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Bilstein or OME

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Taco89, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    Taco89

    Taco89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Jeff3004x4

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    I'm kinda going through the same thing, I just picked up some 265s, now I wanna lift my truck a little. Personally I think going all the way and getting upper control arms is the way to go if you are lifting the front of your truck significantly. I like that both kits offer add-a-leafs, I'm not a fan of lift blocks. Personally if you are dead set against upper control arms, I would go with Bilstein. I like that Bilstein is adjustable, also I feel Bilstein is a better brand.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    hamNswiss on rye

    hamNswiss on rye ¡Yo Quiero Taco World!

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    OME 885's and billies all around, allpro apex front bumper, Nfab tire carrier, black magic rallye 1000 driving lights, PIAA 510 fogs, bed lights, satoshi, 285/70/17 Duratracs
    both are great lifts, from what ive been researching. i hear people have had the ome coils sag a bit early (though there isnt much evidence of this), and you dont get the option of adjustment. from what ive seen, neither have a really significant downfall (except the ome's require a spacer to achieve the full lift). people on here have had tremendous experiences with both. get UCA's with either, though.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    navysealboy93

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    ARB front bumper, wagon wheels, 235/85 wranger's, OME 1.5 in. lift and Dakar springs.
    I've got OME shocks, coils and leafs. I love the set up.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    bjmoose

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    What was that tire size again? :rolleyes:

    No one should recommend a lift without knowing how you plan to use your truck.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    Taco89

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    285/70r17.... I didnt even notice that hah
     
  7. Mar 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    I don't really use my truck bed that much, also it's a prerunner
     
  8. Mar 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    Ome all the way.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    Sweetest ride on a prerunner is a spindle lift.

    Of the two, if you're not going to wheel the piss out of it, I'd say bilstein.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    mwells32

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    5100 on all four corners, fronts set to "0", OME 885 coils, Toytec 2 in AAL
    Do both. I did 5100's set to 0 and OME 885 coils. Rides great. I'm in a Prerunner DCSB
     
  11. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    OZ-T

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    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Why not the OME shocks with the OME coils ?
     
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