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Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 88yj

Has anyone outfitted they're rig with Old Man Emu leaf springs and shocks? Am thinking about Using bonus+tax refund check on new suspension for the YJ. I have heard that OME is the way to go. I have rancho now but its old and worn. Springs need replacing. What do you think? It's ok for you to tell me I should make a makeshift smelter and cast my own then forge them into the best springs ever but I dont wanna lol. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

Mainly a bump for you, but I can't remember anything bad ever being posted about OME, and their stuff has been mentiones a lot. Do a search and see what comes up.
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

I know its apples to oranges, but I have the OME coil spring suspension on my TJ and love it. Like JimLou, I've never heard any negative about the OME leaf springs, either.
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

one of my friends has it on his 95 yj and it flexes really nice and has a good ride i would buy any lift kit to get rid of rancho
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

The word is there a nice kit. Up there on price..
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

I have had mine on my jeep for 3 years now and have no complaints. You get what you pay for.
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

OME's one of the best kits in the business and has a good reputation. It gives a softer ride that the Ranchro kit. But like any kit, be prepared to do lots of little stuff.

So, if you don't have a forge, the iron and skills and have the money, the OME will give you good service. It just won't give the fun of the forge.
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

Thats what I heard. I heard that it flexes really nicely and isnt too stiff like the rancho. The truck already has a 2.5 inch lift so I dont think I'm going to have to make too many modifications. I'm probably just going to get new shackles and new u bolts also. Are the greasable shackles good? Thanks for the info everyone. Larry I think I have to put in with the town on that forge but my neigbors arent gonna like it lol.
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

I think my Jeep with the OME setup actually rides better than my wifes exploder.
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Re: Your opinions please, Old Man Emu suspension 8

Based on input from other friends that have used EMU and National springs....I don't think you will go wrong. I had a 4" lift using cheaper springs....combine that with the polly bushings and my kidneys will never be the same.....

Truth is, truth is, a cheap lift is exactly that....cheap....

Based on my experience, there are only two ways to lift a leaf spring jeep....good springs like EMU or National, or go SOA with stock Wrangler springs. The SOA is a less expensive solution, but requires more mechanical fab....and has issues with spring wrap.
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