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I want 1.25 to 1.5" MAX up front should I go with the OME 880s (and possibly use trim packers) or the 881s?

I have heard the 880s settle to .5" which is awful

I have heard the 881s give too much lift for what I want- about 1.75"-2.00"


Which coil should I get?...
 

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synovus said:
Truck specs? (year, engine, ext-cab or reg or dcab, winch?, etc.)
woops - forgot I dont have a sig here:

1997 taco xcab - 3.4L - 5 speed - 4x4 - TJM T-17

the tjm at most only adds 40 or so pounds.
 

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GodwinAustin said:
woops - forgot I dont have a sig here:

1997 taco xcab - 3.4L - 5 speed - 4x4 - TJM T-17

the tjm at most only adds 40 or so pounds.
on your truck the 881s will settle to 1.5" and probably a little less with that bumper. you can add trims as needed after the coils settle out. but, yes, you will get over 2" initially.

and make sure to go with either OME N91 shocks or Bilstein HDs. OE shocks won't dampen the heavier coils.
 

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hytenor said:
on your truck the 881s will settle to 1.5" and probably a little less with that bumper. you can add trims as needed after the coils settle out. but, yes, you will get over 2" initially.

and make sure to go with either OME N91 shocks or Bilstein HDs. OE shocks won't dampen the heavier coils.

Appreciate the reply Hytenor - I have allready ordered the OME shocks so I am all set on that end

Here is why I am worried about the 881s:http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4983

Its not just that isolated post - I have noticed from reading a bit that it seems the 1st gen tacos are more prone to CV problems even with a moderate amount of lift....I am not sure if this is because of age, coincidence or what but it is definetly a trend - anyways I am worried about the 1.75 the OME 881 will prob give me...you think the 881 will give LESS than 1.5"?
 

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GodwinAustin said:
Appreciate the reply Hytenor - I have allready ordered the OME shocks so I am all set on that end

Here is why I am worried about the 881s:http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4983

Its not just that isolated post - I have noticed from reading a bit that it seems the 1st gen tacos are more prone to CV problems even with a moderate amount of lift....I am not sure if this is because of age, coincidence or what but it is definetly a trend - anyways I am worried about the 1.75 the OME 881 will prob give me...you think the 881 will give LESS than 1.5"?
anything under 2" is really nothing to worry about as far as boot wear goes. Do you have manual hubs or ADD? If manuals you really have nothing to worry about ;)

on the 881s, yes, you might see less than 1.5" AFTER they completely settle. How long that takes depends on how crazy you get wheelin' :D
 

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hytenor said:
anything under 2" is really nothing to worry about as far as boot wear goes. Do you have manual hubs or ADD? If manuals you really have nothing to worry about ;)

on the 881s, yes, you might see less than 1.5" AFTER they completely settle. How long that takes depends on how crazy you get wheelin' :D

nope - I have stupid ADD :banghead:

As far as really flexing the suspension - I dont often - I tend to run fire roads alot as I do alot of MTBing and fishing/camping in the backcountry - so lots of high speed dirt and minor obstacles (I would get coilovers if I could afford it)

really I dont do much crawling where I would really flexxxxxxxxx the coils....
 

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GodwinAustin said:
nope - I have stupid ADD :banghead:

As far as really flexing the suspension - I dont often - I tend to run fire roads alot as I do alot of MTBing and fishing/camping in the backcountry - so lots of high speed dirt and minor obstacles (I would get coilovers if I could afford it)

really I dont do much crawling where I would really flexxxxxxxxx the coils....

Hmmm, then you might want to look into some coilovers instead and adjust them however you want. OMEs are great for general wheeling but the shocks don't really handle a lot of hi-speed bumpy roads very well. Most of the rebuildable coilover setups are designed for high-sp running and not rock crawling so will hold up a lot better and give you a better ride while doing so.
 

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Hmmm, then you might want to look into some coilovers instead and adjust them however you want. OMEs are great for general wheeling but the shocks don't really handle a lot of hi-speed bumpy roads very well. Most of the rebuildable coilover setups are designed for high-sp running and not rock crawling so will hold up a lot better and give you a better ride while doing so.
I would buy coilovers in a second - just cant afford it - I am looking at twice the price - AT LEAST - of the OME setup :(
 

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I would buy coilovers in a second - just cant afford it - I am looking at twice the price - AT LEAST - of the OME setup :(
true. just keep your reciepts since OME stuff is garanteed for 2 yrs ;) I really miss my OME suspension..great flex and ride. I had to go with something heavier to handle all the extra weight I have up front though. The SAWS I have now hold the weight but don't flex nearly as well. I got them used for $500 and they had just been rebuilt ;)
 
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