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Looking for some first hand experience! OME or Bilstein?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomalex, Jun 23, 2011.

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Does OME manufacture quality suspension products?

Poll closed Jul 23, 2011.
  1. OME is garbage, don't buy it.

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  2. OME will provide you with a good suspension throughout the life of your truck.

    29 vote(s)
    93.5%
  1. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    tacomalex

    tacomalex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to give my truck a lift and right now I'm torn between the toytec ultimate lift, or the OME suspension lift that can both be found at toyteclifts.com

    I plan on using it for mostly on road use, I plan on going off road a little bit on some light trails, but day to day driving is my main focus.

    Another question, do you guys think I will need new UCA's to keep my steering from feeling floaty, or will it not require that?

    Oh and I got 2011 Access Cab, I4, 4x4 in case you were wondering.

    Opinions please! I'm hoping the OME will fit my needs so I can save about 500 bucks :)

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  2. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I'm happy with my OME lift .

    I did get LR UCA's
     
  3. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    Fabulous

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    I say get the OME, and spend the extra $ on Light Racing UCA's from Fat Bobs garage ($379). I feel that any lift over 2" should have aftermarked UCA's to get a correct alignment...not in the "specs" but correct.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    rmb_crew

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    I have had both 5100s and OME and i would absolutely go OME. The shocks are much thicker and beefier. I dont have the rear OME shocks just front and coils. I have 5125s in the rear. Go OME and you wont be disappointed.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    tacomalex

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    you guys with the OME, can you adjust it? honestly I'd like to get about 1 1/2 inches in the rear, and about 2 inches up front, just a slight level lift. Is that possible?
     
  6. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    OZ-T

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    This is my prediction for this thread OP .

    All of the guys who have OME lifts will say " get OME "

    All of the guys with the Toytec Ultimate will say " get Toytec "

    All of the guys with UCA's will say " get UCA's "

    All of the guys who think their alignment is " just fine " without UCA's will say " you don't need UCA's "
     
  7. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    1 person is now dead.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
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    hahahahhaah!!!!!.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    It's not adjustable

    If you want 2" up front on an Access Cab , you probably want 884's

    I got 2 1/2" on 885's with my DCLB 4x4
     
  10. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yes its very possible. OME has 884 coils which will give you 2" in the front and get a AAL for the back and u can get 1 1/2" if the front start to sag you can put a top plate spacer in the front to keep it where you want it.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    OP has a 4cyl, should he expect to get more than 2'' out of 884?
     
  12. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    nah prob not that much
     
  13. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    I'm gonna order the spacers with it and tweak with and see what kind of lift I can get, honestly I'll probably end up going all the way with it, haha.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    well yesterday I ordered the OME suspension lift from toytec, it should be here by the time I get back from vacation along with some smittybilt nerf steps :)

    I will post pics of my install and everything, thanks for the opinions guys!
     
  15. Jun 24, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    Very nice! I know a few people with the full OME kit and they love it!
     
  16. Jun 24, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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  17. Jun 26, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    Can't wait til I can afford a good lift kit! DCLB FTW!
     
  18. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    I was thinking of this same exact comparison. So it seems OME is the suspension of choice. If you don't mind my excursion, are the high-end COs (Fox, King, Icon) worlds better? As in worth the extra $700-$1000 for a smoother ride on/off road? Of course, this is objective, but I'm just wondering, can one really feel like, "Wow, I got a $1000 better ride with these (Fox,Kings,Icons) COs!!" I mean lets face it, the majority of us are not desert racers, but weekend warriors.
     
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