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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

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

  1. Apr 11, 2013 at 11:41 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 .
    Nice. My dirt withdrawl has gotten so bad I did donuts in the wet dirt on the way back from Lowes just to get some dirt on the truck. I'm too busy with 50 hr weeks @ work + relandscaping & remodeling the new house.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    Can someone please help me. I dont have my truck here so i can not meassure. I need to know the proper u bolt size for my dakar leaf springs on my 98 tacoma 4x4. I need to know what length ill need and width. Are oem u bolts 1/2"? would 8" long by 2.5" wide and 1/2" thick work
     
  3. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    DoorDing Someone was there .

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    Wheeler's Off-Road sells the correct U-bolts for those springs and MY Tacoma. Contact them for the specs, or just order a set.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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    i am in Canada. I need them by Sunday. I am getting some built i need specs.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    DoorDing Someone was there .

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    Here you go. If you call them tomorrow, I'll bet you can have them by the weekend.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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  7. Apr 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    885x with 5100s and top plate spacer for full 3", RCD extended 5100s in rear, dakars, flip kit, LR UCAs, tint, shorty antenna, in channel rain guards,BHLM, blacked out emblem, OEM side steps, weathertechs, debadged, rear diff breather
    What size tires? they looked stuffed as heck up in front. No cab mount chop?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    285/75 on 1st gen Taco/Tundra steelies ... I expected more lift in the front but happy the way it ended up.. handles the rough roads much better.. . No cab chop, but I do have 1st gen mud-flaps and the front flares are slightly trimmed.... no rub at all
     
  9. Apr 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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    for 2nd gens, can you still use the stock UCAs with an OME 3" lift kit?
    i keep hearing yes and no :confused:

    i dont go offroading at all. which is why im wondering if itll be ok to run stock UCAs atleast for a while til i get aftermarket ones.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Use , yes

    Get a good alignment , not as likey
     
  11. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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    any aftermarket UCAs you would recommend for an OME lift kit? i was already looking at a pair of light racing ucas.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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    Those! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:16 AM
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    Full 3" OME Lift, Sport Shocks with top plate spacers and 885 coils, Light Racing UCA, Sport shocks and Dakar leaf springs, Avid Light bar, Avid Step rails, Grillcraft grille with 70's Land Cruiser emblem, custom vinyl stickers, window tint, selective debadging, fog light anytime mod
    I've read thru this whole thread and the thread about Toytec vs OME. I've decided to go OME but wanted to verify that I get everything I need and don't order unnecessary parts. I'd love suggestions on vendors, too.

    I have a 2011 Double Cab Off-Road 4x4. I would like the full 3" lift and will be running 275/70R17 BFG T/A's on Black Rock 908Bs. No after-market bumper/winch, just an Avid light bar.

    Front:
    -885 Coils
    -OME 90000 NitroCharger Sport Front Struts
    -OME95PF5 5MM Trim Packer (to correct the lean)
    ****-10MM Lift Enhancer Kit or 13MM? I just want the full 3" in the front, again no full bumper, just a light bar

    Rear:
    -OME 60091 NitroCharger Sport Rear Shocks
    -OME CS047 Dakars with Bushings and Ubolts

    Other:
    -OME FK29 Driveline Carrier Bearing Drop (for vibration)
    ****-Front Differential drop? I've heard arguments for and against.
    -SBR-129 - Toytec sway bar relocates
    -Light Racing UCAs (FatBob's got the best price that I've found so far)
    ****-TT-RS - Toytec rear axle degree shims?
    -SS-FBL - Toytec extended front brake lines
    -SS-20-05 - Toytec extended rear brake lines

    Miss anything/Don't need something?

    Last is what vendor have y'all found to have the best pricing? Wheelers, Toytec, and Downsouth are the three I've heard. No sense in spending extra $$ when I don't have to...

    Thanks in advance...

    :bowdown:

    BTW, took a sawzall to the truck for the first time this weekend (replacing with grillcraft), after the panic of the first cut, something changed. The mod bug bit me and is here to stay. Byebye $$...
     
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  14. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:26 AM
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    You have 2 cb drops on there, it would be a good measure to have 2 I guess, I used 2 and it cured the vibes almost completely. Use 1 at a time though, 1 might rid your vibes (if you even have any). Ditch the diff drop, it's useless, don't order the UCA's yet, you might could get away with proper alignment, if your caster is way out of whack, they yes get the UCAs, you don't need the extended brake lines, having them on the rear sure helps when installing a new leaf pack though, on the shims, you only need them if you are getting vibes, with the trim packers, get a 1/4" one (passenger) and a 1/2" one (driver side) and longer studs IIRC fat bobs sells them
     
  15. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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    wat?
    ^^i got the best price from DSM when i bought mine. looks like you have the carrier bearing drop on your list twice.

    EDIT: too slow on the CB drop.
     
  16. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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    Edited. Good catch.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    Like I said in my post.. it might be a good idea to have 2, if you only use 1 yo9u could always sell the other pretty quickly here..
     
  18. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:36 AM
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    wat?
    i think i would buy one of the beefed taco CB drops before i went stacking other ones to piece together.
     
  19. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:38 AM
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    Yeah I thought the same thing, ordered a BTCB drop for the 5" and less rear lift and it didn't help at all, ordered another 1/2" spacer on top of the first 1/2" spacer, installed, and was almost vibe free (had a minor 55-60 mph)
     
  20. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    Actually, if you want I would sell you mt BTCB drop, been sitting in my drawer for a year going to waste.
     
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