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Old December 8th, 2004, 01:30 PM
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Rovertym vs OME Springs

Ran a search and didn't come up with anything substantial. What are the feelings out there on the two companies offerings.

Pros and Cons of each. Anyone out there that has run both setups?

I will be adding 10" Fox's and am looking to add a bout a 2" lift.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 01:44 PM
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Joe, I have the Rym springs and they are really nice. THey ride really smooth. I have the RR4 in the front and RR3 in the rear I think.


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Old December 8th, 2004, 02:10 PM
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Joe, I have the RTE 3 in springs and had OME HD's before. Frankly, the only real difference between the two is that the RTE's are a true 3in. lift and are SLIGHTLY softer, but then again I'm running RS9000's instead of OME shocks.

I had the OME's with hinged links, cones, and SG drop kit in the rear and had awesome travel in the back.

I ran both sets w/o swaybars, and the OME's are only slightly stiffer to me. The road manner's of both are fine unless you drive like a maniac
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Old December 8th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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The road manner's of both are fine unless you drive like a maniac


I drive like a maniac! Thatís what the tiltometer is for (going around corners fast and scaring passengers), but it does not measure far enough.



I have Rovertym springs, 3" lift all around, I like the ride, they flex well and after almost 3 years (2 of them being my driving) they are still great! Shocks play a big roll with the springs, Fox's will make your ride nice! I love them.



Nothing against OME, Jimmy's truck has about 1.5" of OME lift and it rides great also, and flexes well.



But my preference is Rovertym, I know Steve (cool guy, has a cool Disco), my 90 flexes well and after a few hard hits the springs and shocks still work great.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 11:13 PM
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Rovertym... Is my vote... 3" RR1's and RR4's 14" Bilstein 7100's both front and rear (the front will use all of it soon! The rear does already... Fat pig of a Disco... Rides/flexes like a dream but the springs (old version) are sacked like mad... 1.25' spcers front and rear make a 3' lift these days..
All the springs are retained top and bottom.

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Old December 9th, 2004, 12:17 AM
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How long did you have the springs before they sagged? What do you mean by old version?

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Old December 9th, 2004, 02:08 AM
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I have been using OME for 8-9 years on various rovers and have never experienced any failures or sagg. I have no experience with RT springs but do hear good thing about them now that the sagg problem has been fixed. www.britishpacific.com has great prices and good service when buying OME and since you are in So Cal you can pick them up yourself.
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Joe, the old version springs that were black had a sag problem. Steve started new springs a year ago that are a dark grey. They are great and flexy.

Like Mike said, Steve is a grat guy too.
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Randy is correct... These are the old black springs... The new grey ones will go in someday but that requires $$$ which I have none of...
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Old December 9th, 2004, 11:19 AM
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I have black springs! I don't think they sag, but I can't be sure?
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Old December 10th, 2004, 10:09 AM
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Hey Mike
Mine Sagged under a very heavy Disco.... The early RTE springs weren't "scragged" so they did it on their own about six months after install..
Off topic Mike you wouldn’t happen to have any of the parts left from that Yellow 90 would you? I’ll trade a stock Disco rear bumper for the bonnet and the breakfast
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