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Unread 12-29-2012, 12:19 AM   #16
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Well, I have the heaviest configuration possible. HEMI, skids, tow, 3rd row... And like I said before, the HD springs are too firm for me. I will be ordering some MD's

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Unread 12-29-2012, 12:33 AM   #17
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Again, my lack of research before buying seems that it will bite me in the ***. Do you think the the HD coils all around will be too stiff with the 3.7L and no significant weight added? I mean, I'd love to eventually get some armor, but I just don't have the funds right now (but the OME HD lift is already ordered and 2 sets of HD coils have been received).
You will probably find that it feels like a HD 3/4 ton truck. It will be stiff, but some guys like that.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 06:53 AM   #18
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If you are looking for a comfortable ride then definitely go with the OME! The ride quality and handling is for a lack of a better word, Perfect! If you don't plan on adding any significant weight to the Jeep the get the MD coils front and rear. If you plan on adding a front skid and some type of brush guard (like the Matrix) then I would get the HD front coils and MD rear coils. If you plan to add a heavy bumper like an ARB the do the same HD front/MD rear. If you plan to add full armor (brush guard/steel bumper, front skid, belly skid, sliders, rear skid) then get the HD coils front and rear. You can always swap coils later down the road if you want to get the MD now and then later on add a bunch of weight and want the HD coils, that's what I did
Thanks, Omelet. I am already fully armored (stock on my "trail rated" Overland). I would not have thought that would have added that much weight in the rear, but you are the expert.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #19
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I am talking OEM and aftermarket armor. The OEM armor (suspension, t-case, fuel tank) doesn't way too much, but once you start bolting on aftermarket 1/4" steel plates the weight adds up fast, especially a good set of sliders (100lbs)!
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Unread 12-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #20
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The HD coils are great, sure you might feel bumps more but the height and handling more than makes up for the slightly harsher ride.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 06:23 PM   #21
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I see you have a diesel too. How much lift did you see in front over stock and do you have any skid plates? Also is the ride stiffer over stock?
Lift gives 3"
I only currently have rear diff 4Xguard,
Rides so much better than stock, firmer but without wallow & pitch. Glides over bumpy roads, jaguaresque...
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