Having spent a great deal of time driving Land Cruisers around the world with OME, Dobinson, Icon, Rancho/Pro-Comp, etc. I personally think their is great value in the OME springs for the money. Perhaps they have some good marketing at current, that wasn't the case when we started using/installing/selling their parts nearly 3 decades ago now. We were still having to order direct form Australia and few in the US had heard of them even just a few decades ago. Sure the cost of the all-inclusive kits is up there but compare apples to apples and they are a good value imo (which is certainly biased but again we sell OME, Dobinson and could/have sold Rancho & Pro-Comp but don't like to).
My 2 cents, you got what you paid for
Great to read opinions form people with a lot of experience. I hope you can help me too find some answers for my BJ42 (1981, diesel 3.4):
1. Can I put OME or Iron Man greaseable anti-inversion shackles and pins on the original leaf springs? (the current shackles are homemade, I need to change them)
2. Would you go with OME shackles & pins even if they cost $150 more than Iron Man equivalents? (in my region)
3. Would you put a steering damper on a 40 that has no power steering and does not go off-road? (I'm thinking here about the already heavy steering at low speeds on the road / parking lot)