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what is the best lift for me

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 98Tacoma, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Feb 9, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    98Tacoma

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    well i have a 1998 4x4 xtra cab and im looking to do a little lift. i ocassionally do some offroading and drive offroad during hunting season. but its not hardcore stuff. and plan to run 33s i have been looking at billies and a 1.5 aal for the rear to level out and a little lift. or the OME lift. i know there is about a 300 dollars difference. but with what i may be doing what do you think will be the best for me. and if there is any pics of trucks with billies or OME lift would be nice.
    thanks for help and any suggestions.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    both are good options. really depends on how much you wanna spend. the OME kit will give you a nicer ride cause it replaces the front coil springs, the bilis just compress the stocks
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    i would go ome i tried to go cheaper but ended up buying 2 lifts instead of one
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    well i really wanted the ome lift but i dont think i do enough offroading to justify paying 650 for the lift. i like the billies because i get a little lift and replace all the shocks and it has a longer warranty on it. i know that it compresses the spring but would that be just like puttting a spacer lift on the front?
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    anybody have any suggestions of the two
     
  6. Feb 11, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    like i said, how much you wanna spend. if you dont mind spending $700 on suspension (which is actually pretty cheap and the OME kit is a great bang for your buck) then i'd go with OME. bili 5100's are nice but is gonna be a firmer, possibly "more rough ride" and the truck is your DD so you want to be comfortale.

    IMO the OME is def worth the extra couple hundred bucks over the bili 5100's. besides the 5100's are on back order everywhere
     
  7. Feb 11, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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  8. Feb 12, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    thank for for the help and suggestions im going to be doing some more research but it does seem like the ome lift would be a better choice cause i would like looks,performance, and def.a comfortable ride and with the the oem atleast i will get new springs, and a add a lear to give the back a little lift.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    im jsut wonderin but does anyone have any pics of a 1st gen tacoma with bilsteins lifted and a oem lift so that i could compare how they look.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    if i did decide to get the billies instead of the ome lift. are the billies still a good source of lift that can handle some offroading without causing any more stress on any components compared to the ome. just trying to make sure if i did choose them that it is a good choice.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    No it shouldn't.. Just make sure to do the diff. drop kit. So that your front CV's are at better angles.
    And with 5100's its kinda nice, bc if you get tire of the ride quality or just want to go a little higher, you can always get the OME coils that will give you a 3" lift later on. All you gotta do is set the 5100's down to stock hight, and slap on the new coils.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    i have been thinking about that to i could just get the 5100s right now then later get the ome coils and will save me a little money for right now. i can get a aal later to i guess. is the ride quality with just 5100s bad?
     
  13. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    i'd get the OME shocks if your gonna run OME coils. the shocks are designed to be run with those springs. the 5100's are not, obviously.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    I dont think its too bad. Its better then a spacer lift but a little stiffer then stock bc your still compressing the stock spring.
    But you will for sure want to get the OME coils later on!
     
  15. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    True, True.... It will give a better ride then 5100's as well. But I know a few people running 5100's with OME coils that are happy with there set-up.
    Im just trying to save the dude a little mulla...
    But yeah, If you want the best ride possible, I would match up the OME coils and shocks.
     
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