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Old October 5th, 2003, 07:08 PM
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Question OME shocks are too long on rear axle...

So I hear that the OME shocks are too long for the rear axle of a D90, and that you can end up with the springs popping out.

Has anyone tried a combo of OMEs on the front and Bilstiens on the rear?

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Old October 5th, 2003, 07:14 PM
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Lots of people use OME on the rear of D90s including myself. They work fine. Some just wont allow enough drop to unseat the spring.
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Old October 5th, 2003, 07:57 PM
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Chris, do you mean you just don't let the rear drop enough to potentially pop loose the spring? I have my rear wheel in the air pretty regularly so I am kinda worried about it. Did you fit spring retainers?
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No, my OME HD setup wont let the the axle drop enough to let the rear spring pop out. I have a set of EE retainers and never needed to use them. If you go with maybe the OME LTRs or the Scoripion Racing lowered mounts, then you would want to retain I think.

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Old October 5th, 2003, 10:17 PM
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Oh, so you have the OME springs in there too? I am just replacing shocks, I like OEM coils. That's why the length issue I guess.

Hmmm.
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How about if I just used original LR rear shocks and OME shocks in the front?
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