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Toytec vs Old Man Emu

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wvtaco, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    wvtaco

    wvtaco [OP] Member

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    I have recently purchased an 02 access cab. I would like to ad a lift kit of 2 to 3 inches to allow for some bigger tires, for appearance only.
    I do not plan to off road my truck at all.
    It has 23K original miles, so the shocks are probably ok, but, I would rather do a complete system to achieve as nice of ride as possible.
    It appears Toytec and Old man Emu make complete suspension systems, and both claim to enhance the "ride".

    Being a newbie, I was hoping for some insight.

    Thanks in advance for your help, and thank you
     
  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    Downey front skid, Trail Gear U-Bolt flip, Toytec AAL, Total Chaos UCA's, Bilstein 5100's x4 + Eibach adjustable coils, Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers, Custom Rear bumper, TRD OffRoad front tow hook, TRD Trail Team wheels, Federal Couragia M/T 265's, ARB rear locker + on board air (CKMA12), TRD shift knob, Alpine W205, TRD seat covers, Tom Woods 1 Piece drive shaft, Powermaster D2700, Stubbs HD-SKO Sliders.
  3. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    wvtaco

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    no real budget. I want to do it right the first time
     
  4. Jul 29, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    wvtaco

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    bump?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    PrezidentRedz

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    Custom Everything! WHAT º¿º
    OME, I run the Full setup and love it. get it from Wheelersoffroad.com awesome customer service.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    After much discussion and advice asking i ordered the OME from Wheelers as well. It has not arrived yet, but I will let you know my impressions when i get it installed on my 2003.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    STLharry

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    '95-'97 camouflaged, ARB bull bar, RAT Products skid plate kit, sliders, Green Mountain Customs rear tube bumper and overland bed rack, King coilovers with Icon neoprene covers, defenestrated sway bar, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs + AAL/5125 shocks/NWOR greasable hardware/U-bolt flip kit; S13WL Tundra calipers/pads/rotors, IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W lights, clapped out CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor, Superwinch S9000 with 12V Guy clock switch, 4' Hi-Lift, deckplate mod/grey wire mod/dif breather extensions, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, boat cupholder, Dakine bike pad
    In have full OME. Awesome. Gives the truck a good lift, not too high but none at all. You can fit 33s with spacers. I have 32s with a little extra room. My only question is why not offroad? Certainly you dont have to go mudding (thats not too great for the truck), but some trail ridint never hurt anyone, especially if youre ready to drop 800-1000 on suspension (assuming you install it yourself, thats around what the parts cost me).

    I bought from 4by4connection.com. Great guys. very good at what they do and the best prices i could find. Didnt see wheelers though. Check them out too i guess.
     
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