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Old November 28th, 2015, 07:18 PM
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Which OME Setup Should I Consider?

Here is the truck situation.
110 5 Door
Winch and winch bumper up front
RTT mounted over the back of the truck
Overlanding Kit in the back
20 gallons of water (160 lbs) behind the 2nd row
Misc gear and personal effects.
Booze, food ARB fridge

I'm looking for a non harsh but non sagging ride. I plan on driving the AlCan and down to Baja.
Which Rovers North Package would fit my needs best? Here is a link to their page: Defender Suspension Kits - Rovers North - Classic Land Rover Parts
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Old November 28th, 2015, 11:37 PM
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Dave, it's hard to tell what spring rates are what on RN, the EE website has a better explanation. I run medium duty OME springs with similar setup and have been happy with ride versus load carrying ability. I don't have an RTT tho.
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Old November 29th, 2015, 12:02 AM
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I run medium TF springs with ROW 110, RTT, wife and three kids, all required camping kit, winch, and bumper. A bit soft fully loaded but a great compromise.

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Old November 29th, 2015, 12:17 AM
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I have a brand new set of terrafirma lifted springs and shocks that I bought for my 130 and they weren't strong enough for the rear... I'll sell the whole setup .. I installed them and never drove it.. Then special ordered expedition 130 springs from Australia..
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Old December 31st, 2015, 02:40 PM
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I am running a similar setup and currently have the TF HD springs and shocks, and also an X-Deflex rear anti-sway bar. I feel that my truck is still pretty floaty on the road and considering either the TF Big Bore shocks or OME...or even a twin shock setup on the rear. Has anyone compared any of these setups personally? I may go back to the stock 130 springs, as well... If so, I may soon have a complete TF HD shock and spring set for sale soon.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:02 PM
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If had a look at the website but they don't quote ARB OME part numbersbut I'm running the OME long travel springs front and back on my TD5 130 with a steel bull bar and winch..

I've changed the rear to pin to pin ( the OME part FK64 is more standard mount height)

Front springs are PN63063
Shocks are PN60070

Rear setup fully loaded with draws/canopy/ fridge ktcken sinck etc etc

Rear spring PN3066
Shocks are PN60070

unloaded spring is PN3064
Shocks are PN60018

don't forget bump extensions and caster bushes
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Old January 5th, 2016, 07:02 AM
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Think everyone has forgotten this handing spring guide

land rover spring specifications

Of the asshat version of that

Let me google that for you
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Old January 5th, 2016, 07:18 AM
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Given the load and RTT, I would suggest either the HD or XHD rear, HD front and use the Fox shocks, or even Bilsteins which may require different towers in front and mount in rear- RN can advise. Both the Alcan and Baja are challenges for shocks- carry at least one spare F&R regardless...

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Old January 5th, 2016, 09:44 AM
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Go with the extra HD OME...otherwise in less than 2 years you'll be replacing springs. Overlander needs to chime in...he has more "stuff" on his rig than anyone I've seen, he wheels an african beast!
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