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POLL: OME vs TOYTEC vs ICON

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mizzac, Nov 23, 2010.

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Which suspension?

Poll closed Jan 22, 2011.
  1. OME

    57 vote(s)
    33.9%
  2. Toytec

    44 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. ICON

    45 vote(s)
    26.8%
  4. other

    22 vote(s)
    13.1%
  1. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:35 AM
    #1
    mizzac

    mizzac [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Like it says ive got it narrowed down. 3in of lift.
    OME- cheapest
    Toytec-middle price
    Icon-FML expensive

    All the lift is he same basically.

    With the OME and Toytec I would probably just get the LRUCAs and for the Icon I would get some of some kind.

    Basically whats your opinion for my best bet. Daily driver with a little offroading on occasion.

    My rear leafs need to be replaced too but I think I will probably change those out a little later and use an AAL for now unless i can get a deal on some wheeler5 packs or alcans8.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    If all you do is the occassional wheeling, then I'd just go with Billies and an AAL. And a 1/4" top plate spacer to get the full 3".
     
  3. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    sooner02r1

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    Just depends on how hard you're gonna beat on the suspension. And why only Icon for coilovers? What about Sway a way, fox, king? They all offer extended travel options for similar price? You will need a uniball UCA like TC or Camburg for the coilovers, so figure $1500+ for that option. It will soak up big hits and take a beating MUCH better than the cheaper options though.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    I've had the ToyTec, I've ridden in a truck with OME quite a bit and I have ICON. From my experience the IVD coils are far superior to the others and they aren't too much more.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    I would go with this option if you don't do much offroading.

    I don't think SAW/ Camburg come in extended travel for the OE replacement coilovers but I could be wrong.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Of the 3 I would choose Icon without a doubt. But it all depends on what you want to do. If it is just a lift and casual wheeling then get Billies and save your money.

    I love my Kings and would not trade those for anything.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Icons are by far the best of the 3 but completely unnecessary unless you're actually wheeling a lot.

    I drive 100 highway miles a day and when it's not winter I spend my weekends wheeling; so for me, OME was perfect. Vast improvement over stock and affordable.

    My vote is for OME Nitrochargers & coils, and a Dakar pack for the rear.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    I am riding on SAW 2.0s and Alcan 8s. Very pleased with the results. Very comfortable on road and awesome off...
     
  9. Nov 23, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    Icon is your highest quality stuff out of that batch by far...but if you only do minor offroading, there's really no way to justify that extra price. Just go OME.
     
  10. Nov 23, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    OME is good, I had it, I moved up to coilovers (FOX) and the ride is about the same but offroad it is so much better.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    I'm gonna have a combo lift haha!

    Billy 5100 front shocks with OME 885s springs and a Toytec 2" AAL for the rear.

    Currently i'm running a Fat Bobs 1 1/2" AAL and a 3" front spacer...
     
  12. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    love my icon extended travels
     
  13. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    my advice is go with the toytec and upgrade it to the icon in the front, I believe it is only about a $200 upgrade, but dont quote me on that figure
     
  14. Nov 24, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    Is the toytec that much better than the OME or just getting the billies? Im thinking of just getting that then eventually replacing my rear leafs when i save some more
     
  15. Nov 24, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    From my personal experience the ToyTec and OME are very close performance wise.
     
  16. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    $300 dollar worth of a difference? Lol
     
  17. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    I'd go with OME since this is your daily driver and not a hard-core offroad truck.
     
  18. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    no. they are not at all

    OME: good performance shocks and coils but are not a rebuildable, and are not an adjustable coilover

    toytec: overpriced bili 5100 shock slapped together with a collar and eibach spring. crap.

    Icon: arguably the best OE replacement CO, adjusatble, re-valveable, re-buildable race style shock
     
  19. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    k so ruling otu Icon, OME vs Toytec...do I really need UCAs thad bad or is it worth buying replacement leafs? Also anyone know about the Dakar leafs you can buy from toytec along with the ultimate lift package? or is the wheeler5 pack or alcan8 better?
     
  20. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    I'd get UCA's when you lift, because without them you won't get the best alignment.
     
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