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Mykola7 02-16-2011 07:06 AM

Bilstein or Old Man Emu Shocks
I have a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I probably will not do too much off roading. I am contemplating changing my shocks and have 3 Options. Option 1 is Replace the Factory Shocks with Bilstein Heavy Duty with 0 lift. Option 2 is Replace the Factory shocks with Old Man EMU shocks with 0 lift. OPtion 3 is Replace the Factory shocks and springs with Old Man EMU shocks and springs with 2" lift. What is everyone's thoughts? What are the best shocks out there for ride, performance? If I went with Option 3 will I it change any of my handling, breaking, etc?

Thanks in advance.

daggo66 02-16-2011 07:12 AM

Any of those options will give you a stiffer ride, which is precisely why I switched to the Bilstein HD's. Those two shocks are comparable in quality and ride IMO.

Why the lift? Are you planning on larger tires?

Ageless Stranger 02-16-2011 07:25 AM

I love my OME shocks and springs.

Grog 02-16-2011 01:12 PM

You rarely see anyone owning either brand complain. Don't think you can go wrong between these two.

Ibuildembig 02-16-2011 01:28 PM

I just cant get past the fact the OME shocks look like 1977 all over.

Ageless Stranger 02-16-2011 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by Ibuildembig (Post 1060213)
I just cant get past the fact the OME shocks look like 1977 all over.

Even the new ones?

I don't care either way. The work and ride great so I'm happy. :)

Ibuildembig 02-16-2011 01:59 PM

Those aren't so bad I guess :)

Merle Swaggard 02-16-2011 03:13 PM

They are both great I think ome should revamp the look but the shocks are great. I like the way billstein looks but they are both great IMO

Mykola7 02-16-2011 07:35 PM

I am probably going to leave the factory wheels on the vehicle, since I really don't want to adjust the speedo or have problems with any other component.

Thanks for your thoughts

swingtail82 02-16-2011 08:27 PM

Installed a set of H&R coilsprings and Bilstein struts/shocks on the wife's MINI....WOW! when I do decide to replace the factory shocks on my rubi I will no questions asked buy the Bilsteins! The OME always get great reviews and the guys down in Aussie Land make great stuff so I wouldn't be afraid of them either.

jeepers912 02-16-2011 11:24 PM

Rancho RS9000xl Pro Series - I love mine and they are fully adjustable to your comfort.

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