OME vs. Hydro 7000
Okay, just bought a lift kit off ebay. It's the Rancho 2.5" lift (RS6503). It doesn't come with shocks. So, I know that from what I read the OME kit rides really nice on road. Is it the shocks or springs? Because if it's the shocks that are what make it better than stock ride on the road THEN i refer to Quadratec's catalog. In there they have a shockabsorber "spreadsheet" and even thought the OME is gas charged, bigger piston dia., bigger rod dia. etc. its' ride quality is rated as "soft-medium". The only other shock with that soft-medium ride quality is the Skyjacker Hydro 7000. Since I'm cheap, the 7000's are half the price. How are the 7000's on ride to those of you who run them and better yet who have ridden in Jeeps that have had both?
From what I've gathered it seems that while OME's shock do ride nice w/other brands they ride even better with OME's springs. It also seems like OME's springs aren't your topical run of the mill springs and that their spring and shocks specifically are designed to compliment each other. What's up with the different spring lengths with OME, what does it do?
Originally Posted by JeepJohnson
1998 Sport, Optima, Nth Degree Tummy Tucker and PIAA 520's
Yep, OME offers the 2" springs and the 4" springs. Their springs and shocks are designed to work in conjunction with one another and yes, their springs have varying heights. If you get an OME lift kit you'll see that the front driver coil is taller than the front passenger and it's the opposite for the rear. I've run the following shocks; stock, Doestch Tech, RE Twin Tubes and OME's with OME's being the best by FAR. I currently have the RE Twin Tubes but will be going back to the OME's as soon as the funds allow.
I have the skyjacker nitros, they ride great to me. But I like a firmer ride though.
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