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Old June 7th, 2010, 12:45 AM
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shock suggestion

While i was seriously looking forward to putting a full OME setup on my truck, I just moved into a new place where i only have about an inch of clearance in the garage. Given the slight lift OME springs would give me, looks like those wont work for me. Anyone have suggestions for shocks that will work with stock springs? I wasn't sure if the Bilsteins or Fox Shox would work without raising up the truck.

Guess a new roof rack will have to wait till i move again...

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Old June 7th, 2010, 12:53 AM
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Bilsteins tighten up the ride quite a bit. I have them on all my trucks except for the D90 (had OME when I got it). Chicky (my 1995 D90) had bilsteins and I liked them better.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 12:59 AM
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thanks Ron. Any idea if Chicky needed new shock mounts or did they fit a stock setup?

------ Follow up post added June 6th, 2010 10:04 PM ------

oh, and any idea if it had the upgraded bushings?
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Old June 7th, 2010, 07:01 AM
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Bilsteins fit stock shock mounts with no modifications reguired - I have had them on my D-90 and my old 91 Range Rover. I have also broken two rear Bilsteins - top mount on one and bottom mount on another.

My dream shock is a set of the Koni Raids but they are $$$$
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Old June 7th, 2010, 11:03 AM
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They just bolt up. I used the bushing that came with them.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 11:26 AM
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OME shocks won't give a lift , and they are nice ride.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 12:18 PM
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minor point that doesn't really answer your question- just reiterating that it is a common misconception that a spring lift allows you to fit longer shocks. It doesn't, plain and simple. You have to raise the top mount or lower the bottom mount to do that, or put in longer bumpstops. Otherwise you will be breaking shocks. If you ever go offroad or hit any potholes, that is.


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While i was seriously looking forward to putting a full OME setup on my truck, I just moved into a new place where i only have about an inch of clearance in the garage. Given the slight lift OME springs would give me, looks like those wont work for me. Anyone have suggestions for shocks that will work with stock springs? I wasn't sure if the Bilsteins or Fox Shox would work without raising up the truck.

Guess a new roof rack will have to wait till i move again...

Thanks
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Old June 7th, 2010, 12:25 PM
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You can use the OME shocks with the stock springs. They are a bit longer but still work with the stock mounts without bottoming out.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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Good to know, thanks guys. I was just afraid that the extra height the OME springs gave would be required for the shocks. Guess im wrong, which is good to know
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