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Old October 24th, 2013, 04:30 PM
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New shocks or new bushings?

My OME rear passenger top bushing pretty much disintegrated. Shocks seem to be in good condition (maybe a total of 10K miles by me and a few more from the previous shock owner). I am faced with a dilemna:
- get replacement bushings (top and bottom I assume) for both sides (the other must not be that far)
- or get new shocks (and sell the old ones)

In term of labor, of course, this is pretty much the same! Price wise, I'm told the bushings will be ~$60 and the shocks ~$200 (that's before me nickel and diming of course! ).

What would you do?
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Old October 24th, 2013, 05:12 PM
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I have one rear bilstein for $25. Here in Potomac Falls until 3:00. Headed to Kili. I'll be back Nov 5.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Well... I missed you! I assume the Bilstein is different than the OME (???), so I will pass on it. Based on the poll result so far I think I should go with new bushings! this was my original idea but someone was trying to talk me into new shocks. My reasoning was/is: while they have many years, this shocks don't have many miles.

Now... I'd love to still get confirmation it's an OK way to go.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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I put some NOS OME shocks on about 2 years ago.
Bought them cheap from some shop that had them sitting on a shelf in Texas.
Well, went on a mild trail ride 3 days later and both front shock bushings disintegrated!
Top and bottom!
Luckily, I had kept the old bushings and just put those back in---still working fine!
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I just bought a bushing kit for rear OME shocks and they were $20. Kit # should be SMP374.
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I just bought a bushing kit for rear OME shocks and they were $20. Kit # should be SMP374.
Could you take a picture of that kit? I contacted the ARB support and they told me that the shocks are too old and no bushing exist for the bottom part, on the top part, they say this changed, but the OMEB40 bushing should fit.
My shocks were manufactured in '01 (100% metal including the mud shield).

The top bushing seems to go for about $9 (at least the one that -should- fit). Took the shock out yesterday and will get a new bushing. The other side does not look great neither, so I'll likely replace that one too "while I'm at it".
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Logic, when I got back from my trip I took a look and found I have a full set of OME shocks with bushings. If you are interested make me an offer. I figure this way you'll have spares for years to come.

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I can't take a picture because they are now installed on the truck. Here is the copy of the email I got from ARB. Not sure the exact shocks you have, but I think the SMP374 kit is for all post type shocks. I have a spare set, but am not 100% sure it is a full kit I have left, will try and get a picture of it. I would think the OMEB36 would work for what you have pictured.

Atlantic British does have an image of OMEB36 on their page. http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/OMEB36.cfm

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Hi Galen,

That is old stock, built way back in 07 and 08 from the build codes. The three post type mounts all use the same washer/bushings kits –part number SMP374. The eye mounts use part number OMEB36 (2 bushings in one OMEB36). The good news is that we still have some of these kits here in stock.

Just to clarify, the N115’s would have come with 2 each SMP374 bush kits.

The N44 would have had one eye bushing with each shock and one SMP374 for the post.
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