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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by THXEY, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mar 18, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    THXEY

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    whats the diffrence between bilstein 5100 and ome N140s
     
  2. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    comon someone has to know somthing about the OME shocks



    chris....
     
  3. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    wat?
    5100's...adjustable up to 2.5" of lift and better ride quality than stock

    n140's....better ride quality than stock, but need the OME coils w/ them to provide lift.

    i think thats the knitty gritty, but OME man chris should pop in
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Chris!!




    ok i just yelled for him he'll be here in a sec
     
  5. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Biltstien 5100:
    Mono tube shock, with high presure nitrogen charge, Floating piston, speed sensative valveing.

    OME N140S: Twin tube, low presure nitrogen charge,floating piston, speed sensative valveing.

    Pros of 5100:
    Adjustable height with OEM spring. More oil than OEM TRD Bilstiens

    Pros of OME N140S:
    More oil than 5100. Low pressure nitrogen means more compliant on the smaller bumps, less likely to leak.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    thanks!
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    Ok Chris, I've always read that Monotube shocks are more performance oriented and better overall than twin tube shocks but I keep hearing ear fulls of praise for the OMEs over the Bilsteins. Also, the OME's are more expensive than the Billies. Whats the deal-e-o?
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    On an off road shock, the more oil the better. It keeps the temp down, and prevents the dampening characteristic of the shock from fadeing out.
    Also, alot of folks are anchored in the belief that high psi nitrogen is the only way to keep the oil from cavitating when off road. This isnt the case. High pressure can cause shocks to leak. When a floating piston is used in the shock, much lower nitrogen psi can be employed without the shock oil cavitating. With a lower nitrogen psi, the shock is more compliant over the smaller bumps, and still able to maintain dampening on the big hits. Alot of coilovers are sized (2.0, 2.5, 2.75), and the benafit is more oil capacity. Same with a remote res., more oil. A twin tube shock is a waste on a sports car, as the suspension cycles in a short stroke. However, off roading, the shock moves much more. And can heat up the oil pretty quick. I have noticed that if my OME's are running around 100*, the Bilstiens are 50 to 60* hotter. On my first gen Taco, I was able to overheat my Billies and they became useles on a fast stretch of desert. I havent been able to overheat the OME's....yet.
     
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    Alright, cool. Thanks for the reply
     
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  11. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    I like it!

    "I yelled for Chris, he'll be here in a sec..."

    Comes through with all info needed plus.

    Thank god for a man like Chris! :p
     
  12. Mar 19, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    great info,,,, while reading chris's post I was thinking maybe I should get 5100's but in the end the OME sound like a solid play
     
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