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Old 01-25-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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Curious about OME shocks

can anyone compare the ride you get out of your OME shocks to another vehicle, I know its weird but I was just curious how well it actually rides, I have a 4" pro comp and the ride is very jarring and rough, I am running 33's if that helps, thanks

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here is some info from ome vs other shocks. No info for another vehicle though.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/ome-shocks-25742.html

But anyways, I have OME shocks with the crappy rc springs and my moms stock FJ rides better than my TJ.

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Old 01-25-2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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OME shocks and coils improved the ride quality over stock Rubicon stuff. It's still no Cadillac
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:44 PM   #4
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lower ur tire pressure to 28 thats what jerry always says... i would say that put in suspension seats or some sort of better seat... i have recaro seats in mine and whoaaa they make a difference
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:49 PM   #5
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lower ur tire pressure to 28 thats what jerry always says... i would say that put in suspension seats or some sort of better seat... i have recaro seats in mine and whoaaa they make a difference
Those are some nice seats bro, im afraid to have those in my jeep, I dont bother to put the top on when it rains sometimes
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
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ohh ive had my jeep rained in many times ... there are diff kind of seats and some are weather proof..
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My ome shocks feel like Im riding on a cloud but then again, I run long arms as well.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:04 PM   #8
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what do long arms do?
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:10 PM   #9
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Reduce the angle of the control arms by using loner upper and lower links and also allow far more flexability in the suspension. There are short arm suspensions:
eBay Motors: 1997-2006 TJ Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Flex Lift Kit (item 360103410109 end time Jan-29-09 20:09:35 PST)
And long arm suspensions:
Full Traction 6 Long Arm Suspension System, 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ w/ Automatic/Standard Transmition
The link to the long arms I posted is actually the exact kit I have. Basically the reduced angles allow a normal lift to ride as well as if not better than stock. So long arms combined with some nice shocks the ome's makes it ride very nicely.
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ohh how can i tell if the kit my jeep has is long arm or short arm?
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ohh how can i tell if the kit my jeep has is long arm or short arm?
Long arm kits generally have a belly up skid with the control arms connecting to the corners of the plate.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:43 PM   #12
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Found this on a random page of the TJ pictures forum:




That has a long arm lift.
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lower ur tire pressure to 28 thats what jerry always says... i would say that put in suspension seats or some sort of better seat... i have recaro seats in mine and whoaaa they make a difference
Lowering the tire pressure did the trick for me. Jerry was right on about that...i actually lowered it to 26psi since i didnt even have a bulge on my tires...it does make a fair amount if difference vs. 33psi...but i too have a ProComp lift/shocks and its almost unbearable at sometimes. I'm debating on even selling my jeep its so bad.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:10 PM   #14
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Get some Rancho 9000's, adjustable ride and they last a long time. good warranty too.

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