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Old July 18th, 2006, 04:26 PM
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OME 766's

Anyone runnning these? I wanted to get some user experience. I'm running the 751's in the rear and heavy duty military in the front that are getting abit old. are the 766's really harsh? with the 751's in the rear are they a good combo?
FYI, The truck is a 110 with a 300tdi with big ass bumper/winch with an external cage (not NAS) so she is a heavy lass.


Also, I'm trying to get a hold of the body roll with out running sway bars, I may run a rear i picked up but would rather run none... any suggestions? would just a rear sway bar help at all?

What do ya'll think?
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Old July 18th, 2006, 10:26 PM
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How do you run the 751 (HD Front for 110) in the rear of your 110? The rear 110 springs like 755 (MD rear for 110) are 6.75" not 6" in diameter like the 751 fronts. Did you install new spring plates on the rear axle? Just curious.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:13 PM
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Typo, I meant the 754's in the rear. I'm already running thoes... I like them. I'm looking at the 766's for the front.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 05:57 PM
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Steve,

I'm running 781's on the front of my 110. They're similar in spring rate to the 766's (if you can believe the reported values). I find them to be very stiff. I have a 6.5 diesel and ARB bumper w/winch (recently changed to Rockware) so quite a heavy load. The springs handle the weight with no problem, but they're too stiff for my taste. I wouldn't say they're harsh, but I don't think I'm getting all the uptravel I should. And since I'm running retained springs, they also limit my droop.

As far as the sway bar goes, I didn't notice a difference with or without it. I've permanently removed mine, and run 755's in the rear. There is a fair amount of sway, but I think I've gotten use to it. I've never tried the 754's (do they really have a 420 lb/in spring rate?), but they sound extremely stiff. If you're happy with those and your objective is just load carrying and minimizing sway, and you're not concerned about articulation, then you may be happy with the 766's. BTW, I'll be swapping out my 781's in about a month so they'll be for sale if you'd like to try those.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 06:32 PM
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Thanks Ryan,
I have a set of 755's and I like them if I have nothing in the rear. With that said as soon as I load her up they seem to be way too soft and I bottom out all the time off road.
781's eh... I'll look in to those.

6.5l... I bet that is a heavy girl.

I have come to the realization that you cannot have a load carrying 110 and flexy 110 with the same setup. I think I'm going to be trading springs with my desired use.

Thanks for the input
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Old July 19th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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I just ordered / received my 751/755 set up from EE this week and will be installing this weekend. What kind of load weight are you carrying that overloads the 755's? How level does the truck sit when empty and when loaded?

Oh, and I have a 1984 One Ten 300Tdi.

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what do you have on your 97, how much was shipping from EE
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Old July 20th, 2006, 01:42 AM
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Ron,
I sometimes carry a lot of stuff. On this last trip to mexico I was running 754's in the rear and it was perfect... but almost a bit on the soft side. I have internal water and diesel tanks that add up when full, tools, spares, fridge, roof tent and gear... I do a good deal of rock climbing and that seems to put the 'gear' factor way over the top. If you carry a lot of stuff the 754's are really not overkill, but around town they suck. the 755's seems to be able to cary tools and spares along with some stuff for a days wheeling and weekend trips, but for big trips you end up with a lot of weight.

steve

oh ya... it sits nice with the 755's in the rear...level... with the 754's it is highin the back but not when loaded.
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The 90 has 751 HD fronts and 764 MD rears. Sags when loaded down with a weekends worth of camping gear.

Thanks for the info on the 755's. I don't imagine carrying that kind of load, so the 755's will be fine for my uses.

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Reviving a very old thread. I'm looking for a couple of pictures if any of you have them:

D110 with OME 766 in front and OME 755 in rear (w/ heavy winch+bumper)

D110 with OME 751 in front and OME 755 in rear (w/ heavy winch+bumper)

I run a three hundy, a Husky 10, a Mantec bumper w/ the CT brush guard, and a spare on the hood. I really don't want front-end droop. I run moderate loads in the rear and even with all of my crap loaded and my old saggy military springs, the rear doesn't droop much. The front is another story, though.

Kind of a crappy photo but you can see that the tiny XZLs tuck far up into the wheel wells with the weight of all my crap up front.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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Chris - I'm running one of the setups you mentioned: 766's up front, 755's in the back. I now have a 2.8 Tdi (basically the same as the 300), Rockware bumper, and 8274 winch. Don't have any pictures right now, but I measured the vertical height to the brows: 37-1/8" in front and 37-1/2" in back. So basically level.
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