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Old 11-25-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100's with OME 885 Coils

Sorry for beating another 5100 question into this Forum guys... I've read most of the previous threads and haven't had much luck.

I just ordered my 5100's all around and I've been reading a lot of mixed thoughts and reviews about after market coils in conjunction with the 5100's.. Just wondering if adding coils to the 5100's would improve the ride?

I was given a great deal on some ome 885 coils, but the more I read, the less I think I'll be able to use them with the 5100's... I'm just trying to get an idea of how many people have had experience with the set up and if its recommended.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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I have that exact setup but with the top plate spacers as well for the full 3"s of lift up front. You just have to set your 5100's at 0" height cause the coils will do the lifting. If you dont have the top plate spacers, I've heard of other people setting their 5100's at .85"s to reach a full 3"s of lift. But if you dont, it will sit around 2.5"s just from the lift of the coils. I love how my truck rides!! A little stiffer then stock but that doesnt bother me.
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I installed the 5100's with 885's last weekend. I also used the 1/2" spacers and found that i got 3-3.25" of lift. I like the ride , not too stiff.

I kind of wish i had used the 1/4" spacers instead of the 1/2" cuz my inner CV boot fins are a little to close for my liking. but other than that, i am really happy with the way the truck drives/feels
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Thanks guys, that makes me feel a lot better with my choice.

I'll probably try without the spacer first just to see how it sits, before going out and buying a 1/4" or 1/2" space.

I guess any time you go 2.5" or higher with a lift, uca's and a diff drop should be added to the bill as well?

WW_FIREFIGHTER have you had any problems with your CV boots with this set up?

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Old 11-25-2010, 04:56 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, that makes me feel a lot better with my choice.

I'll probably try without the spacer first just to see how it sits, before going out and buying a 1/4" or 1/2" space.

I guess any time you go 2.5" or higher with a lift, uca's and a diff drop should be added to the bill as well?

WW_FIREFIGHTER have you had any problems with your CV boots with this set up?

Thanks again!
I know some people that have 3" lifts with stock UCA's and they say they have no issues but it is always recommended to go with aftermarket ones.

No I have not had any issues with my CV boots (knock on wood) and I also have the front diff drop kit installed on my truck.
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If I were you though I would add a small touch of JB weld to the retaining clip. Several people I know have had the ring pop loose with this set up.
Which retaining clip are you applying the JB Weld to?
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5100 and 885 coils ride nice stiffer than stock but i had stock coils and fronts set @ 2.5 and i felt like it was a little harsher
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Do I need sway bar relocate with this setup?
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Do I need sway bar relocate with this setup?
I didnt get one. Now issues with mine.
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can i get 285s on stock 16" wheels in with this setup? or are wheel spacers necessary?
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:07 PM   #14
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can i get 285s on stock 16" wheels in with this setup? or are wheel spacers necessary?
Spacers will be necessary to run 285's on your stock wheels.

Spidertrax makes good ones.
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Ring popping out?
I can only see it happen if the collar is upside down.
Seems like the collar would keep the lock ring in place if it started getting frisky.
JB weld would make it pretty much on for ever don't it?
Anyone else have it happen?
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Ring popping out?
I can only see it happen if the collar is upside down.
Seems like the collar would keep the lock ring in place if it started getting frisky.
X2. When installed properly, the spring perch hugs around the ring and basically crushes it into place. Can't see it actually having the room to expand and slip off.
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I had this setup... it was fine, but I did not like it

It was too stiff and my 285/70/17 tires did not fit without rubbing, plus it seemed like I still didn't get a full 3" I had 885s with 5100 (set at "0") and LR UCA w/ .5" top plate spacer.

I'm sure it was a full 3" but seemed smaller next to other 3" trucks. I really needed the spacer because w/o I only had about 2.25" but the Truck rode perfect without the spacer but with the spacer it was a bit too rough.

So I ditched it and went with RCD 4.5" lift. With the 3" lift my tires rubbed going over any bump and real bad when offroad.

I've rode in trucks with 5100s set at 2.5" w/ stock springs and this 885 setup will ride a lot smoother and a bit softer (even with spacer), but if I did it again and wanted a smaller lift I would have left out the spacer.
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I'm sorry to high jack but, do you guys think I should go with 885s or 884s for my Double Cab? I dont really want more than 2" of lift. Thanks!
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