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If raising your truck inherently throws off the center of gravity, causing body roll, what are some improvements I can make in regards to handling? I'm adding a 3" OME lift to my double cab.
 

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With the stiffer coils, it will offset the raised truck some. Also, the larger (usually) wider tires help too.

The swaybar is till used with the OME kit as well.

Mine is just as tight without any body roll with 285s and a 3 in OME lift. I think it rides better than before and I installed my kit at 4000 miles.
 

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#1 thing... go get it re-aligned after the lift goes on. :2cents: Its best if you do the lift/tires at the same time, but if not, get it aligned, then again after your new tires are on.
 

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Slow down and pay attention, especially at freeway speeds. Don't do radical lane changes.
 

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depends on what model you have....trd sport has heavy valving stiff springs and a really stiff swaybar......the offroad has soft progressive springs and soft valving and a small swaybar...the non trd is inbetween the 2......but from experience the sport handles great with a lift
 

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depends on what model you have....trd sport has heavy valving stiff springs and a really stiff swaybar......the offroad has soft progressive springs and soft valving and a small swaybar...the non trd is inbetween the 2......but from experience the sport handles great with a lift
If the OR has softer everything, why do people complain about the stiff ride????


Your handling wont take a jump off a cliff, but will be a little different... just drive smart and get a good alignment.
 

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depends on what model you have....trd sport has heavy valving stiff springs and a really stiff swaybar......the offroad has soft progressive springs and soft valving and a small swaybar...the non trd is inbetween the 2......but from experience the sport handles great with a lift
None of this stuff would remain stock... if I lifted it. :thumbs:
 

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None of this stuff would remain stock... if I lifted it. :thumbs:
Well depends on how you lift it, and yes some would, the swaybars are not changed....
 

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there have been threads on this before. the answer I find to be the best is new upper control arms. when you lift you change the angle that the control arms sit at; this in turn changes the caster (caster works just like the "casters" on an office chair, it makes the wheel swivel to the back). so if you don't have enough caster, or positive caster, you will constantly be fighting the truck to make it go straight. my suggestion is to get some total chaos upper control arms. hope this helps
 

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its true the offroad has the softest of the three models.......i researched the specs.
 

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its true the offroad has the softest of the three models.......i researched the specs.
so post the specs up... have been looking for them forever...

and that really is odd, as I always hear complaints about the stiffness, even looking at the coils, heavier coil with a tighter wind... should equal stiffer...
 

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so post the specs up... have been looking for them forever...

and that really is odd, as I always hear complaints about the stiffness, even looking at the coils, heavier coil with a tighter wind... should equal stiffer...
X2 IMO they have the more "progressive coil" not softest spring. The progressive wind gives you a softer feel until the spring compresses, then it gets stiffer. I'd like to see the mfr specs.
 

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It would take a specs comparison to convince me there's a theoretical difference between Sport and OR driveability and handling. That, or possibly a lot more driving a Sport than the 35 mile test drive I did in one before I bought my TRD OR. They both were equally nimble, highly-responsive to steering input, handled uneven pavement/bumps well, and cornered like bricks. The ugly bump on the hood and no locker made me choose the OR.

With all the post-lift handling complaints I've seen, I must have gotten lucky. My initial complaint was understeer, brake diving and mild vibration. Discovered my tire pressures were set at door sticker specs and 33 psi front sweetened the diving/understeer; Road Force balancing eliminated the vibration.

I can't come up with the correct words to relate how frikken sweet my truck drives and handles. I've done a lot of lifts on other vehicles and no matter what parts I changed out, I remained dissatisfied about some aspect of ride/handling....you make compromises when you street and off road a truck. The OME system was as close to perfection as I need to get and there's nothing....absolutely nothing....I feel the slightest desire or need to change about it.

Again, the proof in my statements is in the fact that I have to beat my wife to the truck for me to be able to drive it. She just dislikes the winch and antenna....I need to find something to add that will seriously turn her off about it.
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N9EMZ: 10-4 bud. to each his own. I like my truck too, but the wife hates it:rolleyes: She loves her Mercedes, so she leaves my truck alone...except when she needs to haul the kids and gear to sporting events. Then it's her new found best friend :)
 

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I can't come up with the correct words to relate how frikken sweet my truck drives and handles. I've done a lot of lifts on other vehicles and no matter what parts I changed out, I remained dissatisfied about some aspect of ride/handling....you make compromises when you street and off road a truck. The OME system was as close to perfection as I need to get and there's nothing....absolutely nothing....I feel the slightest desire or need to change about it.

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I got a pretty good feeling after talking to Buddy King from ARB about their OME setup. They seemed to have paid attentetion to most deatils for a 3" lift. Its good to hear you like it too... cool.

oh yeah... you mentioned brake dive. ARB guy told me a good shop would re-calibrate your brakes after a lift such as an OME setup. He called it an "often overlooked detail".
 

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I got a pretty good feeling after talking to Buddy King from ARB about their OME setup. They seemed to have paid attentetion to most deatils for a 3" lift. Its good to hear you like it too... cool.

oh yeah... you mentioned brake dive. ARB guy told me a good shop would re-calibrate your brakes after a lift such as an OME setup. He called it an "often overlooked detail".
How do you go about re-calibrating the brakes on the newer gen trucks after the lift? I am assuming you disco the battery, re-connect then let the ABS re-learn your driving habits?? As for brake dive, I don't have it with my Hoes.:rolleyes:
 

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How do you go about re-calibrating the brakes on the newer gen trucks after the lift? I am assuming you disco the battery, re-connect then let the ABS re-learn your driving habits?? As for brake dive, I don't have it with my Hoes.:rolleyes:
I couldn't tell ya. ARB told me you cant just lift your truck, and replace your rear springs with higher capicity springs, without considering your brakes. If you swap out your suspension with a higher performance setup, and neglect your brakes, I'm guessing you're missing something. I dont know though... thats why they make the shocks/springs, and we post on forums.:D
 
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