OME springs were dropped in price to match the Dakar springs. They wanted all the old OME's out so that we'd only have the Dakar's. The dakar's will take over almost everything... as far as leaf springs go anyway. YJ jeep's are next on the list...
wow. pimps got some rigs. all of these are good lookin trucks. maybe its the 33's but i was expecting the dakar to make it look a little more lifted. so if i understand it right, the springs lift it 2-3" and then you can use shackles to get another 1.5" out of it? am i right about this?
Thats correct, you can also go body lift or a spring over depending on your local laws but they require some other adjustments.
ARB over here said the OME is Australian made with more expensive BHP steel, and the Dakar is Malaysian made with any steel, but they are the same design and strength. It is cheaper to manufacture the dakar and people with 20 year old cars do not want to spend as much.
Sheesh, there aren't nearly enough pictures in this thread...
Here's mine. It's an OME medium or heavy lift, I forget which. 33x12.5 tires and a 1" body lift. The XJ next to it had a 2" lift on it with 30s. It was tiny and cute, and now it lives in California someplace.
nice rig weasel. so when i order my dakar setup do i need to specify which size shackels i want? and just to make sure i understand this... if i want to end up with 4" lift i would order the 2.5 springs along with shackles that are 3" more than stock? right? 2.5+(1/2 x 3)= 4"