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Old 05-29-2018, 05:27 PM
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Bilstein Monotube Steering Damper, thoughts?

The OME has taken a beating and rustic up.
The Bilstein looks nice and matches the AEV shocks.

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It's a gas charged stabilizer... That means it extends on its own and will push the tie rod to the left. It's highly likely that if your Jeep drives perfectly straight right now, after installing the Bilstein it will have a left pull. I'd stick with twin tube.
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It's a gas charged stabilizer... That means it extends on its own and will push the tie rod to the left. It's highly likely that if your Jeep drives perfectly straight right now, after installing the Bilstein it will have a left pull. I'd stick with twin tube.
Thanks. Mine drives dead straight. So will stick with same.
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Once my AEV OME gives up the ghost, I'm just going to put the stocker back on myself. I've experimented with alot of SS and in my experience it's just not an area of the steering system that's worth investing alot of time or money in.

Get a cheap non-pressurized SS that works & invest your time & money elsewhere IMO.
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Stick with the OME. AEV stopped using the Bilstein in their kits because of the push one way, the OME is good to go.
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Stick with the OME. AEV stopped using the Bilstein in their kits because of the push one way, the OME is good to go.


Thanks. Was wondering why they would mot use their own.
Someone suggested the Teraflex Falcon but seems priced very high.
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Thanks. Was wondering why they would mot use their own.
Someone suggested the Teraflex Falcon but seems priced very high.
The Falcons are great and we have used them as well. The adjustable one is nice, as is the other non adjustable. At the end of the day it is just a shock and the OME is as good as you would need with properly set up steering. I used the OME for awhile, then used the adjustable Falcon; both were great but not much difference. I now run hydro assist. So went through it all, in the end the OME is what I would have stuck with if not had gone hydro assist, but was really happy with the Falcon. So guess what I am saying is it does not matter too much as long as it is not a dual set up or something. Can't argue the process and thought that went into the Falcon series of products though.
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The Falcons are great and we have used them as well. The adjustable one is nice, as is the other non adjustable. At the end of the day it is just a shock and the OME is as good as you would need with properly set up steering. I used the OME for awhile, then used the adjustable Falcon; both were great but not much difference. I now run hydro assist. So went through it all, in the end the OME is what I would have stuck with if not had gone hydro assist, but was really happy with the Falcon. So guess what I am saying is it does not matter too much as long as it is not a dual set up or something. Can't argue the process and thought that went into the Falcon series of products though.


Thanks Ben! Will ride the OME until it dies. A little paint goes a long way.

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Still have time, but thinking ahead as a wheel harder.
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Thanks Ben! Will ride the OME until it dies. A little paint goes a long way.

Opinion on Falcon shocks with AEV?
Still have time, but thinking ahead as a wheel harder.
One of our demos is running the Falcon 3.3s, they are a nice compliment to the AEV springs that are on it. When it comes time for people to replace the Bilsteins they have on an AEV, the Falcons are the first ones I like to mention.
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The Falcons are great and we have used them as well. The adjustable one is nice, as is the other non adjustable. At the end of the day it is just a shock and the OME is as good as you would need with properly set up steering. I used the OME for awhile, then used the adjustable Falcon; both were great but not much difference. I now run hydro assist. So went through it all, in the end the OME is what I would have stuck with if not had gone hydro assist, but was really happy with the Falcon. So guess what I am saying is it does not matter too much as long as it is not a dual set up or something. Can't argue the process and thought that went into the Falcon series of products though.


Thanks Ben! Will ride the OME until it dies. A little paint goes a long way.

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Still have time, but thinking ahead as a wheel harder.
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The Rancho 5000 (RS5418) is a good choice for less $$ if that's important.

Otherwise the OME is very popular as you can see.

Also, the Teraflex 9550 (1513001) is common.
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I agree with all of the replies that refer to pulling behavior (especially on 2-doors, BTW).

As mentioned, AEV used to come with a pressurized stabilizer, but they exchanged mine for an Old Man Emu when I complained. The OME unit works like a champ.
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I have the Billstein on my 2 door and it tracks perfectly straight. If it pushes at all I don't think I'm going to notice much with 37's lol...tires are too heavy. I had the stabilizer off for awhile while I was rebuilding my front end. When I put the new Billstein on it did make quite a bit of difference in keeping my steering from wandering. Just my experience of course.

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