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post #1 of 7 Old 04-30-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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OME Sport or 5160's

I am running with a 3" PPM coil lift on my JK unlimited, currently with Rancho shocks. I am looking to upgrade to some LT shocks. Which ones? I have nailed it down to 5160's or OME LT Sport. I am only running 32" tyres and will upgrade one day to 33's, so not not want a shock that requires huge bump stops.
Any suggestions.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-30-2011, 06:44 PM
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I highly recommend going with the Bilstein 5160's, personally I went from the OME LT's with OME 3" coils to the Bilstein 5150 255/70 valving and PPM 4" coils and the ride quality, handling and responsiveness improved substantially! It really was a massive improvement, through the rocks it felt better balanced and on fire roads I'm more comfortable carrying 30%+ more speed.

Now my comparisons is not like for like but a friend of mine who recently went the 5160's reported he was very haply with them and it was a noticable improvement, noting he had OME LT's at one stage also.

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So the 5150's are customisable or rebuidable are they. is there much difference between the 5150 and the 5160?
I instaleld a set of OME LT (the older Nitro Charger - on loan)yesterday to check for length mainly. if i were to go OME, i would get the new Sport, they have a completely different feel to the Nitrocharger, and if the marketing is correct - A Mono tube type ride with the added advantage of a twin tube?
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I highly recommend going with the Bilstein 5160's, personally I went from the OME LT's with OME 3" coils to the Bilstein 5150 255/70 valving and PPM 4" coils and the ride quality, handling and responsiveness improved substantially! It really was a massive improvement, through the rocks it felt better balanced and on fire roads I'm more comfortable carrying 30%+ more speed.

Now my comparisons is not like for like but a friend of mine who recently went the 5160's reported he was very haply with them and it was a noticable improvement, noting he had OME LT's at one stage also.

Cheers,
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-30-2011, 08:13 PM
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The 5150's are not customizable but there are 2 valving options typically available in the sizes your looking for - with that said i wouldn't consider them now the 5165's are available if ones looking for super long travel eg. 13" & 14" travel applications (ppl seriously don't bother unless running long arms and suitable DS's) . Noting to make the 5150's work I bought stem adapters to fit to the front and had bar pins fitted to the rears.

If you wanted customizable in bilsteins go the 7100 series but the compressed lengths aren't as good.

Personally if I was to replace my 5150's with a medium duty shock it would be with 5165's, I don't intend to though... Waiting for a supplier to come back to me on RRD coilovers to do it properly this time

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I run 5160s on my Rock Krawler long arm set up and I like them alot.

They are firm so you will feel all the small stuff. I wanted shocks that were like this because I drive (like an idiot) and didnt want to compromise on road handling.

They eat up the big stuff no problem.

The only complaint I have is the stupid hose clamps that they come with to mount the resvoir. For $200 a pop they should have came with the billet clamps but those are a $40 add on
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I have seen the clamps advertised. I have similar experience with other monotube shocks. They work fine at speed, on the highway, dirt roads, fire trails etc, but in the towns and cities at slower speed are very firm and can be a bit bumpy.

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I run 5160s on my Rock Krawler long arm set up and I like them alot.

They are firm so you will feel all the small stuff. I wanted shocks that were like this because I drive (like an idiot) and didnt want to compromise on road handling.

They eat up the big stuff no problem.

The only complaint I have is the stupid hose clamps that they come with to mount the resvoir. For $200 a pop they should have came with the billet clamps but those are a $40 add on
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-02-2011, 03:01 PM
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Sorry for the hijack but any opinions on the Rock Krawler shocks. I love their stuff and I am thinking these shock are probably great.

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