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Adding lift to 3" OME suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Garftore, May 14, 2012.

  1. May 14, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Garftore

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    How can I add lift to my existing OME setup (spindles, etc.)
     
  2. May 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    There shouldn't be any reason you can't add spindles if you have a Prerunner. If you're a 4wd, then you're kinda stuck unless you go with a drop bracket lift.
     
  3. May 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    what's a good drop bracket lift. I'm having problems finding pics of one.
     
  4. May 14, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    You wanna reduce your ground clearance from where you are now ?
     
  5. May 14, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    ProComp and Fabtech are probably the most popular... Good and drop bracket will get you a lot of mixed opinions on here because they technically reduce your ground clearance.
     
  6. May 14, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    U can run a db stage one lift with ome 885's and 5100's
     
  7. May 14, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    The OP has 886's
     
  8. May 14, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    I'm sure those would work as well.. It's alot of lift tho that's the setup I have
     
  9. May 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    Yeah, I don't wanna lose ground clearance. I got rid of my drop diff mod, because I almost damaged it. Is there any way to do a spindle lift with additional mods for the CV angle, or do I have to scrap my entire lift for a long-travel kit? And why does a db lift lower my ground clearance? I figured that it would just lift on top of my current clearance height, but I can't find any detailed pics to describe it.
     
  10. May 15, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    If you have a 4wd, you can't do a spindle lift.

    Also, before you jump to long travel, they don't necessarily sit up any taller than stock Tacoma, they just have a LOT more travel in the suspension.

    A drop bracket lift lowers your ground clearance because you have that big honking drop bracket for the front end hanging down.

    If you want more ground clearance, get taller tires.
     
  11. May 16, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    can i use my OME shocks with an All Pro LT kit? and Does anyone know how much long-travel distance the OME shocks provide?
     
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    Usually long travel has substantially more travel than stock shocks. OME are stock travel shocks. I suppose you could run standard shocks with an LT kit, just not sure why you would...
     
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    OME is longer than stock travel and will travel as much as any extended travel mid travel coilovers. Most long travel kits require their own coilover shocks. The travel comes from arm length... not shock length. The coilovers they use are often moved outboard to increase the efficiency of the coil springs... thus are longer but the travel is due to arm length.
     
  14. May 17, 2012 at 4:22 AM
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    Then why is it OME shocks can be run with stock UCA's without any issues? If they were the same length as extended travel shocks, they'd require a ball joint UCA, or it'd be highly recommended at the very least. :confused:
     
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    If you want to impress your friends, get a drop bracket lift.

    If you're looking to gain clearance and height, trim the hell out of your inner wells and get larger tires.
     
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    Friends don't let friends get drop bracket lifts :smack:
     
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    After researching them, Fck DBs. They're like big men w/ little dcks; I don't want my truck to have low self-esteem. Anyway, maybe I could sell my used OME setup some time down the road when I upgrade to long travel.

    On that last note, would anyone wanna buy a pair of bumpers (front black, rear chrome) & stock TRD suspension w/ TSB 4-leafers? Front bumper's a little scuffed around the left foglight, and the suspension is 5,000 miles old.
     
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    oh and dont be so quick to jump on an LT kit....you're looking down the barrel of a much bigger gun
     
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