Originally Posted by Box Rocket
whichever coils you end up using, all of the OME ones perform well in the dirt. I was unsure about my 882s when I first put them on and then took them out on some trails and I was sold 100%.
Yep. I've read through and referred to your thread several times. Very nice work.
I'm definitely being limited by the rear shock mounts, there's only 2-3 inches of down travel at best. I'll relocate those later. I've been very happy with the suspension as a whole. The 881's gave the ride I wanted and compressed nicely, they're just a bit overloaded for the extra weight that was added.
I briefly thought of a taller/thicker coil isolator to preload the 881 coil but decided going to the 882 would be basically the same thing with a possibly better rate. Going with the 883 seemed like a better idea being the same height with an extra load rating.
At this point I'm fine with doing some experimenting, maybe the info gained will be useful to someone else. I don't think I'll have any problem finding new homes for whatever I decide to not use.
Right now I'm definitely over-lifted, I need to remove that top spacer. The thinner ones will be here Friday or Saturday so I'll wait and take care of it then. With the hubs unlocked it's a non-issue at the moment. After the 1st I'll be able to get some decent wheeling in and decide if they're supple enough for trail use. If they feel like the swaybar is attached (it's not) in terms of flex, I'll try the 882's.