OME springs and shocks.

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 23:17
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Last week I replaced my OME shocks and OE springs on the 80. No more lurching at any speed over 80K/h.
Tonight I had 3 posts banned. There is no way that the last post could have been found offensive by anyone unless they wished to see less of me.
I am obviously the weakest link.
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Reply By: Trekkie (Member - WA) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 23:47

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 23:47
Orrrrr Footloose Dont take it to heart - We enjoy your company
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 07:06

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 07:06
Footloose there must be a good reason for them to be banned.
I have used OME gear for years and cant fault it.

All the best
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Follow Up By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 07:43

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 07:43
I reckon they have quality control probs then! ;-)

Not doubting you or the many other happy OME users

My experience - I had a set of HD OME springs and shocks on a Prado, which lasted halfway across the Simpson - the rest of the ride was frequently on the bumpstops.

I couldn't believe they were stuffed, and did a couple of High Country trips - once again, often bottoming out and experiencing shocky fade

ARB reckoned nothing was wrong and pumped up the tires.

I replaced them with Bilsteins and Lovells, and never (never) hit the bump stop again....

I know of a few with similar issues - so I'm not alone - but then I know of many who are very happy, hence my guess at 'quality control', or a 'bad batch'...
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 10:37

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 10:37
Footie ,

It is not personal , mine was wiped too . It makes sense really .

All posts which do not relate to 4WD get wiped - you know that . They stay there for a while , which is OK , but they basically want 4WD posts and do not want their files filled up with non 4WD "stuff".

You will just have to write 4WD related poetry . Perhaps an epic regarding a harrowing trip through flooded creeks .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 11:08

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 11:08
Willie, like this ?

He wandered west along the track
He wandered west at last
He didnt stop to draw a breath
Till Boulia was passed.

The Plenty had its name just right
Plenty of corros and plenty of fight
But he didn't stop till a tyre went down
Just 70K from Alice Town

The tyre was fixed the very next day
Can you imagine what he had to say
When just 50K north of Alice Town
Another bloody tyre went down

He was getting tired and so he went
another 400k before he was spent
he had no spare
A minor matter
For the rain on the roof
Had begun to splatter

And it rained and rained
for 3 days and the night
was a black wet mire
and he still had to fight
the tube in that tyre

The tracks turned to lakes
And bottomless mud
The skaterink was full
Of slippery crud

When the rain stopped
he thought he'd be tough
But 60 k on he'd had quite enough

The knee and the finger were giving him hell
Each gear change he made
had become a small yell

So he turned and came east
Twas the best thing to do
You would of done that
If you were there too

And he wrestled the wheel for that 400K
Just wishing the corros would go right away

His head on the roof
Was saved by the belt
It was numerous times
And you know how he felt

Almost drownding in lakes
The suspension must crack
A long time before
The old Tanami Track

But he's back now and healthy
Or so it would seem
And he's writing up poems
To let off some steam

But there's something I know
That when shove comes to push

He brought back the body.......

But the mind's in the bush.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 12:55

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 12:55
Tooloose LaFoot ,

Epic , heroic , huge .
Exploroz has it's own balladeer .

Willie .
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Reply By: Michael B - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 11:28

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 11:28

Don't know about the lost posts, but if you can turn out dittys like that at the drop of a hat I reckon you are worth yer weight in gold to this forum.

Michael B (SA)

-and it is piddlin' down here at the moment (mid north SA) if it has found its way north the Flinders will be getting a well deserved drenching..
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