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OME lift kit vs. Toytec Ultimate Coilover kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by drjohnson36, Jul 28, 2009.

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OME vs. Toytec

  1. OME Kit

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  2. Toytec Coilovers

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  1. Jul 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    It's interesting that Toytec doesn't make a fully inclusive kit for OME. I'm sure its because they want people buying the TOYTEC Ultimate lift kit because it has their name on it. Probably has a higher profit margin too.

    Though it sounds nice and easy to install, I'm sticking with the OME kit.

    Also, I have heard the diff drop is not necessary. Some have even said it's better to not lower it - especially if you wheel because you don't want things to be closer to the rocks.

    Do you need new bushings? And what are shims?
     
  2. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    I do not have the diff drop and have not noticed any issues on or off road...and I've pushed it pretty hard offroad. If you do drop the diff I think it becomes one of the lowest points on the truck...but I know most skid plate kits include spacers for that...

    Depending on how you plan on assembling the OME struts...No not really. I got new one for each side because I pre-assembled them. there is a retainer cup that goes under the top plate, the bushing IN the top plate, the plate, then another bushing and a top retainer. I needed the new top bushing and used heavy duty washers as retainers.

    The axle shims "clock" the drive shaft just slightly to eliminate vibrations due to high angle joints by decreasing the angle.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    Is the OME lift difficult to install? I have access to a spring compressor. I know the installation wouldn't be as simple as coilovers, but has anyone here installed OME themselves? I'd like to keep installation cost down to mount+balance of tires, and alignment.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    If you have a spring compressor and know how to use it- The install is just as easy as installing the Toytecs. Pull the old struts out, disassemble, take the parts you need, rebulid the OME parts into the complete coilover, and re-install.

    Took me 7 hours working alone to install both OME struts, TC UCAs, and Wheels 3 pack AALs with rear shocks...
     
  5. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    I just ordered the OME kit from Wheelers. It was more complete and a better price than the Toytec. No coilovers, but I do not need the adjustability.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    It's only semantics- but they are ALL coilovers....Adjustable vs Non-Adjustable is the real difference.
     
  7. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    After I hit submit, I realized that I should have been more specific.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    It's all good- :)
     
  9. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    Absolutely.:D
     
  10. Jul 29, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    :)
     
  11. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    Is it bad to get 886 springs if i dont have extra weight in the front from a bullbar and winch?
     
  12. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    The ride may be a bitter stiffer then normal but it should provide more than enough lift.

    Solid call i you plan on upgrading the bumper and stuff in the future...and don't mind it bumping around a bit in the mean time.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    X2. The 886's have a 650# spring rate, vs. the 590# rate of the 885's
     
  14. Aug 20, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    OME gets my vote. Buying the kit this week.
     
  15. Aug 23, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    very well said, both are technically the same, one is just adjustable, the other is not.
     
  16. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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  18. Sep 15, 2009 at 4:36 AM
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    Does this one provide a full 3" lift. Does the OME kit provide a full 3" lift?
     
  19. Sep 15, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    it sure looks like a full 3''. im not should about the OME kit tho..
     
  20. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Would the front be at a full 3" inch lift with the 886 or would I still need the top plate spacer to complete the 3"? I don't plan on getting one of those "heavy duty" bumpers or anything and probably won't mind the stiffness if I can get the full 3" w/o the spacers.
     
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