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OME vs Bilstien 5100

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by hud445, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Feb 7, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    hud445

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    Looking for a front end lift, I'm using the TSB/AAL in back.

    Definatley want coilovers. Looking at the Old Man Emu 885 coils & shocks, thier spec says it only lifts 1 3/4". I called a shop in CA who recommends going with the Bilstien 5100's adjustables @ 2 1/2 with the stock coils for a better ride, over the OME. They sell both.

    Tried to reach OME a few times over the past couple of weeks to clarify the hieght @ 888-907-4625, & left several messages, no return calls. Sent them 3 emails also, no replys.

    Any feedback?
     
  2. Feb 7, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Your best bet is to call toytec lifts (www.toyteclifts.com) -- They'll be able to help you out with OME and Billy questions.

    I'd go OME coils and an OME shock in the front -- it's a 3" lift... and then put OME shocks in the rear. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Feb 7, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    chris4x4

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    That lift info for the OME springs is old info. They give 3" lift, give or take a little. Mine were 3.25" right after install, and they have since settled to 3". OME has assured me that their springs are rated to give 2.5" to 3" lift, and the springs are scragged to reduce settling. The 5100's preload the existing springs, where as the OME springs are a longer spring with a 50# increase in spring rate (540# vs. 590#). The OME shocks are a low pressure nitrogen filled twin tube shock. They hold more oil than the 5100's, thus will stay cooler longer. The lower pressure will make them more compliant (from what I have read), and less likley to leak.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    OME 885 coils & front shocks, with TT top plate, Total Chaos UCA, Rear OME extended shocks, Rear TSB, Rear Toytec AAL, trimmed the saber-tooth-tiger-long-ass mud flaps. 17" XD Revolver rims, 265/75/17 BFG AT KO's. Ripped out the crappy FM Modulator & installed a PA-15-toy interface. OEM bed matt.
    I'm in the same situation. Chris 4X4 helped me see the light! I'm getting the OME's. That seems to be the consencious of the board.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    Delmarva, cool AVATAR . That episode last week was the funniest I have seen ! I was almost crying I was laughing so hard.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    Thanks -- I'm a super fan... :D :thumbsup:
     
  7. Feb 7, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    hud445

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    Good info.

    Just so I am on the same page,
    885 front OME coils
    OME N140S front shock

    correct?
     
  8. Feb 7, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    Additionally, where do you guys stand on the OME rear shock & OME AAL?

    It seems I have seen some good OME pkg deals online.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Yes. :D

    OME rear shocks are fantastic. :thumbsup: I have the Alcan AAL and it does the job -- I think most of the AALs will be the same exact thing... :D

    and I've never heard of an OME AAL... hmm...
     
  10. Feb 7, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    OME calls it a lift spring.

    Here is a link:

    http://www.rocky-road.com/tacoma.html

    Looks like the package deal is pretty good.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    That rear lift spring is a new spring pack. That site looks like its priced per side.
     
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