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Unread 06-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #4921
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That's a pretty stout list, but you have a very clear idea about where you want to go with it and that counts for a lot.

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Unread 06-16-2013, 04:45 AM   #4922
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Unread 06-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #4923
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From my understanding you can have a lower profile bumper because of the reduced width.

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Unread 06-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #4924
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I'm surprised your OME shocks are shot so early on! Have you had a chance to verify this? Are the shocks just not providing sufficient dampening for the kind of terrain you wheel on?
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Unread 06-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #4925
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That's a pretty stout list, but you have a very clear idea about where you want to go with it and that counts for a lot.
I'm hoping that I can start making some progress, soon.
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I'm surprised your OME shocks are shot so early on! Have you had a chance to verify this? Are the shocks just not providing sufficient dampening for the kind of terrain you wheel on?
They don't even provide dampening on the street, much less off-road.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #4926
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That was originally from the trip to URE right?

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Unread 06-16-2013, 09:06 PM   #4927
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That was originally from the trip to URE right?
That's my best guess, although I didn't notice any change for several weeks. Now - months later - it's a pretty harsh ride. Basically, it feels the same as it did before I swapped the fresh shocks in. I don't know that I can afford reservoirs any time soon, but I'm going to have to afford something.

Also, I didn't address the questions about narrowing a winch, earlier: I don't really have a good reason to do it. I just think it would be fun to clean up and rebuild a winch and to tinker with it in the process. You know I can't leave well-enough alone...
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Unread 06-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #4928
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How long have you owned the shocks? They have a 3 year warranty.
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How long have you owned the shocks? They have a 3 year warranty.
I've had them for about 16 months, now...so, less than half of the warranty period. I'm not sure that the warranty will cover me actively killing them, though, even if I didn't know I was doing so at the time.
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I've had them for about 16 months, now...so, less than half of the warranty period. I'm not sure that the warranty will cover me actively killing them, though, even if I didn't know I was doing so at the time.
I bet they'd warranty them. You use your jeep like most of us do, so if they can't handle that kind of abuse, they shouldn't be making shocks.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #4931
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You have nothing to loose to call them up and ask. Even if you are still getting different shocks, selling the replacement shocks will help with the budget.

I went to ARB in Kent with a broken seal housing that I told the guy I broke installing it incorrectly and I had a locker that I bought off craigslist that only had a rear locker switch and I needed a front. He disappeared in the back for a few minutes, produced some brand new parts and said thanks for supporting ARB and sent me on my way for $0.
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You have nothing to loose to call them up and ask. Even if you are still getting different shocks, selling the replacement shocks will help with the budget.
You're correct...it's worth an attempt. I put an e-mail in with some basic details and will see if I hear anything back from them. Hopefully my experience will be as good as the one you related...but going on my luck as of late, I seriously don't expect it.
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You're correct...it's worth an attempt. I put an e-mail in with some basic details and will see if I hear anything back from them. Hopefully my experience will be as good as the one you related...but going on my luck as of late, I seriously don't expect it.
I wish you luck on this, but I'd put your odds of success at slim to none. If it were just one shock you might succeed; but, getting them to believe that all four went bad simultaneously is a tall order. On a positive note, it costs nothing to try!
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I wish you luck on this, but I'd put your odds of success at slim to none. If it were just one shock you might succeed; but, getting them to believe that all four went bad simultaneously is a tall order. On a positive note, it costs nothing to try!
It's actually just the front two. I've already had them replace one of the rear N67's that was bad from the factory.
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It's actually just the front two. I've already had them replace one of the rear N67's that was bad from the factory.
Oh, for some reason I thought it was all four, my bad. Still wish you luck though.
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