So dropped the cash on a full OME set up for my truck couple weeks ago at the Lucas Oil off road expo in Pomona. Truck is finally out of warranty so time to ditch the spacers and get something more substantial under it.
Went with the heavy duty springs in the front since I plan to build a bumper with a hitch reciever for a winch in the future. Also went with the heavy duty leafs in the rear since I run a shell all the time, load it up with camping gear for the eastern sierras and plan on also building a rear bumper in the future. Going to run OME shocks and struts front and rear since everyone said don't run their setup with anything else. And also threw in the extra bucks for greasable shackles in the rear.
I was going to install everything myself but I don't have room in my shop yard with current projects at work, my garage is full of crap and can't do it on my driveway and since they gave me a killer deal on install I decided to have them put everything in also I think it's not a bad idea if I ever have warranty issues in the future atleast I had it professionally installed.
I'll try and update this post as I get more miles on the OME kit and break it in and hopefully lose some of the stiffness they warned me about. Everything goes well I should have my spacers and Rancho adjustables up for sale soon.
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Well shucks, it's too bad you are short on space. To me working on the truck and installing the mods myself is the best part of the whole process. Either way I don't think you can go wrong with OME products and it sounds like their kit will suit you well. They seem to be the less popular choice since most people are either going the minimal route with spacers, or all out with coilovers and aftermarket UCAs so be sure and post up some feedback on your experience with the kit. Don't ride with your seatbelt too tight until you get some weight on those HD coils/springs, hehe.
2012 Pro-4x CC
Mods: Bilstein 5100/OME coils, Shackles/Bilstein 5125, Hefty Sliders, BFG 255/85r16 KM2's, Tinted windows, LEDs (interior, cargo, backup), Amsoil Ea filter
Pipe Dream: Custom bumpers, Calmini/Titan swap with full length coilovers, Alcan rear springs
Thanks guys, I talked to the guys at 4wheel parts some more today when I dropped the truck off and they said it will take about 2000-3000 miles for the break in and them to soften up but adding bumpers and sliders will definitly help and if the front is too stiff still a winch will mellow it out. But everyone has their own opinion of what an acceptable ride is so I'll have to add weight to my liking.
I should be ok heck I spent years driving imports with track suspensions on them daily and that was rough on the spine but it keeps the kidneystones from building up =/.
i got OME heavies on another vehicle. they've certainly been abused on the trails with loaded weight. after some 10.000+ miles, they show zero signs of softening up. i installed them knowing they'd be stiff. just didn't want to deal with sagging after time.
Cool I am glad I came across this thread. I'm ordering up OME shocks and struts/springs as well. I wanted to go with the HD springs, but don't plan on adding a heavy bumper or winch. So I decided to go with the slandered OME front springs. The thing is is I want the 2" of height to level it out. I had a 1985 Wrangler with a 2.5" Rancho suspension lift and it was a ruff rider till you got a few people in it. So would the OME HD springs make it rock hard of a drive?
I wouldn't call the heavies rock hard. They are stiffer obviously so you will feel every bump on the streets. I'm not a good judge of ride quality as I can't remember having a 'luxury soft' ride in my past few vehicles so the heavies feel somewhat normal to me.
once loaded with some weight is when they shine . minimal if any loss in height. ride softens up real nice.
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