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Old 02-24-2011, 06:53 AM   #41
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just to be sure the ome 882's are the medium load springs correct?
No, they are the heavy load springs. The 881s are the medium. With your access cab and small load on the from, i think the 881s are plenty.
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OME w/ 883 & AAL and also Light Racing UCA's

881 = stock front weight
882 = +150 LBS front weight (heavy bumper and winch)
883 = +100 LBS front weight
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wow, that's a big difference!

why did you go with the 880 and not the 881? I have 881s that I have yet to install on my xtra cab v6. But I noticed many double cab owners also went for the 881s, even when they have brush guards. I hope the 881s wont be too stiff and unpleasant.
I have the 881, I also have a brush guard on the front.

I had my truck lifted right away when I got it so I didn't know what was a "factory" ride. Whenever I went over train track or potholes it made noises. I wasn't sure if it was the suspension or what.

I recently took my brush bar off to paint it and wow, the ride is so much better. From lifting the brush bar, I don't think it is very heavy, maybe 75 pounds? i think if you have anything up front, you should probably get the 882.
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- 5100 Bilsteins
- OME 881s
- Wheeler's 5 leaf rear replacement springs
- Slightly longer rear shackles
- 10mm spacers in front on top of strut plates
- New strut plates
- Extended rear brake line
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:36 AM   #46
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So let me ask you guys... My Shocks are shot, and I'm wondering how to go from my current lift, to a OME/5100 lift. Right now I have a 2.5" suspension lift from Rough Country (came with the vehicle) http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota_95-04_tacoma_2.html


So the questions are...
1. Do the coils look shot?
2. How do I achieve the same lift with OME/5100, what setting would you use?
3. Do I get rid of the spacers when going to the OME/5100?
4. Do I need to get a new top plate when I get rid of the spacers?
5. Is it just better to get OME881's w/ 5100's set to 0 and leave the spacer in there?
6. Should I do a Dif Drop?

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Old 02-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #47
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Just Ordered my OME full set up...pics up soon
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:13 PM   #48
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So let me ask you guys... My Shocks are shot, and I'm wondering how to go from my current lift, to a OME/5100 lift. Right now I have a 2.5" suspension lift from Rough Country (came with the vehicle) http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota_95-04_tacoma_2.html


So the questions are...
1. Do the coils look shot?
2. How do I achieve the same lift with OME/5100, what setting would you use?
3. Do I get rid of the spacers when going to the OME/5100?
4. Do I need to get a new top plate when I get rid of the spacers?
5. Is it just better to get OME881's w/ 5100's set to 0 and leave the spacer in there?
6. Should I do a Dif Drop?

Thanks!
If I were you I would use the OME nitrocharger shocks with the OME coils instead of the 5100s.

That should give you about the same 2.5" lift that you have currently. You should be able to reuse your top plate or order a new one from Toyota. Do not use the spacers with the new coils/shocks. Diff drop is up to you. I have one on my truck and it seems to help. For $15 there's no reason not to.
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- 5100 Bilsteins
- OME 881s
- Wheeler's 5 leaf rear replacement springs
- Slightly longer rear shackles
- 10mm spacers in front on top of strut plates
- New strut plates
- Extended rear brake line
Holy shit dude!! Your aal is NOT supposed to look like that!/
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Holy shit dude!! Your aal is NOT supposed to look like that!/
Are you talking about the overload leaf that has negative arch? That overload leaf is different than the AAL. Overload leaf looks 100% normal. I don't see anything out of place.

He's not using an AAL. It's a full replacement leaf pack. That thick bottom leaf is an overload that is very similar to the overload leaf in the stock spring pack.
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Are you talking about the overload leaf that has negative arch? That overload leaf is different than the AAL. Overload leaf looks 100% normal. I don't see anything out of place.

He's not using an AAL. It's a full replacement leaf pack. That thick bottom leaf is an overload that is very similar to the overload leaf in the stock spring pack.
Yea. I didn't realize there was tha much overhang in an overload spring. gg. thats horrendous.
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nice paint job on the axle though, lol.
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Yea. I didn't realize there was tha much overhang in an overload spring. gg. thats horrendous.
Yeah, it doesn't make any sense to me either... I don't see how that the overload spring is even doing anything. lol it kinda pisses me off a little
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nice paint job on the axle though, lol.
lol yeah its perfect right?

I do plan on getting back under there and finishing the whole thing, I just wanted to make sure I painted the parts that will be covered up while I had everything apart. So then I don't have to pull the axle all the way down again later.
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Here she is actually clean (the best I can do in the middle of winter) but still not the best.



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Man, that white and black combo looks awesome!
I need to find me a shell. Looks good man.
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Man that's perfect. Exactly what I'm goin for. No shell though, I'm in and out of the bed too much.

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Yeah, it doesn't make any sense to me either... I don't see how that the overload spring is even doing anything. lol it kinda pisses me off a little

That's how an overload leaf works. It's not designed to work until the rest of the leaves have ben loaded byojnd their capacity or when the suspension cycles beyond the normal range and the springs invert to a negative arch. That overload is there to allow the springs to invert *some* because that's how they are designed but not farther than the negative arch of the overload leaf. Look at a stock leaf pack, it's the same way, it just doesn't have as much arch in the rest of the leaves because they aren't lift springs so the space between them doesn't appear so dramatic.
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i just got rid of my billy 5100's and put on ome nitrochargers all way around. work awesomely with my 881 coils...and ride tons better than the 5100's.
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i just got rid of my billy 5100's and put on ome nitrochargers all way around. work awesomely with my 881 coils...and ride tons better than the 5100's.

no suprise. The nitrocharges are designed to work with the OME coils. The Bilsteins are not. Just because they can be used together doesn't mean they necessarily should.
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