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Old April 16th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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hey guys i just wanted to give everyone my 2 cents on ORI struts since i have been running them on my yj. my yj is a cookie cutter one ton set up with the following specs

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dana 70U rear
fully plated with body armor

its a pretty heavy wheeler. i had previously ran 14" fox 2.0 non res with no sway bars and no bumps. did ok crawling but pretty much sucked everywhere else. so instead of buying bumps and sway bars i just sold them and bought 14" ori struts. STX model. they are a little shorter than a regular 14" coilover so i had to cut off all my mounts and redo everything. also the struts are wider where they mount so plan on cutting your stuff off too...

my first trip on them was this weekend down to rocks and valleys and i loved them! super stable everywhere, even on some crazy off camber hill climbs. flexed just as good as my coilovers just not as much body roll. ripped down some nasty two tracks and couldnt complain a bit. the small bumps they just soaked right up, even caught some air and they handled it well. i can now rip down the road at 60 mph no problem. before it was getting kind of scary with body roll.

they are super easy to set up as for right height and damping adjustment. there are two schrader valves on the shock. bottom one is for damping and top one is for ride height. only takes a minute to set up for different types of ripping. no need for special valving, or shock oils.
i am currently running 120 psi in the rear for damping (bottom valve) and 165 psi in the front.
i am running 275 in the rear for ride height (top valve) and 300 psi in the front. both have around 5.5" of shaft showing


here are some shots with my coilovers




here is with the struts



this is how i tied my rears in. they used to have a hoop in the rear outside of the tub.




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Old April 17th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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Old April 17th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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good review. buty how come you went to the mtr's
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Old April 17th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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I saw you at R&V on sat. I was in a white xj part of the large group that was there. Nice rig man.
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im wondering if i should of gone ori route instead of 2.5 c/o's i gotta remember im nota race car driver and dont need to worry about heat issues.
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im wondering if i should of gone ori route instead of 2.5 c/o's i gotta remember im nota race car driver and dont need to worry about heat issues.
X2 I'd think I'd go with the Orin's next time around.

Do you feel any unloading at all or does the "strut" eliminate that?
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They don't unload. The weight of your axle pulls them down. I ripped on them for a while and they didn't seem to fade or build pressure from heat. If your worried about that u can get the res. they were just out of stock when I ordered. As for the tires Ian they are rentals till I get my inner air locks in. I was in a hurry to test these struts out! But I will be buying a set of mtrs when my irocs wear out. They rock!
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Still happy with them? How did you set them up with the pressures?

REading seems the most popular is to install them at bump and add the lower pressures, then raise the chassis by jack or whatever to desired ride height and then charge upper chamber till it just lifts off jack. Then burp as needed to get desired setting.
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Where did you buy them from? And how much?
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They were 10% off in January. To my knowledge the sale is over now. But I bought mine from black sheep10? On pirate. He wasn't the cheapest, everybody I contacted was within about $100 of each other on 4 total. But all the threads I read and looked at he was always the first to offer help and tech support with questions, and threads he didn't post in people referred the op to him with their questions.

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Nixon are yours the st or stx?
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Seen you at the blessing but didn't get to ask the above question in person.
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...I just sold them and bought 14" ori struts. STX model.

...they are super easy to set up as for right height and damping adjustment. there are two schrader valves on the shock. bottom one is for damping and top one is for ride height. only takes a minute to set up for different types of ripping. no need for special valving, or shock oils.
i am currently running 120 psi in the rear for damping (bottom valve) and 165 psi in the front.
i am running 275 in the rear for ride height (top valve) and 300 psi in the front. both have around 5.5" of shaft showing
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That was when first installed, curious after a yr what are the thoughts...
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WOW! what a difference between air shock front/leaf rear and then ori's all the way around. They were incredibly smooth and stable.
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