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Old August 24th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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OME nitrocharger "sport" shocks

Is anyone running these shocks any comments or noticeable improvements over the standard OME's, I am in the market for new shocks.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 02:51 PM
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I have them installed on my rolling chassis, they sure look purdy but no idea how they work yet since my 90 is in about 1000 parts at the moment
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Old August 24th, 2010, 04:39 PM
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I have them on one of my Discos. I can't compare them to the regular nitrochargers but I like the ride. May as well get them as they seem to be the replacement for the older nitrochargers, I think. I got a good deal on them from a shop in TN.
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I have them on my 110 but I haven't driven it since last September... Should be able to tell you in month or two though!
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Does anybody drive their trucks anymore? lol.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 08:37 AM
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I don't know how you could compare them to the older style OME's because you typically replace used, worn out, shocks with new shocks. Of course the newer shocks are going to feel firmer.

But the new style OME's do feel adequate, at least on a Disco. If I remember correctly, I think the newer OME's are a bit stiffer, on paper. I'm not sure how much of this will be noticed from the drivers seat.

The biggest selling point, for me, would be the plastic stone shields. These shields will not rust up like the older stone shields, or dent like them, either.

You really can't go wrong with these shocks.
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I'm replacing my Bilsteins with OME LTRs tomorrow. I'm not sure if the street ride will be any better but I'm hoping that the external reservoir will improve things on long stretches of washboard.
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I'm replacing my Bilsteins with OME LTRs tomorrow. I'm not sure if the street ride will be any better but I'm hoping that the external reservoir will improve things on long stretches of washboard.
Chris, let us know what our your thoughts on the ride afterwards.
I have contemplated going to Bilsteins from OME in the past...I do have the older version OME...with the springs.
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Installed the LTRs today. It's too early to tell how the ride was affected but it feels nice so far.

The install was a bit of a pain in the ass. Not epic, just annoying. The biggest problem with the LTRs is the shitty brackets that OME gives you to hold the reservoirs. They included bolts that are about 10mm too short. I ended up trashing the ones they gave me and using some M6 stainless steel 30mm bolts instead.

Another dislike about the install: they want you to drill your rear upper perches (I guess that's what they are called) to install the reservoir bracket. It's a nasty drill job and I could see that the results would not be pleasant, so I copied John Lee's installation and mounted the rear reservoirs on the sides of the bed. To do this, I had to modify the bracket. With a cut-off wheel, I removed the angled part of the braket that is supposed to mount to the perch. Then I ground and filed the remainder of the bracket and shot it with some flat black paint, then mounted it to the side of the tub like John did his. I will have to post some pictures of the results. I used more M6 hardware to secure it to the bed; this time I used hex caps with button heads for a smooth, low-profile finish inside.
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