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calichaos
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:30 am    Post subject: Rear shock replacement - OME Reply with quote

It is time to change out the rear shocks on the FJ. I have been running the Toytec Coilovers up front and OME heavy springs and shocks in the rear. I have never had a complaint about the performance or manners of this setup.

After 7+ long years the rear shocks are shot; so I am looking to simply replace them with Old Man Emu again.

I dont tow or carry heavy loads often (really at all).. so here is what I have in mind:

Old Man Emu 60004 Shock
smile.amazon.com/gp/pr...00HR0MF1S/

Am I on the right path or should I go up to the Old Man Emu 60081 ?
smile.amazon.com/Old-M...00WJ4W7S8/
it looks like the old model (which I am running now) is still for sale:
smile.amazon.com/ARB-6...004P9OE4A/


basically would it be non disastrous to run the OME heavy spring with a non OME heavy shock?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear shock replacement - OME Reply with quote

Seems you have already proven your point. Since you don't haul heavy loads, or run your FJ in the Baja 1000, stick with what you know works.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Rear shock replacement - OME Reply with quote

60004 ftw
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calichaos
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Rear shock replacement - OME Reply with quote

Homedad wrote:
60004 ftw

Yeah that is the direction I am headed. Thanks for the feedback.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear shock replacement - OME Reply with quote

OME did awesome for me. No complaints at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear shock replacement - OME Reply with quote

Homedad wrote:
60004 ftw

ftw?

Fit this well?



At any rate, I think these are the rear shocks I'll also run-
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear shock replacement - OME Reply with quote

For the Win

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear shock replacement - OME Reply with quote

SUCCESS!! The new shocks are on the truck and WOW what a performance difference. I guess I didn't realize the slow decline in the job the shocks are supposed to do. Did a quick 1hr test up at Table Mesa to work things out.. make sure nothing fell off.

Thanks to those who provided feedback.
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