Bilstein vs OME
Just wondering what the difference in performance is between the Bilstein struts/shocks vs the OME's? Any and all inputs are appreciated!
From my understanding, the bilstein's are a bit firmer and more road worthy and the OME's are the better off road shock. I can honestly say that I wish I had gone with the bilstein's over the OME's since I spend more time on road
I love my OMEs! They provide a more firm yet very controlled ride on and off road. The great thing about OME struts is their ability to handle and control weight. Once you start adding skids, winch, steel bumper, or whatever you want to add, the Bilsteins can feel a little floaty (at least that is the feedback I have received from others) where as the OMEs still feel very controlled. I have talked to guys who ran both and even though they ran/run the OMEs with their coils too, which add to the control, they felt the OMEs road better with additional weight over the Bilsteins. In the end it is all personal preference and is really up to your intended use!
Keep on Jeepin on........
^^^ I agree with Omelet. I can't personally speak for the Bilsteins but they have plenty of great reviews. However, I can say my OME's ride and feel great. Over the past year I've put the Jeep to good use both on and off the road and I've added a fair amount of skids and the shocks/struts have been unaffected.
Hey guys thanks for the input I really appreciate the info! I went with the Bilsteins because after talking with Kolak (Nick) we decided that for the time being 90% of my time is on pavement and the highway. I may add the 4xGaurd front skid in the near future but until next summer the only plans are installing Bilsteins all around and the 2" daystar. And of course new tires (stuck between 265/275.) So hopefully with the lighter 3.7L the Bilsteins will perform great!
Originally Posted by Theogriff15
Originally Posted by beber View Post
I don't know the numbers off the top of my head.
99' TJ Gunmetal Blue Sport /w D30 No-Slip/D44 Trac-Loc, 5spd, 2" susp./1" body, 33"MT/R's/AR767's, Durabak, Currie, Warn
07' WK Silver 5.7 QD2, Bilsteins & front strut plates.
Thanks for the inputs guys, still awaiting my Daystar from Kolak with the bilsteins. Depending on how I like it I may move up to the OME HD setup with the Bilstein shock/struts and then maybe when i have the time and effort again grab some OME struts/shocks.
You know it will take just as much effort to swap out the BB with OME coils as it will to do the whole OME kit. So if you plan to upgrade the coils you may as well do the struts too.
Originally Posted by Omelet View Post
2006 - 3.7L, Superlift, 265 Guard Dogs, 30" LED Bar, Bilsteins, Spidertraxx, Solid, Hypertech, Rola, Rear Led, Led Tails, S4xC Skids
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