Thoughts and advice on build plans for my Jeep


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I've ordered the shocks, springs, rear trackbar relocation bracket but can't seem to find the needed OME 2in bump stops. Can someone post a link to the ones I need. Thanks
 

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I've ordered the shocks, springs, rear trackbar relocation bracket but can't seem to find the needed OME 2in bump stops. Can someone post a link to the ones I need. Thanks
Hockey pucks or Something like this. These are 2”.
You want to tap the lower spring perch in the front. For the rear, you can mount them above the bumpstop cup.
 

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I've ordered the shocks, springs, rear trackbar relocation bracket but can't seem to find the needed OME 2in bump stops. Can someone post a link to the ones I need. Thanks
Really nice jeep! I ran the same setup you’re going for, for a long time! Here is the PN for the bump stop spacers
Old Man Emu Part #: FK16
 
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Thanks again @JMT So I have a $1500 budget right now here is what I have in mind let me know what else I should do

OME springs - ordered
Rancho Shocks - ordered
Trackbar relocation bracket - ordered
Winch - already have XRC smittybilt with synthetic rope
Gonna ordered this bumper

What else should I do now or would you do with that budget?
Body lift?
MML (Motor Mount Lift)?
Under armor?
Antirock?
 
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Thanks again @JMT So I have a $1500 budget right now here is what I have in mind let me know what else I should do

OME springs - ordered
Rancho Shocks - ordered
Trackbar relocation bracket - ordered
Winch - already have XRC smittybilt with synthetic rope
Gonna ordered this bumper

What else should I do now or would you do with that budget?
Body lift?
MML (Motor Mount Lift) (Motor Mount Lift)?
Under armor?
Antirock?
You’re probably coming in around $800 for what you’ve ordered so far, including the bumper you are going to order. You can run 31’s with that setup no problem.

Now

You may want a spacer up front due to the weight of the winch and EAG bumper. 0.5-1” would be good. Hard to know in advance what would look best.

A front adjustable trackbar to re-center your axle after the lift.

Swaybar disconnects, but if you’re planning to go to an AntiRock in the future, just get that and cut the links down.

ZJ Tie Rod Conversion.

Next Phase

To prepare for 33’s you’ll need the MML (Motor Mount Lift) and the BL. The total there will be about $300 for parts. Good to do at the same time, though you don’t have to. If you get vibes after the lift, you can do the MML (Motor Mount Lift) and that will help your driveline angles and get rid of your vibes. If you don’t get vibes, you can just wait till you are ready to get new tires and go to 33’s.
 

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So I purchased my first TJ as it sits. These things are so much fun to drive. It has a 2in. spacer lift with 265/75/16 KO2s which is equivalent to little over 31.5in. I have taken it on 2 mild offroad trips and she was great. I want to stay with the 31s until I need tires and then go to 33s and that is the biggest I believe I will go. I am looking to do a tummy tuck with under amour and a suspension lift. Right now I am looking at OME 2.5 lift. I was thinking of doing a savvy body lift with more MML (Motor Mount Lift) (Motor Mount Lift) and full amour first. What are your thoughts on that? and next year add the OME lift. It will not be my daily driver but I want to build it for comfort and capable when I take her offroad. I'm new to building a jeep and my brain is fried from all the reading. Am I gonna need any additional items as in trackbar, adjustable control arms, etc. I want to build her right the first time. Let me know your thoughts and advice? I am looking forward to this build.

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Freaking beautiful. This is how they should look for a mild lift. Clean, simple, and not a brazillion & 1 bolted on gizmos.

It's almost too clean....need to do something about that.