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Old 02-13-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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What QUALITY lift should I buy?

First of all please let me say; I have looked through all of the threads in "Suspension". I can not find anything specific to the way I use my truck... so please don't rag on me for making a new thread, and in advance thank you everyone for your help!


My rig is:

01 I4 2.7l Reg Cab 4x4 w/ Canopy

I drive my truck every day. A lot of time on the freeway and some in the city. This is currently my dd but in the next year or two I would like to purchase a new dd, and work on my truck more.

I go hunting during the fall, and I go fishing when I am not hunting. I like to wheel in the snow up in the mountains every so often, I have not gotten into mudding or "off-roading" too much. I would like to do some moderate muddin' from time to time. When I was up in the snow I put some very heavy gauge cam-lock chains on the rear and the truck wouldn't get stuck. But I found in deep, undriven, snow it slowed down and eventually stopped. I wasn't pushing the snow with the bumper, but I'm sure it was past my gearbox. I would like to be able to go farther next time.

Currently I am running stock suspension, with 265/70 R16's. The rims are Eagle Alloy (can someone tell me if that means they are aluminum or steel?). My image for this truck is to make upgrades EQUAVILANT TO WHAT I DO WITH IT. Even though it would look AWESOME I won't be going with 33's. I'll do 285's (32' I think please confirm?) It is my understanding that these tires will allow me to do a 2.5" suspension lift w/o rubbing. Is this correct?

For what this truck is doing, does everything sound ok so far?

Moving on....

Now where I am stuck at is WHAT KIND of suspention lift. My local shop says RevTek (http://store.revtek.com/p/1995-1-2-t...2-of-p-n-r2515)

I am looking for the best quality lift, brands are not the issue here, it's more of the conponents and a REASON why to use those instead of the cheaper ones. Thank you for your help!!! Any input is appreciated.
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285's are a 33, and a 265 is a 32.

Wait so STOCK I'm running 32's? NOOOOO!
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Wait so STOCK I'm running 32's? NOOOOO!
265/75/16's is a 32. 265/70/16 is a 31
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265/75/16's is a 32. 265/70/16 is a 31

Ohhh I thought the three digit number was the size.... would I notice a difference running a size bigger?
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knowing your anticipated budget would be useful
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:19 PM   #7
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knowing your anticipated budget would be useful


Budget:

Right now? $0

The point is to save up for QUALITY stuff, I can be patient. I just want peace of mind through quality. But.... 1-1.5k?
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I have a BDS 4" lift on the front of mine, plus a new spring pack in the back...I run 33" tires...like you I hunt in the fall, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming or the like. I am up in the mountains a bit. I bet I use my four wheel drive a least once a month if not more! I call my 4 wheeling "cow trailing" as I am not a rock climbing type...
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Just dropped the hammer on a full OME kit with LR UCAs.
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I would throw in another vote for ome. good quality lift and good performance
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #13
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So here is a really noob question... is OME like something the dealership does?
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Not likely. But you can order the parts thru toytec and several other companies. Then have someone to install it for you.
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for your budget, i would go with an OME setup and go with the Add-a-leaf instead of full leaf pack. leaves money left over to pay for install if you dont want to do it yourself, as well as alignment.
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Ok what makes this an OME, in my mind OME is originally manufactured equiptment.
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Which means, toyota MAKES the parts...
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OEM= Original Equipment Manufacturer OME= Old Man Emu
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OME = Old Man Emu.

The acronym you're looking for is OEM = original equipment manufacturer.
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