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OLD MAN EMU suspension question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yv1650c, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Hello guys,

    I want to install the OME kit to lift my truck, so i have a question.

    I do not have accesories installed, like those bumbers or winches.. none, my truck still OEM, and I want to keep it oem.

    Watching this suspension i noticed that theres 3 kits (light, medium heavy duty). so whats the good kit for me?

    Thats beacuse, i see in the front there are only 2 kits (one is : light/medium load (0-100lbs) but for the rear I have to choose beetwen Light and medium, so what to do? Going with the light or medium?

    I want the closest to oem ride quality on my lifted truck..

    Please help me decide this, thank you.
     
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    Do you have a double cab or access?

    If access, go 884's if double go 885's. The 885's are needed for the added weight of the double cab. Let me know if you have any other questions.....
     
  3. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Thank you Mr. Jason for your help.

    I dont have Tacoma, so I dont know the parts numers your tacoma uses. I own a Toyota Hilux, and yeah, is Double cab!

    I see for hilux there's only 2 front springs i can choose on:
    1) Light/medium load (0-110lbs) part no: OME883
    2) Heavy Load (110-220Lbs) part no: OME884

    and for the rear (leaf spring), i can shoose from:
    1) Light load, CS043R
    2) Medium load, CS044R
    3) Heavy constant load, CS045R

    I dont use bumpers or any other accesories, I just want to lift my truck, maybe install 265/70R17 AT goodrich tires and that's all!..

    What should I choose?
     
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    Well with that setup i would go light/medium in the front. Depending on how much you haul in your bed or if you do any towing I would choose between the light and medium for the rear. If you frequently have things in your bed or are towing a trailer around i would go medium. Otherwise i would say light would be fine for you specially trying to keep it OEM.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Option 2 for front and rear. Unless you carry stuff in the bed a lot, then option 3 for rear. Option 1 may be too soft and cause unwanted body roll!
     
  6. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    body roll unwanted here!!!
    Is for that reason I walways say OEM ..
    Dont know why they dont do only one kit, I wnat to buy, and be sure It would be fine whatever i choose..
     
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    Different kits for different uses. Gotta hit everyones needs. That is why there are spacer lifts all the way to crazy shit like full cage and four links
     
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    DWreck,

    There is no point in going Heavy for the front because it will be way to stiff for what he wants. Im running only medium coils w/ a front bumper and its pretty stiff.... Just my .02c
     
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    10-4, just kinda basing my opinions on generics/experience.
     
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    Searching a lot, and makeing me crazy myself i found that Tacomas, 4Runner, Fjcruiser and Hilux use the same springs, thats beacuse, I found you have (In Tacomas) Stock/light load the OME 885, same as FJcruiser: but for this car the 885 appear in heavy load (with bar and winch).

    Doing more search work, i found the Toyota Hilux i have weights almost the same as new tacomas in US: that is:

    Curb weight for taco's: 4155 lbs
    Curb weight for Hilux: 4056 lbs
    GVWR for tacos: 5540 lbs
    GVWR for hilux: 5555 lbs

    about the spgins 885 is the same as 4runner uses 03-09 as a Medium load...


    I think I should go with the OME 884 (thats beacuse Is the same weight on the tacos) but notice that for my hilux OME says 884 is the heavy load... I think thats beacuse in the world there are hilux singlecabs too...

    OME 884 run on these cars as follow:
    FJcruiser --->Light Load - Stock weight - no Bar or
    Winch

    TACOMA---> dont use it.

    Hilux ----> heavy load.

    4runner ----> light load.


    So still missunderstanding why OME uses 884 as HL on hilux if are cars with the same weight...


    thank you forr your patience and reading this..


     
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