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OME vs Biltstein lift kits

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Shelby277, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    I am on the toyteclifts.com website and looking all the lifts. I am waiting for my new tacoma to come in at the dealership. Its a 2012 black V6 4x4 access cab SR5.
    I want the best 3 inch lift for the best price. Cost/benefits. I am will to spend the extra couple hundred bucks for the ultimate lift but don't know which one is best.
    Also the OME one for 700 looks almost the same. Would it look the same? I plan on sticking on the road and some beach driving here and there. I also plan on putting 17 inch rims on it with 285/70/17 tires. Hope that helps
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    OME. Is about the best suspension you can get for the money.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    Wow awesome thank you for the fast response! I was thinking the same from what threads have said and just wanted to make sure I explained what I was looking at and found out what the best was. So far so good
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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  5. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM
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    Got the OME and love it, the rear still sticks up half inch higher than the front though
     
  6. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:47 AM
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    Mine with OME 885s & Dakars on 255/85/16 BFG KM2s on 1st Gen TRDs.
    A full 3" lift front & rear with shell. Rear would be higher (about 1/2") without shell.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    Im concerned about the back being higher although its probably better for when I haul my boat and picking up and delivering firewood. I can't adjust the heights unless I was to purchase the biltstein lift right? If I was to purchase a biltstein based lift kit what biltstein lift is more worth it. One is even on "Sale" for the same price as another kit.
    Im still leaning towards the OME just because it seems to make the most sense.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    I like the OME after reading reviews. The cost for what you get is nice. It may be more than I need. Army is sending me to Hawaii, so it will become a Mall Crawler, but I still want the extra room and level it out that is why I am talking myself into the 5100s.

    It depends on what you need it for, but sounds like the OME kit would work well for you.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    Thank you all for the help. I want to adjust the lift more so If I choose between the biltstein whats the radflo front coil over benefits to 900 dollar kit. And If I settle with the 630 dollar kit will I potentially have the same durability and adjustability as the other biltstein lift kits listed on the toytec site
     
  11. Feb 22, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    Mine has a new leaf pack. With an AAL the rear wont be as high. huntntruk has an AAL.
    The 5100s aren't that adjustable with Ebach coils. You get two choices and the taller setting gives you a stiffer ride do to preloading the coils.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    So you're trying to decide between the Bilstein 5100's and the OME shocks?

    If I am understanding correctly, the 5100's offer the adjustability (4 front and 2 rear options), and the OME do not have adjustments but may give a better ride quality?
     
  13. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    I too cast my vote for OME. Sits pretty level after settling with just the 2" AAL.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    I have the bilstein eibach combo at .85. I love it combined with the wheelers three leaf pack. Sits level and rides smooth. CV boots don't touch either so I don't have to worry about that either.
     
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    Awesome. OME is the way to go. Really nice truck. Do you 17 inch wheels or 18 inch?
     
  16. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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  17. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    Not sure what exactly the question is or if it is directed to me, but not only do I have 16 inch wheels, I recommend them! :thumbsup:
     
  18. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    And then huntntruk comes along and throws a curveball. haha. It seems like a preference. They both are great lifts. Thank you guys for all the help. So nice to see there are people out there willing to share their knowledge to others such as myself that don't know very much. Huntntruk is the prime example of what I want. Ill figure it out. When its all done Ill be sure to post pics of course
     
  19. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    Im not sure how to quote other messages. Im new to this. Really sorry and yes 98regstick that was towards you and then the post I wrote about huntntruk was towards him
     
  20. Feb 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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