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post #16 of 34 Old 02-07-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Ive been looking at OME since yesterday but cant find any legit 1" coil springs(see this article: http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve.../photo_05.html) All I have found is the 2" springs.

But here is what Im going to start within the next couple of weeks.
OME coil springs
Rancho RS5000 shocks
Firestone Coil rite air bags (rear)

Is this a decent setup to help towing? I mean, I could tow with it stock now, but it would be bad.


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post #17 of 34 Old 02-07-2012, 10:22 AM
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Sounds like it will ride very nice. email Nick at www.kolak@aol.com. He is a vendor and gets really good prices on that stuff. I have bough stuff from him for years.
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Ive been looking at OME since yesterday but cant find any legit 1" coil springs(see this article: http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve.../photo_05.html) All I have found is the 2" springs.

But here is what Im going to start within the next couple of weeks.
OME coil springs
Rancho RS5000 shocks
Firestone Coil rite air bags (rear)

Is this a decent setup to help towing? I mean, I could tow with it stock now, but it would be bad.

Talk to Nick, at kolak@aol.com

He is a vendor here and I should have my OME coils this week from him. He had the best pricing on those that I could find. If you have any questions related to towing (brakes, etc) he could probably help you out, he has a wealth of knowledge.
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post #19 of 34 Old 02-07-2012, 10:40 AM
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Is this a decent setup to help towing? I mean, I could tow with it stock now, but it would be bad.
a v8 and 3.73 gears would help to. what kinda stuff you towing??
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a v8 and 3.73 gears would help to. what kinda stuff you towing??
Harbor Freight trailer, appliances, Harley, or at the most my girlfriends sunfire if we happen to move. Like I said, Mild to Moderate.

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this is stock before 1" springs

could not finda pic with the Golf cart on there
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But here is what Im going to start within the next couple of weeks.
OME coil springs
Rancho RS5000 shocks
Firestone Coil rite air bags (rear)
Rancho shocks will be a disappointment. Bilstien, BDS, OME, Edelbrock, DoetschTech, and maybe even Rubicon Express will all be better choices.

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this is stock before 1" springs :d

could not finda pic with the golf cart on there
nice!

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I have air bags in my dmax and love them. That said they would be overkill, and kill your off-road. For the light tongue weight you have I'd look at air shocks.

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Rancho shocks will be a disappointment. Bilstien, BDS, OME, Edelbrock, DoetschTech, and maybe even Rubicon Express will all be better choices.
couldnt agree more, i used to have ranchos in the rear and factory replacements up front and the rears werent noticable, but once i "upgraded to 4 new ranchos the ride was like stiff stiff leaf springs, i have since upgraded to bilsteins and will never get another brand.
the air bags i was referring to were made by air lift, you can deflate them when not in use and it came with an inflate and deflate fitting that i put under the rear bumper

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the air bags i was referring to were made by air lift, you can deflate them when not in use and it came with an inflate and deflate fitting that i put under the rear bumper
Yeah the Airlift 1000 and Firestone Coil-Rite seem to be the same, just different colors.

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Yeah the Airlift 1000 and Firestone Coil-Rite seem to be the same, just different colors.
color is a major factor in performance

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I have air bags in my dmax and love them. That said they would be overkill, and kill your off-road. For the light tongue weight you have I'd look at air shocks.
Agree about overkill. Airbags work decently in heavy trucks but my experience with vehicles weighing as much as a ZJ is they ride terrible. You have to maintain like 3-5psi in the bag to keep it from getting damaged, and while that doesn't sound like much, 5psi in an airbag is a tremendous increase in spring rate.

The towing described is nowhere near moderate, more like light. I probably wouldn't worry about rear spring rate and if anything would look into oversize swaybars.
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color is a major factor in performance
Proven Fact, the color red and lots of stickers makes you have 50 more HP.

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IIRC the 1" higher ride height also included the larger tires...springs alone won't give you the full inch.

The UC's came stock with 245/70/15's (on the Laredo), while the standard tire size was 235/70/15, IIRC.

I'm not sure what the ZJ's that came with 16" wheels had for UC tire sizes. I know my NON-UC ZJ came with 225/70/16's, but not sure what the larger size was.
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