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dssilvestri 02-03-2012 12:13 AM

OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
Any difference in ride quality between an OME lift and like a RC lift and bilsteins ?

NHWK05 02-03-2012 02:59 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
Its going to be a night and day difference. The OME your getting finely tuned springs a great shocks designed for best comfort and handling and load.

With the BB and Bilsteins your getting great shocks and struts and using a poly spacer to gain lift while retaining the crappy springs that are not designed to handle loads or the charastics of a lifted vehicle. The only benefit to the stock springs is ride comfort and many of us don't find anything comfortable about stock springs.

The other benes a stock spribdzfit to OME is better off road performance. The springs lifting the vehicle will make for better trail handling and articulation. The suspension has more movement as a spring where a stock spring and spacer is limited to the movement of the stock spring. IMHO a BB is only gOood for bigger tires. If I was doing it I'd spend the extra $ and go with OME in a heartbeat! Its going to be better then a BB hands down. In my honest opinion a spacer lift is no better then a body lift on a body on frame vehicle like a wrangler or truck.

Lucas J 02-04-2012 03:37 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
I can tell you this from having a BB with Bilsteins, the ride quality is much better then stock. However if you have the money you would be crazy not to buy the OME. It will handle even better than that, as Kyle stated above.

lll2for3lll 02-04-2012 03:45 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
My OME lift hugs the street pretty well for a lifted Jeep due to the stiffer suspension. I don't put it to use when it comes to off road though. I bought it because I wanted to change the overall ride feel.

Feels good with the MD stiffer suspension. I don't regret it. Not the slightest.

So yes, I'm going to say that the OME has better handling.

dssilvestri 02-04-2012 05:25 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
Are the bilsteins bouncy ? i dont want a rough ride id like to keep it pretty smooth

Lucas J 02-04-2012 07:46 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
They are stiffer then stock.

lll2for3lll 02-04-2012 07:51 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
Stiffer is better IMO. I load the WK with tools from time to time and I use to hate the feeling of the bump stops making contact with the axle in the rear.

I now have the OME coils and coil spacers back and "no" bump stops and I'm loving it. No more bottoming out and no saggy rear when loaded.

lll2for3lll 02-04-2012 07:52 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dssilvestri (Post 567413)
Are the bilsteins bouncy ? i dont want a rough ride id like to keep it pretty smooth

You might want to do the BB and stick with the OE shocks.

Lucas J 02-04-2012 08:21 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 567516)
Stiffer is better IMO. I load the WK with tools from time to time and I use to hate the feeling of the bump stops making contact with the axle in the rear.

I now have the OME coils and coil spacers back and "no" bump stops and I'm loving it. No more bottoming out and no saggy rear when loaded.

X2 the WK rides better with the suspension stiffer.

omelet 02-07-2012 08:31 PM

The OME MD is stiffer than stock, but in a good way. The ride is very controlled and comfortable. It soaks up bumps and dips and is in no way harsh.

Verminator 02-11-2012 12:20 PM

How much stiffer are the ome hd's compared to the md's? I'm thinking of picking up some myself and can't determine which I'd like more. I do a fair amount of heavy moving. My back has been full of sound equipment from the drivers seat back and literally up to the roof before. I also might invest in a trailer soon. However, this car is my daily driver and I make a fair amount of long-distance drives with it also. What do you guys think?

omelet 02-12-2012 11:30 PM

Re: OME vs BB and Bilsteins
 
If you plan on adding armor or prefer a stiff truck like ride then get the HD. If you don't plan on adding armor and like a firmer yet comfortable ride then get the MD. You can always add some rear air bags for when you are hauling stuff.


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