OME coils installed - Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum
Suspension / Lifts This is the place to discuss the suspension, lift systems, and other stuff underneath your Jeep Commander

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Points: 6,571, Level: 53 Points: 6,571, Level: 53 Points: 6,571, Level: 53
Level up: 11% Level up: 11% Level up: 11%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
brianjf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Victoria, Texas
Posts: 106
OME coils installed

No problems with the install. Took just over 4 hours to put in all 4 springs, plus a little extra time for the wheel spacers and new wheels. Used two coil spring compressors to compress springs, and popped them in. Rear was super quick, only discoed shocks and sway bar. Front was not too bad, just pop out strut, add new spring, put back in. We had to compress the OME spring to get it on the strut. There is some slight rubbing as expected, but I'll tweak the inner fender later.

No issues yet with the factory struts or shocks. Ride is good, more controlled than factory but not rough. I did not drive it with the factory wheels and tires after the lift, but I did take a few pictures before adding the JK wheels and tires. The springs added a full two inches front and rear.


I'm better with a socket than a camera, sorry.
http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/n...rianjf_photos/
brianjf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 06:54 PM
Senior Member
Points: 7,218, Level: 56 Points: 7,218, Level: 56 Points: 7,218, Level: 56
Level up: 34% Level up: 34% Level up: 34%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Commander Ron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Morrisville, NC
Posts: 251
Looks really good! Am I the only one that thinks the stock rims and wheels look good with the 2" lift? I think it looks great! Are you not going to or need to replace the shocks with longer ones? Thanks for the pics.
Commander Ron is offline  
post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 07:13 PM
Points: 15,918, Level: 81 Points: 15,918, Level: 81 Points: 15,918, Level: 81
Level up: 14% Level up: 14% Level up: 14%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,374
it looks great. for some reason it looks better then the spacer lift. almost like it makes it taller. are you still running stock tires?
Get Lost 4X4 is offline  
 
post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 07:18 PM
Senior Member
Points: 3,230, Level: 35 Points: 3,230, Level: 35 Points: 3,230, Level: 35
Level up: 20% Level up: 20% Level up: 20%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
BigPoppaJNutZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Connecticut & Philly
Posts: 1,126
Send a message via Yahoo to BigPoppaJNutZ
Looks good! Nice work.
BigPoppaJNutZ is offline  
post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 10:10 PM
Senior Member
Points: 1,930, Level: 26 Points: 1,930, Level: 26 Points: 1,930, Level: 26
Level up: 30% Level up: 30% Level up: 30%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
IrishmanO'C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 178
WOW...that looks like way more than two inches. Very nice!

Slainte'
O'C
IrishmanO'C is offline  
post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 10:45 PM
Member
Points: 3,349, Level: 35 Points: 3,349, Level: 35 Points: 3,349, Level: 35
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 63
OME Springs / Struts / Shocks

Brian,

I think you installed the heavy duty set front & rear correct?

Looks good and all of 2" for sure.

Thanks,
seedsntrees is offline  
post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Points: 6,571, Level: 53 Points: 6,571, Level: 53 Points: 6,571, Level: 53
Level up: 11% Level up: 11% Level up: 11%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
brianjf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Victoria, Texas
Posts: 106
I'm running a set of JK Sahara wheels and tires. They are 18's with 255/70/18bridgestone AT's. I picked up a set of 5 for $300 plus a pair of KC lights from a guy who lifted his new Sahara. Also added a set of 1.25 spidertrax spacers to clear the bolt. One of the pictures is with the 17 inch factory tires and wheels, but they only were on for a minute before I swapped.

I'll replace the shocks and struts eventually, but there is no rush. I installed the fron and rear heavy load springs for a WK grand - OME part #'s 991 and 993.

The lift gave 2 inches on the dot, I measured before and after witht the factory wheels and tires. I might be wrong, but the spacer kits don't quite bring up the rear that much.
brianjf is offline  
post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 05:58 PM
Senior Member
Points: 63,765, Level: 100 Points: 63,765, Level: 100 Points: 63,765, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
a49erFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sunny Arizona
Posts: 12,579
Send a message via Yahoo to a49erFan
What effect if any would you get by installing those springs on an XK already lifted with a Rocky Road Lift?





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2006 XK, Steel Armadillo Front Bumper w/Warn Powermate winch, Rear Bumper w/tire carrier & Super Sliders, Rhino Rack Roof Rack and Foxwing Awning, KC Lights on Steel Armadillo Light Bar, 4xGuard Rear Differential Cover, Steel Armadillo Plates.
a49erFan is offline  
post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 06:15 PM
Senior Member
Points: 12,498, Level: 73 Points: 12,498, Level: 73 Points: 12,498, Level: 73
Level up: 12% Level up: 12% Level up: 12%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
rwmorrisonjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 2,337
Send a message via AIM to rwmorrisonjr Send a message via MSN to rwmorrisonjr Send a message via Yahoo to rwmorrisonjr
Same question I have with the Terraflex. I'd love to have the XK ride a little firmer, I've gotten used to the ride in my Bimmer.

2006 XK Sport, 4.7l, QTII- many mods
----------------------------------------------------
'An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."- Robert A. Heinlein

"Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."- George Orwell



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
rwmorrisonjr is offline  
post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 07:31 PM
Senior Member
Points: 11,210, Level: 69 Points: 11,210, Level: 69 Points: 11,210, Level: 69
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
CrzCajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 2,789
I would think that it would give you two more inches of lift for a total of 4. If just the springs give you 2" and the spacers go on top of the spring, you get both lifts.
CrzCajun is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum > Jeep Commander Discussion > Suspension / Lifts

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome