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Old man Emu? Or Fox 2.0?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by J.A.92, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    J.A.92

    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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    Old man emu lift or not? Opinions on them?
     
  2. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Well-Known Member

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    Got a few done now
    I'm extremely happy with my OME Dakar rear leaf springs. I can't answer for a complete lift kit from them but they are generally know to be of good quality and popular because of that. You wouldn't go wrong with a kit from them.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:30 PM
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    J.A.92

    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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    Very cool.Yeah I'm not sure but I'm thinking about it! Don't know if I wanna go for it.Not sure how the ride and wear and tear would be.Id honestly like a leveling kit if they have them for my year of truck.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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  5. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:37 PM
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    J.A.92

    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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    Have you seen any leveling kits that pick up the front as well like bigger trucks?
     
  6. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    m3bassman

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    I've had it on my Tacoma and now my 4runner. It's a great upgrade from stock but not in the same league as fox, king, ads etc etc. But for the money it is a good upgrade.
     
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  7. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    J.A.92

    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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    Is there a nice fox set up for first gen? I've never seen them for them.Only on diesels
     
  8. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    J.A.92

    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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  9. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    I installed the full OME 2” Med kit a few weeks ago.
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    So far it’s been good. I feel like it rides almost as smooth as stock, just a little stiffer which I prefer, but not bad. My only complaint is I didn’t get quite as much lift as I hoped to. It states it’s a 2” lift, however I carefully measured before and after with same tire pressure and I got under 2” of lift. I installed the medium kit with the 888 coils.

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    After
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  10. Nov 24, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    J.A.92

    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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    You installed the fox?
     
  11. Nov 24, 2018 at 10:46 PM
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    J.A.92

    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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    Oh okay.Have you seen those fox ones?
     
  12. Nov 24, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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    OME, SPC UCA, ARB w/warn 10K winch, TG Rock Defense Rear, Marlin Clutch, Custom hi clearance under bed spare mount. 285/75/16. A ton of repairs done and a list up to come modifications.
    I just installed my OME
    So far they are great. so much better ride than my worn out springs.
    But now my tires look too small so Im buying new tires this weekend.
    I have a few more things to do then I can go wheeling and really be able to report the difference.
    There is a long running thread about Old Man Emu (OME)
    After living in Australia for a year I really love having some Ausi pride on my ride
     
  13. Nov 24, 2018 at 10:50 PM
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    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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  14. Nov 24, 2018 at 10:53 PM
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    TashcomerTexas Bwaaahh Stutututu vs Weeeeeeee

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    You keep asking about fox then just buy them man. You tell us how they ride
     
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  16. Nov 24, 2018 at 10:56 PM
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    Wheelers offload had the best price because it included everything the others left out. Pluss they have a nice discount if you add in the spc upper control arm and other stuff. I cant remember everything I got.
     
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  17. Nov 24, 2018 at 11:09 PM
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    ARB Bumper Westin 9500LBS Winch PIAA Lights X6 OME 2" Lift OME Heavy Duty Leaf Springs MBRP Exhaust K&N Air Filter Toyo R/T 285/70/17R
    OME all the way !
     
  18. Nov 25, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    Ome is awesome as long as you don't plan on any high speed shenanigans or sweet jumps
     
  19. Nov 25, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    loyaltothetaco It's part ATV, part SUV, and certified by the DMV

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    Had my ome lift for about a year now, 2.5" lift with 265/75/16 tires and its handled everything I've thrown at it without any issues. Good product.
     
  20. Nov 25, 2018 at 3:59 PM
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    J.A.92

    J.A.92 [OP] 97 Tacoma 4x4 lx 5 speed manual.3.4L

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    Could be a waste of money.Maybe some one has them and knows?
     

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