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Old 10-30-2013, 09:03 AM
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Looks good, but I think we need the obligatory poser flex shot.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:08 AM
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Looks good. Just stick a 1" spacer in the bump stop to prevent bottoming, and you'll be all good!

Alternatively, I have some poly shock bumps (go over the shock shaft) that you could try. They prevent bottoming and work as a bump stop.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:32 PM
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Well I went with some 10" shocks instead and they fit perfect...

But I discovered a weakness after the initial testing......
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:40 PM
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Really timely thread; My lovely wife Linda calls our adventures in our 60 "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride". I understand her sentiment in that while she (Alice, our FJ60) articulates wonderfully off road, she kinda rolls a bit on I-70 on highway curves. On-Topic, I believe the shocks need to be replaced, and during my "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" expeditions, my main take was the shocks are shot, and whatever new ones will replace them should have a gentle intake (compression) and a very firm extension. Or should I have that the other way around?
Jeff, i missed this...

The Bilsteins I am running (the ones I in stalled in this thread) are valved stiffer on rebound than compression..

360/80 or 3600 newtons at 0.52 m/s and 800 Newtons at 0.52 m/s

All the different shock manufacturers rate the "stiffness" differently so it can be hard to compare..

I do know that the "light" OME shocks were pretty under damped for my truck (which weighs in close to 6,000 lbs empty)
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:16 PM
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Really timely thread; My lovely wife Linda calls our adventures in our 60 "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride". I understand her sentiment in that while she (Alice, our FJ60) articulates wonderfully off road, she kinda rolls a bit on I-70 on highway curves. On-Topic, I believe the shocks need to be replaced, and during my "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" expeditions, my main take was the shocks are shot, and whatever new ones will replace them should have a gentle intake (compression) and a very firm extension. Or should I have that the other way around?
Jeff, I have a used set of OME shocks for a 60 for sale. If you want to throw them on and try them out for a few days let me know...if you don't like them you can just pull them off and know that you want something else. I found they made my 60 ride and corner MUCH better than the old stock shocks that came on my truck. Let me know.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:42 PM
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Jeff, I have a used set of OME shocks for a 60 for sale. If you want to throw them on and try them out for a few days let me know...if you don't like them you can just pull them off and know that you want something else. I found they made my 60 ride and corner MUCH better than the old stock shocks that came on my truck. Let me know.
If my truck was any lighter and close to a reasonable lift that's what i'd still be running.....
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:11 PM
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Just found this thread. I have been wondering what route to go on my 60 as well. It has the Jello-Butt. I have a rear sway bar with extensions that I could put in, but requires re-doing the exhaust. Would the shocks that you installed, Marco, basically do the same thing due to the stiffer rebound you mentioned?
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:22 PM
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Like everyone I missed the thread until today.

Another thing to consider would be a set of Timbrens. I've got them on all four corners now and they definitely take the harsh thump out when you do nail the top of your travel. I want Slee's shocks when funds allow.

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Jeff, I have a used set of OME shocks for a 60 for sale. If you want to throw them on and try them out for a few days let me know...if you don't like them you can just pull them off and know that you want something else. I found they made my 60 ride and corner MUCH better than the old stock shocks that came on my truck. Let me know.
That would be GREAT Sascha! How much use do they have on them? I put OMEs on my 40 and after about 6-7 years and around 60k miles they've started leaking. But prior to that they were really good shocks, much better than the RS5000s that I had on my other 40.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:19 PM
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That would be GREAT Sascha! How much use do they have on them? I put OMEs on my 40 and after about 6-7 years and around 60k miles they've started leaking. But prior to that they were really good shocks, much better than the RS5000s that I had on my other 40.
I don't know how many miles are on them since they came from a truck we parted out, but they don't leak, have good pressure, and look great. I think they are practically good as new.
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