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What kind of ride quality does the OME 3" provide?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4X42HEL, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    I'm looking for a lift so I can put bigger tires (hopefully, 33") and mainly a street driver and occasional off-road. I am looking at some no-name kits off ebay that are basically spacers upfront and AAL in the rear...

    I read people post "stay away from spacer lifts" etc... but isn't the OME a spacer lift as well? Basically, what is the difference i'm getting if I buy the $700 OME lift vs. the $200 ebay lift?

    Thx
     
  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    OME gives you shocks and springs, most spacers dont provide new shocks and springs
     
  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    OK, cool. But how are the new OME shocks/springs any different than keeping my stock setup with the $200 spacer deal?

    This info helps me make the better choice.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    Spacers preload the coil, causing extreme tension,resulting in really stiff ride. OME has longer springs
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    OK, that's what I initially thought to begin with. But then I called the guy from ebay and he told me that his spacers go on-top of the strut and keep the factory pre-load and factory ride. I just want to make sure the $500 difference is really worth the price.

    Is there anywhere else to get the OME kit other than toytecs website? Wish we had a group buy for that or something.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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  7. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    If you install the lift and get vibrations, might need to buy carrier bearing drop and/or axle shims from toytec. This should be all you need. I dont know about extended brake lines, but I think you should be ok.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    If you do go with spacer, look at toytec spacer or tough country, these are the two best IMO but there are others like readylift etc.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    OME coils are a little stiff at first, but soften up as they settle. Spacers are garbage so stay away from them.
     
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    Don't I need the 3" spacers from OME to get the "lift" increase anyway?

    I'm confused........
     
  11. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    it's a 3/4" spacer, not a 3" spacer
     
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    Ok, so from toytec's website, it says this in the ad "Add top plate spacers for a full 3" front lift with 884 and 885 coils" since i have a DC i will get the 885's.

    Now, are they talking about the spacers that give the lift? (whatever physical size they may be, they yield a 3" lift it states) Or are these "top plates" something different? They an extra $59 for these. If i Dont get them, am I not getting a lift after all of this? :confused:

    I'm sure this is all very simple for most of you, so sorry for the in dept questions. I'm just a chevy guy gone toyo and this whole spacers concept is something new.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    The top plate spacer gives you the full 3 in lift. The springs alone will provide around 2.75 inches, the top plate spacer makes it equal 3 inches total
     
  14. Aug 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    OK, great. Good stuff.

    Yikes tho, it's crazy that I have to pay $59 more to get 1/4" more height? damn.
     
  15. Aug 5, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    no you dont. the top plate spacer comes with the 3" coil lift. its part of the package. you dont have to pay for it
     
  16. Aug 5, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    You don't need the top plate spacer unless you want a full 3" up front. Personally I would leave it out if so it maintains the factory rake. The front is a touch lower than the rear. Or if you want a more level truck go with the spacer. It is up to you.

    There is a HUGE difference between OME kit and the cheap ones. $500 is defiantly worth it.

    I just installed my lift on a 98 two months ago and I am really impressed with the ride. I also would highly recommend buying the rear leaf springs. They are much nicer than the stock ones and will last longer.

    I no longer have body roll and the truck is smooth. It also drives awesome loaded down with weight.

    Spending the extra dough on the full OME is really worth it. You will be glad you did especially if you go with the OME rear springs.

    Check out www.trdparts4u.com

    They have the best prices and I have ordered a bunch of stuff from them.

    I also would contact ARB tech to make sure the coils are the right ones for your application. I am pretty sure you want the 885 coils unless you have heavy bumper and winch up front. tech@arbusa.com

    http://trdparts4u.com/Scripts/prodL...talogid=-1&catalogname=OFFROAD&idCategory=-79

    http://www.arbusa.com/uploads/PDF/accessorizeYourRig/toyotaTacoma.pdf
     
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