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Old 09-20-2012, 08:56 PM
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Ok, Im looking to get a 3' lift for my 93 coupe so Im talking to the counter dude @ 4Wheel Parts (he has a 95 XJ btw) and Im telling him Ive narrowed it down to 3' OME or 3.5 RE super ride.

From my researching I think its fair to say 6 in one hand half dozen in the other, meaning I cant go wrong with either...

FYI, Im a mall crawler and want the best ride I can get...

So he proceeds to tell me BOTH are great systems BUT which ever kit I decide on get Bilstein shocks.

Now Ive heard nothing but good feedback about Bilstein's and would get them in a heartbeat if I decide on the RE lift.......BUT to break up the OME kit doesnt sound right to me OR am I wrong.

Any insight would be helpful, thanks in ADVANCE...
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get the whole ome or the re with bilsteins
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i'd rather have bilsteins
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:46 PM
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get the whole ome or the re with bilsteins

thats what I was thinking as well, pretty much the same price point too.

everything being equal I was leaning toward OME

I still need to save another $300-400 thou, dont like putting mods on credit

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I personally run RE with bilsteins on my Xj. But if you go with ome keep it all ome. 4wp will try to push re since it is now considered a house product I am surprised they did not try to push their race runner shocks that they claim to just as good as a Bilstein . Fwiw I am a former 4wheel parts employee
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the best ride will be the full OME kit by far. two of my buddies of OME kits on their TJs, and my buddy's friend's dad has a OME kit on his XJ. they ride amazingly well.
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the best ride will be the full OME kit by far. two of my buddies of OME kits on their TJs, and my buddy's friend's dad has a OME kit on his XJ. they ride amazingly well.

X2 Been running OME for 7 years, handles a load quite well and DD duty even better. The new sport shocks are bad A$$.
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Old Man Emu, hands down
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I pieced my set up together over a couple years. Bought the leafs first and went from there. Put them on and ran like this for a year or so till I got enough cash to pick up some coils.

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These pics are over 7 years of progression.

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raypla, how much lift is that 2???????????

and what size tires?

im wanting 3' and 30's

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in his sig it says 2" OME lift JC1B Leafs and 30X9.5X15 Cooper STT's
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