Ome + Rancho 5000

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by CPJONES1231, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. CPJONES1231

    CPJONES1231

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    Does anyone have this setup, or know if this setup will even work on a 93 with the OME 850&863 combo??
     
  2. topend yobbo

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    dont think you can go wrong as they are both very high quality suspension components
     
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    IMO 5000s are very stiff. I never liked them very much, but I haven't run them on my 80.
     
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    ran rs 5000's on my 87 toyota and they were firm, but they lasted for ever. right now im running rs-9000's on the tacoma and love them. i have them set on 3 all the way around.
     
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    3 on RS9000 = RS5000 :).
     
  6. tacomafj-80

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    maybe, but the tacoma is alot hevier than my old 87. :beer:
     
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    <---- Running JDM '5 spring with Rancho RS9000- 5 ways adjustable very stiff.
     
  8. Tools R Us

    Tools R Us

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    Your "very stiff" probably has more to do with very little suspension travel and very little tire/sidewall flex than the quality of the shocks.
     
  9. cruiserdan

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    I wonder if mixing the two makes sense. Just thinking out loud but as I understand it the OME shocks and springs evolved togther. Did they not?
     
  10. Nay

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    That's the point of buying OME - it is a system (I'm not saying the system is perfect, mind you). 5000's are a major step down. As far as I am concerned, Rancho shocks suck on lifted 4x4's, because they are rebound valving biased (allowing extra compression and harshly controlling the rebound is not what I want in a shock).

    There are reasons beyond brand name why some shocks cost $30 and some cost 2 or 3 times that.

    Nay
     
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