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In General => Off Roading => Topic started by: IMm29 on September 12, 2005, 08:24:17 AM

Title: Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: IMm29 on September 12, 2005, 08:24:17 AM
Hi guys,

Any feedback/reviews on Tough Dog shock absorbers? A friend of mine is planning to replace his GU Patrol's stock shocks with either OMEs or Tough Dogs. According to the shop selling the shocks to him, they've stopped selling OMEs in favor of Tough Dogs coz the latter provides much better shock absorption/ride compared to the former. Care to shed some light on this? The price diff is about P15K (P40K Tough Dog; P25K OME).

Thanks.
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: nikko_m on September 12, 2005, 01:31:46 PM
WOW!40k for the shocks only? :o
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: IMm29 on September 12, 2005, 05:33:54 PM
Yup, just the shocks. Sabi nung nagbebenta, kung yung OME nakapagtanggal ng 60% nung tagtag nung Patrol, yung Tough Dog nakapagtanggal ng 90-100% nung tagtag nung Patrol. In short, a more comfortable ride, even when compared to OME.

Sales talk? Possibly. Kinda hard to prove it by gambling with P15K.
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: nikko_m on September 14, 2005, 02:54:47 PM
wow!i think thats too much already,id still prefer bilsteins,im really happy with how it performs,and why would you get an SUV if you wanted a car like ride...and still i doubt it if it will really improve the ride of an SUV that much. :) :)..baka sales talk lang yun..although if you can afford a patrol,then i think 40k is not that expensive. :)
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: IMm29 on September 15, 2005, 07:30:44 AM
Thanks nikko_m. I've also read elsewhere that the TDs might be an overkill for city/on-road driving applications. I also find the P40K to be too much. Told my friend to go with OMEs. Will have him try inquiring about Bilsteins as well.  :)
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: nikko_m on September 15, 2005, 01:33:11 PM
dont limit your choices,check out other brands also like pro comps,tjm,rancho's and dobinsons to name a few,depends on the application,still havnt tried OME's,but i heard there also good,especially when you get the entire lift up kit.
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: Ar - Ar on September 15, 2005, 07:57:27 PM
Sobra naman mahal nyan, shocks lng ang mahal na. . .

Kng ako yan ibibili ko na lng mags ko. . . hehehe. . . gwapo pa. . . Peace. . .

Pare try mo Rancho. . . Ok lng ganda ng ride. . . Yan ang gamit namin sa Vitara in offroad set-up ng brother ko & sa Wrangler in offrad set-up din ng dad ko. . .
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: Darth Paul on September 17, 2005, 11:28:21 AM
Sobrang mahal naman nung 40K. IMO, any shock absorbers na itatapat mo sa OME will definitely be plusher...pit Tough Dog against OME - syempre mash plush yung ride na ibibigay ng Tough Dog...Pit Tough Dog against Rancho or Bilstein...dun mas maganda yung laban (don't get me wrong, I'm not against OME - OME is a good shock absorber, but as I mentioned, mas harsh yung ride nya). Rancho RS9000X is adjustable (9 settings) at P6,250.00 per, Bilsteins at P6,500.00. Pro Comp MX6 (adjustable gas shocks) doesn't have shocks for the GU.

IMHO Rancho will be a better alternative if you consider the price.
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: IMm29 on September 20, 2005, 04:36:49 PM
Hi guys,

Thanks for all the inputs. It made me think about my decision to invest in OME shocks for my Prado a few months ago. Anyways, this thread is now a moot point coz my friend decided to go with the Tough Dogs instead of try the other (cheaper but more value for money) options. Will just give you guys feedback on how the Patrol is with the TDs.
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: IMm29 on November 03, 2005, 09:49:05 AM
<Update>
My friend is raving about his TDs. Wala nang tagtag. Not wallowy as the older Expedition, pero di na matagtag. His Mom is the happiest coz she uses it most of the time and she sits at the back. Haven't personally tried it tho.
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: Qman on November 06, 2005, 02:36:38 PM
is the quoted price for tough dog para sa front and rear na?
Title: Re:Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: IMm29 on November 07, 2005, 09:05:46 AM
Yup, P40K for the front and rear shocks of the GU Patrol.
Title: Re: Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: PetronasDakar on March 17, 2015, 11:25:20 AM
sir kanino pde kumuha tough dog n mura....
Title: Re: Tough Dog vs OME
Post by: nikko_m on May 06, 2015, 09:57:30 PM
wow the last time i replied to this thread was 10 years ago.....

anyway..,for what vehicle petronasdakar?