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Best Shock per Terrain.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by type o negative, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 27, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    type o negative

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    Dont know if there are real definative answers for this but I just about ordered Billy 5100s then thought, wait... "Is there a paticular shock that handles somethings better then others?" Most of my off roading is hauling ass down dirt roads, washboardy roads. Is there a shock that handles stuff like that better then shocks that handle rock climbing? Just a quick thought, I have no idea so thought I would ask. Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    Dustin03

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    For something like that, you want a shock that handles heat well, because the constant motion of driving over a washboard road means lots of friction and heat...

    Other guys will know a lot more than I do about this, but for the best performance, I think you need to look at springs more than shocks.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    Delmarva

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    A thicker shock (2.5") is better for the heat, etc.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I have found that the OME shocks work very well in fast off road trails. they are a twin tube design (hold more oil), and have 7 variable speed dampening.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    sonjay

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    Chris are the OME shocks adjustable?
     
  6. Jan 27, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    No, you'd have to use stiffer coils to achieve lift.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    OME Coils with OME Shocks = Sex :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jan 27, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    I have to dis-agree

    It's Super Extra Special Bonus Sex!!!
     
  9. Jan 27, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    :laugh:
     
  10. Jan 27, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    Lmfao!!!
     
  11. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    For high speed or long distance off roading a performance shock with a reservoir is a good choice. The external reservoir on the popular racing shocks like King, Fox or Bilstien are designed to cool the shock oil. Long periods of off roading cause the oil inside the shock body to heat up and result in whats known as "Shock Fade". This is caused by the friction of the oil passing the piston and valve stacks. When the oil gets to a certin temperature the viscosity or weight of the oil thins out, allowing for the oil to pass the piston and shims faster. You would be surprised how hot a racing shock can get after being ran over some nasty terrain.

    That is the real purpose of a reservoir but allot of people just like the looks!
     
  12. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    You just wish you could get in on that. :p
     
  13. Jan 27, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    Well i'm glad i got OME Shocks and coils on there way over now :)
     
  14. Jan 28, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    OME.. Coils and shocks.. They are even cheaper than Toytec and Bilstien combos arent they? With the double cab I would want to get the 885s? Do only OME shocks work the these coils? OR do Bilsteins work as well?
     
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    you can use the bilstiens, but it's recomended you use the ome shocks as they are valves special to compliment the springs
     
  16. Jan 28, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    I didn't mean hight adjustable, I was wondering about "7 variable speed dampening"? OME shocks and springs are like butter!
     
  17. Jan 28, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    They have 7 dampening holes in the shocks and they are a variable speed dampening shock. ;)
     
  18. Jan 28, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    So am I best off spending the extra cash now and going with something like the Fox performance kit with the ressys?

    I dont know if any of you are familiar with the Pony Express Trail but thats my stomping grounds and I love to rally the hell out of it. So sounds like something with ressys will prob be best.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    I have the OME shocks and struts all around with OME heavy duty coils. Also the OME progressive springs in the back and this truck handles awesome in the washboard roads.
    I bought the whole kit together and pleased as hell:D
    I was wondering though about the Res for the shock so I called ARB because they make them as well.
    They said If I raced in the desert then I should get them but if Not, then it would be over kill and a waste of money. The tech said for my type driving the shocks that I have are the best bet.
    So far I have been real pleased with the ride and the weight handling of this setup.
    I would definatly recommend
     
  20. Jan 28, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Being as the OME shocks are a twin tube, they hold more oil than most others. I have only been able to get mine near 130*, with an out side temp of 110*, and running a fast trail. :D I dont see a need for the resi shocks either. Not unless you are racing.
     
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