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post #1 of 9 Old 05-25-2018, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Old Man Emu Spring Help

I wanted to purchase some OME springs this weekend but have been looking for a while but am a little confused because there are multiple options for the ZJ. I am stock height and want to stay under 1in of lift (just replaced shocks with stock height Blisteins). I don't have any extra gear for added weight, just the spare tire and drive mostly highway (65-80mph 30mi/ trip), occasional off road trails. I will be changing the insulators as well.

for the Front the Pn's are listed on Morris as
OME930 - .75-1.75 lift
OME934 - .75-1 in lift
OME931 - 1in Light load

Rear:
OME940 - 1in Med Load
OME943 - .75in Heavy constant load

Would the 934 and 940 be the correct combo? I don't want the rear to be sagging or extremely higher than the front. Someone reviewed the 940 for the rear as not enough lift, but the 940's give some people 2.5in lift.

I probably wont be installing them right away and don't want to find out I have gotten the wrong springs.

Any help is appreciated!

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-25-2018, 07:34 AM
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A) Talk to Kolak, he’s the resident OME expert, may also be able to get you a better deal on them.

B) It’s my understanding that the 1” lift version of the OME isn’t the same experience as the OME HD that gives 2.5”. I’ve always heard it’s pretty soft and floaty. You might be happier with a set of upcountry coils, if you can find them, or are willing to cough up for the new ones.
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What are the Husky or Moog springs off Rockauto like if you don't want any lift? I'm guessing the OME ones are better but also more expensive too?
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Yep...talk to KOLAK. I just talked to him about getting springs....explained my situation...and now I have different brand heading my way that will suit my needs and fit my current lift better.
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Timo really likes the moog variable rate. They look like a very good option for stock height or F>R.


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I just did my springs and shocks about a month ago with Bilstiens and OMEs. Get with Kolak ( [email protected] <[email protected]> ) and tell him what you want and your budget, and he'll set you up with what you need. He can answer your questions BEFORE it costs you a dime.
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Get the heavy's for sure. I don't have a winch or armor and they are plenty soft. I would not want them to be softer.

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The OME ZJ front spring specs go like this:

2930: 162 lbs/in, 18.7" free height
2931: 140 lbs/in, 20" free height
2934: 160 lbs/in, 20" free height

And the OME ZJ rear springs:

2940: 190 lbs/in, 15" free height
2943: 230 lbs/in, 14.6" free height


Keep in mind all OME springs lift taller than advertised. Many of us (including me) run the 2934/2943 combo and get about 2.5" of lift.

Please PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected] and I'll be happy to assist in selecting the best springs for your ZJ. I have great pricing, have been an authorized Vendor here on the forum for over a decade and an OME dealer for 20 years
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Timo really likes the moog variable rate. They look like a very good option for stock height or F>R.
That is what my 93 has and they ride nicely, but I also have Sensatrac shocks on it as well. For the insulators I used the Energy Suspension poly ones. I bought 2 sets and only needed one set.
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