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Old January 6th, 2014, 12:32 PM
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Old Man Emu v Terrafirma Kits

I am looking at a suspension kit for a Disco 1 I am thinking of trading my FJ for and wanted to know what you guys think about OME and TF.
Does the OME really out preform the TF kit to warrent $400.00 extra?
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Old January 6th, 2014, 01:01 PM
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I have a Terra firma +2" kit and I am very happy with it.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 01:10 PM
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I had an OME 2" lift on my previous 90 and was very happy with it. I think either would be a good choice.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 01:20 PM
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Should probably go on LRF and ask DiscoMike for his unbiased opinion


Seriously after having both, I can't see where the price difference comes from. I know many including myself that have been very happy with the Terrafirma stuff.

With that said I prefer the prosport shocks much more over the all terrain version.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 01:51 PM
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Having had a lot of different suspension components on my D1 including OME, TF, LR HD, Fox, Bilstein, etc I would say 'it depends'

Real helpful eh? In all seriousness it totally depends on intended purpose of the vehicle and what you're willing to tolerate. I hated my TF shocks, and thought they were cheap crap. What I've learned after spending A LOT of $ on suspension stuff-as well as other components-is buy the best you can when you buy (i.e. buy once, cry once).

Specifically to what you ask, and sure to get all manner of comments since suspension is like asking 9mm vs .45 at times: If you want a good suspension out of the box that has proven itself for years on the D1; go OME. If you want to save some cash, jack the truck up a few inches to throw bigger tires underneath-and then end up changing out the suspension again in a year or two...go TF.

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Old January 6th, 2014, 01:52 PM
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I like the TerraFirma AT shocks I think they give a better feel than the OME shocks.

I've driven both brands and prefer the TerraFirma.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 03:02 PM
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I put new OME HD springs on mine but after three years I have to change them out. I just noticed a week ago that one side is more than an inch lower. Very disappointed with this but haven't made up my mind what I'm going with. The OME shocks are fine.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 05:09 PM
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Not having run TF before I can't say much about them but my OME lift with nitro charger shocks handled well on and off road... From what I have read/researched fwiw britpart<TF<OME for standard lifts up to 2"
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Can't comment on the TF stuff but I've had OME shocks on my Disco II for over 70,000 miles and they still deliver damping like they did when new. Which is pretty amazing to me since most shocks seem to go to crap with far less mileage and use than this in my experience.

That said, they are on the firm side, but that was what I was looking for.

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I can't stand big bright colored offroad equipment.
I like the OME shocks but anyone who has looked under my Hunter can tell you I painted the bright yellow shocks black.

I echo what Ray said about OME v. TF
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One thing has changed since that video, now the TerraFirma AT shocks are using a plastic shaft cover as well.
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Nothing wrong with mixing and matching Rover springs.
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