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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:27 AM
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Jason Rose
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RRC Suspension question

I have a 1994 LWB I would like to get a new set of shocks and springs for. I have purchased OME from EE in the past, and I've been very happy with them on my D1.

My LWB is my wife's rig. It currently has stock springs in the front, and the rear has been converted to springs. The springs in the rear came from a SWB model.

This is a daily driver for my wife, and it will be taken on long trips. My wife wants the ride to be smooth like a LWB should ride. However, the shocks in the rear are shitty Procomps, and the rear end bounces like Queen Latifah's ass. Drives me batty. I want to firm it up a bit without raising the rig too much. My wife likes the stock height (for now).

Normally, I would put OME medium duty springs and some OME shocks in, but this RRC has a 300Tdi, and it is a little heavier in front. I have a GDE non-winch front bumper.

Can you guys recommend a spring/shock combo? Will the 751's be enough to hold up that Tdi without too much sagging? What about the rear? The rig will probably not be towing anything, but it may be weighed down with luggage and stuff.

Also, I'm thinking if I get new shocks, I should swap the one-year old OME's on my D1 for some new Nitros........What do you think?

Thanks for the help and suggestions. I'm planning on buying from EE so suggestions on stuff they carry would be helpful.


Thanks!

Jason
Boise, ID
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Old May 11th, 2010, 12:11 PM
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I'd probably recommend the 751/781 springs with the Nitrocharger Sport shocks.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 04:50 PM
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I'd probably recommend the 751/781 springs with the Nitrocharger Sport shocks.
Thanks, John! I'll be getting an order to you in the next week.
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Old June 21st, 2017, 08:14 AM
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I picked up a 'survivor' 1995 RRC. Very nice condition. There are some gremlins going on in the air suspension and the previous owner (the only owner) has had some shop do come creative wiring to keep things alive. The air suspension works, but it's hacked and I'm not exactly sure why, yet.

Question is, is the air suspension worth keeping? Or is a coil conversion more desirable?
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Old June 21st, 2017, 06:54 PM
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I picked up a 'survivor' 1995 RRC. Very nice condition. There are some gremlins going on in the air suspension and the previous owner (the only owner) has had some shop do come creative wiring to keep things alive. The air suspension works, but it's hacked and I'm not exactly sure why, yet.

Question is, is the air suspension worth keeping? Or is a coil conversion more desirable?


If you're trying to flip it for max profit, fix the EAS.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 03:28 PM
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Stock height tires for a 95 RRC. What looks good and rides nice?
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Old October 15th, 2017, 04:31 PM
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I'd probably recommend the 751/781 springs with the Nitrocharger Sport shocks.


What do you recommend for 215/85ís on the Rangie? Unloaded. Itís sagging and the tires are cracking a little more each day. Itís been a daily driver so I need some sweet tires. Probably dampers to go with the new springs although the Woodheads seem fine right now.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 08:50 AM
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With the 215/85s, I would recommend Old Man Emu mediums. The 215/85s are larger than stock, so I would say the medium OMEs would balance it out.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 04:05 PM
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At one time I had 215/85s on a '93 LWB Rangie and OME MED springs with Bilsteins installed after removing the air suspension. Rode well.
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