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!
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.
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...
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.
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.