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2002 TJ OME Lift

by Steve Leslie

Installation performed by Steve Leslie and Dale Majka

This series of writeups will cover the installation of an OME 2.5" lift (springs & shocks), front & rear extended bump stops, front & rear adjustable trackbars, JKS "quicker" disconnects and a 1" t-case drop on a '02 Jeep TJ Sport. This installation was performed on Feb 28th, 2004. It was straightforward, but time consuming....and quite tiring I might add. Luckily, we had an awesome day for it... it was absolutely gorgeous outside!.

Component List:
2.5" Lift OME coil springs & Shocks
OME 1" transfer case drop kit
JKS Front adjustable trackbar
JKS "Quicker" disconnects
RE Rear adjustable trackbar
2" front bumpstop extensions
1.5" rear bumpstop housing extensions
15"x8" Crager 352's (with simulated bead locks) wrapped with 32"x11.5" Goodyear MTR's

All of the components were purchased from Dirk at DPG Offroad, with the exception of the wheels and tires. The wheels were purchased from Quadratec and the tires from Tirerack.

Tools used:
Instructions that came with each of the components
Factory Service Manual
Floor jack and 4 Jack Stands
1/2" drive Torque Wrench (ft/lbs)
3/8" drive Torque wrench (in/lbs & ft/lbs)
3/8" and 1/2" drive ratchets, breakbars and sockets (metric and imperial sizes)
Open end and box wrenches (metric and imperial sizes)
Allen keys
Drill with 5/16" and 9/16" bits
Circlip pliers
Torx bits
Ball joint separator (a.k.a. forkbar or pickle fork)
BFH - 3lb
Spring Compressor
3/8" Thread tap
I could call him a tool (which he is) but I also had Dale helping me out with this install which also made the whole thing go quicker.

I've broken the writeup into sections to keep the page load times within reason.

Front Springs, Shocks & Track Bar

Rear Springs, Shocks & Track Bar

JKS Quicker Disconnect Install

1" Transfer Case Drop Install


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