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5100's vs. OME 90000 Sport

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by willimatic, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    willimatic

    willimatic [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Besides the price, what is the big difference between these two shocks performance wise. There seems to be a pretty equal liking for both of these shocks on this site.

    Anyone have personal experience with both?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    Bilstein is monotube and OME is "specialty" valved dual tube. That's the major difference.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    ^^ And it is a major one. OME shocks are such a plush ride.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    By plush do you mean better? sorry I just prefer a straight answer and was wondering this myself. :D
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    Yeah, it's my final decision on whether to get OME lift or 5100/Eibach lift. There's only a slight price difference between the two.

    Define plush? Which will handle better on the street?
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    chris4x4

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    OME= low pressure twin tube shock
    Pro's:

    Softer initial ride, more oil so they stay cooler


    5100's = High pressure mono tube

    Pro's:
    High perssure means less likely to cavitate the oil when off roading.



    That being said, I have never been able to get teh OME shocks to cavitate, nor have I been able to get them hotter than 140* when beating on the off road. I have gotten the 5100's over 180*. The hotter the shock gets, the more likely it is to fade, and not be able to dampen the spring.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Ok, so it seems OME is probably the better route for off road applications. As far as street driving, I'm sure they are very similar with the 5100's being a bit more firm?

    Do you think any noticeable difference between the two in a hard street turn?
     
  9. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    Good info here. Thanks for posting.
    Is there any comparison between the OME and coilovers?
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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    I will be in the market soon and I have similar questions. Personally, I like the softness of my non trd 4x4 suspension. I have never seen the reasoning for such harsh rides to be more capable off road... can anyone chime in on that?
     
  11. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A more firm suspension is going to limit bottoming out, and control the springs better.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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  14. May 11, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    How long ago did you order the kit? I can't find the eibachs anywhere and toytec said they are hoping to get them in mid-late June. I have a mod day where i'm suppose to have my lift done and its before mid-late June :(

    So I might have to go with 884's with the billies. Which should be pretty comparable to your lift.
     
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