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quick lift question...I know...another one

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bridgcat, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Oct 5, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    bridgcat

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    Ok...so now I am considering getting the OME lift with 885 coils instead of the RCD kit because the more I think about it the more I don't want to cut my cross member. My question is, is do I need the top plate spacer to get the full 3" of lift or do I not need them. I want to clear 285's. I know I will need to trim and thats not a problem. Also, do I need rear axle shims? Basically...what all do I need to buy along with this kit? Thanks guy!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I didn't add the spacers and got 2 1/2" up front with the 885x coils on my DCLB .

    If you are doing Dakars out back , add centre pin collars to allow you to use axle shims later if you need them .
     
  3. Oct 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    Would the regular add a leaf be ok to keep it level? Thanks OZ.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Yes

    I have about 1 1/2" of rake with the Dakars .

    The Daks got me about 2 3/4" over stock height .
     
  5. Oct 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Thanks for the help OZ! How are you cv angles? Any trouble with them?
     
  6. Oct 5, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Good , no issues .

    I did add LR UCA's as well .
     
  7. Oct 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    Would you recommend the sway bar relocate?
     
  8. Oct 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    I didn't need it . The OME coils aren't supposed to contact the sway bar , but I have heard of people having it happen .

    bjmoose had his contact and he did the relocate
     
  9. Oct 5, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Thanks man! +1 rep for you sir!
     
  10. Oct 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    No problem

    Good luck .
     
  11. Oct 5, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Just thought I'd add my 2 cents. I installed my OME kit (884) without spacers and aftermarket UCA's at first. After I saw it and drove for about a month I wanted more lift up front and a better alignment so my steering didn't feel so loose. I added the top plate spacers and LR UCA's and love it. Rides better than stock and no vibes or other issues. I did order extended SS brake lines for the rear though, don't know if they're a must have but I decided to not risk ripping them while driving :)

    I also never had to fool with relocates or axle shims. Hope this helps!
     
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