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Old Man Emu XJ Cherokee Lift Kit

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Old Man Emu XJLooking for the ultimate in plush, yet great performing suspensions for your Cherokee? Old Man Emu!!! With OME, ride quality improves greatly over stock and the plush ride will turn you off from lessor springs or cheap AAL (Add A Leaf) lifts from the moment you try them. The Old Man Emu springs Old Man Emu XJwill fit 30" tires on your XJ and with our taller rear shackles and front spacers, will fit 31" tires. And how does this lift feel? Let's just say those guys that throw $90,000 at a Range Rover are hating it compared to you! Old Man Emu suspensions cost a bit more, but its a lift that will last for many years and is world reknowned as THE best ride available. The spring rate is a very comfortable 148lbs per spring.


Our OME suspended XJ with 31" Mickey Thompson tires in action on Mother-in-Law hill in Moab, Utah.


Old Man Emu suspension components are perfect for those who want ride quality over 'show' quality.

We've run Old Man Emu springs on all our 4x4's for years. Why? Because there's no reason to settle for second best when you run a 4x4 shop!!! So we don't. OMEs have been on all our vehicles.

If you're one that researches around on mailing lists and bulletin boards before purchasing, you'll notice one theme over and over. Other lifts on the market are stiff, flatten out quickly, or just don't measure up to their claims. A similar recurring theme is that you will NEVER see Old Man Emu listed in these Jeep owner's frustrated postings. Old Man Emu does more than bend a set of spring to a taller height, there's alot of engineering that goes into each spring.

Old Man Emu XJ

Cherokee Old Man Emu Springs

With Old Man Emu, your ride quality improves immensely over stock and the plush ride will turn you off from lessor springs sold by more well-known companies with huge advertising budgets or cheap stiff coil lifts from the moment you try them. OME suspensions are widely regarded as the best engineered suspension on the market for any vehicle. Not necessarily the best choice for those looking to go extreme with super size tires and huge lifts. The OME system is a sensible lift height designed for maximum highway comfort and excellent offroadability.

OME suspensions are available only for the Cherokee, not for Comanche. If you're looking for extreme height and huge tires, this lift may not be for you. However, if you're looking for a sensible increase in ride height and substantially better on and offroad ride quality, then look no further!

Old Man Emu XJAmong the many great benefits of the OME suspensions, the spring rate is tailored to your vehicle and taste. One spring does not fit all, and OME understands this. This is why there is a choice of springs for guys running an 8 cyl engine up front, heavy winch bar, safari rack, oversized spare tire, etc. Customize your suspension and get it right the first time! OME also builds their shocks specific to each vehicle. Its not a shock designed for a full size pickup truck that cross-references to your vehicle as well. It is built for the specific weight and suspension geometry of your vehicle for a comfortable ride on and offroad. As with the springs, various rates of dampening are also available with the OME shocks.

Cherokee Old Man Emu Shocks

We have a great deal more information on the actual construction of the springs and shocks. To view this excellent engineering FAQ, please click on the coil spring graphic above to go to the technical spring webpage... then click on the shock graphic to the right for some excellent engineering information on Old Man Emu shocks.

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Be sure to check out our exclusive 4" and 5" Old Man Emu lift systems  



Jeep Cherokee XJ OME lift kits

If you find a lower price on Old Man Emu components, we won't just meet it...we'll beat it!

OME XJ Front Suspension Component Select rate Click to add to cart
Front OME XJ Shock, each
Front OME XJ coil spring
OME XJ Steering Shock
OME XJ Front Leveling lift spacers


OME XJ Rear Suspension Component Select rate Click to add to cart
Rear OME XJ shock, each
Rear OME XJ leaf spring, each
Rear OME XJ Add A Leaf spring, each
OME XJ Tcase Drop kit
OME XJ Ubolt (4 needed per vehicle), each
Rear Spring Bushings


2-3", XJ Old Man Emu Suspensions Select rate Click to add to cart
OME Cherokee lift -- OME springs and OME shocks only
Bushings needed (add from list above).
OME Budget lift -- OME springs and RRO shocks only
Bushings needed (add from list above).
Complete OME Budget lift -- OME springs, Rocky Road
shocks, Spring bushings, Ubolts


*Please note. Items like the transfer case drop and the steering shock are not included in the suspension packages above as they really are not a mandatory item.
If you do have interest in these items though, simply add them "a la carte" to your suspension package on our Shopping Cart.


Old Man Emu XJ

Its tough to gauge the look of the lift in these action pictures. But then again, its tough to catch our OME lifted XJ standing still.

Climbing Widowmaker hill, Metal Masher Trail, Moab- circa 1997.