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Hello Everyone,
Im buying a new set of tires, some treadwright guard dogs 245/75/r16's and while i was down there I Plan on changing my stock shocks for some OME nitrocharger shocks and replacing my steering dampener with an OME dampener. But Ive heard that over time your stock coils sag about 1" to 1 & a 1/2" so i thought i might replace those also, since I only have 2 (rear SLS). I plan on fabricating a steel bumper with my brother (without a winch, my brother has a nuclear winch). I LOVE the outdoors, I regularly go fishing, camping, and do some trails, so my disco will be loaded with camping gear, 4 people, my dog and maybe a small boat trailer, on the weekends. With that being said, i do like my stock ride height, and dont really want a lift. I want to keep the original ride height on her since i want to keep some MPG's and i think its very capable at that height, plus it'll see 85% road, maybe 10% offroad, and 5% of it sitting in my garage being fixed . So the question of the hour is would i buy HD springs? or Medium duty springs? with a steel bumper on the front and a roof rack in the future. BPutah.com has some OME coils for 95$ (med or HD)each and a Land Rover HD spring for 140$ each. I would like to still have a decent ride since its my daily driver more than my expedition vehicle. Sorry for the Newbie questions this is my first car and i want everything done right... the first time

Thanks a Million,
Dane
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First, there is no way to replace and keep you original ride height. You are going to gain about 2 "s with a medium duty set of coils.
It would ride so much better with new coils, but that will have to be your decision.
Otherwise, install the 245's on your warn out springs but do replace the shock and stabilizer.
 

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First, there is no way to replace and keep you original ride height. You are going to gain about 2 "s with a medium duty set of coils.
It would ride so much better with new coils, but that will have to be your decision.
Otherwise, install the 245's on your warn out springs but do replace the shock and stabilizer.
Hmmm, I know the springs sag and i know that ill gain however much ive lost from the sagging springs (which is what i want) but do the OME's only come in a 2" lift? or did you mean ill gain 2" because they'll be back to off the line factory size?

thanks mike.
 

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You will come in around 1" taller then when new, you will never notice it.
 

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Hmm, would I have to extend brake lines or abs lines? Because bputah has oem sized hd rover springs, but I'd have a small 1inch lift over that plus its cheaper.
 

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The shocks that you are referring to at BPoU are crap shocks, the only shocks you want are the Sport Shocks especially where you live.
 

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I'm glad you pointed that out about the shocks! Ome sport shocks? Also will these be compatable with ace and sls?

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All Sport are gas filled with 3 valves and work with coils, ACE or SLS. Yes, in your heat, your rubber brake lines are already way too soft, even without a lift you should replace them before one fails.
 

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Good thought on the brake lines, Ill have to get those made for me. It's a record high week for temps. 120 peak yesterday. And ill definitely get those shocks.
Thanks again mike.
Dane.
 

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Don't get them made for you, buy them on line at Lucky8 or Atlantic British, will save you some money.
 

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I have a local guy who makes some nuclear custom lines! He can custom make them for me for very cheap since my dads business uses him alot. Also what shocks were you referring to earlier, I couldn't find any "all sport" shocks from ome, I could just find the nitro sport's from ome. Thanks!
 

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Then make sure you get all six of them replaced.
 
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