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3" LIFT, WHICH IS BEST

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACO12BLAKE, May 1, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    TACO12BLAKE

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    Ive been researching 3" lifts for my taco for some time. Just looking for some knowledgeable opinions as to whats good. Ive gone to shops around here getting prices and basically keep getting the same two brands. Fabtech and Icon. I know Icon is tops but wondering if theres anything comparable.
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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  4. May 1, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    I liked the ride with my bilstein 5100 shocks @1.75'' and eibach lift coils. giving almost 3''
     
  5. May 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    Icon is the top for mid travel. Second is ome springs with 5100s
     
  6. May 1, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    I got 5100's and 885's and love it, but I'd just as soon go with the full OME set-up.
     
  7. May 1, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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  9. May 1, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    OME for something budget friendly. Icon if you really want the "tops" or just want to go mid-travel.

    Personally I will be going OME again once I get my new truck.
     
  10. May 1, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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  11. May 2, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Get the shocks and springs that were designed to go together OME.
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    Suspension systems, especially when referring to 4WDs, are extremely complex. Determining the right solution for each 4WD requires special attention to many factors, with weight being the most critical. Old Man Emu 4x4 suspension by ARB approaches this in a unique way.
    This relationship between vehicle weight and suspension is where Old Man Emu gets its name - the emu is a large Australian flightless bird, when it runs, its powerful legs absorb most of the impact, allowing it to move over all types of terrain while its body remains virtually motionless. This is what Old Man Emu strives to achieve with its range of fully integrated 4x4 shocks and suspension systems. Old Man Emu suspension systems include carefully matched spring and shock combinations engineered to improve vehicle ride, handling and control under various loads.
    A single suspension lift kit system designed to suit a multitude of users simply isn't practical, as each user's preferences will dictate how the vehicle is outfitted and used. Despite these differences, most aftermarket 4x4 suspension systems are only available in a single configuration, with suspension lift height often being your only option.
    At OME, instead of merely offering a suspension lift kit that's little more than a compilation of parts aimed at raising your truck's height, we offer a range of tuned and matched integrated systems, each offering varying degrees of comfort, load carrying capability & control characteristics. The components are designed by ARB with an unrelenting, no compromise approach.
    Shock absorbers and springs for each new vehicle start off as prototypes, and are tested and modified in a variety of terrains and with varying loads. These trials and modifications can take weeks of testing in order to ensure the best possible combination for each application.
    We test and modify, test and modify and continue to do so for as long as it takes to ensure each shock and spring combination is ideally suited to a vehicle, its varying weights, the driver's suspension lift requirements and the terrain it'll encounter.
     
  12. May 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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  13. May 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM
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    I love my OME suspension.
     
  14. May 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM
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  15. May 2, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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    thanks for the help guys. Definitely had OME on the brain as well. thinking im gonna go with the Ome heavy duty kit .
     
  16. May 3, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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    off OME site

    FRONT
    OME 885 Tacoma Front Coil Set: 163.00/pr
    Provides approx 1.75" lift on stock Tacoma's.

    REAR

    OME CS047 2.75" Lift Dakar Leaf Spring Set: 400.00/pr
    These OME Dakar Springs part # CS047 require bushing kit shown below. Other parts that are recommended with these are our longer u-bolt set, FK 29 driveline carrier drop kit and OME rear shocks shown below:

    What am i missing here. isn't this going to leave the truck sitting higher in the rear. I would want to end up level or close to it ????
     
  17. May 3, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    Pugga

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    The 885 coils will put you higher than 1.75" up front, probably closer to 2.5" based on the measurements people have posted up. Also depends on the vehicle, I4 vs. V6, Double cab vs. Access cab.
     
  18. May 3, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    Depending on how much money you're up to spending, Icon is good but better solutions are a set of King replacement coilovers front and smooth bodies in the rear with a wheelers progressive 3 leaf pack. this will provide 2.25-3" overall lift

    If your just wanting to lift the truck for appearance rather then offroad upgrade then a simple spacer lift will do and much cheaper.

    http://www.kingshocks.com/products/oem/toyota-oem/

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05uptacoaal.htm
     
  19. May 3, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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  20. May 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Like Mike said you'll get more. On my 4Banger AC 885s got me 3" of lift & on OZ-T's V6 DCLB he got 2 1/2". The Dakars got me 3" of lift with a shell on back and people have gotten more without a shell. So I went up 3" front & rear.
    2nd Gen OME Dakar hub to fender measurements
     
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