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Why recommend OME than coilovers for a 98 Tacoma 4WD DBL Cab 3.4L?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Peternorth, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Aug 14, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    Why recommend OME than coilovers for a 98 Tacoma 4WD DBL Cab 3.4L?
     
  2. Aug 14, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    I assume you mean adjustable coilovers. Which ones are you looking at?
     
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    Great User name, by the way!
     
  4. Aug 14, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    What exactly are you asking?

    Adjustable struts (5100's for example)

    versus

    OME coils & non adjustable struts?

    Ok....here's some thoughts: Your truck can only be lifted about 3" max with a coilover lift.

    How much lift are you looking for?
    How do they compare in cost?

    I had a set of OME 881 coils (2" lift) with OME struts on my 96 many many moons ago. NO complaints at all. 5100's weren't avialable back then. OME makes many different types of coils.

    If I were to lift my truck now - I'd go with the 5100's because of the adjustability. Adjust it for 2" now and adjust it more in the future if you like. Or, for whatever reason...if you ever need to put the truck back to stock, you can do that without buying anything. You can also put the 5100's back down to stock and put lift coils in if you want.

    But again, compare the cost.....
     
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    Thanks Janster, how about these, what would you recommend?
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
    and
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
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    Chris4x4 would be the one to ask about this. The adjustable coilovers at which you are looking are Bilstein 5100s with an adjustable collar on the top. If you need to adjust your suspension then they are fine choices. If not, then you can get regular Bilstein 5100s and set them at the height you want before installation.

    What are you planning on doing with your truck? Desert running, rock crawling, light off road, just cruising?
     
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    I don't have personal experience with Toytec or Bilsteins...

    Lots & lots of guys are running Toytec stuff. Do some research on this forum (Search button, top blue bar) and you'll find lots of questions, answers, & feedback about the toytec lifts.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    IMO Toytec is kinda overrated, since it's 5100s and their springs to make the coilover.

    I'd say either get OME/5100s, or go with a better coilover (Icon, Fox, King)

    If you don't do much offroading the OME/5100 setup will do you fine.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Or OME springs with OME shocks....
     
  12. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    am i the only one to notice he said "98 Tacoma 4WD DBL Cab"
    :confused:
     
  13. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    ^^^No, I did too... I think he meant Xtra cab.:)

    And I love my Toytec coilovers! they ride great and are good for minor offroading. I basically got them for the adjustability. I could set the hieght were I wanted, and that they have a life time warrenty.
     
  14. Aug 15, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    i think he knows what truck he has...

    Mexico gets lots of vehicles the states don't

    '98 dbl cab
    [​IMG]

    2000 Ramcharger for example
    [​IMG]
    ^ saw one of these in the DFW area about a year after they came out

    sorry to thread jack :eek:
     
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    thats a 01-04 dbl cab
     
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    oops...shutting mouth
     
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    its been said, but basically you want OME 881 coils and OME N91S shocks or Bilstein 5100 shocks.
     
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