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I just got a quote for an OME 2" lift - ~$1750.00 - includes the springs, shocks, caster correction stuff and fitting including alignment etc.

Has anyone got a 2" lift like this and what do you think?

Also, can someone with a stock patrol measure from hub center to guard front and rear and post the results?

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OK buying OME for that much is crazy, IMHO. I've got Tough Dog 2" lift constant load 200 kg at rear and winch rated front springs and 41 mm foam cell shockers for around a grand mark (friendly 4WD store owner not fitted). Castor correction kit I didn't bother to fit and I'm so happy I didn't, Trol rides perfect, got rid off the dreaded "pull to the left" and "dreadful wobbles" at 80-90 km/h as well.

While I don't know for sure I'm led to believe that OME lift is only 30 mm (not 2"= 52 mm).

I strongly urge you to try the lift without castor correction bushes first to see what has changed. You can always get them later and I'm sure most wheel aligning places would fit them cheaper than ARB thieves. Bastards are also not telling you that sway bar links need to extended (to bring them back down level) and rear brakes proportioning valve bracket needs to be altered (read lifted upwards so the lever is aligned correctly) otherwise you'll have shitty rear brakes. If your truck has non adjustable draglink you may also find that steering wheel will be off center as well.

Cheers

Measurements original springs on mine: front 747-761 mm, rear 759-763 mm. from bottom of the rim to the bottom of the guard ( thats how it is measured, not from hub center )

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Why from the bottom of the rim? Wouldnt the size of the rim make a difference in this case?

Only if you are changing the rims as well, otherwise no. Mine are 17" stock alloys. Remember lowest point on the rim is easier to establish than center of the hub and since the rim is centered on the hub you've got perfect reference point. Tyre deflection is not taken in to account since the floor/ground height to the rim is not considered.

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Id stay clear of tough dog, first lift I ever got was 2"tough dog had sagged 1"in a year! Id give shane a call at suspension stuff you dont really "need" castor correction but wouldnt hurt if you got it done

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I.got an OME 2" kit five years ago. I got the heaviest front and rear coils. Think rear coils rated at 500kg. I fitted myself, maybe 2 hours work. coils and shocks cost $1200. Have had since fitted castor correction plus heavy duty steering rods and tough dog panhards. This with new front wheel bearings cost another $1400+

Been rapped with suspension. With sway bars disconnected plenty of travel, tackles the hard stuff easy.am only thinking of replacing if i upgrade to 3" kit but OME defently got another look in.

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im running the tough dog 45mm 6" adjustable shocks atm and im pretty impressed for what they are, the front adjustments are very noticable but the rear i dont seem to get any difference in hard or softness of the ride just a slower/faster rebound but in saying that i do have no weight in the arse of my Dual cab so maybe on a wagon they would work alot better.

But yes ring Shane he is right on que with whats best for what you want out of your 4b $1200.00 will get you shocks and coils and good ones not cheap sh|t.

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old man emu is good gear, i buy it for myself if that means anything. . . . . . parts are around 1400 for the 4x coils, shocks(i assume nitrocharger sport?) and castor correction bushes. . . .

give you a hint tho. . . DONT BOTHER WITH CASTOR CORRECTION on a 2inch lift. . . you will get a better ride without it and genuine bushes than the castor bushes.

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OK buying OME for that much is crazy, IMHO. I've got Tough Dog 2" lift constant load 200 kg at rear and winch rated front springs and 41 mm foam cell shockers for around a grand mark (friendly 4WD store owner not fitted). Castor correction kit I didn't bother to fit and I'm so happy I didn't, Trol rides perfect, got rid off the dreaded "pull to the left" and "dreadful wobbles" at 80-90 km/h as well.

While I don't know for sure I'm led to believe that OME lift is only 30 mm (not 2"= 52 mm).

I strongly urge you to try the lift without castor correction bushes first to see what has changed. You can always get them later and I'm sure most wheel aligning places would fit them cheaper than ARB thieves. Bastards are also not telling you that sway bar links need to extended (to bring them back down level) and rear brakes proportioning valve bracket needs to be altered (read lifted upwards so the lever is aligned correctly) otherwise you'll have shitty rear brakes. If your truck has non adjustable draglink you may also find that steering wheel will be off center as well.

Cheers

Measurements original springs on mine: front 747-761 mm, rear 759-763 mm. from bottom of the rim to the bottom of the guard ( thats how it is measured, not from hub center )

yeah i agree with that. i run no caster bushes or plates on a 2" dobson lift and it drives better than factory should only need to buy shocks springs i think.

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