Best source for Frontier OME suspension?

#1
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!
 
#2
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.
 
#4
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.
 
#5
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...17/20052017-Nissan-Frontier-Winch-Carrier/719

Thoughts? Just trying to figure it out before I put forth the cash and time.
 

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#7
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.
 
#8
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/product/prg_deaver_2_frontier_2-leaf_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.p...tegory_id=162&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

Adjustable rear shackle:
http://www.nissteclifts.com/index.p...tegory_id=162&option=com_virtuemart&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...
 
#10
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.
 
#11
I went with HD up front and MD in the rear. Truck is all stock other wise. I really like the setup. I've put about 55k miles on this setup, with about 20k on gravel and 4x4 roads. Still rides great.
 

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#13
I bought AAL, they failed after a couple of years... as everyone said they would.

I bought my OME springs from Southeast Overland in South Carolina, I am running them with Bilstein 5100s. I am heavy front and rear. ARB with winch up front, Oztent rv4 up top in a thule box, camper shell with 2nd batter and ARB fridge. By the time I add water, food, camping supplies I feel like I need the HD rear, and even unloaded with the extra weight that is permanent the HD seems to be a good fit.
 
#14
Justbecause....are you running Bilsteins at all 4 corners? What lb. spring rate are you running? So, you would recommend HD springs in the rear?
 

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#15
Bil 5100s all around. I have the fronts set at 0" perch and I believe I get some very minimal coil bucket contact, I am not a hard wheeler though, the suspension was upgraded to carry extra weight not to flex, regardless, some new UCAs are on my todo list, behind sliders.

I wouldn't get HD springs if you are not going to carry a constant load. You can always remove a spring from the pack though... I was on the fence about HD/Medium even with my constant extra weight, I decided I would rather start with HD and decide to go down, than get medium and always wonder what if.