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DIY OME 3" Lift Yes? or No?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TGurau, Jun 29, 2010.

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How many people want a DIY instruct for an OME 3" lift?

Poll closed Jul 29, 2010.
  1. Absolutely!

    58 vote(s)
    85.3%
  2. No way!

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  3. Don't care...

    9 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:06 PM
    #1
    TGurau

    TGurau [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I installed my OME 3" lift last week and I wanted to know how many of you guys wanted me to post up a DIY instruct on here. The reason I'm even asking is because it'll take forever to type up.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    luk8272

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    It couldn't hurt we have tons of install directions for 2nd gens but not many 1st.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    pittim

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  4. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    mjohn617

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    Well, you have already done the install...did you take pictures? If yes then post it up, someone will benefit in the future. If you didn't take any pictures it probably will be long write up:p. Seriously, if there are other threads for this DIY, your pictures (if you took pics) will help. Someone's understanding might not connect with other pictures taken...your's pics might get the reader to go...ooohhh I get it! Post em up!

    EDIT: I can't tell you how many times I have looked at a pictures of an engine bay and been completely confused, looked at another shot of the same angle/area and....you know the story


    EDIT:EDIT: I just checked the above link, that's a pretty damn good write up!
     
  5. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    TGurau

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    Ya, I have a few pics but the guy in the link above did a much better job on the install. I couldn't explain it better and certainly don't have any pics that will help better than the ones he already has. Thanks pittim for the link.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    TGurau

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    Still, if I get enough yes's, then I'll do the write up.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 at 2:13 AM
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    sch0enne

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    Im sure people would love that!
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Links?
     
  9. Jul 1, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    shitroc

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    jdmcq already did one but it wouldnt hurt to have another one, especially if youve got some good pics
     
  10. Jul 7, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    03redtaco

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    Wheres the write up already!!!!
     
  11. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    I think any write up would be benificial. Plus you can take some pride in providing help to TW members, including someone like me who pours over all the info I can find before I would do a technical job like this. I say go for it!
     
  12. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    I'm having 4 wheel parts do mine this week, install is only $320, but I wish I had the cohones to do it myself. Heck, if you do post the write up I might consider doing it myself. By the way, what year is your taco? Apparently, '96 and '97 use different leaf springs than the other 1st gens (longer springs?), so the install is slightly modified.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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  14. Jul 9, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    TGurau

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    I assure you this isn't a difficult task! It's really not worth paying so much for something anyone that can turn a wrench can do! Get a nice craftsman toolset from sears and a maintenance manual for you year Taco from autozone and start going to town on anything that needs it. I've already replaced my own fan clutch, radiator, and suspension! I only spent $200 on my tool set, now is that worth it or what!?!? I'm also about to change my right lower ball joint and control arm and my a/c compressor. I'm telling you, you'll never get a respect for your vehicle unless you do all the work yourself, and I'm not talking about just changing the oil.

    The write up will hopefully come this weekend! I'm about half way through. I think it would be a great idea to use my write up along with the other one. I don't think he writes up on assembling your front shock assembly.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2010 at 12:55 AM
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    I whole heatedly agree. This truck really is simple to work on, unlike some cars. Lots of space most of the time (unless your changing the oil filter or doing spark plugs on a V6) and pretty simple all the way around. If you know your torque specs (included in FSM and repair books) and take your time, its really quite difficult to mess something up.

    One thing I wont do myself is the timing belt and water pump, but mostly on that because thats a whole lot of work, requires special tools, and I am kinda lazy.

    If you're really poor, I hate to say it, but even Harbor Freight tools would work for most things, as most of the hand tools are good enough for a home mechanic (and have a lifetime warranty). Still on the fence about power tools though. Guess it just depends how rough you are with em.
     
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