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Old 04-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Grade my lift

After spending countless hours on this website I believe I have found the proper lift for what I want to do. I am a 4x4. I'm trying to get around 2.5-3 inches of lift. I love to off road but don't get to do it terribly often. Trying to do this right but not spend thousands of dollars. Please Grade the following

- Adjustable front bilstein 5100s (set at 0)
- Rear bilstein 5100s
- Ome 885x front coils
- 2 inch Wheelers rear aal.

I plan on getting all of this, then when I can afford it new ucas. Is there anything Im missing? Please leave lots of feedback.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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I would swap the Billies for OMEs the shocks that were made to go with the 885s.
The 885s will give you around 2 1/2" up front.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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I would swap the Billies for OMEs the shocks that were made to go with the 885s.
The 885s will give you around 2 1/2" up front.
I've heard of people saying toytec doesn't necessarily support this, but I also read that a lot of people on here have this. The reason i did front and rear 5100's is because I could get the package from Down South Motorsports that they offer to TW. What is the name of the Ome shocks?
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I would swap the Billies for OMEs the shocks that were made to go with the 885s.
The 885s will give you around 2 1/2" up front.
^ do this

Then get a leaf pack to replace that AAL

And some UCA's

And then itl be a B+
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #8
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OME 885x, if you want about 2.5" front lift with a DCSB. FWIW, I ran 885s on 5100s without issues, and the member I sold them too has 0 issues as well.
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^ do this

Then get a leaf pack to replace that AAL

And some UCA's

And then itl be a B+
What leaf pack do you guys suggest will lift the back as much as the 2" aal?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #10
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OME nitro chargers are the name of the shock. Without going all out nobody is going to say its a great lift. Totally up to you though, its your truck.
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OME 885x, if you want about 2.5" front lift with a DCSB. FWIW, I ran 885s on 5100s without issues, and the member I sold them too has 0 issues as well.
Why did you get rid of them and what is your current setup?
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Being a brand new truck I think an AAL is fine, you don't need a whole leaf pack right away since your stock leafs are still fresh. I am upgrading my AAL to a leaf pack but my truck is an '05 and the leafs are sagging.

I ran 885 OMEs with OME's shocks and it was a great ride. The Bilsteins have a warranty advantage over the OME's though (lifetime Vs. 2 year). I had one of my rear OME's fail just before 2 yrs.
I put your original plan at a B/B- completely fine if you aren't interested in coilovers, remote reservoir shocks, and other various sexy items.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #13
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Being a brand new truck I think an AAL is fine, you don't need a whole leaf pack right away since your stock leafs are still fresh. I am upgrading my AAL to a leaf pack but my truck is an '05 and the leafs are sagging.

I ran 885 OMEs with OME's shocks and it was a great ride. The Bilsteins have a warranty advantage over the OME's though (lifetime Vs. 2 year). I had one of my rear OME's fail just before 2 yrs.
I put your original plan at a B/B- completely fine if you aren't interested in coilovers, remote reservoir shocks, and other various sexy items.
Thank you. The shocks are basically off of opinion, but the ome's are suggested because 885s are normally paired with them. Correct??
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #14
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Why did you get rid of them and what is your current setup?
Ran 885s to fit 285s, switched to 886s and nitro charger shocks to accommodate a plate bumper and a winch, which was about 180 lbs of front weight, they were both good and very solid lifts. Added a lot more weight with skids and sliders so I went with Kings all around and a dakar leaf pack in the rear.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #15
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Thank you. The shocks are basically off of opinion, but the ome's are suggested because 885s are normally paired with them. Correct??
You won't have any more issues running 5100s with 885s than you will with 885s and the OME shocks. The only difference is price, and I could not tell a difference in the ride.
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Disregard all the other negative comments cause this is the same lift I have for the most part except I now have ICON rear reservoir shocks but even before those I loved the feel of this lift! Its a little bit on the stiff side but most of the other lifted Tacomas I've been in were the same way. I say go for it and stick with this lift.
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Ran 885s to fit 285s, switched to 886s and nitro charger shocks to accommodate a plate bumper and a winch, which was about 180 lbs of front weight, they were both good and very solid lifts. Added a lot more weight with skids and sliders so I went with Kings all around and a dakar leaf pack in the rear.
I plan to basically do this and later on add an arb front (In like 2-3 years). Do you have a build thread so i can look at yours and maybe copy?
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You won't have any more issues running 5100s with 885s than you will with 885s and the OME shocks. The only difference is price, and I could not tell a difference in the ride.
Although not the same truck, I ran 881s with 5100s on zero, and they semed to get really stiff after a while. I swapped out the 5100s for Nitros, and they are still firm, but less harsh. Regardless of truck model, OME shocks are designed specifically to work with the spring rate specifications of OME coils. It stands to reason that this will provide an optimized ride quality with OME coils.
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Disregard all the other negative comments cause this is the same lift I have for the most part except I now have ICON rear reservoir shocks but even before those I loved the feel of this lift! Its a little bit on the stiff side but most of the other lifted Tacomas I've been in were the same way. I say go for it and stick with this lift.
I think i looked at your build a few days ago haha. How close are you to sitting level with this setup? Any bro-lean?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #20
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Although not the same truck, I ran 881s with 5100s on zero, and they semed to get really stiff after a while. I swapped out the 5100s for Nitros, and they are still firm, but less harsh. Regardless of truck model, OME shocks are designed specifically to work with the spring rate specifications of OME coils. It stands to reason that this will provide an optimized ride quality with OME coils.
You are right, I didn't run mine long enough for a thorough review. The only reason I ran 5100s with 885s is because I found a good deal on both and they were all brand new in box. Otherwise I would have run 885s with the OME shocks.
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