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Unread 09-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Will '06 Rubicon OME Shocks work on a '97 TJ?

Hi Everyone,
I just purchased some stock OME shocks from an '06 Rubicon. Will these fit/work with my '97 TJ Sport?

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Unread 09-16-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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I put stock Rubi shocks on my 98TJ and gained about an inch in lift over the worn out stock ones. They will work fine.

Read post wrong, I gained the height with the coil springs, but springs and shocks worked great.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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Hi Everyone,
I just purchased some stock OME shocks from an '06 Rubicon. Will these fit/work with my '97 TJ Sport?
OME stands for Old Man Emu. It's a brand owned by ARB USA, and they sell shocks.

Stock Rubicon shocks are not made by OME. Stock Rubicon shocks will fit your Jeep.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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I assume he meant OEM (Original Equipment Manufactuer) i.e. stock

Shocks do not lift
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Sweet, sweet dyslexia. Thanks guys.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 08:54 AM   #6
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FYI, they will work with your TJ. However, they won't provide any lift, or any other advantage over other OEM shocks.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #7
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No worry there, I'm not looking for lift. My shocks are simply shot, so I need to replace. Out of curiosity (and I know this is tough to diagnose), do you think I should replace my coils? I just bought a 97 TJ Sport, 130,000 miles on the original springs. It doesn't look like it's sagging, which either means it is fine, or they are all sagging equally.
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No worry there, I'm not looking for lift. My shocks are simply shot, so I need to replace. Out of curiosity (and I know this is tough to diagnose), do you think I should replace my coils? I just bought a 97 TJ Sport, 130,000 miles on the original springs. It doesn't look like it's sagging, which either means it is fine, or they are all sagging equally.
I wouldn't bother. It's likely that they're all sagging a little bit, but that's not really an issue unless it bothers you. I'm sure many Jeepers who don't modify anything, just replace OEM parts, go 200K+ miles on the factory coils.
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