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OME 880's w/ Nitrochargers or 5100's. Which is better

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Twesty32, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Jan 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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    Twesty32

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    I am looking to get some old man emu 880's for my 03 reg cab 4cyl 4x4. I just want to level my truck not really lift it, so i think the 880 will work great. I have searched and searched, i was wondering what you guys though works better the 5100's set at 0, or just go with the OME nitrochargers, since they are made to work with the spring. Also i have thought about using A Monroe strut, since monroe makes the OME shocks. Im looking for something with sportier, better handling, and just all around better ride. Any info would be Great
     
  2. Jan 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM
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    TacoMX

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    OME coils, are made to work well with OME shocks..like you said.

    So follow your own advice...haha
     
  3. Jan 18, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    Most people get 5100's cause of price and the lifetime warranty but I had both and prefer and love the feel and ride of the OME shocks.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    I know hundreds of people disagree, but I like the bilsteins with the OME coils. I think they're a little stiff to start, but they settle fairly nice and the added stiffness provides better cornering and IMO will stand up better to the trials of a Tacoma over the life of the vehicle.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    did you have the nitrocharger sports or just the regular ones?
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 5:40 AM
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    NitroCharger Sport.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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    which of the 2 would give better ride on the street.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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    lisa (mt girl) has the 5100's and she says they are very stiff, and if she did it again she'd get the nitro's
     
  9. Feb 8, 2013 at 5:31 AM
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    I only had Bilstein 5125's and OME NitroCharger Sport on the rear and of those two I prefer the OME.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    Don't forget that they can be rebuilt or re-valved; both add to the value, besides just the lower price. :)
     
  11. Feb 8, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    OME is a re-badged Monroe??

    Say it ain't so!
     
  12. Feb 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    ARB has their own specific valving, R&D for their shocks but they are built by Monroe or in Monroe factory.
     
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    I just read on here ARB makes the OME shocks. And if you go to 4wheelparts they have the OME suspension kit that comes with ARB shocks.

    :notsure:
     
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    I'm gonna be biased here and say OME is the better option of the 2 :D
     
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    I think you answered your own question in the first post. The Nitro's are specifically designed to work with the OME springs, the 5100's are not. I guarantee the full OME set up will ride better than a mix-n-match set.

    For what its worth, I have the nitrochargers and 881's on my truck and the ride is much better than stock.
     
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    Monroe is owned by Teneco.

    Teneco is a HUGE company that makes TONS of automotive stuff, including Monroe and Rancho.

    Takes big $$$ to get set up making dampers. Ohlin, Bilstien and Penske are a few of the big names that make great dampers.

    Bad or good, yes, Teneco does make dampers for OME.

    The bad is only what your worst imagination can conjure up.

    The good is that OME dampers are built to OME specs and backed by OME warranty, which means you can buy with confidence knowing what your getting for your $$$.

    Same can be said for the others, too. :)
     
  17. Feb 9, 2013 at 4:38 AM
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    ARB is the parent company. The write the specs for manufacture and do the distribution.

    All my ARB experiences are positive; same as my friends. :)
     
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    Im more thank l;likely going with the nitro chargers up front, Should i got OME on the rear too, or does it make much of a difference
     
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    OME rear
     
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    Well if your gonna go ome up front continue out back! Dakar leaf packs are a great upgrade over stock toyota ones
     
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