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Need help deciding on OME lift kit vs Bilstein lift kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mdne04, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Jul 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    mdne04

    mdne04 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OME 3" kit (885's), LR-UCA's, Dakars, Ext. rear brake lines
    I've been scouring TW for information on suspensions and I I'm stuck between the OME lift kit an the the Bilstein lift kit (both from Toytec). My truck is my daily drive. I use it occasionally for sand and mud, but mostly sand. I want to add a plate bumper as well. Anyone with either kit have any input as to which one would better suit my needs?
     
  2. Jul 7, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    sirsaechao

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    derekabraham

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    DevL

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    If you are gonna add weight... OME.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    PINS Runner

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    Subscribed.....I'm trying to decide between the same two.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    OME! Get the shocks & springs designed to go together and give lift.
    885s without a spacer should give you around 2.5" to 2.75" without a plate bumper & add a spacer when you add a bumper.
    A lot of people like the Billies but if you want more than 1.6" of lift Billies pre-load the spring which decreases ride quality.
     
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