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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:30 PM
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beating the horse More! Springs and shocks

I read through the post that everyone contributed to on this subject..thank you all very much, but walked away a bit scratching my head. So here goes I did the Bilsteins and the OME 761 and 764 on the ST D-90 hated the ride - reason being, the truck is a daily commuter that sees some off road but more interstate travel. So....I switch to all stock shocks which I what I am going to stay with for now. Question for anyone who cares to respond:
Options #1 - Go with stock new springs and 1 inch spacers (as I want it lifted about 1 inch)
Constraint - I can not go with a taller spring that the above as I won't fit into the garage with the hardtop on.

Options #2 ----- What to do for springs for a soft ride which is what I am looking for?




O... btw once the swap is done I will be getting rid of the the Bilsteins and springs which are both in great shape.

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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Why not try some OME shocks? Im not sure what the rates are for Rovertyms softest spring but I imagine its about the same as the OME's.
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1in lift (maybe 1.5in) with soft ride: RRC rear springs in the front, OME MD rears in back (use two passenger side springs). I had this on one of my discos and it was the best set up, great off road too.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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I passed along this information from EE's site in a previous suspension thread:

"If you have ever compared the valving on the Old Man Emu and Bilstein shocks, you will know that Bilstein shocks are considerably stiffer than the (OME) N115 and N44 shocks."

So you might want to try some OME shocks to soften the ride. I wouldn't think there's any problem with the springs unless you've lightened up your truck considerably somehow.
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Stock shocks are as soft as it gets. OME MDs are as soft as stock rear springs.

Might I add that it is a defender not a buick.

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O... btw once the swap is done I will be getting rid of the the Bilsteins and springs which are both in great shape.
Shot you an email - I'd be interested in your springs and shocks if you do swap out.
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