Originally Posted by TacoSupreem
It will be stiffer than stock with the ome lift. These kits are designed to be driven offroad and carry extra gear and stuff(extra weight). You don't need the dakars. A simple aal will be fine. you could go with the wheelers 3 leaf aal. I hear it's a little softer riding than the toytec 1 leaf aal. both give about 1.5" of lift. If you just go with the 885 coils up front with no top plate spacers you should end up with about 2.5" of lift after it settles. Thats plenty for someone who doesn't go wheeling and wants to run bigger tires and have that aggressive look. You want to stay at 3" or less on a simple coilover lift on a 4x4 because of having a front drivetrain and keeping all your cv's and axles lined up correctly.
Thanks! Can you link me to the wheelers 3 leaf aal? Also, if i order for toytec lifts
, i have to choose an AAL, so id end up paying for two?
Originally Posted by bjmoose
Wheelers was happy to sell me the OME setup without brake lines. Said it was my choice.
If I were doing OME springs in front, without Dakar leaf pack, I'd do a 2" Add-A-Leaf in back. *Avoid the Bro Lean.*
Also, if you want a "moderate height" lift with less chance of troubles, consider using 884 springs instead of 885. 884s set the ride height a little lower than the 885s do.
You probably already know that the most practical, cost effective, bulletproof lift setup is 5100s all the way around set at 1.75(NOT 2.5) in the front, with a 1.5" add-a-leaf in back.
EDIT. The main reason to go with OME shocks vs. a bilstein setup is if you're carrying a loaded truck over prolonged bumpy/washboarded roads. And if you were doing that, you'd want the Dakar leaf pack. The OME springs have a higher spring rate to carry a heavier load, and beefier shock absorbers to fight heat buildup/failure over a prolonged period of time. I guess what I'm saying is that the if you don't really need the Dakar leaf pack, you could probably save some coin by doing a bilstein 5100 lift instead of an OME lift.
So you opted out of the brake lines but did you buy some yourself? Im still confused as to whether or not you need new, longer brake lines.
Again, about the AALs, do you happen to know how big the toytec AAL is?
Yea, i know all about the 5100s. I figured i would just spend the extra dough to get a solid setup. I know cost-wise, the 5100s would be the best bet, but ive heard too many good things about OME to pass on it. Ive also heard the ride is better with OMEs than the 5100s.
Some new/needed questions:
-Do i need new longer brake lines?
-What AAL should i go with/where do i get it?
-Should i get the rear TSB before i do the lift? (i know i wouldnt if i was going with the dakars)
Thanks fellas, i apologize for the tidal wave of questions..