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Suspension modification questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Skip1457, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    Skip1457

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    Hello,

    I historically set my Tacomas up as expeditionary vehicles. Sometimes it is just me and my young son. Others,it is four people with a tremendous amount of gear.

    I need to make long interstate runs to rough secondary roads, to offroad in snow, mud and sand.

    My crew cab is wallowing on its suspension like some of my other tacomas in the past. What set up allows comfortable interstate, to high speed off road running with, and without alot of weight?

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    tacoma16

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    Check the build
    heard good things about the full ome set up with the dakars.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Foihdzas

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    x2

    Ill let you know when I get my OME setup!
     
  4. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    high speed offroad running and expedition?



    expedition needs beefy springs with a high load capacity.
    high speed offroad running needs travel

    have you considered LT?
     
  5. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    id say a nice mid travel set up... i have mid up front and hit the dunes at 70mph+ and it takes it.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Can't go wrong with OME
     
  7. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    X2

    I have an OME setup all around and it rocks!

    I drive highway al lot and on road 90% of the time, but the other 10% is some pretty off-road stuff. The truck actually has improved on road characteristics and feels solid at 90mph.

    Off road is a massive improvement. The soft squishyness is gone and the truck smoothly rides over badly rutted and washboard fire roads with ease.

    It is the best investment I made. Has literally transformed my truck into a different vehicle.

    Oh, and I carry lots of gear. Sometimes I tow a tent trailer. Yes, a high clearance off-road trailer. And have roof racks loaded with stuff, a Fiberglass shell with wooden platform inside for the dogs and iron cookware and other crazy stuff crammed in as well.

    Takes the weight easily. And performs well unloaded also. Amazing! I tell you I swear by this setup. There are better offroad packages (aka Icon) but OME is terrific and practical in 100% of your driving conditions, esp if you use as daily driver as I do.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    I have heard good things about OME, too. But down here there is also alot of Bilstein and Fox setups. Do any of these allow sag, rebound, and compression adjustments?
     
  9. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    No, OME does not have that. You'd want a mid travel setup then. Maybe Icon?

    OME is sealed and no adjustable. There are several product options with different load and handling characteristics, but once installed it's set at one place. This link has some good details on the OME.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    OME is shim-adjustable.

    OP, look into a full OME system. I think it will serve you well.

    ToyTec
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  11. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    OME, it is!
     
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