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Old November 18th, 2006, 09:34 PM
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quick OME query

do OME springs have a top and bottom? Does this matter when installing?

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Old November 19th, 2006, 06:53 AM
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Nope, I've just tried to turn them so they seem less likely to bind or jump over the perches.
But normally there is a passenger/driver side. But from what I recall you reverse that in the US (left hand drive/more weight). But they are hard to get to sit level.
Exped Exch goes to the trouble of opening each box and sending you 2 drivers or 2 passengers to avoid the disparity in height. Even then you may have some lean.

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Old November 19th, 2006, 11:53 AM
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If it is progressive, technically speaking the tight coils should be on the top. This is reduce unstrung weight......not that there is measurable any difference.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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I run the tight coils on top because its easy to place the bottom retainer
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Old November 20th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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OME MD are not up or down as they are straight rate springs. OME HD as said is progressive and has a top and bottom.
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