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Old 02-23-2019, 03:25 PM
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Hey guys,
I have a 2000 Jeep XJ that is currently at 3 inches of lift, I bought it from the previous owner that way. It currently has stock coils up front, with spacers and what looks like the original track bar, and I added a Rusty’s HD tie rod. In the rear it has 3 inch OME leafs, which are saggy. It has skyjacker shocks throughout, which are about shot. I have added a steel stinger bar in the front, with a roof rack and full size spare on the roof, with plans for a rear tire carrier bumper. She’s a hefty girl. I am planning on freshening up the lift kit and starting from scratch. Up front, I am planning on Rusty’s 3 inch coils, and the adjustable track bar, along with OME shocks and BPE’. In the rear, I am planning on Rusty’s 3.5 inch leafs, along with OME shocks and BPE’s. I was wondering how this sounds to the more expierenced guys. I was also wondering if I should look into adding no lift shackle relocation boxes since I plan on running stock shackles? Also. I was wondering how the OME shocks perform? I am really wanting my shocks to match all around to include the steering stabilizer, so that narrows down my options to OME, Fox (I would have to sell a kidney) and Skyjacker. I am really wanting to go with equipment that will last a long time; as I don’t see myself going higher at this point. Thank you very much! Attached is a photo of how my Jeep sits currently!
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:27 PM
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Forgot to mention I have Rusty’s lower control arms for a 3 inch lift installed as well, and I do not have extended stainless steel brake lines, but mine to loom longer and I have not had any issues currently.
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I would go with the Rubicon Express 3.5" coils over the Rusty's ones, both are good but RE is a better deal, their shocks are good also.
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Is their a difference in materials between Rusty’s and RE? Just based off price, the Rusty’s HD coils are $99 while the RE are $180 at Quadratec
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I prefer RE also. Ten years on mine and no problems
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Both are good, get whichever one you can get the best deal on, Amazon has the RE coils for cheaper.
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Keep in mind almost all 3" coils are super heavy spring rate in the 240# range. Except Rusty's and RC. Stock spring rate is 147#. If you're set on 3" springs stay with Rusty's. The rest of your plan really is preference. Shackle relocation boxes are a must do IMO.
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Any opinions on the OME shocks compared to Fox or Bilstein ?
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I just bought this kit for $538 from https://liftkits4less.com/ I got mine on ebay but they have a retail store in Las Vegas.



Got the front installed today


Shock boots included
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Make sure to look at all the options.
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