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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EXPI, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    :)I have standard shocks and I'm looking for a smoother ride, any
    suggestions. 09 Taco Pre-runner.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    bilstien 5100's. holds almost double the oil as the OEM shocks. A lot of people, my self included are very happy with the ride.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    Is that the same setup as Chris'? He has video of doing 50 mph in the desert over some bumpy terrain and says it rides real smooth.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    Chris has OME shocks. I'd recomend those fully over anything else, but it seemed the OP was just looking for a smoother ride on road.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    Can you explain this further?

    Are the OME's better for off-road use and the 5100's better for on-road use?

    What is the difference when comparing OME's to 5100's?


    To the OP, you could also watch ebay for stock TRD shocks. Many are giving them up to upgrade to an aftermarket shock. TRD shocks are not that great compared to aftermarket but you would save money with that route.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    Both are great shocks

    The OME's are a dual wall shock meaning basically there are two cylinders. This helps to keep the heat down tremendously making them great for high speed desert applications.

    Both shocks are great on and off road, when it comes down to it I believe the OME n140 is just a better shock then the 5100 when paired with OME coils.

    Maybe Chris can explain a little better?
     
  7. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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  8. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    The OME shocks are a higher oil volume shock and use a lower pressure nitrogen load- so they dissipate heat better and resist fade for that high speed washboards and whoops type stuff.

    Both shocks are a great improvement over the stock set up- I'm sure you' be happy with either.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    The difference between the OME shocks, and the Bilstien 5100's are a few. First, they are both a high quality gas shock.
    The 5100's are a Mono tube High pressure gas shock. Variable speed sensative dampening. 255 N-sec. rebound, and 70 N-sec. compression.
    The OME shocks are a Twin tube Low pressure gas shock, with variable speed sensative dampenining. 255 N-sec. rebound, and 70 N-sec. compression
    They are both a progressive rate.

    The OME holds about 40% more oil than the 5100's.
    A low pressure shock will be more compliant on the smaller bumps, than a high pressure shock. In my testing, I have found the OME shock dont heat up as fast when pushed hard, when compared to the 5100's. The OEM TRD shocks, in my testing, have overheated and fadded out completely in less than 1 hour off road.
    Niether the 5100's or the OME shocks have gotten close to over heating, thought the 5100's have gotten about 30* or so, hotter than the OME shocks.

    Here is the video I made....just for fun. :)
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    Wow, that looks pretty smooth, quiet a bit more than the TRD Blistens for sure... Damn mods.... why must they tempt me so.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    How did Adam keep from falling off the side of your truck while you were driving?
     
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    He was running beside it. Adam is a fast little bugger
     
  13. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Great video, Chris. That is damn smooth. Should be posted on OME's website!

    Are the OME's adjustable up front?
     
  15. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    They are not adjustable, but they can be shimmed to account for any lean from side to side.
     
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    Negative on adjustable...They are a set spring perch and longer spring. You get about 3" and that's it.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    He IS quite the fast runner.......
     
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    And where can we get the shims??? (insert shameless Chris4x4 Manufacturing plug here)
     
  19. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    Yes....Chris4x4 manufacturing has them, as well as Wheelers. They have a 5mm shim that rests under the bottom spring seat. :)
     
  20. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    And this guys help
    [​IMG]
     
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