View Full Version : Montero Shock Question
03-07-2011, 09:23 AM
I'll be getting a Montero SR as soon as I find an acceptable one and I've been thinking about the suspension. I plan on getting OME coils in rear and keeping the stock torsion bars (unless that's a terrible idea) but I'm not sure about shocks. I'd like to try the Bilstein 5150s in the rear but I'm not sure if just sticking with OME is a better choice or not. Same in the front; Bilstein or OME? Most of my intended usage is higher speed desert type stuff.
03-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Stock is a decent 3 position selectable unit made by KYB. If it still works, stick with it. If not replacing it with a newer OE shock is usually very $$$ so most go with a standard KYB, Bilstein, or other monotube design. The KYB monotube model is usually being the least expensive option @~$30-40/ea.
03-07-2011, 08:44 PM
I put a set of KYB MonoMax SUV specific shocks on my 99. I like them very much. The shock body is much more substancial than a oe replacement shock. It is stiffer and can handle upgraded springs and loads. I put them on and removed my rear swaybar. My truck handles better than it did with the oe shocks and swaybar connected. Best part is they were $170 for all 4:sombrero:
Hope that helps.
03-08-2011, 02:42 AM
In my experience,
the OME shocks have worked very well in conjunction with the OME coils.
I also do quite a bit of high speed desert driving and am very pleased with the valving of the shocks.
03-09-2011, 08:01 PM
What about in the front? Have you tried any other shocks up there?
03-09-2011, 08:11 PM
I just switched my OME Nitrochargers with the newer Nitrocharger Sport shocks and I really like them. Nice improvement. If they make a Nitrocharger Sport for the Gen II-2.5, I would recommend that.
03-09-2011, 08:15 PM
What is the difference between the Sports and the old Nitrocharger?
03-29-2013, 05:15 AM
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