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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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what springs should i get?

howdy,
should i buy the emu springs or the national spring? any one running these? i'm looken for a better ride, with out the toothloss i have now.

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Re: what springs should i get?

I'm not runnin either, but from what I understand the OME springs provide the cushiest ride. Nationals are good springs though, I don't think they are quite as soft.

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Re: what springs should i get?

Thats what i am looking for also is a better ride with out more lift , been looking into rear springs up front.
But havent got a stright answer on wether it will add lift or not, Witch one is it ? I just want to go to the pick-a-part and get rear springs , take off the overload and put them on. It seems to me the front has to be heavier than the back ?

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Same here trying to get a soft ride without losing anything offroad I dropped the air pressure a lot and that helps alot but a little more gas to make it go but I am in the process of cleaning up and painting a set of rears for my front should start install maybe this weekend right now i'm working on installing some 4"x4" steel rocker gaurds which should be awsome and only cost about $90 bucks to make, Take Care Don

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Re: what springs should i get?

I have got the OME springs all around, greasable Bone shackles and polyurethane bushings and really like them. They provide a small lift over stock, enough to go 30" while still spua. I don't have a rock crawler, just fire trail/logging road and daily driver.

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Actually.....bone stock, the weight distribution was 50/50.......that is WITHOUT all the stuff we add to them.....My rear has become much heavier than my front....until I get the winch!
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Re: what springs should i get?

I never used OME, but ran 3 inch Nationals for years. And now that I've done a spring over...I kinda miss them! They worked great. Never had a problem with them. And they are "softer" than stock, mostly I think because there is some room for compression. Stock suspension had only about 1 inch of compression before the front bottomed out. I would highly recommend the Nationals. It was an install em and forget em. The kind of modification I like!
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Re: what springs should i get?

We've run both for many years. Its a tough call on which to pick. If you want to call me, I can go over the nuances of each of them with you if you like.
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We've run both for many years. Its a tough call on which to pick. If you want to call me, I can go over the nuances of each of them with you if you like.
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Re: what springs should i get?

howdy,
i think i'm leaning toward the emu springs. i want a soft ride and very little lift. right now i'm 6.5 spoa lift with shackles. i am runnig 33's with plenty of room. i us my sammi for mudding, and driving around in style in the summer. i know that if i go with springs that i will be looken to find a solution to the short driveshaft blues. and i'm still in the proess of gearing, i'm look to go with 5.16 front and rear. i don't want to crawl because i don't want a tralior queen. but in all good time, it winter; and i have time. springs, gears, then driveshafts in that order. any ideas or knowledge, please send them my way.

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