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OME and LightRacing and ToyTec - Oh my! Sound good?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dave.YYC, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jan 12, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    Dave.YYC

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    Hi all,

    I'm a long time lurker of these forums and have completed a HID retrofit and BHLM thanks to the awesome advice and comments provided by the community. Originally though, I arrived at TacomaWorld seeking information on lift kit options. I have thought long and hard regarding my decisions, but I would appreciate some confirmation from you who have already gone down this path before.

    I am satisfied with my decisions from a budget/value standpoint while looking to achieve a comfortable, albeit a slightly stiffer ride on 285/70R17 tires with improved clearance and off road capabilities. I am aware of the possibilities of trimming and a cab mount chop. I even believe my decisions will address any vibe/shudder issues preemptively. I also weighed my options in Bilstein/Eibach configurations, but settled on OME for ride quality.

    What I am looking for from you all is 'technical approval'. If there is anything glaringly wrong in terms of specifications, compatibility or approach, please let me know. And if applicable, recommend the alternative.

    With that being said, lets dive into it.

    Tacoma:
    2009 TRD Sport V6 4x4 Double Cab Long Box with TSB rear leaf pack

    Intended lift kit purchase:
    OME Lift kit from ToyTec that includes
    Front OME 90000 shocks
    885 front coils
    Include top plate spacer
    Rear ToyTec add-a-leaf for TSB springs
    Rear N182 shocks
    No diff drop kit
    OME trim spacer

    Additional intended suspension purchases:
    Driveshaft Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
    Light Racing Upper Control Arms
    Replacement UCA mounting bolts for ease of UCA removal/installation (cut bolt heads and install backwards)

    Intended tire and wheel purchases:
    BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO 285/70R17/E
    KMC XD Misfits (XD800) 17x9, 6 on 5.5 Bolt Pattern. 5" Backspacing, 0 Offset

    I am aware that the common consensus is to have a 4.5" backspacing, but I believe the LR UCA's will rid me of inside rubbing issues, while the 5" backspacing may help with cab mount rubbing as well as tucking the tires under the fenders a little more, although I am aware they will still 'show'.

    Well, there you have it. Do any of you see anything that I should revise? I feel I'm on the mark. If so, please comment even just to say I am on the right track.



    Thank you - For your comments here as well as all the other fantastic content on this site.

    And yes, there will be pics. Oh yes, there will be pics.
    tl;dr - Review my intended purchases, comment.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    YotaDan

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    The overall setup looks good.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Dave.YYC

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    Thanks for taking the time to read through it, YotaDan.

    Additionally, asking all of you, will I need longer length U bolts when adding the leaf? While the kit includes new center pins, does not include U- bolts, so I assume no. I would like some confirmation though.

    Cheers.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    OZ-T

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    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    I have very nearly your lift setup on my DCLB 4x4 Sport

    I went without the top plate spacers and have Dakars instead of AAL , but did the LR UCA's , and the OME CB drop .

    Very happy with the results .
     
  5. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    YotaDan

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    For a Single Leaf AAL, your stock U-Bolts are long enough.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    tacoma16

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    Check the build
    sub'd looking for the same setup
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    98regstick

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    Looks pretty good. Got the same setup myself but havent installed yet.


    OZ - did you install CB drop during initial lift install or did you wait until afterwards to treat any vibes?
     
  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I installed it with the lift
     
  9. Jan 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    Icon 2.5 ext travel, Camburg 1.25" uca's, All-pro leafs, Icon 2.5" rear shocks, LR jounce front and back, breather mod, KR Fab rear bumper, Kenwood 2m radio, All-Pro sliders, Front bumper by Surfinferno (Dylan), Glassworks fenders, 4:56 gears, gusseted spindles and coil buckets
    From what I've read and done personally, u- bolts shouldn't be reused.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Other than that your set-up is good. That's pretty much what I have.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    This is close to my soon to be purchased setup. Looks good!
     
  12. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    what was the price of this set up? for those that have it installed for a while is the ride still stiffer than stock?
     
  13. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    OME Lift, 885 Coils, 13MM Top Spacer, Dakar Leafs, DSM UCAs, Homeroshi Flush Mount Grille, WeatherTech Digifit Mats, Bestop Super Top, Toyota Bed Extender, Clevice Receiver
    some people have issues with the LR UCAs so you might want to do a little reasearch before buying them. there are other companies that make em. and DO NOT reuse the u-bolts!
     
  14. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    What about longer brake lines with that kit? Are they needed?
     
  15. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    what issues? the ones about the bushings that got taken care of years ago? or the ball joint that wasnt as advertised that got taken care of right after they came out? also, SPC, the people that make the UCAs, have replaced peoples bushings that have failed for no cost. hell, when i ordered mine, they sent me the wrong ball joints. they sent me the ones for the FJ cruiser which have a different taper to the bolt that goes into the spindle. they sent me new ones and didnt care what i did with the wrong ones they sent me. infact, i still have them somewhere.

    anyways, there arent that many "issues" with these. i have had mine since 2008 with absolutely no problem
     
  16. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Very curious about this as well
     
  17. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    Anyone running the ome with no spacers in front? Want to keep some take.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Something like this comes out and is handled by the manufacturer, but yet it is repeated over and over by people that don't really know. If I was a mfr I would pull all my hair out in no time.

    Thanks for the clarification, wrmathis .
     
  19. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Who Scott ?
     
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