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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

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

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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:
     
  10. Oct 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    This is how my truck sat when I was running 884s with 5100s with rear TSB. Pretty much level.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Oct 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    That truck looks about perfect! I figured the 884s would be best paired with the AAL, and since I was hoping not to mess with the rear leafs, the 883s would be best for front only level lift. When I measured my clearance center of wheel to bottom of fender flare, I got 1" of rear rake (I may have measured incorrectly). But as you can see from the picture, it looks higher than that.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    I think 2.0" of front lift would be level, but 2.5" would give me a bit of bro lean... so then I'd have to get a 1.5" AAL, and I'd be back to factory rake, but with a lift. I wasn't able to find any threads of anyone who did this exact OME lift configuration with my exact model of Taco. But Tacoma World can be pretty intimidating that way...

    Thanks for the info.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    I dunno man, there's a lot of hate for spacers here on TW!
     
  14. Oct 9, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Different kind of spacer
     
  15. Oct 9, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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    I just imagined Roy Batty saying that to me... "I want more travel, father."

    If I'm going to do a more budget approach (as I originally intended, before being seduced by the siren's song of OME), I would run 5100s all around with my stock TRD springs and set the fronts to 1.75".
     
  16. Oct 10, 2013 at 3:13 AM
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    Lots of folks on here running that set-up. It's pretty solid. I think the front will be a quite a bit smoother if you go the OME/883 route though. Pre-loading the TRD Off-road springs using spacers (not the top plate ones YOTA LOVER was talking about) or 5100s is not a good idea from what I've read. They're progressive rate springs and don't like to be pre-loaded, get really stiff compared to the SR5/TRD Sport springs.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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    Im just not sure how much lift the 884's give, 2 or 2.5 inches but la0dog sat pretty much level with 884's and billies so I guess that's 2inch lift with the 884's.

    Nothing wrong with the billies, as stated lots of people have this setup
     
  18. Oct 10, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    I know, but as Oz and BJ have explained, top plate spacers (used in moderation, .5" or less) aren't the devil. If the goal is to level the truck on a budget without ruining the ride that's the cheapest and quickest way. If you can get the rake down to 1/2" it is almost imperceptible.

    Of course, I will always recommend a full OME lift if the budget allows.
     
  19. Oct 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    The OME shocks and coils are $680 from Wheelers, which is a very reasonable price for good quality suspension that will ride great and last a long time under tough conditions. It looks like that's the route I'm going. Thanks for everyone's input. I'll take measurements and pics once everything is installed, in case anyone else is interested in this type of setup.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    You'll be happy. OME is excellent, and a good choice!
     
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