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post #16 of 336 Old 06-01-2013, 08:21 AM
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When I measured it side-by-side the stock strut, the OME was 5/16 (~.3") longer fully extended.

I'm not sure exactly what reference point they use to measure the fully extended/compressed lengths, but if they use the top of the fork bracket on the strut to the seat of the strut mount, I measured right around 19-19.25" on the OME (it was hard to get an exact figure)
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Can someone post the specs for the Bilstein HD struts for comparison?


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So these can work along with an rc spacer lift right? Just need to be mindfull of the cv axels.

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Ok thanks!

Can someone post the specs for the Bilstein HD struts for comparison?
I post the HD struts in the first post

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Haha, that's right you did! Thanks!

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So in other words, these can be used in a modified OME setup and would be the equivalent of using Rusty's strut spacer if they are turned down all the way?

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I have the modified OME set up would this be better then what i have now and would i need new springs? Thanks.
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Or say I run a XK hemi coil in the front with a rusty strut spacer, I'd set these to the 1" position to accommodate the added height or would setting them to the 1" setting add to the 3/4"-1" I'm gaining from the XK hemi coil and strut spacer?

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Would you get more travel with this strut vs the OME strut and coil??
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Would it be better to use the stock spring vs the OME spring its not modified, would it over extened the strut? Thanks
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OK, so you throw a set of these on the front and set them to 2", what would be the best way to go for the rear? An OME Med set of 2" springs? I do tow a trailer so would the HD's workout better or end up a little too stiff with the stock front coils?
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I spec a longer 5100/5125 set for the rear and then you can either get springs or a set of rear spacers depending on budget.

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OK, so you throw a set of these on the front and set them to 2", what would be the best way to go for the rear? An OME Med set of 2" springs? I do tow a trailer so would the HD's workout better or end up a little too stiff with the stock front coils?

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OK, so you throw a set of these on the front and set them to 2", what would be the best way to go for the rear? An OME Med set of 2" springs? I do tow a trailer so would the HD's workout better or end up a little too stiff with the stock front coils?
Since you're towing i would definitely go with the OME HD's.

There's a lot of shock options for the rear. Are you planning on doing any offroading? If so, there's a few minor modifications and you can run rear shocks up to 28" long to maximize travel.

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The 5100's adjusted all the way down still give 3/4" boost? I'm putting these in with my modded OME HD and I'm trying to maintain a .25" inch rake...so I guess I'll have to add some extra coil isolators along with the rear 1.5" puck?

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You'd be better off getting JBA 4" springs instead of OME HDs for the rear. Or see if someone has some used superlift springs for sale.

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I have a set of SL coils sitting in my garage if anyone is interested. They had me at a 23.5" hub - fender measurement when they were in.

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