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OME Lift Kit Question: Height Discrepancy?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 28ØØ3, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Mar 20, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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  2. Mar 20, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    I have the OME 885's on 5100's. I heard that they are a little over 3"s when first installed but will settle to right around 3" after a little while.:cool: Chris4x4 has the OME 885's and OME shocks installed on his truck. I'm sure you will hear from him.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    I read a post from Chris4x4 yesterday talking about just this...said that a prerunner will get 3" of lift. If you have a 4x4 DC stock bumper they are saying that you will end up with 2.5" after the springs settle. Someone I guess had called Toytec and this is what they said.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/30915-those-you-ome-4x4-lift.html

    Read the post above...to see what Im talking about.. I dont know if I would be interested in OME 885s after reading that. I want a full 3"
     
  4. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    Hmmm? That makes me wonder now if I got a full 3" of lift after settling?:rolleyes:
     
  5. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    I know... I was pretty sold on getting this...and now it makes me wonder...even talked about a guys setting down past 2.5"....I dont want to spend the money for that..Ive never had a lift...and if Im gonna shell out the cash for it, I want it to be what I want you know?
     
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    Yeah I hear yah. I am actually running the 885's with 5100's set at 0. To be honest with you. I think my truck only settled down about 1/4" from when it was first installed. I'm not sure if I wrote down the numbers though! All-in-all, I am happy with my lift so I'm not complaining.;)
     
  7. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    Ive heard that its better to run OME shocks with 885s...hows your ride? I love the look of your truck and thats exactly what I want...I just got my yellow lamin-x fog covers yesterday...gives me something to do this weekend...and my dang mudflap broke off on my way to work today..
     
  8. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    What is the measurement from ground to bottom of fender on your truck?

    Measured like this:

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  9. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    Chris I know that you are very knowledgeable about all of this...what are your thoughts about the no 3" with 885s?
     
  10. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Not sure that I ubderstand the question. Are you asking about the vehicles that DONT get 3" after the OME 885's are installed?
     
  11. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    Yes. Exactly. Im very interested in the OME set up, but want to make sure that I get a full 3". Its seeming thats not the case?
     
  12. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    A while back, OME redesigned the way they make their springs, so they dont sag like they used to. I have a feeling that some manufactures are selling old stock, and that is why people are haveing issues. I got my 885's from Wheelers Offroad, and they have given 3" of lift. I belive that most of the people that have recieved the 885's have gotten the same lift height. Im waiting to see what WW's hieght is. I only know of a few people that havent gotten the 3" lift with the 885's, and I was told by Wheelers that if the full lift wasnt gianed, the springs would be swapped out.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Yeah I have also heard the same. I just ran with the 5100's due to the price difference. I love how it rides! A little stiffer then stock but that's okay to me. Did you get the pre-cut lamin-x?
     
  14. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    Hey Chris, I'm at work right now but I will measure it when I go home for lunch and let you know. I keep thinking 39" or 39.5"s for some reason for the driver's front side.:rolleyes: Not positive though. Whats your height for the front drivers side?
     
  15. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    Cool. Please let me know. And give me your tire size too.
     
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    Yea, for my fogs...so Im slowly getting there...but with buying a new house and getting married this year...a lift is a little out of reach for a bit...but my fiance told me, " We can use our wedding money to get you a lift for your truck!" Yes, I know...shes awesome.
     
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    Tire size is 285/65/18's Nitto DG's. It actually measures out to be like 32"s or just a bit over. Not the full 33"s.
     
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    Got yah. Now be very careful when you put them on. I know mineand a few other people have installed the pre-cut ones and they don't cover the whole light cover. Try and center it as much as possible so you can get the best coverage. I just wish they cut them just a hair bigger.:cool: You will see what I am saying unless they recently changed their pre-cut sizes.
     
  19. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    Yea, Ill let you know...thanks for the heads up.
     
  20. Mar 20, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    Haha! Thanks man! I didn't even think about the flames on the sidewalls. Good thinkin!!! I am running 18x9's with a -12 offset. I think that's the same as 4.5" backspacing if I'm not mistaken.:rolleyes:
     
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