Rancho or OME

Submitted: Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 12:02
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The 100 series's legs (shocks and springs) are getting to the point of needing callipers (leg straightners)... (after 150,000 -their worn out) So the question i propose is do i Old Man Emu or Rancho her back to capasity again ... yer or na !

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 13:02

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 13:02
Koni. Bilstiens, OME then Rancho in that order.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 13:24

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 13:24
That's for the shocks, I would go OME for the springs
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:06

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:06
Springs
Kings, Dobsons, or OME yup.
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Follow Up By: Johnad - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 23:51

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 23:51
I agree, I have Koni's with kings springs....love em & will not have anything else.
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Reply By: Stadoobie - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 13:58

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 13:58
Yeah rite .. I was looking at the OME setup from arb... Nitro shock and Springs (you know - set of 4) was costing about $1004 without castor kit (is that really needed) and without steering stableiser.. So the price should take ther credit card just below "max out" amount .. soo hmmm

In comparison, are Koni's more? my old rig is 75% on the rough city streets of Adelaide (yes i dont know where my rego money goes! cos its certanly not on maintenance of the roads here) therefore .. jeeees i dont know!

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 17:43

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 17:43
its a reasonable price, around the price for the Patrol for OME springs and shocks done locally in Warrnambool.

OME's are good, better than standard and good support tooLaterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Follow Up By: Johnad - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 11:13

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 11:13
From memory, I paid about the same money for my Konis and Kings with the steering dampner. I havent required a castor kit as yet. They fitted it to the vehicle and tried 3 sets of springs before we found the perfect match. Try www.toperformance.com.au

Trust me, the 4wd will handle REALLY well with Koni's on board.
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Reply By: Les from Lovells Springs Central - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 14:55

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 14:55
Why don't you get in contact with Ride Tech In Adelaide and see what they can do for you.
I am sure that they could put something together that is more in the 4 value that you are looking for
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 17:45

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 17:45
you could also contact ironman springs off this site, they have a good range of tough good value springs and shocks.
Laterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Reply By: chapo - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:37

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 20:37
My 100 series has about the same K's and I got a quote last week for Lovells springs and koni shocks $1700 fitted.
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Reply By: Stadoobie - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 19:09

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 19:09
O.K. I have single handedly fitted the OME springs and shockers to the old girl... It took me about 4 hours..

Must thank everyone for their advise/feedback/oppinions.

So the whole lot (4 springs and shocks) cost me $1004 total.

After the 4 klms i have just driven, and knowing every bump in the road like the back of my hand, I must say that, there has been a 70% improvment im comfort and road hold/handling ability..

The bastard is just a little harder to get into (50mm lift , plus the amount of previous sag - i have to bloody jump to get in!)

Ill keep you people posted as to the 500klm look/maintenance/height mesaure....

And ill also get the wheels re-allinged in the next week or so....
Thanks again ozi forum-ers

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