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what should i do

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98Tacoma, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Nov 19, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    i have a 1998 tacoma and have been searching for a nice lift. i have heard alot of good things abour ome lifts and wondering what yall think about it? or any others suggestions about what may be a good lift. i wheel every once in awhile and especially during hunting season. i want a good suspension feel and a aggressive look. and any pics of a ome lift would be great thanks. also what are yalls take on body lifts and spacer lifts?

    here is the lift im thinkin about
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
  2. Nov 19, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    The OME is an excellent all round choice. So are Billy's on the corners with an AAL. Stay away from blocks and spacers.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    ill have to check out billys. yea im not a big fan of body lifts or spacers havemt really heard good things about them
     
  4. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    Give us a budget and how you are going to use your truck. Thanks.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    im lookin to spend 600-800. i will be using it for mainly on the road but i also wheel some. and i will go off road alot during hunting season also. ive looked into coilover but i dont think i wheel hard enough for that. but i like the ome lift because it allows me to replace 11 year old shocks and springs.
    thanks, adam
     
  7. Nov 20, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    Full OME kit with discount. 664. Toytec. Contact Neubs through PM.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    GO with the OME lift you posted the link on. Get 881's for coils unless you have a heavy front bumper and winch then go with 882's...
     
  9. Nov 20, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    i saw some where that the shocks may have to replaced in about 5 years is that true? im sure that for people who wheel real hard
     
  10. Nov 21, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    OME gear does tend to wear out faster than some of the other gear out there does. '
    Like Bilstein for example. They believe in their shock so much, they offer a life time warranty on them.
    If you still have the stock susupension, I would highly recommend replacing both the shock and coil up front. With your budget amount, I would probably stick with the OME stuff also. They do only offer a limited two year warranty. Here is a link to that kit.

    If you want to save a little bit for the Ultimate ToyTec lift, we do offer a life time warranty on the gear, and I know the shocks will last longer than 5 years under normal use. (not abused).

    Hope that helps a little bit..
     
  11. Nov 21, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    well im just looking for something that is not going to be needing replacement for a long time would rather spen a little more at the beginning than alot more down the road. i didnt know that they only had a 2 year warranty on ome shocks.

    well even when i get a lift im sure i wont abuse the suspension more than i do now i love my truck to much to hurt it.:)
    its just a hard decision to make.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    i just have a westin brushguard on the front. are the 882s real stiff?
     
  13. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    I hear ya on hurting your truck!
    yap, just a couple years.
    I do know how hard it is.
    Good luck deciding. :)
     
  14. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    I have full OME. It's absolutely awesome, recommended for anyone. I have 881s and an ARB bull bar, so you don't need 882s. The 881 coils will work just as well.
     
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    The 882s can be a bit stiff if you don't have the right amount of weight on them. ToyTec has taken a different industry standard on these springs. With our own research, we have determined that the 883 will work better for more of a medium coil and the 882's for more of a heavy spring.

    The spring rate is the same from 881 to 882, just a longer coil with more coils on it. 883's jump up in spring rate, but keep the exact coil height of the 881s.

    weird I know ;)

    So, depending how much that westin brushguard weighs, you might be just fine with the 881s.
     
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    I'm very excited that is working out for you, but normally, the bull bar usually requires a heavier spring to handle the weight appropriately.
     
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    do you have any pics with the lift before/after? also why did you choose the ome insted of a kit like the toytec ultimate kit? just trying to hear a few things that might help me make my decision
     
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    I was told by 4x4connection that 880s would be too soft and 881s would work perfectly. ARB also said the same thing. I have the stiff nitrocharger shocks, though. I also do not have a winch, so the bar itself is heavy, but not overly heavy.

    I bought the truck with a shitty rough country lift kit (spacers, rear shocks, extended shackles) on the stock suspension, which SUCKED. I have always wanted a Tacoma with an ARB bar, so I just chose OME in the front to handle that weight.

    The rear suspension came as a result of breaking a rear leafs due to repeated mulch and compost loads, so I decided to beef it up. I needed new springs and shocks anyways, so I just decided to complete the OME suspension.
     
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    i have been looking at bilstein 5100s and i read that you can adjust them to get 1-2.5 inches of lift. does that just have a perch that compreses the spring to give the lift? if someone could explain this to me it would be great and maybe some pics also.
     
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