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Unread 07-28-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default OME shock differences (feel) and spring selection

I am building my wifes 97 4runner to promote our 3rd gen front bumper and sliders coming out. I know this is really a 4th gen forum but there is enough OME product floating around to have a general comparison.

It has some street (off brand) all-terrains and I am upgrading it to some Rubicon take off 17"x32" BFG mud terrains. I am looking into about a 2" lift, but am on the fence about shock firmness and spring rates. This will have our front bumper, sliders, and I am building a one off rear bumper/tire carrier. It is her DD and I want to keep it comfortable but I would like to resolve the feeling of weight transfer/rocking over a bumpy road. And She drives like a bat out of hell so I am not sure if the "comfort" shock is too soft or if I should go with the "medium", especially with the added weight.

any opinions are appriciated.

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Unread 07-28-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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Moved to suspension section.

You probably want to put in the firmer shocks on the front with the added bumper. Most folks prefer the firmer OME shocks on the front ( I don't even think the softer shocks are available fro the 4th Gen anymore).

On the rear You might want to consider the softer shocks, if the weight is
stock.

Reason for this is that the OME suspensions for 4Runners are actually Prado components. The Prado has very similar weight up front, but is heavier in the back.

For the 3rd Gen you might also want to search a bit on Yotatech to see what folks are using and their impressions.

Also bfoe you go OME you might to check out the thread on TTORA and Yotatech, where folsk used a combination of TRD and Tundra components to come p with a front suspension many believe superior to OME. Sorry I don't have the links, but can find it by searching for Tundra lift on 4RUnner (or something like that) on both forums.

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Unread 07-28-2007, 11:27 PM   #3
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I agree with Andries -- with the bumper on the front, you'll probably want the heavier shocks, and with nothing in the rear, probably the softer.

Then again, I can only say that from 4th gen. experience, sorry!
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Unread 07-29-2007, 01:12 PM   #4
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I know it's a different application but I'm thinking it's all relative. And I am replacing the rear chrome bumper with a 3/16" and possibly a carrier.

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