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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by avi8r, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Oct 4, 2016 at 8:48 PM
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    avi8r

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    1.25" Spidertrax Wheel spacers, Jason Camper shell, Yakima Loadwarrior with spare tire mount, ceramic tint, OME Ultimate Lift kit with Dakar leaf packs, ARB number, Wrangler Dura Track 285/75R16, plasti dipped wheels and grill, WeatherTech Floor Liners.
    So I put in an OME system about a year and a half ago. This is everything that was installed:
    Ultimate Heavy Kit (Includes EVERYTHING) Part# OMETCUHV
    Includes:
    1 - OME 2881* Front Coil Springs (Pair)
    2 - 90004 Front Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorbers
    2 - OME Dakar CS 046R A/B Rear Leaf Springs
    2 - 60062 Rear Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorbers
    2 - SB88 Poly Spring Bushing Kits
    1 - OMEGS12 Greasable Rear Shackle Kit
    2 - OME95PF5 Front Trim Spacer 5mm
    4 - OME U-bolts
    1 - FK21 Exhaust Bracket Kit

    Now recently my LCA and lower ball joints needed to be replaced while on a road trip and so I am assuming that my UCA's are not too far behind. What is the most financially responsible choice at this point? I am also in need of new springs most likely as I have an ARB bumper and winch up front and noticed a lot more settling than I originally expected. Any advice on how to get the most bang for my buck? I've heard that new UCA's will give me the additional height I'm looking for with out having to buy new springs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2016 at 8:49 PM
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    devinzz1

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    Ucas wont change ride height
     
  3. Oct 4, 2016 at 8:50 PM
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    avi8r

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    good to know. so should i go with new springs?
     
  4. Oct 4, 2016 at 9:22 PM
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    You need the 883 coils. 881s are generally for setups with no added weight. toytec/eibach coils would do well too.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2016 at 10:51 PM
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    Due to my LCA's going out, should i still look into new UCA's?
     
  6. Oct 4, 2016 at 11:09 PM
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    avi8r

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    Also when i look up new springs, the 883 are for 2nd gen tacoma, I'm riding around in a first gen still. will the 883 coils work?
     
  7. Oct 4, 2016 at 11:28 PM
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    The 883 is for 1st gen. I don't have any armor but am using an 882 coil. As you get to 2.5 to 3 inch of lift an aftermarket UCA will help with getting better alignment numbers. The place I went to wasn't able to get good caster numbers for me on stock uppers. As far as uppers go you could check out Light Racing for a ball joint style upper that would offer plenty of adjustability. Also a bit cheaper. You can also check the for sale section to see if anyone is selling a Camburg or Total Chaos. I was able to find Camburg uniball uppers, in great shape, for about the same price as the Light Racing.
     

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