Very interested to hear the results. I wonder if the different springs up front will level the ride a bit more. I'd also like to hear your driving impressions with the different spring. Of course, pictures would be highly welcome!ragpaoa wrote: I went with the MEDIUMS Front and Back (OME 608 & 609). I opted for the medium up front becuase I am fitting a Shrockworks front bumper next month. OME claims that the spring rate is the same as the soft springs, but 15mm more lift. Even if I didn't get a bumper, the extra lift is always a plus.
I'll let y'all know how it goes this weekend + pics and measurements.
That sounds great. Looking forward to those pics!ragpaoa wrote:Overall I gained about 3" up front and 2 1/2 in the rear. Since I have the mediums up front, I figured it would raise it a bit higher. The truck has no rake now. Looks good. I am not at home so I can't post the pics yet, as well as the measurements.
I've noticed the rear hop a few times now. On the way into my office, I take a small street that goes over train tracks, while the road curves. It really likes to hop & slide in the rear. Thanks for the rest of the ride description-I'm sold on getting them now.The good:
Ride is firm but well controlled. A lot more controlled than stock. Turns are a lot more fun.. Cornering has improved. The stock setup was sloppy when turning and going over bumps. The rears always 'skidded' turning over small bumps. Now, a lot more controlled. For some odd reason, highway speeds are actually smoother, and definitely more confident. The old boaty feel is gone (maybe I get seasick).
I will take it offroad this coming weekend to try it on the dirt.
I'm still not sure I like the VDC, at least in town. Mine has kicked in twice now, both times while breaking & turning hard to one side(pulling into a parking lot). Kind of annoying.The bad,
For some reason, my VDC got all confused.
Yup, done that. VDC light and Slip light stayed on for a while, then went away after 10 minutes of driving. Did not have the SLIP problem during that time of re-calibration. After the lights went out, sure enough, the problem re-occured at around 45-50MPH turning right merging from one freeway to the next.RacerZX wrote:Disconnect the battery for yay long (10 minutes?). When you refire the car, the VDC light will stay on, and will recalibrate as you drive the first yay far distance. Worth a shot.
I believe the SE may have the same problem 'rear skipping over bumps' problems as the LE. According to NVSteve's post, he has the same problem, and he has the SE-OR. In my opinion, the LE was far from luxurious. Wallowing, felt every bump, and it resonated through the car to your body. With the OME, no wallowing, and bumps tend to not resonate, almost being deadened by the suspension. You still feel them, but more subdued. If you are a cyclist, it analogous to an aluminum frame vs a carbon fiber frame over bumps. Just feel a lot more confident.RacerZX wrote:I notice that everybody who's installed this suspension so far has said it's stiffer and more controlled even for pavement driving, yet also all of you have LE Pathfinders. You guys have any feel about how it compares to the SE suspension? I actually got an SE specifically because it was so much more controlled than the wallowing over-luxurious LE, so I'm curious how the OME compares to the SE.