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OME 5mm spacer fix "Tacoma Lean?"

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by whitebread, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Feb 27, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    whitebread

    whitebread [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I did a search and nothing pertinent turned up.

    Clearly the Tacoma has a driver-side lean. Mine measures about 1/4" in the rear with the front being relatively even. The OME suspension kit I purchased came with a 5mm spacer for the front-driver side to counteract the Tacoma Lean. Because I am measuring the lean in the rear, it seems counter intuitive to put this space on the front. Does it actually level out the truck?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Sure does. Had mine installed yesterday.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    5mm spacer=10mm of lift
     
  4. Feb 27, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

    mountainwolfpup Ford Guy (Formerly known as a Toyota Guy)

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    Yes, it works.

    I admit it does seem odd to put it in front.

    Switched my suspension to an OME setup and left it out at first, then went back and popped it in because it still leaned. The 5MM spacer leveled it out. It has been 9+ months since and it's still sitting level.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    Great info. Apparently OME knows what they are doing. ;) Thanks!
     
  6. Feb 28, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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  7. Mar 3, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    Well, you guys were right. Measures dead level with 7/8 tank of fuel. The shop didn't want to put the spacer in...they said they always leave them out because it 'didn't make any sense.' I requested they use it...and I am very glad I did. Thanks for the help guys.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 3, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Silver_Taco

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    ^^Sweet ride man, congrats.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    I'm interested in the fix you used for your truck's lean. What exactly is the OME suspension kit? Can you give me the actual part order number or where I can buy one? Is it a big job to install, and would the Toyota mechanics be familiar with it or should I get it done independently? Thanks
     
  10. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    It is a 5mm spacer that goes on the front driverside old man emu model 90000 strut. It is placed between the welded on ring and the spring seat.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Thanks for info. Truck is new, with TRD-offroad suspension. I'm not looking to change suspension or add lift to truck, just correct the lean. Is there a spacer that would work on the existing suspension? What is the easiest fix for this? Do I have to change everything?
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Other than making a custom shim, I am not aware of any. I would just bitch and bitch at Toyota about it...but that is me. ;)

    FWIW, with my original leaf packs, the truck was pretty level (the lean was about 1/4"). When they did the suspension TSB the lean became very noticeable and measured about 5/8".
     
  13. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Wouldn't this kit work..without the need to replace the strut? It's much cheaper if it works
     
  14. Nov 18, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    If u want to go the 5mm spacer route (plan a) you also need the pair of ome struts because the 5mm spacer doesn't fit on the Toyota stock strut.

    that is because the spacer mounts under the coil seat on the Ome strut and The ome strut is thicker in diameter than the stock strut. It is also unclear if more than one spacer can be used if needed. Cost of struts and one spacer is $315. Lift with one spacer 1/4 to 3/8 inch.

    The other option (plan b) is the 10 mm lift enhancer kit, which provides 1/2 to 5/8 lift and installs on top of upper strut plate so it eliminates the need to buy struts. Cost of this option is $67. Big difference.

    The question is how much lift do you need to level the ride? If 1/2 inch isn't too Much go with plan b.
     
  15. Nov 19, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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  16. Nov 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    Hey boys,

    I recently put on OME N140S struts with 885 coils with no trim packer, and I'm about 24 1/2 on the driver side and 25 on the passenger side front end. How would I make the driver side come closer or about 25" from center of hub to top of fender? Would a Toytec 1/4 top plate spacer help?

    - Richard
     
  17. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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  18. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    Thanks Chris. I think I remember talking to you about this but wasn't sure if I could stack a top plate on the OME setups.
     
  19. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    As long as its only 1, its not an issue.
     
  20. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    What if I was to use the top plate spacers on the OME lift to get the full 3" lift in the front am I SOL as far as correcting the taco lean??
     
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