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May be used OME suspension w/ 613 springs, but no extra wt

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by kb1982, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:23 PM
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    kb1982

    kb1982 [OP] New Member

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    I may purchase a used Old Man Emu suspension, but it has the 613 springs and I don’t have any extra weight in my truck. How rough would the ride be? The springs so have about 30k miles on them, if that makes a difference.

    I had the OME kit on my Tacoma (the springs for stock weight) and liked, but found it a little stuff at slower speeds, as a lot of people say about OME. I wouldn’t want it to be much stiffer of a ride than my Tacoma had.

    Of course, the real answer would be to buy the suspension and then just buy a bumper, but I just punctured a sidewalk on my wife’s SUV so I gotta go buy a new set of tires. And, I really have no real need for a new bumper anyways.

    Edit: Follow up question: How will stock tires look? Since I’m all ready purchasing a set of tires due to the aforementioned sidewall puncture, I’m not shelling out another $1400 for tires in the near future. Will my truck look likes it’s on it’s tip-toes?
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    613 will be fine with the weight of these trucks.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:55 PM
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    bcpnick

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    I have 614's and no extra weight (yet) and the ride is just fine. Better than the stock TRD Sport suspension, even on the highway. The 613's will be great.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2018 at 5:08 AM
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    You have happy trails ahead with those 613's
     
  5. Jun 16, 2018 at 5:19 AM
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    On my 2010 Tundra I have the OME suspension that is the most compliant. I'm not really sure what number that is.

    I don't have any bumpers or winches and I'm amazed how stiff it is.

    That being said, this is my first experience with any sort of aftermarket suspension and I don't have anything to compare it to.

    Also that being said, I like the stiff ride. I definitely feel like I'm driving a truck now; my wife hates it though.

    The picture in my avatar is my truck with the OME and 275/70/18 tires. I think stock tires might look a little lost with all the newly created room, but that is a personal taste thing.
     
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  6. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    I’m kind of in the same boat, but I had a cheaper setup on my old Cherokee, though that’s not a fair comparison.

    I’m sure I’d find any performance tuned suspension stiff just due to what I’m used to.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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    Part of me says it shouldn’t matter, but then why would they make different springs if it didn’t. I may just gain some weight if it’s too stiff.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2018 at 5:45 AM
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    I had 613's on my 2011 double cab Tundra 5.7 4x4 without any additional weight and I thought the ride was very stiff. The shocks would rebound too fast and it felt like I was bottoming out the shocks during downtravel. Once I added my bumpers it helped, but the ride was still stiff, but slightly better. The 613's also netted me 4" of lift on my 2011 Double cab, more lift than I wanted and that may have been why the suspension rebounded so bad.

    I have had 4 Tundras so far, my 2010 had a 3" spacer that rode okay, my 2011 had OME 613 that rode stiff, my 2014 had the 7" BDS lift which rode like stock but slightly on the stiff side, and my 2016 has Bilstein 6112/Bilstein 5160 and it rides like a Cadillac compared to my previous Tundras.
     

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