1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

OME kit purchase and self install suggestions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacosupreme54, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:18 PM
    #21
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    do explain these "leepers." what are they?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:19 PM
    #22
    jspadaro

    jspadaro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Member:
    #12342
    Messages:
    2,997
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Knoxville, TN
    Vehicle:
    Former Tacoma Owner
    Blue Oval Mod
    Hehe, oh boy. Let's just say they're coilovers that aren't available anymore. Search on the forums if you want a really long story about that.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:21 PM
    #23
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    eh, doesn't sound like something i need then lol
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM
    #24
    jspadaro

    jspadaro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Member:
    #12342
    Messages:
    2,997
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Knoxville, TN
    Vehicle:
    Former Tacoma Owner
    Blue Oval Mod
    Nah, you could consider toytec and radflo though, idk...
     
  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:29 PM
    #25
    jspadaro

    jspadaro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Member:
    #12342
    Messages:
    2,997
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Knoxville, TN
    Vehicle:
    Former Tacoma Owner
    Blue Oval Mod
    Or just go OME and forget about it
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:36 PM
    #26
    toyo freak

    toyo freak Another Toyota Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32745
    Messages:
    1,506
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Mobile, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2010 V6 D-Cab 4x4
    5100s at 2.5, Wheeler 3 leaf progressive AAL, Weathertech liners, yellow wire mod, toyota OEM bed mat, cup holder mod, afe pro dry s air filter, UWS low pro toolbox, Escort radar detector
    How about pro comp 3"? Decent lift for under 500 bucks. Check out my thread in the suspension section. There you will see results and pics from several guys that are happy with the kit
     
  7. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:58 PM
    #27
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    yeah, i've looked at that lift. i'm just not sure about it though.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2011 at 10:15 PM
    #28
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    is it smarter/better to get the 885's with the OME springs? because i found the billstein shocks for $300 for all four at downsouthmotorsports.com. will it not ride as good or as good as it could if i get those?
     
  9. Feb 21, 2011 at 10:27 PM
    #29
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    i am asking because i have been looking at prices. if i get the billsteins from downsouth ($300) and the 885's and spacers from toytec ($170+$60=$230, plus 5% TW discount = $220), i could get essentially the same kit for $520 before tax and shipping. all i am missing is the AAL, which i don't need, and a few other items like the diff. drop and taco lean spacer. would that be a bad setup by mixing those two brands, will it not ride as good, or will it be fine? also, if i did that, would i need to buy the extra bushings or anything else to put this together?
     
  10. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:24 AM
    #30
    toyo freak

    toyo freak Another Toyota Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32745
    Messages:
    1,506
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Mobile, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2010 V6 D-Cab 4x4
    5100s at 2.5, Wheeler 3 leaf progressive AAL, Weathertech liners, yellow wire mod, toyota OEM bed mat, cup holder mod, afe pro dry s air filter, UWS low pro toolbox, Escort radar detector
    That's a great combination! Several people run that setup search 5100s and 885s and check out all the threads
     
  11. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:52 AM
    #31
    Toyota Truck

    Toyota Truck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Member:
    #10925
    Messages:
    1,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JT
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prerunnner
    Magnaflow Muffler-TSB springs-Nuvi 265wt-aFe pro dry s filter-Husky Liners-Blue dome light-extra d-rings-OME 90000 sport struts-885 coils-N182 shocks-TSB AAL-LR UCAs-procomp black alloy rims- nitto terra grapplers-20% tint
    I am having this lift (OME) installed as I type this by a local auto shop for $300, IMO that's not bad this includes assembly of the struts and coils. From what I read on this forum..... this lift will ride rougher than stock on the street but will perform way better than your stock supension on bumpy gravel roads. You will get about 2.5 inches of lift, but you can go with a top plate spacer and get a full 3 inches, but this will limit your down travel and will make your rider stiffer. If you choose to install it your self toytec has installation instructions for both the Ultimate lift and OME. You should get some new ucas for alignment purposes I went with LR UCAs for two reasons... no lubeing and I don't plan on offroading so I don't need the extra down travel. I also read that the diff drop offered with this kit is a waste of money.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:01 PM
    #32
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    thanks for the info man.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:43 PM
    #33
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    so....with these cheaper bilstein shocks, are they going to perform "cheaper" as well? i can save some money by using those instead of the OME shocks. but is there going to be a performance difference or a more bumpy or rough ride if i get these instead of the OME shocks? or is the difference going to be minimal and unnoticeable, so that i should just save a chunk and pair the bilsteins with 885's? i know i keep asking questions, but i want to do things right this time, instead of having a terrible ride and having to re-do it in the future again like i am now with these spacers.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM
    #34
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    bump for help/input. anyone with OME coils, spacer, and 5100's willing to tell me how the ride is? is it: terrible/rough, "like a truck should ride," or good?

    i'm doing probably 90% street driving along with crappy roads and gravel roads
     
  15. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:17 PM
    #35
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    i ordered the "updated" 885's, OME front 90000's, OME rear n182's, trim packer, and carrier bearing drop from down south motorsports today. dsm doesn't have the top plate spacers, so i didn't get them.

    question: for 4x4's, what lift are you getting with the new 885's without top plate spacers?
    i know these updated coils aren't supposed to settle as much and initially give around or a little over 3'', but with my extra weight of 4x4 and an avid light bar, will that drop mine some more? I ask because i don't want to install the lift, and then later drop to around 2.5'', when i should have added the spacers in the first place. would it be difficult to add the spacers at a later time?
     
  16. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:57 PM
    #36
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    ....so, anybody got 4x4 measurements without the spacer? I'm trying to decide whether or not i need to get top plate spacers or not to get right at or a hair above 3''. would the toytec 3/4'' lift spacer be too much? the toytec 1/2'' lift spacer not be enough? or would the wheeler's 10mm or 13mm spacer be better?

    and yes, i've been searching, but most of the measurements i have found are the old springs that sagged and the few that have spacers that got 3'' on 4x4 don't say which spacer they have.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM
    #37
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,496
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    The new springs are scragged so they really shouldn't have any fade or settling to them at all.

    Second I installed this lift on my own at night in the ambulance bay.

    They guy who drained his tranny, thinking it was engine oil, and then in a moment of panic proceeded to fill his coolant with it.

    (Fucking red long life coolant! :mad: )
     
  18. Mar 28, 2011 at 10:24 PM
    #38
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    so yours got around 3'' without any spacers? i just think the extra weight of my double cab might make mine sag a tad more that your access cab.

    haha, everybody knows at least one of "that guy" haha. it's all good man, we all make simple screw ups, some are just harder to fix lol.
     
  19. Mar 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    #39
    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,496
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    True that. My access cab has an ARB hanging off the front of it. I have the older 886 coils that aren't scragged, so I'm closer to 2" of height without the front spacers. It rides really good though, I love it.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    #40
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Member:
    #39918
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    NW GA
    Vehicle:
    Off-Road 4x4 SR-5
    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    cool man, thanks for the info.
     
To Top