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Old 01-12-2011, 04:21 AM   #1
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So who's running OME shocks on their TJ? Do you like em? Tell me what you like or don't like. Im thinking about ordering a set for my Jeep and need some feed back.

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:23 AM   #2
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I have the new Nitro Sport shocks from OME and love them.


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Old 01-12-2011, 07:41 AM   #3
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I'm running N66 front and N67 rear. Ride is great, even better than stock in some respects. What I don't like is the N67's require 1.25-1.5" bumpstop extension in the rear.
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I've been running a set of OME Long Travels for just about 3 years now. I love the way they ride. They're amazing offroad and offer a firm, but not harsh ride on the road. I won't ever buy any other shock after buying these. OME will make it to every project I ever have that requires high end shocks......

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:54 AM   #5
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I've been running a set of OME Long Travels for just about 3 years now. I love the way they ride. They're amazing offroad and offer a firm, but not harsh ride on the road. I won't ever buy any other shock after buying these. OME will make it to every project I ever have that requires high end shocks......
What size lift and bumpstops are you running?
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:17 AM   #6
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I've been running a set of OME Long Travels for just about 3 years now. I love the way they ride. They're amazing offroad and offer a firm, but not harsh ride on the road. I won't ever buy any other shock after buying these. OME will make it to every project I ever have that requires high end shocks......
I agree with you Cavey. I forgot to mention that mine are long travel as well. Look forward to new control arms one day (and brake lines) so I can really stretch it out.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:56 AM   #7
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While I can't say my OMEs are the most comfortable riding shocks I've ever had on either of my two TJs, I can say they made my Jeep handle dramatically better. I no longer have to slow down on my desert dirt road whoops we drive on between trails either.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #8
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What is the difference btwn the nitro sport and regular. Also I see they do a light/ medium/ and heavy load setup. While my jeep is stock now, could I go with medium in case I go with a winch later or am I gonna get a bone jarring ride on the street. Ultimately want to go with their 2 inch lift to avoid all the extra costly upgrades. Only running 31's.
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What is the difference btwn the nitro sport and regular. Also I see they do a light/ medium/ and heavy load setup. While my jeep is stock now, could I go with medium in case I go with a winch later or am I gonna get a bone jarring ride on the street. Ultimately want to go with their 2 inch lift to avoid all the extra costly upgrades. Only running 31's.
You're talking two different things. Regarding the shocks. The all yellow Nitro Charger that Cavey posted above is OME's tired and true shock. Only recently have they took that shock and did some tweaking to it and came up with the Nitro Sport shock. Dirk at DPG off road recommended them, as he has had both and likes the nitro sport better.

The light/medium/heavy you're asking about is in refrence to the coil rate. Again, I would recommend you call Dirk at DPG off road and talk to him. He can set you up properly. I am very happy with my rig's lift.
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Cool, thanks for the info. I've been trying to research this stuff for a few months now and the differences in set up and equipment is incredible. Just need to pick something and do it....
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Pick the OME. As you can see they never have a bad rap.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #12
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Pick the OME. As you can see they never have a bad rap.
I've never heard a bad thing about OME.
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Well, my OME N67L's came today, going to have to save up some more coin for the front ones. I'm looking forward to these being on my rig from all the good things I've been hearing.
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I think you'll be happy. I can only speak regarding the 2" "kit" from OME which includes the nitro shocks, heavy springs, and a rear track bar bracket. It handles better than stock on road, and much better than stock off road. You indicated you may be adding more as finances allow, I'd second the above recommendation to have a conversation with the guy at DPG to fine tune the best combination of springs/shocks.
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I think you'll be happy. I can only speak regarding the 2" "kit" from OME which includes the nitro shocks, heavy springs, and a rear track bar bracket. It handles better than stock on road, and much better than stock off road. You indicated you may be adding more as finances allow, I'd second the above recommendation to have a conversation with the guy at DPG to fine tune the best combination of springs/shocks.
I agree here. I believe the best set up is getting the springs too since this is more of a package set up. Getting just the shocks alone will be an improvement but I think you would appreciate the results more with the springs too.
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I agree here. I believe the best set up is getting the springs too since this is more of a package set up. Getting just the shocks alone will be an improvement but I think you would appreciate the results more with the springs too.
No chance on that, I just installed Currie 4" springs and they rock, I'd have to say they'd be hard to beat. I didn't think OME even made a 4" Kit?
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No chance on that, I just installed Currie 4" springs and they rock, I'd have to say they'd be hard to beat. I didn't think OME even made a 4" Kit?
Yes, OME makes 4" springs, but they don't have the outstanding rep that the 2.5" springs do.
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Yes, OME makes 4" springs, but they don't have the outstanding rep that the 2.5" springs do.
Like I said, it would be hard to top the Currie springs.
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Like I said, it would be hard to top the Currie springs.
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