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Old February 14th, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Question OME springs and shocks advice needed

The facts:
2005 D90 Tdi (row specs)
Mixed use, city and off road
16 x 7 modular steel wheels
Bearmach 1/4" steel bumper (quite heavy)
Warn 8000 (not installed yet)
Unloaded most of the time

The plan:
OME 751 springs and OME N115 shocks in the front
OME 764 springs or OME 762 springs and OME shocks N46 in the back
OME SD32 for steering

Thoughts ?

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Old February 15th, 2011, 12:16 PM
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Seems like a good choice. After researching and talking to ARB I ordered the same set up:

OME 751 Springs (HD) & OME N115 Shocks (HD) in Front.
OME 764 Springs (MD) & OME N27 Shocks (MD) in the Rear.
OME SD32 Steering Shock.
Terrafirma Spring Mounts, front and rear Dislocation Cones.

Unless you have a minimum constant load of 440lbs in the rear you don't need HD there. If you do, the shocks and springs won't compress at all which means they're not doing what their intended to do. You will still able to fully load the rear for a long trip no problem with a MD set up. Front is a different story since engine weight, ARB bumper (if you have one), winch etc requires a HD set up.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:45 AM
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consensus for the front, Carl, why shocks N27 in the rear and not N46 ?
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Old February 16th, 2011, 02:39 PM
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OME HD Front springs and MD rear springs with the OME shocks has worked great for me, whether loaded for a weekend camping trip or just carrying recovery gear on a trail ride.

Winch bumper and winch in front, unloaded most of the time in the rear.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 11:22 PM
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Honestly I don't know the difference between the N27 and N46. When I placed the order at Rocky Road the N46 wasn't an option. Both are medium duty aren't they? I will ask ARB.

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consensus for the front, Carl, why shocks N27 in the rear and not N46 ?
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Old February 17th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Here's what ARB said: The N46 is the firmer ride option compared to the N27. The N27 will give you the most enjoyable ride available.
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Carl, did you installed yet ? I'm ordering next month so any feedback is welcome .
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I did. Love them. I got rid of the dislocation cones and installed spring isolators instead which further softens the ride and takes out some vibration. I'm very happy with the new set up. I have fully loaded the back with several hundred lbs of stuff and there is no sag on my Medium Duty set up in the rear.
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Why not have both? Can't the isolator be installed on the bottom and/or possibly attached to the top of the spring/bottom of the cone [while still using the dislocation cones]?

------ Follow up post added May 26th, 2011 10:53 PM ------

Any opinions on the Edelbrock IAS Xtreme travel shocks (http://www.eshocks.com/ias_xtreme_travel.asp?Manf=All) ?
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The dislocation cones will only work with a shock that extends far enough to allow the springs to dislocate. The OME shocks I got prevents the springs from ever dislocating so it would be a pointless waste of money to install them.

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Why not have both? Can't the isolator be installed on the bottom and/or possibly attached to the top of the spring/bottom of the cone [while still using the dislocation cones]?

------ Follow up post added May 26th, 2011 10:53 PM ------

Any opinions on the Edelbrock IAS Xtreme travel shocks (http://www.eshocks.com/ias_xtreme_travel.asp?Manf=All) ?
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OME HD Front springs and MD rear springs with the OME shocks has worked great for me, whether loaded for a weekend camping trip or just carrying recovery gear on a trail ride.

Winch bumper and winch in front, unloaded most of the time in the rear.

Likewise.

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The N27 will give you the most enjoyable ride available.

That's a hell of an endorsement. That kind of talk will get you arrested in the bible belt.

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The dislocation cones will only work with a shock that extends far enough to allow the springs to dislocate. The OME shocks I got prevents the springs from ever dislocating so it would be a pointless waste of money to install them.
But now you have nothing to argue about on DWeb.
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