Suspension advice...

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Would any of you go this route:

I've got a fellow cruiserhead who has a set of OME860s laying around. I thought I'd throw them on the rear of the 100 series for lift and extra load capacity. Is this a good idea or should I find a different spring? I notice most of you are running the 863 or 866 setup in the rear.

And currently I do not have any accessories mounted in the rear such as bumper, tire carrier, drawers, etc.

Thanks!
 
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I'll look into the 865s for sale, thanks!

Pending any height concerns, can you think of another reason the 860s will not work? I think these are the Medium Ome lift for the 80, which should give around 2-2.5" and a medium load capacity capability. Once I add more steel in the rear they would have to come out. But in the meantime I think they should do the trick. I will compensate the front with new T-bars to level the height.
 
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I think the 860's should work just fine. If others here are using 863's (80 heavies) with loaded down rear ends (Slee rear bumpers, drawers, large spare, etc.) I would think an 860 (80 mediums) would work well with a stock rear load. I say give it a try and report back. The nice thing about the OME t-bars is that you can adjust them to the height you want within reason. Good luck and let us know how they work.
 

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rockclmbr said:
I'll look into the 865s for sale, thanks!

Pending any height concerns, can you think of another reason the 860s will not work? I think these are the Medium Ome lift for the 80, which should give around 2-2.5" and a medium load capacity capability. Once I add more steel in the rear they would have to come out. But in the meantime I think they should do the trick. I will compensate the front with new T-bars to level the height.

Just remember, 80 series springs 860 & 863's included, that one spring is about 10-15mm shorter...so you'll need to add a packer on top of the shorter spring. Check with whomever you purchase these springs from for the exact differential. FYI: 100 series springs are the same height/length.
 
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