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OME or Fox, Donahoe, Saws ect.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BCH, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Oct 3, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    BCH

    BCH [OP] Shiester

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    Bout decided on the 882 springs for my truck but I am interested in a really good ride. If I can keep a 2" good riding lift after settling I would be very happy. Will the Coilovers or the OME stuff ride better on the road and an occasional farm trail while hunting. I am not hard on my truck at all so thats not a concern. What is better for this truck ????????? I weigh 320 lbs. I want to do the right thing but I'm still undecided. Pictures would help a lot

    2004 4cyl 4x4 ARB Bumper and winch

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  2. Oct 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    OME N91S shocks. Throw a trim packer in there too (they're on Toytec) and it should be even. Rides well from experience.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Coiovers or 882's ??????
     
  4. Oct 3, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    A couple of thoughts:

    Coil springs settle over time. You can use the 'sag' word if you like but its all just settling.

    Adding additional weight way out front, hanging of the very front of the frame will enhance the settling effect. The more weight = more settling (over time).

    How quickly this settling happens will depend on the quality of the spring itself and what it is subjected to.

    The only way I know of to counteract the settling (over time) is to put more (and more) preload into the coil. The ability to dial in the exact amount of desired lift is one main reasons for considering an adjustable coilover strut like Fox, Icon, King, SAW, All-Pro, etc., etc., etc.

    my $ .02
     
  5. Oct 3, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    Go with Icons!



     
  6. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    jcmartinez17

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    gotta agree, i got donahoes which are icons and awsome ride
     
  7. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    Coilovers are definitely better but they cost about 3x as much as an OME setup. OME is very well respected though. You just won't here to many people bad mouthing them. Sounds like for your needs, OME is the way to go.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    So, Say I get donahoes.........Do you have to get a spring rated set or are the coils on those all the same ?
     
  9. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Also, How will they ride with the bumper set up I have
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:38 AM
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    OME. Coilovers are awesome but way too expensive for most people's needs IMO.

    Have 9k mi in the past 3 months on my OMEs and I love 'em. They've handled lots of highway/city, Moab, mudding, and trails out in the boonies just fine.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    Space Wrangler

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    i think they are all 650# springs


    with all the extra weight, i'd suggest you go with adjustable coilovers
     
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