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OME 883

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Gavinfritz101, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Gavinfritz101

    Gavinfritz101 [OP] THE Gavin Fritz.

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    OME 883 coils with front OME struts and rear OME shocks with rear aal. Is this a good setup? How much lift will I get? Pics would help ;)
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I have exactly what you described. You get the full 3" of lift and the ride feels great.

    Pics are with stock tire size.

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  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    883's? My understanding is 880 = light duty springs ~1" lift, 881 = medium duty ~2" lift, 882 = heavy duty ~2" lift with heavy bumper/winch. Never heard of 883's for 1st gens
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Yeah it's kinda backwards but AFAIK, they don't make the 880s anymore. 881s for stock hight to 1.5", 883s for 3", and 882s for 150+lbs extra weight. I think it kinda just depends on your truck. (4 or 6 cyl, 4wd, ect.)
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    @45acp nice! I like this setup, and wanna put it on.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    I put aal and OME shocks in the rear and 883's and OME struts up front on my 03 Double Cab a year and a half ago. Rear has been great. Front has been a nightmare. After a few months I started developing a high pitched, metal on metal squeak up front. Several attempts to tighten and lube failed. Finally my mechanic disassembled everything and found that the hole in the top plate was worn badly and the shaft of the strut was worn as well. Even welding a washer onto the top plate to re-center the strut shaft didn't work because the shaft is so badly worn. It squeaks louder than ever and I am left with replacing the front struts. Problem is, I don't want to go with the OME's again because I believe, and so does my mechanic, that the problem is in the design of the shock- there is not enough thread pattern to properly preload. So I am trying to find an alternative front shock/strut that I can use with the 883's. OME obviously doesn't recommend that, neither does Toytec's website. Maybe a bunch of others have had good success with the front OME struts but I have not. ARB even told me this shock/coil combo is not one developed by their engineers. So take that as you will...

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  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    gatrapper

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    Wow Itchy. Was thinking about putting the EMU kit on my 98, but now you got me second guessing.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    the emu kit is bad ass im getting ready to buy some new springs 883 for mine i have a bumper and a wench so its starting to sag some.but 882 extra 100 lbs 883 extra 150lbs
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    This is my 03 with 882's and aal in rear. I have a snugtop for it and plans for a bumper. The front sits 3" over stock, the rear about 4" empty. The only problem I have is cv angle. Hopfully the weight of the soon to come arb bumper will help a bit. Overall the truck handles awsome on the dirt.I am very happy with it.

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  10. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    I somehow got your message in an e-mail but had some troubles responding. Iirc there is a 2 year warranty on OME nitrochargers. I think if I were to do it again I would have gone with the nitrochargers since they are designed to be used with there coils. However I haven't had any problems with my 5100/883 setup and it does ride very well although at times it can be stiff. I'd check up on that warranty though and then make a decision
     
  11. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Don't. Itchy's situation is the only one I've heard of and must be an isolated incident. Sounds like he got the one bad shock or coil out of a large batch. The OME set-up is a tried and proven system.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    If this helps anyone....
    880- 502in/lbs- 365mm's tall
    881- 502in/lbs- 375mm's tall
    882- 502in/lbs- 395mm's tall
    883- 588in/lbs- 375mm's tall
    884- 588in/lbs- 385mm's tall
    885- 588in/lbs- 395mm's tall
    886- 656in/lbs- 402mm's tall

    If I could do it again I'd say go 882 if you have no extra weight up front. The 883s are shorter but the heavier spring rate will hold a heavy bumper and or winch well.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Exactly^^^^ OME makes extremely good products. mine gets the piss beat out of it and always comes home wanting more:D
     
  14. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    The 883's have the same standing free height as the 881's, 375mm. The differnebce between the two is that the 881's have a spring rate of 500lb, while the 883's have a spring rate of 590lb.

    I highly doubt you will get a full 3" if you have an Xtracab 4WD w/ the V6. I would say 2" - 2.5" would be a safe bet.

    This, I have the 881's and only got ~1.75".
     
  15. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    are you talking about the 883 coils? If so I beg to differ.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    I agree that my case may not be the norm. But early on when I was researching the squeak in my front end, I came upon another post by someone who had the same issue. They had posted similar photos. So while not in the majority, I am not the only one who has had this problem. It's both shocks on my truck that this has happened to.
     
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Did you check up on their warranty? If they don't honor it or it's too late I'd say just get some billies and be done with it
     
  18. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    I'm going to go visit ARB and have them take a look at my issue. Depending on what they find, maybe they'll replace the Nitrochargers. I'll still have to replace the top plates.
     
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    fyi, 883s were never designed to work with the shocks for our trucks. i emailed arb about this setup and the person that got back to me said if something happened to the coilover it wouldn't be covered under warranty..
     
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