OmE 767 coils - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old June 22nd, 2016, 09:39 PM
Naplm00
Status: Offline
Matthew
1983 110 200tdi 3 door soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,859
OmE 767 coils

So my terrafirma medium duty fronts aren't going to cut it for my truck:

200tdi
Bull bar
80lb spare on the hood
110 2door


I called lucky 8 and they said that ome 767 front coils were the better uprated coil that won't have the excess rake that the lighter duty tf Springs are exhibiting.

After receiving them they look short... I know the spring rate may be higher but what's the Chance of me. Still sagging?

I have disco isolators for top and. Bottom up front too

Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old June 23rd, 2016, 10:41 AM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,231
Registry
I could probably find it somewhere, but do you have the model number and specs of the current springs? Once you have that, carefully measure the static length of the springs in the truck and parked on a flat surface. With those two points of info, we can estimate the weight on the springs and the change in ride height with other springs.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 23rd, 2016, 10:58 AM
Naplm00
Status: Offline
Matthew
1983 110 200tdi 3 door soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,859
Current spring info:

Spring rate 230 lbf/in , free length 390mm driver's side, 380mm passenger's side


269.87 mm compressed static height
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old June 23rd, 2016, 11:44 AM
Naplm00
Status: Offline
Matthew
1983 110 200tdi 3 door soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,859
OmE spring 767 info

Free height 385 and 375

Spring rate 285lbf/in
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 23rd, 2016, 12:07 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,231
Registry
Okay. 270 mm is around 1" higher than stock, which sounds reasonable for that spring.

Anyway. 230 lb/in, (385-270)=115 mm compression average gives 1041 lbs on each spring.

OME 767 at 285 lb/in gives 1041 lbs / 285 lbs/in = 3.65" compression.... 287 mm static height or 17 mm higher than current and 24% higher spring rate.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old June 23rd, 2016, 12:25 PM
Naplm00
Status: Offline
Matthew
1983 110 200tdi 3 door soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,859
Well I guess I'll put thoes in then. I think if I go any stiffer my kidneys will fall out


Thx for the help
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old June 23rd, 2016, 12:32 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,231
Registry
Another option.

OME 766. 250 lb/in, 420 mm free length. Will raise 44 mm. Could remove one or two spring packers to drop to a reasonable height. I think they give 10 mm each, so with both out, you will be 24 mm higher than now.

What shocks are you running? I think they can be more important for roughness of the ride,
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old June 23rd, 2016, 12:42 PM
Naplm00
Status: Offline
Matthew
1983 110 200tdi 3 door soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 2,859
Unfortunately in so far upside down due to shipping charges I think I'm just going to stick with these
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
coil

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird sparking around coils flynn23 Defender Technical Discussions 8 August 11th, 2008 11:13 AM
OME coils Best4x4 Wanted 2 March 19th, 2008 04:14 PM
Is it normal for Coils to get very hot? btate Defender Technical Discussions 13 August 26th, 2007 11:03 PM
re: What coils do I have?? cneal Defender Technical Discussions 3 November 16th, 2006 01:58 PM
burning up coils tmore Defender Technical Discussions 2 July 23rd, 2005 07:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.


Copyright