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Thread: Best source for Frontier OME suspension?

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    Default Best source for Frontier OME suspension?

    I am in the market to purchase the full OLd Man Emu suspension system for my 2016 Frontier pro4x. Where is the best source/price to purchase the kit? Any info provided would be greatly appreciated....Thanks!
    2016 Nissan Frontier pro4x cc/sb

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    Nisstec would probably be your best bet. Decent prices, mostly reliable customer service. I’ve purchased most of my ARB products from them, including my OME suspension components.
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    Nisstec. Bought all my OME Suspension through them. Great Service. Would do it again.

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    Another vote for Nisstec. They have the option to have the front coils sent assembled with new top hats to make the installation easier it you are DIYing.
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    Ok, Nisstec sounds like the place. I also like the fact of having the fronts preassembled.

    Next would be recommended spring rates according to actual real world usage.

    Do I go mediums front and rear or HD's?

    I plan to run a winch and some sort of carrier in the future. I also may end up getting a cap/topper if one presents itself at a reasonable deal.

    This is the winch carrier I am thinking of running: https://wambumpers.com/store/custom-...ch-Carrier/719

    Thoughts? Just trying to figure it out before I put forth the cash and time.
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    2016 Nissan Frontier pro4x cc/sb

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    I dig the hidden winch mount. Also another vote for nisstec.

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    With that winch mount and winch I'd go HD front/medium rear. The HD rear is for a lot of constant extra weight, if you got the cap and stuff on and found you needed more capacity you can get a leaf from OME that'll make the pack HD.
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    For a 2016 your rear leaf springs are fairly new and most likely not sagging yet.
    You could most likely get by with a (2 leaf add a leaf) and add that to your existing stock rear leaf springs.
    You can run this with or without the stock nissan overload leaf.
    No overload leaf = better articulation (Flex) in the rear.
    http://www.prgproducts.com/shop/prod...f_spring_pack/

    Or a (single add a leaf) and you could always add a adjustable rear lift shackle if you need more lift.
    See the (add a leaf) in this kit
    http://www.nissteclifts.com/index.ph...mart&Itemid=72

    Adjustable rear shackle:
    http://www.nissteclifts.com/index.ph...mart&Itemid=72


    For the front with that hidden winch mount and a winch you are (I am guessing) in between a HD and a Medium front coil spring with Old Man Emu coilovers. I would call Nisstec on the telephone and ask them what the spring rate is on the HD and the Medium, I am running a 650 lb spring rate on Radflo coilovers but I have a lot of weight in front ..heavy plate bumper , winch with steel cable.
    I am thinking you would want a 550 lb or 600 lb spring rate.

    Also there are a lot of people running the Old Man Emu front coilovers with a top 1" lift spacer and SPC upper control arms so you dont have to deal with coil bucket contact from the stock upper control arms.
    I think bijanjames here on the forum is running this...
    2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Pro-4X, Radflo, SPC, PRG, Bilstein, Shrockworks , Leer, Antec, Magnaflow.
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    I thought about AAL's, but think replacing the failure prone rear leaves completely is a better solution.
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    Agreed. Do it right the first time. I'd also vote for doing the MD full leaf pack at first, you can always add the 1 OME leaf if you do end up adding more weight.

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