DD 3" shocks ... OME, BILSTEIN or FOX 2.0 ??? - JeepForum.com

 
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post #1 of 5 Old 05-12-2014, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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DD 3" shocks ... OME, BILSTEIN or FOX 2.0 ???

The XJ is a dd so it canīt be too hard to ride in the city or too soft in the dunes, I'm getting 3" coil springs, but a bulbar (80lbs) it's going to be install ...

So which shocks should do the right job ?
- OME Nitrocharger Sport for 3"-5" lift
- BILSTEIN 5100 for 3"-5" lift
- FOX 2.0 for 2.5" lift


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post #2 of 5 Old 05-12-2014, 04:23 PM
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Im in the same situation as you, going with bilstein 5100s personally

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-12-2014, 04:33 PM
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Kinda in the same boat too, except with my ol TJ. Decided on the 5100s aswell because of the price. OMEs will be close to $100 more a set. The new OME sport shock just looks kinda cheap to me, and I am pretty sure they are not montubes either.


You find the bilsteins cheaper then about $80?
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-12-2014, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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At least to what I've found (quadratec) the 3 brands and models are almost at the same price ... just $30+- ...

I've always heard the quality ride of the OME are the best ... and years ago I had the yellow bilsteins in the xj, and the ride was kind of hard.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-19-2014, 02:57 PM
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I was in the same situation not 4 weeks ago.. I ended up going with Fox 2.0's because the Bilstein 5100's were backorder 6 weeks out at that time... Im happy with the set up. They are a little on the stiff side (no comparrison to go off of but just IMO) but the added plus is that it controls body roll so I am not running sway bars now and do not have to mess with discos. They really shine around my area where we have alot of flat bumpy hard packed sand roads and seem to be "loosing up" as I use the jeep more. Kind of hard to explain but they provide a firm feeling but still remain "flexy" in the woods and they soak up the bumps really nice.. Plus the added look factor is worth noting...

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