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full bb skids + sliders or 2.5 OME

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhys, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    rhys

    rhys [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have $1500 to blow on my truck and im deciding between an OME 2.5" lift or full budbuilt skids and cbi sliders. what would you choose?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    08pretaco

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    skids and sliders

    lifts might get you there but armor gets you out!
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    yeah thats what im leaning towards
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    you might be able to save some money, idk if the full skids are really necessary...at least in my opinion
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    I say lift it first!!!:D
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    depends on the kind of off roading you're going to do. if it's lots of sand, mud, lose dirt, roots and/or ruts, i say lift. ir you're going to be more on and around rocks and technical stuff, i sar armor the piss out of it. i do mostly snow (home in va) and sand, roots (school in fl), so i ipted for the lift first.

    like said above, you could always do partial armor and a lift. i think a front skid, sliders, and a lift would be sweet!

    good luck with the decision, i'm sure you'll be pleased either way
     
  7. Apr 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    i want to install...

    OME 2.5" + LR UCA $1500
    cbi armor (front winch bumper, sliders, rear swingout bumper) $1400
    full BB skids $900
    8000lb winch with synthetic setup $800 ish
    33" tires $800 ish

    for the time being. i figured the tires come after the lift. the winch comes after the winch bumper. that leaves me the suspension, body armor and undercarriage armor. i really could care less if my front and rear bumpers get ate up. i do care if my gearboxes get thrashed. and lifting it would help a little and look nice. i dont do a whole lot of rocky trails but maybe if i had the under armor i would without worry. itd be nice to get the winch installed soon so i can run solo whenever i want.......
     
  8. Apr 19, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    looking at bb prices.................


    its $567 for gas, t-case and crossmember. i have the thin trd front and mid plates. the front only really protects the sway bar. the mid protects the engine and front diff. but i could still smash the hell out of those through the trd skids. i think the sliders are a need either way cause i dont want to mess up my rocker panels or doors plus my girlfriend is short so she needs the step if i lift. but if i get the lift and sliders then i cant get UCAs
     
  9. Apr 19, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    rhys

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    so i guess it a decision between OME +sliders or full skids + sliders

    thanks for the input guys. now im exploring more options. im thinking of all the ways i can empty my wallet/ get the best setup.
     
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