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Old 03-27-2019, 10:38 PM
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So im really debating if I should buy all new OME 2.5" springs. I daily my YJ with 4" rough country springs and skyjacker hydro shocks. Would $500 be worth the ride difference? Would a YJ with old man emu springs ride as nice as a stock TJ? Been researching this but I'm so on the fence with dumping more money into my daily.

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Old 03-28-2019, 02:20 AM   #2
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I can't attest to the ride difference other than the last two years of reading other posters glowing reviews of both OME and RE springs, I personally am leaning towards a new set of RE 2.5"s for my sagging rt. rear end, But in my opinion, money spent on your Daily Driver is more of an Investment than a Dump. Good luck on your choice.

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No leaf spring is going to ride like a coil spring on a TJ...but I think OME is as close as you can get.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:37 PM   #4
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My YJ setup SOA with custom built springs and Bilstein 5125 shocks rides better than my TJ with 6” metal cloak coils, longarms, and Bilstein shocks.
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My brother ran a set on his v8 swapped FJ & it did ride great! But that’s my only experience with them.
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:59 PM
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Im thinking im going to bite the bullet and buy them. So I currently have 33x12.5x15s. I do have the 7" rugged ridge flares 15x8 wheels so i think I can still run these tires
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:36 PM   #7
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My 4.5" re's ride as well or better than my stock tj
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My 4.5" re's ride as well or better than my stock tj
I actually read one of your posts from years ago. So I pulled the trigger on the springs. The damn bushings were about $120 shipped. Im going to make my yj more daily driver friendly. I never want to take it out on long distances because it's so uncomfortable. Time to take some road trips after this lift.
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Keep in mind that tires and shocks both affect ride quality.... my current shocks are I believe superlift and they're not bad but I wouldn't buy them again.... I had a set of shocks w my previous re 2.5" springs that were amazing but for the life of me I can't remember what they were....
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Yeah I will wait for new shocks since I just bought these hydro shocks a few months ago. I currently have an ad to trade my maxxis mts for a set of all terrains. Going from 33s to 31s will make a big difference as far as driveability.
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Yeah I will wait for new shocks since I just bought these hydro shocks a few months ago. I currently have an ad to trade my maxxis mts for a set of all terrains. Going from 33s to 31s will make a big difference as far as driveability.
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One of the suspension Guru's will have to correct me, but if you're going from 4" to 2.5" springs you may need to rethink the shocks also, Your travel and overall length is going to change and your skyjackers may work or be too long potentially damaging your mounts of bending a shock.
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Thank you sir. My shocks are for 3-5" lift. Hopefully just half an inch will be ok.
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So I traded my 33x12.5x15 maxxis mudders for a set of 33x12.5x15 Pro Comp all terrains. The difference in noise alone has made a huge impact on comfort. I will never install a set of MTs on my daily again. My old wheels were 15x8 where as these new (old) ones are 15x10. The added width looks nice.
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So I traded my 33x12.5x15 maxxis mudders for a set of 33x12.5x15 Pro Comp all terrains. The difference in noise alone has made a huge impact on comfort. I will never install a set of MTs on my daily again. My old wheels were 15x8 where as these new (old) ones are 15x10. The added width looks nice.
Looks good! I'm going that same route once my mud tires are all worn out if I can't find someone to trade. I'm actually considering some nice radial street tires as the only off road driving I'll see is down at the beach.

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