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OME Lift or Bilstein Coilover Kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by toyotajhui, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    toyotajhui

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    I know there are a lot of topics discussing suspension kits, but I couldn't find any that compare the OME kit vs. the Bilstein Coilover kit Toytec sells:

    I would be getting the 1.5" AAL for the rear.

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58849&category_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    Looks like the main differences I see are adjustability for the coilover kit. Anyone have any input on off road performance or on road performance of each kit compared to stock? I know most threads have said the OME kit is awesome for off road and drives better on road than stock, but how does the Bilstein coil over kit compare?

    Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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    bjboucher

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    I tried asking the same question a couple weeks ago, not much response. From everything I'm reading, unless you want to really stiffen your ride up you don't want to use the adjustable capabilities of the Bilsteins. It just pre-loads the springs and makes them really stiff. If/when I order my lift I'm going with the OME kit with the Dakar full leaf pack for the rear.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    I am in the same thought process right now. It makes more sense to me now to go with the OME kit because you avoid preloading the springs. Are there multiple OME kits available, or just one standard kit? (2nd gen)
     
  4. Aug 15, 2013 at 5:12 AM
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    I have the bilstein kit, but instead of the AAL i am getting a 3 leaf progressive AAL. I have my Bilsteins on the bottom notch just as a precaution, i didn't to go close to my UCA's limits. I love them, they handle much better and feel much better going over bumps.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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    There are at least 5 similar threads, scroll to the bottom of the page and click one of them links.
    You'll be happy.
    Depends on what you drive (RC, AC or DC) also depends on how much lift you want and if you are going to add weight like a plate bumper, winch, skids, etc.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2013 at 5:25 AM
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    There are alot of threads on this exact topic.

    My.02, get the toytec ULK or go Icon if you have the budget. I have had OME and now have the ULK and there is a HUGE difference. OME is just too firm and I only had the 885 coils.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    If you order the full kit that comes with the Dakar (CS047R) leafs then the only option you get to choose is the front spring rate. For 2nd gens you can select 884 coils (recommended for single cab), 885 coils (Access Cab or Souble Cab) and 886 (double cabs with extra weight like plate bumpers, winches and skids).

    I went with the OME kit and love it.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    Can someone elaborate on this? It seems like most people say the OME is smoother because the shocks aren't preloaded?
     
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