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Old 10-06-2008, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone tried the Old Man Emu Leaf springs , Shocks? Are they good ride bad ride, was thinking about going with some leaf springs and shock on a 88 sammy!

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When I picked up my 88.5, it had a 3" spring lift from Calmini. This was an OME spring set with aftermarket shocks, sway bar lowering brackets and bump stop pads (relocators).
This was a really decent kit, but I snapped leafs when I ran the vehicle over washboard roads for 2 years... (daily driver to work). They called it abuse.
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So they would be pretty good ride, as long as you don't abuse them!
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Exactly!!!
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Thanks Buddy!
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i have a 2007 jimny ... it was back breaking on the original shocks but when i change it to Old Man Emu shocks the ride now is much comfy ad soft for daily drive ...
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i have a 2007 jimny ... it was back breaking on the original shocks but when i change it to Old Man Emu shocks the ride now is much comfy ad soft for daily drive ...
You were already halfway there. You're Jimny came with coils, right? Much smoother...
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Ok, now for you guys that have tryed the OME leaf springs, i have a heavy duty front bumper should i get the extra leaf for the front or not and just stay with the medium duty leaf springs with the extra leaf!

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That depends what you mean by 'heavy'.
If you mean just an aftermarket bumper, then go with an additional leaf and see where it levels out. If you mean a full size bull bar with a winch, then yes, start with the hd set all around and then add a stout rear bumper with swing-away tire carrier to even it out.
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Well i know the bumper is not stock, when i bought it it came with a tow bar, I was talking to charles over at OME and he was saying sience most of the weight was up in front go with the medium load spring and add a leaf in the front only.If i could figure out ow to insert a picture of my sammy to show what she looks like!
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