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Lift Help: OME Vs Bilstein

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by biscuits87, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    biscuits87

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    Ok, So I have done quite a bit of searching and I may have missed something but, is there any real difference between the OME suspension lift from Toytec and the Bilstein 5100 from Toytec?

    I want to add about 2.5 inchs to my 2010 AC TRD OR, and am hoping one of you will be able to give some advice or be able to point me in the right direction. Thanks for any help you all offer.

    Happy Holidays.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    sierrahsky

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    Looking at the same. Seems that everyone loves icon. But if you cant afford that the next best seems to be Toytec. From what I gather OME is great value for money but the toytec one seems to give the least issues long term. Some guys swear by OME and some by Toytec. From what I have read there are just a few more that are issue free with toytec. But its a big 700 compared to 1200 + from what I hear you really should go for the UCA addition . Hope this helps.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    trdtaco10

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    I'm doing the same with Billy 5100s, Eibach Coils, and an AAL (if the TSB doesn't lift it enough in the rear tomorrow). From what I understand the 5100s at .85 and the Eibach coils give about 2.5 and then an AAL for either 1.5" or 2" for the rear. I found that by getting the 5100s from DSM saves a lot of money. Get the 5100s from them for $283 shipped and the other stuff (Coils, AAL, Diff drop if your 4WD, and a 1/4 in top spacer for the lean) for around $350 shipped from Toytec and it comes out a lot cheaper. UCAs are supposed to only be needed for 3 or more inches of lift but aren't bad to have.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    I have the 5100's from DSM, and the eibachs/ AAL, etc... from Toytec. Great way to get 2.5" of lift. If I was any higher I would have needed the UCA's though, and and some may have to, just depends on the truck as they seem to all be different. My buddy has the OME, and got 2.7" of lift, and he got his alignment almost perfect with room to spare...mine just barely eeked out 1.9/ 2.08 caster, while his is higher.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    wiscdave

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    OME 3 inch on stock UCAs, alignment is fine here with Toytec 1.5 TSB ALL

    For the win!!!
     
  6. Dec 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    Toytec coilovers are adjustable on the truck, built on bilstein 5100 shocks.

    OME has their own non-adjustable shocks, designed and built for extended trips on rough roads while heavily laden.

    So, durability and fade resistance: OME Fine Tuning of ride height: Toytec.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    I have seen a lot of people do lifts half cocked and destroy there suspension and have to replace everything within a short window, I do not want to do this so I want to do it right. So thanks to all of you that responded and to all of TW for helping me out. This gives me something to think about. But is still just a dream without money, heres hoping for a good tax return.:laughing:

    Either way, I think I may go with the Bilstein 5100 with the Toytec AAL and some kind of UCA.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Homertaco grill, Light Racing UCA's, 2.8" front lift (5100's at 0.85 setting and Eibach springs) 2" AAL with rear 5100's, Wet Okole seat covers fr/ bk. 17 x 9 Incubus Crusher wheels w/ 4.5" backspacing. 30% tinted front windows.
    Depending on how it ends up, you may not need the UCA's, but it is good to factor it in just in case. Depends on how much you want to spend as well, but myself and other are very happy with our 5100's.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    X2. Love my 5100s! Better ride than stock!
     
  10. Dec 9, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    If you're gonna do any hard wheeling, I would go bilstein (if you cant afford higher quality coil overs). I've seen quite a few busted OME shocks on the site..Saw one snap first hand too.
     
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