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Need Some Help PLEASE!!!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FullDraw02, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    Ok I tried this once but I still havent gotten anywhere. Heres the deal. I own a 2009 double cab 4x4 tacoma with the bilstein stock shocks and P265-65-r17. I am interested in purchasing a 3inch lift with bigger tires and new wheels. The 2 lifts that I am interested in is the OME 3inch or the Ruff Country 3inch... I know with the OME they replace shocks and coils front and back and the lift is 700, however the Ruff Country puts spacers in the front and add a leafs in the back and retain the stock shocks and is $250. I know the saying you get what you pay for but I dont want to pay double for something I might not need. I do go offroad but its only when I go hunting through a washed out road or over a log just for ground clearance. I just want to know what lift is best suited for me. I dont want to loose the stock ride and feel and again its mainly for looks and minimal offroad use for ground clearance. Which of these lifts are better for me or is there another one out there that I should look into>? What should I do>? Thanks guys
     
  2. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    The OME will give you a better ride while the spacer lift will give you a stiffer ride. The choice is yours, pay now or pay later.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:01 PM
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    If i were you i would just try staying away from a spacer lift as much as i can. Im pretty sure one day you are going to want to take it offroad and do more than just drive to go hunting. If you think about it, with a better and more reliable lift, you will be able to go further therefore get better game when you go hunting. :D just my .02
     
  4. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    Thankyou, do you recommend the OME lift, or is there another affordable and reliable lift>? and what about UCA's>? do you recommend them
     
  5. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    UCAs are going to be a lot more. I dont think you will need them unless you really want to push your truck. Everyone on here prefers the billy 5100s.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    billy 5100's>? lift im assuming>? how much and what does it consist of>?
     
  7. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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  8. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:16 PM
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    They are right the spacers will give u a better ride you will also notice the difference off-road as well... It wont eat up the terrain as well as the OME... Don't get me wrong the spacers will do the job (not as well as the OME though) cuz i had it on my truck originally but i wanted the upgraded shocks... just try not to destroy it... but with the upper control you might have to replace cuz on my truck it wonders a little bit on the freeway primarily(but then again its my truck)... also its good for the alignment as well and off-road.....
     
  9. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    so you recommend the OME w. UCA's
     
  10. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:50 PM
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    For me yea... it also depends on if you don't care about the ride quality that much.... and how much you want to spend as well.... IF your off road frequently and i don't mean every day it would be really nice to have... But then again its up too you and how much you want to spend....
     
  11. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:53 PM
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    i care about ride quality, so what tire size do you recommend if I go with the OME w. UCA's... and should I keep my stock shocks or get these billy5100's>? I appreciate your help alot
     
  12. Jun 12, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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    no worries bro.... well first its going to depend on the size rim you want on my truck I got the 18" KMC rockstars monsters .. And my tire size is 285-65-R18(32.5in) ... If i went 17s i would have been able to put 285-70-R18(33in)... your going to have a little rub so you going to have trim it a bit.... oh and are you going to go mud terrain or all terrain as well...??? And with the stock shocks your going to have to switch them out if you lift the rear.... otherwise you will run the risk of snapping them or something else.... My bad and i forgot to add the OME will be a little stiffer on the road then the off-road but better for the offraod if that made sense...lol
     
  13. Jun 12, 2009 at 1:17 AM
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    ok i am looking at the motometals 951 in 17x9 or kmc hoss in 17x9... i really just want to run a 32inch mud terrain tire... thats pretty much the plan a sturdy 3 inch lift that will give me ride quality along with ground clearance for the minimal amaount of offroading that i do along with looks... im taking in everyone help but there just doesnt seem like a definitive answer. some say stay away from spacer lifts other say ome is the way to go... its crazy.. then when im done finding my lift i have to find a tire that i can run w.out rub then hope that the rims i want will fit with the backspacing and all the other stuff... its just so complicated but again everything you have said is help because i know nothing
     
  14. Jun 12, 2009 at 1:39 AM
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    Im right there with u... I'm some what of a newb as well the stuff im telling you is the stuff i went through with my truck and from what I have leaned by doing some reasearch to be honest it becomes trial and error.... In the end it gonna be up to you... But I could tell u this I have a buddy who kept his stock 17in alloys and just powder coated them and he ran 33 in tires with no prob... But mine had a little rub and I have smaller wheels it's just gonna depend on the rim u get... If it going to rub or not..?? Oh and the rub that you will ecounter will be very minamle if any at all... You will probably notice it when your at full crank coming into a drive way or something...
     
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    well i guess youre right... i think im going to go with the ome lift... and uca's
     
  16. Jun 12, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    Get the OME shocks for best results/ride with the lift. :) Also, get 1 trim packer for the driver side, to account for the extra weight.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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  18. Jun 12, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    yea for sure bro... your gonna like the ride quality better with the OME.... Post pics when you get em....
     
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