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So, I'm thinking about an OME lift...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mrando, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Mar 13, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    mrando

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    Here's what I'm leaning towards, from reading about 2000 lift threads ;):

    Stock 2011 TRD Double Cab off road. No TSB Springs.

    OME Suspension Kit with 885's, using the OME rear springs (and u-bolts of course) That brings me to about $1170, and then the Light Racing Upper Control arms, about $450, so with shipping (springs weigh a lot) I'm guessing I'm about $1750 or so for parts. (ok, I should probably add another $100 for things like brake lines, misc bolts, etc, right?)

    I'd have a local shop do the work, and I'm guessing that its probably about 6 hours for a good technician, am I way off on this?

    My goals are to make the truck more off-road capable while realizing it will be a DD, and I don't want to turn it into a washing machine ride. It's not going to be a rock crawler or anything really demanding. Its also partly for the looks, I prefer a 2-3 inch rise over stock.

    I'm not into spacers or blocks. Does this seem like a reasonable build? I can run stock rims and tires until my bank account recovers from this first blow.

    Thanks, I appreciate your comments, hope I've done my research.

    Matt
     
  2. Mar 13, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    xodeuce

    xodeuce mmmmmmbourbon.

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    I just did this EXACT install on my truck this weekend. LR UCA's, OME full kit with 885's up front and Dakar packs out back.

    Check with Metal-Tech 4x4. They had the OME kit for $984, and LR UCA's on group by for $375. Shipping was like $120 for me. not sure if they'll still have the deal on the UCA's, but talk to them and see if they'll give you a deal buying it all together. They're super knowledgeable, and really friendly on the phone.

    Other items you'll need are the bushings for the Dakar packs. Metal Tech has them, and they're $28 for the set of 4. I guess you could reuse the stock ones, but getting them out of the springs looked to be an enormous pain, when you can just press the new ones in and move on with the rest of the install. If you're paying for labor, the time saved will easily be $28.

    It drives great. It's firm, but not bone rattling. Feels sporty and very planted. I did the carrier bearing drop, and I have no vibes other than the typical 0-10mph start off vibe that I had from stock.

    Edit: Link - 2005 Tacoma OME 885 Kit

    Pic with stock wheels / tires. There's 250-300 lbs of stuff in the back, so it's riding lower than an unloaded bed.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Mar 13, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Did the same to mine a few months ago, except added wheeler AAL in the rear and it's been great. Just drove over 1k miles (7+ hours each way) and no problems!
     
  4. Mar 13, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You cant beat the OME set up. Check Downsouth Motorsports for their OME prices. Also, your gonna need an OME Trim Packer for the driver side....I didnt see you list that. You shouldnt need extended brake lines.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    I just ordered my ome lift package friday through 4 wheel parts for $955 with in store pick up. They quoted me $1050 but after some haggling they droped it some.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2011 at 3:52 AM
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    Thanks for all the info guys!
     
  7. Mar 14, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    I just got my heavy duty OME kit installed a couple weeks ago. I also have on the Light Racing UCAs with the setup. The overall performance of the suspension is outstanding. I took it wheelin' last week and it performed better than what I expected. I'm currently running 285/75/16s for better off road articulation. I'm happy with my setup and couldn't demand for more out this lift. I'm also not a big fan of the blocks and spacers used in other 3" and many 6" lifts. The OME lift is a real performer, no spacers involved.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Has anyone bought the TOYTEC OME kit? that is the one I'm looking at. it cost around $700.00 seems cheaper then DSM or 4wheelparts.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    chris4x4

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    See if DSM will meet or beat the price.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    Make sure you're comparing apples to apples. The considerably more expensive one probably has the Dakar leaf packs and not an AAL. Just a guess.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    After checking with several vendors I found that Toytec has the best price on the OME lift w/AAL. In fact the "other vendor" although having great customer service admitted they can't touch Toytecs price. The OME w/Dakar leaf pack might be another story.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    some of this, a little of that
    mrando: Be sure to check out Off Road Innovations for a local install. Hard to beat their $55/hour labor rate.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Thanks, I've heard good things about them as well...
     
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