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bds suspension

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 01Yota, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. 01Yota

    01Yota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I live in kentucky and I have a 01 regualr cab toyota and I recently saw another regualr toyota that was lift I stoped and talked to the guy and her said he had a 2 inch lift from bds suspension and swore by it and said it was a good quality but I wanted to get the opinion of you guys. Its also a strut spacer lift which throws a flag to me
     
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    thats a spacer and we all know they ride like shit
     
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    That is true so heres the way i was trying to go i was wanting to get a coilover and go with prolly a add a leaf and try to get around 2inches of lift im not looking to drain the bank account if you get a my idea but still i want something that rides half way decent and not like a square box on wheels
     
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    Check out Wheelers offroad, they sell OME stuff which rides quite well or so everyone says. They also sell a great AAL .
     
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    Its amazing how many people think spacers and blocks are good lifts...probably because they just take the advice of the first salesperson they talk to and dont do any research.

    I know people that buy $50k trucks and then put spacers and blocks on them to lift it :facepalm:

    Like other have said, if you want about 2'' of lift, OME suspension and an AAL in the rear are your best bet.
     
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    I was thinking the bilstein 5100's with a old man emu coil for the frount and I'm not sure about the rear yet any ideas?
     
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    I wouldn't combine 5100's and OME coils, that combo is usually too stiff. The OME coils are made for the OME struts. You can use the 5100's and OME coils together, but will ride nothing like the full OME setup.

    Everyone on here that has used OME coils on 5100's later switched to OME struts and were much more satisfied with the quality of the ride.
     
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    What would you suggest with the 5100's
     
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    The only lift coil I would suggest with the 5100's are the eibach, but they give 3''+ of lift.

    Why do you want to go with the 5100's, because they are cheaper?

    If so I would save up for the OME's. At least run the OME setup in the front, and if you want to save a bit of money run 5100's in the back.
     
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    Check out wheelers 5pk leafs, or allpro leafs. Dakars are great as are Alcan and Deavers. Thats if you want a full new leaf pack which is the best way to go. Otherwise Toyotech and Wheelers sell AALs that are good too.
     
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    Well I've been looking on here and just kind of falling in where others have been talking about lifts and what not ill be completely honest I know very little about all the different choices and brands and its not so much that there cheaper its just I'm building a 70 nova so I'm not looking to stretch myself thin and ill prollt end up doing a AAL
     
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    885s & Dakars is a great lift. 3" front & rear. Still on stock tires but will be getting 265/75/16s
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    Its a 4 banger regular cab
     
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Then get the 884 coils. Same spring rate just slightly shorter than the 885s.
     
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    884 / 885 are for 2nd gens , no ?
     
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    I'm thinking ome for the frount and a aal is the way for me
     
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    OME 880 coils should level you with a 1.5'' AAL in the rear.
     
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