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#1 12-12-2012 22:50:16

jock
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Registered: 10-05-2008
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Old Man Emu lift

Has anyone installed an OME lift kit?

I have been interested in the OME stuff with regard to the improved ride, both on and offroad, and the fact the kit provides only a slight lift (like 1.5 to 2 inches). I am not interested in turning my daily driver into some kind of swamp buggy but the thought of improved ride (I'm thinking Range Rover) along with a little lift seems intriguing.

Would I need to install an SYE and adjustable control arms for such a small lift?

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12-12-2012 22:50:16

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Re: Old Man Emu lift

#2 12-13-2012 06:44:24

stevil
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Registered: 04-29-2009
Posts: 213

Re: Old Man Emu lift

You shouldn't need to install an SYE for only 2" or less.   If you have driveline vibrations I can give you a link to tell you how to get rid of them.

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#3 12-13-2012 06:47:16

jock
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Re: Old Man Emu lift

Could you pass along that link?

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#4 12-13-2012 06:59:31

stevil
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Re: Old Man Emu lift

http://www.myjeepxj.com/useful-information/pinion-angle

You can even use a free app on your phone to get the angles right

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#5 12-13-2012 07:04:41

breabsrip
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Registered: 02-13-2009
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Re: Old Man Emu lift

"ride" doesn't come from lift; ride quality comes from the shocks. newer/better shocks are the way to tune ride quality.
   
that said, the OME heavy duty springs and shocks made a good basis for the mods i did on my '94, and using the standard N35/N36 shocks (not the 'Comfort' series) gave me exactly the ride i was looking for with a full camping load. it's a little bit on the firm side for some people without a load (which is OK with me), but some people that don't carry as much gear seem to like the ride of the N35C/N36C shocks better.

problem is, your '00 might have a low-pinion front axle which makes the short front driveline angle much steeper and more likely to cause problems even with minimal lift. this has been enough of a problem for some people that they've had vibes even with very minimal lifts, to the point that some of them have come back down due to being unable to resolve them.
   
transfer cases also varied in length too, so you'd be wise to check to see which one you've got in order to know whether or not your rig is likely to be affected. if you've got one of the longer ones, be prepared to do a short-output shaft kit and rear drive shaft mods.

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#6 12-13-2012 19:10:37

stevil
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Re: Old Man Emu lift

The low pinion will not be a problem with 2" of lift.  It is only a problem with 4.5" and higher.  Most of the vibes come from the rear driveline on these.  Should still be correctable with the method I posted.

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