 2004, 05:29 AM
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Hi Chris Davis

There are only one problem with Scorpion Racing....All the cool stuff are not theirs..But from the Italian company www.equipe4x4.com and Scorpion are way overpriced.... A friend off mine have the Extreme kit from Scorpion......But I still love my SG 3-link and JEK Stage III Suspension
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Old February 11th, 2004, 10:21 AM
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Ben, what OME springs do you have? What kind of 4 wheelin are you planning to do? Is your 90 a daily driver? Do you mind changing your drive shafts, axles, and gears? I know these are a lot of ?'s but that's how you should start to see which lift set up will work for you. For example, if you are only planning to do mud bogging then you do not need long travel suspension, and lockers is the way to go.....

Joe, I'm doing a coil over right now and the rear is very easy and you can do it yourself and all you need is the $$ . The front has to be custom made, and required cutting and welding. If you need more info on the rear let me know. Next month Keith @ Rover Tracks will do the front coil over on my D90 and hopefully he'll find a simple way to do it. As soon as it's done I'll post pictures and what springs and rates I'm using.
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Old February 11th, 2004, 02:50 PM
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The Scorpion stuff is indeed "inspired" by Equipe, but has been modified somewhat.

It costs less from Scorpion than it does from Equipe and have you tried buying from Equipe?

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Old February 11th, 2004, 03:46 PM
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Wrong Tim.......All the Extreme suspension/Tubular bumper stuff come from Equipe4x4...Modified by Scorpion Hmmm....All the stuff produced by Scorpion works fine but the finish looks like crap..Sorry to say.

Nope I never purchased from Equipe4x4....But I was in London 3 month ago and I visit Scorpion on my way....I only get my things from Safarigard,Rovertracks and RockWare Because I do not only won't my truck to work great off-road it shall also look great
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Old February 11th, 2004, 09:29 PM
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Someone said a US vendor was becoming a vendor for them and the line up of stuff. Anyone remeber who that was or any details? I am really liking the one bumper of theirs but the Euro prices are insane. Be interested to see how they get priced when they get here.
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Old February 11th, 2004, 11:30 PM
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RN is selling the Evolution kit:

http://www.roversnorth.com/NSP14_html/NSP14_pg3.htm
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Old February 12th, 2004, 01:25 AM
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Hey Chris

http://www.roverlandproducts.com

Maybe they can help you
The Bumpers cost from $400-700
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Old February 12th, 2004, 10:32 AM
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That is good to know about the finish on the Scorpion pieces--the pieces I have seen have been installed, so I did not pay much attention to their finish (under the mud). I fully agree with you on the finish and quality of Rovertracks and Rockware. I am currently running Rovertracks rear radius arms and front offset tierod and their quality is top notch. My wife's from London and we get back there pretty often (about once a year) so next time there I will stop by Scorpion. One of these trips I am definetly going to get myself a crate of "stuff" to ship back.

As for Safari Gard, my days dealing with them are pretty much done until I hear they have restructured or something. I won't waste the space rehashing my experience with them here.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 12:31 PM
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Will & Anders, cool, thanks.
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