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Old 04-07-2015, 05:26 PM   #1
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best ome spring for me?

96 ext cab v6. No plate bumper or winch . whats gona be the best spring for me to get full 3" lift and ride good on/offroad using 5100s? Ask elsewhere and got mixed answers.
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96 ext cab v6. No plate bumper or winch . whats gona be the best spring for me to get full 3" lift and ride good on/offroad using 5100s? Ask elsewhere and got mixed answers.
Don't think OME makes a spring designed to give a 1st gen 3"....
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:28 PM   #3
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Don't think OME makes a spring designed to give a 1st gen 3"....
well as close to 3" as you can. I have 5100s set to 2.5 on stock sagged coils and Ive got quite a bit of lean to the front. I will get ucas if needed (probably will anyways)
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If you want 3 inches get the Eibach springs or some coilovers if your going to reuse those 5100's. 5100 with OME springs ride really stiff.
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Deaver leaf springs are progressive...
a custom set of Deaver leaf springs would do well for ride and flexibility.

I have a custom Deaver 9lf set up.
pre-load (lift) was set up for 1/4" difference
between the passenger and driver spring.
The driver's side having the additional pre-load (arch)

The different spring pre-load (arch) compensates for the driver's side additional weight.
and I didn't need pre-load the front coil-overs in further compensation.

I utilize Bilstein 5125's out back
and Donahoe/Icon 2.5's up front.
the later is set up for approximately 2.5" of lift.

I roll 297/75/16 currently... but they rub somewhat off road.
a 285/75/16 was a better fit... hardly rubbed at all.
and I'll drop back down to those next round.

Keep in mind all leaf springs will settle a bit over time/gravity/weight/use.
No biggie cause the Deaver folk can re-build/alter your initial purchase
for a measly $ 200. (for as long as you own them)
Of course shipping would less exciting...
But they're somewhat local to me so that is easier.

Initially I purchased Deaver's production 8 Lf spring paks
Several years later... after settling more then I liked...
I had Deaver convert them from the 8LF production paks
to custom 9 lf paks (additional leaf)
I also requested that Deaver alter the leaf springs slightly
so that I might minimize axle wrap.

This design virtually eliminated the dreaded axle wrap
but still articulates fully and rides well.

pics of my cust. Deaver 9 lf springs W anti wrap design...

next two pics are the forward side of each spring end.







^ no I don't work for Deaver...
I just like my springs and my original investment of them
Customer service is one of the best out there regarding custom work
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Deaver leaf springs are progressive...
a custom set of Deaver leaf springs would do well for ride and flexibility.

I have a custom Deaver 9lf set up.
pre-load (lift) was set up for 1/4" difference
between the passenger and driver spring.
The driver's side having the additional pre-load (arch)

The different spring pre-load (arch) compensates for the driver's side additional weight.
and I didn't need pre-load the front coil-overs in further compensation.

I utilize Bilstein 5125's out back
and Donahoe/Icon 2.5's up front.
the later is set up for approximately 2.5" of lift.

I roll 297/75/16 currently... but they rub somewhat off road.
a 285/75/16 was a better fit... hardly rubbed at all.
and I'll drop back down to those next round.

Keep in mind all leaf springs will settle a bit over time/gravity/weight/use.
No biggie cause the Deaver folk can re-build/alter your initial purchase
for a measly $ 200. (for as long as you own them)
Of course shipping would less exciting...
But they're somewhat local to me so that is easier.

Initially I purchased Deaver's production 8 Lf spring paks
Several years later... after settling more then I liked...
I had Deaver convert them from the 8LF production paks
to custom 9 lf paks (additional leaf)
I also requested that Deaver alter the leaf springs slightly
so that I might minimize axle wrap.

This design virtually eliminated the dreaded axle wrap
but still articulates fully and rides well.

pics of my cust. Deaver 9 lf springs W anti wrap design...

next two pics are the forward side of each spring end.







^ no I don't work for Deaver...
I just like my springs and my original investment of them
Customer service is one of the best out there regarding custom work
I have skyjacker softride leafs in the rear and im happy with them. they ride just as good as stock and the thing doesnt squat out in the rear with a load. their giving me probably 2.5" lift so im leaning to the front pretty good.
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If you want 3 inches get the Eibach springs or some coilovers if your going to reuse those 5100's. 5100 with OME springs ride really stiff.
eibachs from toytec are crazy expensive after their loaded with tax and shipping. I can get ome stuff at a really good price though.
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eibachs from toytec are crazy expensive after their loaded with tax and shipping. I can get ome stuff at a really good price though.
How much are you looking at for OME? I paid 169 + shipping for my old 881's. Not sure if you will get taxed here but wheelers offroad has great prices and reasonable shipping rates.

http://wheelersoffroad.com/product/t...-lift-springs/
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The ome springs are really meant to be paired with the nitrocharger struts for best ride.
The 881's and .25 spacer will get you pretty close to 3", atleast till they settle.
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How much are you looking at for OME? I paid 169 + shipping for my old 881's. Not sure if you will get taxed here but wheelers offroad has great prices and reasonable shipping rates.

http://wheelersoffroad.com/product/t...-lift-springs/
Im in NL canada. shipping and border fees are $160 alone. Alltogether just for the eibachs from toytec or wheelers im looking at $400 shipped. I can get ome coils for around $250
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Im in NL canada. shipping and border fees are $160 alone. Alltogether just for the eibachs from toytec or wheelers im looking at $400 shipped. I can get ome coils for around $250

Ouch. I really think you should invest in some nitrocharger shocks for the front if your going to be spending so much money. 881's and 5100's yielded a very stiff ride that I hated on my extracab 4 cyclinder. Might be different for you though since you have the v6
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