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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4Wheelin4Banger, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Oct 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    usmcmax

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    Just placed my order with Wheelers Offroad for my OME setup with 886 coils and LR UCA's. Dan was a big help- now I just need to get back from Afghanistan so I can put this shit on my truck!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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    ok here is some pic i have i got my full suspension from wheelers offroad . left one is bone stock.i got OME Complete 2005-Current Tacoma Lift System with NitroCharger Sport Shocks

    2013-09-07 18.29.30.jpg
    2013-09-07 18.28.36.jpg
     
  3. Oct 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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    Nice! Good luck, make it home safe and post pics after the install, :thumbsup:
     
  4. Oct 6, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    Nice! Good luck man, stay safe over there so you can get back and enjoy that nice new suspension!

    Looks good!
     
  5. Oct 6, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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    Digger2

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    Hey guys I have a full ome 886 and dakar lift on my truck. It's got a arb bumper sliders,full armor. I'm running 285/70R17 Duratracs on stock trd sport rims with spidertrax spacers and stock UCAs. My problem is that my steering wheel shakes pretty bad left to right while driving around 55mph,but then tends to smooth out at like 75mph. The truck tracks perfectly straight when u let go of the wheel, but tends to be a little "darty" when lane changes are made. I don't really feel a shake in the truck just in the steering wheel. I've had the wheels balanced 2x and the alignment checked 2x. The alignment numbers are all at 0 including caster as the shop said that's the best they could get. I've ordered camburg balljoint UCAs hoping this will resolve the shaking with getting some caster back. Am I on the right track or am I missing something. Any input would be appreciated.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2013 at 6:09 AM
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    bjboucher

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    You need caster to be at about 3 degrees, not zero. That's probably a lot of your problem. The new UCAs will definitely help you get there.

    I don't think it'll fix the shake though. My truck has always had a bit of a shake, pretty sure it's my wheels just being VERY difficult to get a good balance on.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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    It's exactly the picture I was searching for. Which size of tire is mounted on the lifted truck ? It seems bigger than the rugged trail of the stock one.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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    i got Goodyear Duratrac 275/65-18, but i think 285 works too
     
  9. Oct 6, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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    Thanks Bjboucher, I'm going to wait until the Uca's are on and if the shaking is still there, I may try that roadforce balancing with the tires. I just finished the CMC today in the rain, so now I'll have the extra tire clearance when I get the new UCA's. Not sure what caster I'll get out of the Camburgs, but hopefully it will be at least 2.5-3 degrees with my set-up.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    The Camb's will get you there. Good alignment numbers and a solid balance on your wheels and you should be riding smooth.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    Great that's what I want to here. Thanks
     
  12. Oct 7, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    Just recently installed my 885X and my UCA's on a DCLB. Post measurements are currently 23 1/2" on PS and 23 3/8" with a toytec 1/4" spacer on DS. The CV boots are touching but barely. Hope it settles a bit. 23" would be perfect.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    They'll settle. Damned shame we don't have manual hubs... Rubbing vanes on the cv boot wouldn't be so much if a concern.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    Yup. I explained that the drive axles are always rotating, but a certain A-TRAC lovin' mofo didn't believe me. Guess he thinks there's magic in those hubs, not splines.
     
  15. Oct 7, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    So most guys are getting 2-3. I just read on ARB that it's only 1.75" of lift. I have the 1/4 spacer going in too but I was hoping for more out of my 885's. I should finally get the install next week sometime.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2013 at 3:18 AM
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    ARB's claims are WAY understated. You've got plenty of proof in this thread how much lift you will actually get.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    As OZ mentioned a while back, ARB/OME says the 885's net 1.75 with 0-110lbs front weight. Throw on some skids or a winch and it would be more like 1.75" of lift.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    I've scoured this thread and I don't think this exact question has been answered. I have a 2014 DCSB 4x4 TRD Off Road. I just want to level the front end, but I'd rather not do an AAL or Dakar leaf pack. I recently put on 275/65/16 BFG All Terrain KOs, and that's a big as I need to go. I was thinking of getting the 883 coils, with 9000 front struts, and 60091 rears. Would that level out my truck without resulting in the dreaded bro lean? Also, I assume the OME shocks will ride better than 5100s in this configuration?

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  19. Oct 9, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Save time and money, get the extended studs and 1/2" top plate spacer from Wheelers. Pull out the struts, get the studs installed at a shop, then reassemble with the spacer.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    I thought that the 884's would give you the lift to level out since you have the DC. I know the 885's give a double cab roughly 3inch's of lift with no armour, so the 884's have to be either 2.5inch to 2 inch, but I don't remember which one. I think its 2inch lift to level, again I could be wrong.

    As for the comparison with the billies, the whole thing is that the OME springs are made for the shocks, so they are designed to work together. On the other hand the billies are a very good shock, and many people use them with the ome springs with no issues, but they are not specifically designed for the ome springs. Really it all comes down to how much of the above matters to you, or how much you want to pay. Don't know if there is much of a price difference.

    hope this helps you, or I hope someone chimes in to correct me to help you out :cheers:
     
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