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Old November 16th, 2006, 10:20 PM
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On-road/ Offroad springs

Hey guys,

Looking for a mild lift. Spending about 80% on, 20% offroad. This is a daily driver. Stock bumpers and brush guard with a Warn winch. No other suspension mods yet. I am running 265/75/16 on the stock setup. I would like to increase tire size as well to 33x12.50 equivalents soon.

Any ideas?
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Old November 16th, 2006, 10:41 PM
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Just do the OME lift and go to 285/75-16's, simple.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 01:28 AM
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Thank you very much. Is there a perfered vendor? Someone we are trying to support?
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Old November 17th, 2006, 02:08 AM
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I`m huge on the Rovertym springs. Couldn`t be any happier with them. Rovertym you buy direct.

As for a prefered vendor for the OME... I`d say anything other than Safari Gard (obnoxious to deal with on every level) and Atlantic British (I find them to generally be over priced). I`m pretty partial to Expedition Exchange and Rovers North.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 12:02 PM
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British Pacific has sales on ome springs every now and then, if your patient enough.


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Old November 17th, 2006, 12:39 PM
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1.866.ROVERTM. http://www.rovertym.com/ Great to deal with, and just about the same price as OME.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 05:11 PM
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Rovertym. Steve is easy to deal with.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by flippedrover
Rovertym. Steve is easy to deal with.
I'm used to the OMEs HD frt & Rear. But I have a station wagon, and carry gear, so HD is good for me.
Do the RT give a noticable difference in ride from the OMEs?.
How is the finish on Rovertyms, and how do the springs compare longevity wise to OME?

Considering new springs soon.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 11:55 AM
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I currently run the OME HD/MD combo with no real complaints other than the lack of lift. They are maybe an inch and a half taller than stock. The disco's I run with all run Rovertym springs and I've heard no complaints from them. I've ridden in Trevor G's Disco on the road and trail and the ride feels fine despite the super swampers. My reason for switching to RTE when I do will be becasue I want to go a little higher that what I can get from OME plus there's no need to remember which side to fit the springs so that the truck doesn't lean to one side. Plus I know Steve and am willing to support friends that make good products.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 01:02 PM
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wanna sell me your springs so you can hurry up and get the RTE's?
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Old November 18th, 2006, 08:15 PM
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let me talk to steve and see what the time frame on shippin is. They have been used heavily off road.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 08:47 PM
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Scott, go with RYM springs hands down...
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Old November 18th, 2006, 09:40 PM
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I wish RYM made springs without the lift.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 03:22 PM
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Call and talk to Steve he might be able to send you a set with no lift.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 04:34 PM
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Ade, let me know what you find out regarding a set with no lift. I wouldn't mind a inch or so, but I wouldn't be able to fit it in my garage otherwise. While were on the subject..what would be the best shock to go with the RYM's with no lift or a minimal lift? Ade, I notice your location indicates you are also from Michigan as, where at?

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Old November 19th, 2006, 05:54 PM
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Ade, let me know what you find out regarding a set with no lift. I wouldn't mind a inch or so, but I wouldn't be able to fit it in my garage otherwise. While were on the subject..what would be the best shock to go with the RYM's with no lift or a minimal lift? Ade, I notice your location indicates you are also from Michigan as, where at?

All the best,
I'll give Steve a call again, I'm almost sure he doesn't make them. Maybe, if there was more interest a set without lifts, he might consider...

Hey Mike,

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Old November 19th, 2006, 07:53 PM
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thats why im not going RTE is that 2" ususally nets around 2.5 etc. etc. I need more load management than lift. hate to get all the driveline steering etc thrown to much out of whack, just seems to get expensive I am needing to support bumper winch wench sliders my junk......
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Old November 20th, 2006, 04:01 PM
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Call and talk to Steve he might be able to send you a set with no lift.
Called RTE, they said that the RR4-1 are Heavy Duty Springs for the front, for those that really don't want a lift and have a winch and brushguard. They do not have RTE rear springs without lift, they feel that LR's OEM rear springs do the trick.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 04:52 PM
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What I like is stock rears in the front (D90/Disco I work or, ideally, the soft progressive RRC rear springs mm m m m m mmmmmm) and OME MD rears in back. The "cheap bastard" lift gives are 1.5-2in and IMHO is the best riding and best offroad for the amount of lift. OME HD rears and RTE rears are too stiff. I say the same thing about OME HD fronts and stock disco I/D90 rears in front too.

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Old November 20th, 2006, 06:29 PM
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Called RTE, they said that the RR4-1 are Heavy Duty Springs for the front, for those that really don't want a lift and have a winch and brushguard. They do not have RTE rear springs without lift, they feel that LR's OEM rear springs do the trick.
Interesting to know.
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