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which kit should i go with?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by shitroc, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    shitroc

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    Earlier this year i bought the 3'' spacer lift with the AAL from toytec. I am not very pleased with it, although it does look nice. Its kind of a rough ride. I guess ya get what ya pay for eh. Some time next year i wanna buy a different kit. Just wondering what everyone thought would be the better way to go for a 3'' lift. Doin it right this time. Also i am still running the stock 265/70/16 just until they were out. i wanna go a little bigger without wearing down other parts of the truck, as this is my everyday truck and im on the highway alot.Whats ur thoughts.
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  2. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    Colton

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    If you're looking to keep it around the price you paid for the spacer lift, then this if a good choice. If you want to go with a very good quality lift for a good price, then here is another nice one.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    dylandercole

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    I swapped from revtek spacers to SAWs. Its night and day. coilovers are sweet.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    yah i not cheapin out this time. or if i can modify what i already have that would be good to. What are SAWs?
     
  5. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Sway-A-Way. its a brand of coilovers. Trust me if you want to do it right buck up the cash and get some coilovers. so much better than spacers. coilovers are expensive though anywhere from 700-1000+.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    complete ome lift kit :D
     
  7. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    Does that ome lift kit give you 3" of lift or 2.5? And what is it saying about a top spacer plate? sorry im confused.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    The OME kit will give you close to 3'', and that top plate spacer isn't bad at all, and will give you the full 3''. I'd go with that kit any day!
     
  9. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    since i already have the aal from the kit i have now, what if i just bought the front OME N91SC shocks and the front ome 882 medium coils?
     
  10. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    its says to only go with the top plate spacer if you go with the 881 coils, if you get the 882 or 883 you dont have to. Or does it matter?
     
  11. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    You could do that, along with a differential drop if you're a 4x4. If you added everything up separately like this, it would be around $600.
    If you got anything other than the 881's, you won't have to use the top plate spacer.
     
  12. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    yah i already got the diff drop in er. So if i went with those shocks and springs instead of the spacers i would think she'd run smoother then eh.
     
  13. Nov 11, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Do you guys think this is a good lift for the money. Will it last? Or should i wait till summer and dish out a few more bucks for some icons?
     
  14. Nov 11, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    If you go with 3" or more will you need to replace the UCAs?
     
  15. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    Food for thought:

    A coilover such as ICON, SAW, King, etc.
    -has the ability to be rebuilt
    -has the ability to be adjusted
    -shows better performance (on/off road)

    a strut such as a OME
    -has a much lower up-front cost

    I got to thinking about this, and my most important concern was longevity and the long-term costs. From what I was told, average lifespan on a shock is 3 years, so every 3 years I would be looking at this (note that prices are approximate):
    -rebuild an ICON: $40 labor, $30 seal each = $70 each
    -replace an OME: $150 for the shock, maybe a bit of increased labor (they need to disassemble/reassemble) = $150 + $40 initial labor + (labor for disassemble/reassemble? Maybe $30 more?) = $220 each

    From a recent quote I was given and assuming my data is correct above, a front OME setup compared to an ICON setup would mean that both packages would show an equal investment once I went in for the 6-year service.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    nelson18matt2 same guy as other nelson18matt

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    get coilovers. check all the sites TW, customtacos, TTORA, race dezert constantly and you can pick up some used ones for a good price. or just buy them new if it's in your budget
     
  17. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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