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Old 05-23-2009, 12:18 AM
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Not really very shocking...

But my mechanic shot me an e-mail and said my OME Shocks would be backordered until late June.

Sooooo I either need to find another set of shocks that I like or I can wait a month which would kinda suck but then I could save up more money.

The reason I want to wait is because I've heard of the excellent ride the OME shocks provide.

I know a lot of guys have a liking for the bilstein 5150s but I know those will need an adaptor which means more money.

If I wait then I can have the money set up to get an SYE if I need it and some other goodies.

What's the benefit of having shocks with a reservoir opposed to having ones that don't aside from keeping them cool. Will I need the reservoir?
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i would not wait but i am impatient so just wait and get the s.y.e. with the saved loot
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Go get some Monroe Sensa-Tracs.
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Probably should mention these shocks are for my RE 3.5in superflex lift kit.
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Go get some Monroe Sensa-Tracs.
really i hope you are kidding right
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really i hope you are kidding right
I hope he is. I saw his post and thought WTF is he for real?
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Speaking of shocks, what are some good ones for a 3" lift, the Pro Comp 3000 ones that are on it are decent but a bit harsh at times. I have a bad back and obviously a Cherokee wasn't the best choice for ride comfort especially lifted ones, but it isn't a big deal most of the time. I just need a little more ride comfort.
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get some mx6's from procomp if you can afford them they have a selection of setting's from firm to soft
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yeah i got the pro comp MX6 adjustable shocks. they be pretty sweet
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I love my MX6s

I only run them on the front but they ride as well if not better than the RE monos.

Either those 2 or some Bilsteins.
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i am running some 5150's in the rear the front is pretty basic crappy shocks but i have been doing a lot of work in the front and dont want to spend the money until i am sure what size i need
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Basically I'm trying to find a shock that will provide me with a nice ride which is why I went with OME. I'm just a little irritated I'm going to have to wait a long time for them.
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Originally Posted by LazersGoPEWPEW View Post
Basically I'm trying to find a shock that will provide me with a nice ride which is why I went with OME. I'm just a little irritated I'm going to have to wait a long time for them.
I was in the same boat. Bought my RE 3.5 SF kit from dpgoffroad, but ARB said the OME shocks were on backorder. This was early April and ARB said they would arrive in their warehouse on 5/5. Sure enough, they shipped out to me on 5/6, so at least their word was good. I didn't mind to wait because I was slow going on the lift install anyway.

Worth the wait IMO, but I don't have anything to compare it to except for stock. Not comparitively speaking, the OME shocks make this thing ride downright decent. Better than I expected. I would describe it this way, stiff but not harsh. My wife rode in it for the first time yesterday and we were far into the trip before I said, "this thing doesn't ride too bad, huh?", and she said, "no, it's fine." So there you go.
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Did it ride better than stock?
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Did it ride better than stock?
Yes, but my shocks were toast and one of the rears was even leaking. I would say that it's comparable to what a stock ride *would* be like if the springs and shocks were new. One thing that some might consider negative though is that now the whole Jeep moves up and down over what I'll call small dips in the road. I think it's fine, just different. It does a really nice job over sharp bumps like overpass joints. There's railroad tracks on my normal route that I used to make me cringe when I went over them, but now it handles them much, much better.

FWIW, I drove home from wheelin yesterday on 15 psi all the way around and that was a Cadillac-like ride, lol, but I wouldn't recommend it. Aired back up to 32 psi when I got home, but might go a little lower for daily driving.
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