You'll be fine running the stock Rancho in the rear. The OME rear shock is the same length as the stock shock.NVSteve wrote:Okay, so I dropped it off to the alignment place again today and told them specifically what the symptoms have been. They called me up a few hours later and let me know my right rear OME shock was completely dead. I'm guessing from offroading. That would explain it.
Problem is, Rocky Road said it would take 4 weeks to get one in. Since I'll be heading off to Tahoe in 2 days, then to Colorado in 2 weeks, I really need to find something now.
Any thoughts on putting the stock Rancho back in until I can get a replacement OME? It obviously is not matched to the spring, but I'm thinking any shock is better than no shock, at least temporarily. I'd imagine the stock Rancho is a tad shorter, but even if I end up bashing the shock at full droop a few times, it should still be okay, right?
Desperately seeking some input on this one!
Hey NVSteve, are you using the OME springs with the Monroes or the Monroe came with its own springs? I have my OME I'm willing to part with if you need them. Only have a few thousand miles on them since I replaced them with Radflos quickly after.NVSteve wrote:I ended up with the Monroe shocks. They actually have more travel than the Rancho. I still can't find anything spec-wise with the OME & I'm really curious to see how the compare to the Monroe shocks now. Anyway, I'll have a few thousand miles on them in a few weeks. If I notice any negatives over the OME, then I'll order up some replacement OME. If they work okay, I'll probably just leave them in. I think I'd like to try the Radflo or similar in a year or two.
I pulled out the rear OME shocks & replaced with the Monroe. Did quite a bit of testing off road last week & they seem perfectly fine. Maybe a hair stiffer than the OME, but I think that's a good thing. Still like to get something else for the rear that has a bit more travel, but now I actually have a lifetime warranty as opposed to the 2 year OME warranty.rragpaoa wrote: Hey NVSteve, are you using the OME springs with the Monroes or the Monroe came with its own springs? I have my OME I'm willing to part with if you need them. Only have a few thousand miles on them since I replaced them with Radflos quickly after.