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Old November 10th, 2007, 08:51 PM
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Question When adding a Lift.....

I am planning on adding a 2" OME lift kit springs and shocks. What else do I need to do? extending brake lines, will the front and back drive shafts be long enough, any other things to consider when doing this.

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bad idea. its a long slipery slope you might need new driveshafts or rear links.
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Whats a bad idea? There are many 90's on this forum with OME lifts. If it was a bad idea then so many people wouldn't be running it, like myself.

Please enlighten us.
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Thats what I thought at first. This OME HD/MD has become an expensive snowball.
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I am planning on adding a 2" OME lift kit springs and shocks. What else do I need to do? extending brake lines, will the front and back drive shafts be long enough, any other things to consider when doing this.

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You may or may not have to correct the pinion angle. Some driveline vibration may be present with the lift. The easy fix would be a double CV rear shaft. You can be correct with different drag link lenghts.

My dads defender did not require any modifications while mine did.

Your brake lines should be fine with no more than 2 inches of lift.

Bottom line you will love the ride of the OME lift over stock.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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The ride is alot better than stock.
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the brake lines will be fine unless you get longer shocks. the OME nitrocharger shocks are the same length as the stock shock I think.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 02:24 PM
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Thats what I thought at first. This OME HD/MD has become an expensive snowball.

I'll second that but I don't blame the OME for the snowball effect. Its more a result of me trying to figure out exactly what it is I want. It seems that everytime I go wheelin I get some ideas which inevitably end up costing me $$$.
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the brake lines will be fine unless you get longer shocks. the OME nitrocharger shocks are the same length as the stock shock I think.
Really? I was under the impression they were 2" longer. Is there a 2" extended version?
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Old November 11th, 2007, 04:33 PM
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it is suprising at how differently peoples trucks react to changes in suspension configuration. I have added rear links and still have a growl/rumble/vibration. I have replaced the rear a arm ball joint and all of the universal joints, seems to have helped somewhat but it seems like i will have to get a CV shaft. I might order a set of non matched springs to see how they work, in hindsight this is what i would have done since my truck does have a noticable lean to the ps. I did add the rubber rings to the tops of my springs maybe those are what caused all the trouble..
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Thomas the only thing you need after a lift is a front end alignment. The problem arises when you start tweeking the ride. shafts,drop arms, brake lines ,cones,drag links, shocks etc.

to start you are fine, but you will spend more money : )
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