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Old 09-11-2008, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Was wonder if anybody is riding on some OME Leaf springs, if so how do they ride and what kind of shocks do you have! It's getting time to change them out!
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When I picked up my stocker it had a Calmini 3" lift. It had OME springs and no-name shocks and rode fine. When I changed out the shocks I went with no-name shocks from the local Autozone. The cheap gas shocks work great, just make sure you get the lengths right.
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That is one of problums i don't know what shocks to go with! So the OME leaf springs were a good ride!! i looked at the Calmini 3" kit, but i heard the ride was rough!!
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The ride on short Samurai leafs are rough. I haven't found a short set of springs that aren't. But they are not as rough as Rancho or BDS, but more durable then a stock spring. The best shocks i have found have been the Rancho 9000's (adjustables). The smoothest springs I have ridden on have been longer YJ's. I have seen others successfully run YJ's in a SPUA (spring under) configuration, but you will still need to relocate the mounts and use adaptive shackles. The coil option is there, and we will be doing that to a staff vehicle for next summer, but the fabrication is at a higher level (unless you buy a pricey kit). If you wanted to buy a kit, then Trail Tough has has a great Trail Slayer setup that rides like a caddy.
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Forgot to add... if you intend to abuse the suspension, then the OME's can fail on you. I have a set in my spring pile that I snapped two of the three leafs on each side in back...
Hope I haven't rambled too much.
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No not at all, i think that what i am looking for is a leaf spring kit that maybe has some good shocks with it!

Thanks for your help/info!
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