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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, custom back to the future light rack, KC LED Daylighters, 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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