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Old December 15th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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I currently have heavy duty OME's that the previous owner installed. Is this a good set up? Isn't it a bit overkill to have HD shocks & springs unless you're transporting cement or something on a daily basis? It's really stiff. Any little bump and it rattles like crazy.

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Depends on your truck set up IMO. SW top + 4 jump seats, tools, Rockware bump/winch+ sliders+ roofrack + miscl accessories, is a lot more weight than a regular ST. Been running HD OME all around for years, doesnt seem harsh IMO/no rattles. Always glad to have the HD especially when loading add'l pass and gear to the truck in it's present configuration, as sag is minimal. Offroad personally I like the extra stability over extreme flexibility in a "expedition" frame of mindset in the station wagon.


Of course if I were to go extreme offroading, i would probably dedicate a truck for that sole purpose were extreme flexibility and low weight would rule.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Thanks Mark, that's very helpful. All I have to compare with is the first car I ever bought which was a leaf spring Series III, which is why I'm asking. It feels stiff but then again, i'm not sure what is considered normal. I had it fully loaded on trails in Moab and I never had a problem with sag so I do appreciate that. I have no idea what springs I have on. Is there a way to measure them perhaps? brand markings?

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Depends on your truck set up IMO. SW top + 4 jump seats, tools, Rockware bump/winch+ sliders+ roofrack + miscl accessories, is a lot more weight than a regular ST. Been running HD OME all around for years, doesnt seem harsh IMO/no rattles. Always glad to have the HD especially when loading add'l pass and gear to the truck in it's present configuration, as sag is minimal. Offroad personally I like the extra stability over extreme flexibility in a "expedition" frame of mindset in the station wagon.


Of course if I were to go extreme offroading, i would probably dedicate a truck for that sole purpose were extreme flexibility and low weight would rule.
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Any updates on these new OME "Sport" Shocks? I need shocks, the simplicity of the OME is nice.
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Any updates on these new OME "Sport" Shocks? I need shocks, the simplicity of the OME is nice.
You mean the "NitroCharger Sport" or whatever? I've been wondering the same thing as I may be doing shocks/springs on the 110 soon.

Also wondering which OME springs to go with for the front (110, no winch, stock bumper, Tdi). Would like to get 1.5-2". Any suggestions?
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Its been my experience that OME shocks have a little more travel that stock. As for front of a 110-diesel? Id go for OME med duty.

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Yeah I've been leaning towards the OME 761s, but also heard the OME 764s (which are technically for the rear) may be a good choice too. Both are medium-duty.
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Yeah I've been leaning towards the OME 761s, but also heard the OME 764s (which are technically for the rear) may be a good choice too. Both are medium-duty.
Tony B has that on his 110 I think, as I pulled a set of 764's off my parts Disco for him to help get ~3" on his front end. Not sure he quite got that but he's got bumper, heavy winch, etc. I'm sure he'll chime in.
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Tony B has that on his 110 I think, as I pulled a set of 764's off my parts Disco for him to help get ~3" on his front end. Not sure he quite got that but he's got bumper, heavy winch, etc. I'm sure he'll chime in.
You're the man, thanks just pinged Tony for input.
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Any updates on these new OME "Sport" Shocks? I need shocks, the simplicity of the OME is nice.
I had those on for a bit before I sold the truck. I really couldn't feel a huge difference. I guess they are slightly stiffer on high speed bumps like you get in the highway but I really could tell the difference as the truck is all over the place and still and loud to begin with
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