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Suspension kit recommendations (BJ-60) OME, ?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Traveler, May 5, 2003.

  1. Traveler

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    I'm going to be replacing the suspension on my BJ-60 soon and would like to get some 1st hand recommendations on which manufacturer to go with. I have heard many good things about OME.... if I were to get their kit which one would be the best for combined street /off-road use.
    Any ideas on the best place (cheapest!) to buy it from?
    Thanks
     
  2. erfworm

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    Are you looking for lift or stock height?
     
  3. Guest

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    OME on my BJ40 is far too soft. Any way the Springs are made by King Springs in Sydney and the Dampers are made in Adelaide by Monroe.
     
  4. jzilla

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    wRe: Suspension kit recommendations (BJ-60) OME, ?

    I have belton suspension on my bj60 I think it is a 2.5 inch lift.
    It fits 33's easily.
    It was reasonable and I'm told comparable to ome, with ome I think you are paying some extra for the name.
    The belton kit came with everything shackles, bushings, shocks, steering stabilizer.
    I have had it on since august and I'm quite happy.
    Seems pretty heavy duty. It is a bit bouncy.
    Let me know if you need more info.
     
  5. Traveler

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    erfworm: I'm looking to get 2.5" of lift, that should be plenty.

    jonathon: Which OME do you have, the light, med or heavy?

    jzilla: Thanks, I'll check out belton, where did you get yours?

    Thanks guys
     
  6. erfworm

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    I've got the medium OME 2.5" suspension on my 62 and it works great. However, I think that once I add the bullbar and winch the medium will probably sag considerably in the front. If you've got the diesel and a lot off weight upfront I think you might want to go with the heavy. Unfortunaely I don't know how the heavy will ride, but I can tell you that with the medium my on road characteristics actually improved greatly over the stock set-up. :G
     
  7. Guest

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    I have the 2.5" Heavy Duty. Also the front has sagged heeps, But a lot more on the right side. Rear is about right, Just soft.
     
  8. Guest

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    Forgot to mention: The Dampers are Valved too hard(Damper slows the Spring too much).
     
  9. jzilla

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    I got mine through a guy in coqutilam B.C.
    His name is Steve.  He has a website called extreme bends.
    his number is 604 834-Fj40.