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Old 25 Apr 2017
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Defender 90 sagging - OME coil advice

Hi Gents,

have the following problem with my current OME coil setup - my rear is sagging under the below load

Current setup

Old Man Emu 764 Rear Medium-Duty Springs (764)
Old Man Emu 761 Front Medium-Duty Springs (761)

My defender 90 saggs with the below load when i overland (when i home most of it is out) 764 are excellent on the daily basis but not okey when i load my defender ,

1- Hard Top KGS??
2- AFN Roof Rack 75kgs
3- 3 jerries X 60 L 60kgs
4- 1 fridge 20kgs
5- 5 wolf boxes 15kgsx5= 75gs
6- 2 mobile storage drawers(75Kgs)
7- Roof rack tent 20KGs
8- food/tools/table/Sleeping bags ect 50Kgs
9- Sand Matts 25KGS
10- water storage 40l = 40kgs

all this is over 300kgs

i want to change for OME 762 Heavy Duty or 763 Extra Heavy Duty .........is somebody running on 762 and can recomend

appreciate your advice on OME 762 or 763???

Happy Travels,
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Old 27 Apr 2017
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Hi Che,

I haven't run the OME's springs on my 90, I have run LR OE HD springs (max payload of 2550kgs) as my 90 was a factory HD model I ordered from new.

I have OME HD springs on the front of the Discovery (rear is air) and these are quite stiff.

Can you post a photo of the loaded 90? how much sag are we talking about in inches and is the front sitting low also?

I would try the OME HD springs if its not sagging too much, as the Extra HD springs are likely to give a very rough ride over corrugations/washboard.

This was our 90 in Mauritania, I think we were at 2,200kg for our trip, fully loaded with fuel and water.


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Try Air Bag Helpers , We have them on back of Disco1
the bags fit inside existing coil springs
look at DublinDakar on Facebook for some pics of our rebuild in 2015
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