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Old 03-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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bilstein or ome?

That is the question..

Which should I go with for my bb?

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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I run Bilstien HD shocks with no lift and love them.

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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I thought about those but then I bought a bb on here for basically a handful of peanuts.. So the HDs wouldn't work in my case..
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New shocks are not needed for a BB, but you should really think about Rancho 9000s. I will never go back to standard shocks again.
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I have a HD OME lift and the shocks are great, I wouldn't hesitate to buy bilsteins though.
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I thought about those but then I bought a bb on here for basically a handful of peanuts.. So the HDs wouldn't work in my case..
I have to run HD's because of the stock height. Bilstien HDs will work with a bb, but you'd be better off with the 5100s so you can use them if you ever upgrade to a taller spring lift. OME and Bilstien 5100 shocks will not work on stock because the collapsed length to long.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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I am very happy about my OME..I know nothing about any other set up except stock...I took the advice of many on here and when I lifted I went OME and I am SOOO GLAD I DID!!!
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I am very happy about my OME..I know nothing about any other set up except stock...I took the advice of many on here and when I lifted I went OME and I am SOOO GLAD I DID!!!
Same here. Went OME and haven't looked back. It's a great ride as far as a Jeep goes. Both are great shocks though.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:10 AM   #9
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Had both on my rig and couldn't tell a difference in the ride quality
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Both shocks would be great choices. I run Bilstein 5100 and made my ride much smoother.
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5100's were way stiff compared to the M95's I have now
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:02 PM   #12
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5100's were way stiff compared to the M95's I have now
What are m95s?
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Rancho 9000s have a rebate going on right now and my4by.com has them for cheap. I think I paid just over $60 a shock shipped when I bought mine.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #14
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I bot Bilstein 5100s for my BB. It is awesome.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #15
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #16
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I have had the original OME , Rancho 9000xls and Bilstein 5100s which I still have because I prefer them
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Rancho 9000s have a rebate going on right now and my4by.com has them for cheap. I think I paid just over $60 a shock shipped when I bought mine.
How do I get in on the rebate? I checked out my4by.com and I can't find anything about a rebate, even if I go through the checkout..
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I have had the original OME , Rancho 9000xls and Bilstein 5100s which I still have because I prefer them
Hmm.. You're just re-adding to my difficult choice..
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I haven't ridden in a vehicle with Bilsteins, so I can't compare ride quality to my OME's. I've heard the Bilstein's ride better. But based on numbers alone, I prefer OME's because they have about 1" longer extended length, allowing for more droop.
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How do I get in on the rebate? I checked out my4by.com and I can't find anything about a rebate, even if I go through the checkout..
Go to Rancho's website
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I haven't ridden in a vehicle with Bilsteins, so I can't compare ride quality to my OME's. I've heard the Bilstein's ride better. But based on numbers alone, I prefer OME's because they have about 1" longer extended length, allowing for more droop.
Do you have any experience or opinions on the Rancho 9000's?
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Do you have any experience or opinions on the Rancho 9000's?
no personal experience with them, but I've heard very good things from people I respect. I'd give em a shot, as I would the Bilsteins.
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no personal experience with them, but I've heard very good things from people I respect. I'd give em a shot, as I would the Bilsteins.
Rancho's $100 rebate makes it very tempting. My Dad has them on his CJ5 and his Silverado HD, but neither can be compared to the TJ. Thanks.
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Can't go wrong with the 3 mentioned shocks but I like the 9 different settings of the Rancho 9000xl's. At least you are not stuck with the one factory ride setting of the ome and bilsteins. The ranchos would be a no brainer if you can get it as cheap or cheaper than the other 2.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:01 PM   #25
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Can't go wrong with the 3 mentioned shocks but I like the 9 different settings of the Rancho 9000xl's. At least you are not stuck with the one factory ride setting of the ome and bilsteins. The ranchos would be a no brainer if you can get it as cheap or cheaper than the other 2.
Well, if anyone cares I decided to go with the 9000xls.. Got em for like 61 bucks a piece, shipping included..(after the rebate they've got right now)

I have them set to 4 up front and 3 in three back, it rides like a dream compared to the shocks that were inn there before..
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #26
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I have Bilsteins. They are kind of a rough road ride, but it makes for super smooth articulation. They are stiff, but I love them!
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Bilstein vote here. My dad and I both put them on our Jeeps and wouldn't run anything else. Smoothened out the ride incredibly. Although I did have some 6 year old Rubicon Express shocks on before...
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:43 PM   #28
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Which shock is a better road ride? I am trying to decide between them
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #29
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I'm very impressed with my OME Nitro Sports. They did a great job with the valving to create a "sporty" ride on the street (makes it difficult to remember to reconnect the sway bar on occasion). But I can definitely feel the rebound soften up when going over rocks, pot holes, washboard, etc... making for a plush ride exactly when I want it.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:35 PM   #30
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If i give someone $300-400 will they just order some shocks for me and suprise me?? I shouldnt be debating inmy head going back and forth btwn these 2 setups. Every one i talk to has a different dang opinion! At least I have figured out what coils Im going with

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