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Old Man Emu suspension systems are designed to improve ride, handling and load carrying ability, which is especially beneficial if you regularly tow heavy loads or travel long distances. Old Man Emu understands that all Jeeps are not built the same, so they include different shock rates to correctly compensate for additional weight. The kit includes a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty, Old Man Emu has a well established reputation in suspensions.
I just received an OMETJHKS kit from 4WD. The price was excellent and kit arrived in good condition. The kit did contain a Panhard relocation bracket, steering stabilizer, and rear bump stop extenders. Installation took 2 hours for front, 2-1/2 hours for rear, and 2 hours for the panhard bracket. The bracket installation required a T60 torx bit and complete removal of the panhard rod for access to the new bracket's bolts. I had to shorten a 1/2 inch drill to gain room for drilling one hole. It was necessary to remove the driver-side upper control arm, but is is easy to remove and reinstall. TIP: Loosen both ends of every control arm and you'll gain some droop making spring installation much easier. I didn't need a spring compressor. After you're done, lower the Jeep onto it's tires before retightening the control arms. I gained 2-1/2 inches at the front bumper and 1-1/2 inches at the rear. The Jeep now sits level. No winch is installed yet. The ride is stable, and slightly harder than stock. I attribute the hardness to the new shocks. My old ones were tired. Springs are labelled A and B. The A spring goes on the driver's side. Note that in Australia the driver is on the opposite side, so read carefully. I see opinions about the rear spring placement being opposite, but they aren't backed up by any OME documents I find. My original springs don't appear to differ from side to side and part numbers are identical. My only reason for not rating 5-stars is the difficulty in resolving which spring, A or B, goes on which side. ARB's application guide does not provide a clear answer. Great product, carefully packaged, and good service from 4WD store. I knew when to expect the package and it arrived as expected. I strongly recommend the OME lift, and 4WD had the best price and excellent service. Thank you 4WD!
Good morning. I asked recently if 4WD carries the OME 2in light system and the reply was yes but it wasn't listed currently. I have been checking and it still isn't listed. Is is available on back order or special order or no longer available? Thanks Cam Yuma AZ
Asked by cam from Yuma AZ on
Hi Cam, This ARB 4x4 Accessories 2 Inch TJ Wrangler Suspension System (Heavy Load) is the firmer spring version, the light duty kit is ARBOMETJLKS, however that item is not on our site. We can order it in for you. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Yuma AZ on
Hello 4WD.com, I am interested in purchasing this kit for my '04 TJ. Had a couple of questions first. Does this kit really include the Old Man Emu steering stabilizer like it says in the description? I want to be sure because in practically all other Old Man Emu kits they do not include the stabilizer. Also, I would like to know all of the parts that are included in this kit. It's not just the shocks and springs correct? I didn't see a parts list on the page. Would just like confirmation. Finally, is this only a heavy load kit, or are lighter coil spring rates available as well? Thank you for your assistance. Look forward to speaking with one of you.
Asked by Bru from Maryland on
Bru, the ARB 4x4 Accessories 2 Inch TJ Wrangler Suspension System (Heavy-load) comes with everything listed on our site: front and rear coils, shocks, track bar bracket, bump stops and steering stabilizer. This particular lift is the heavy load spring kit. ARB does offer a light light spring kit, however it is not listed on our website. I hope this helps!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Maryland on
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