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Old 07-06-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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OME 885 coils and 5100 bilsteins

I have a regular cab 06 tacoma. i want to get rid of the coil spacers and switch to the OME 885 coils and the 5100 bilsteins. Is it bad if i put the billys on the highest lift setting? if so why? if anyone has this set up please post pics. thanks.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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I have a regular cab 06 tacoma. i want to get rid of the coil spacers and switch to the OME 885 coils and the 5100 bilsteins. Is it bad if i put the billys on the highest lift setting? if so why? if anyone has this set up please post pics. thanks.
Yes, this would be considered stacking lifts. Your shocks will have zero down travel left, and your ball joints will bind.

You can't go over 3" total lift on a Tacoma without a drop bracket lift, body lift, or SAS.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:42 PM   #3
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Also consider that 5100s were designed to level trucks with stock coils, which are not as strong (spring rating) as 885s. I have a 1st gen, so I don't know any spec on the 2nd gen stock coils, but for comparison, stock 1st gen TRD coils are 375 lb rating, and OME 881s (which provide about 2 in lift) are 500 lb rating.

But, the 5100 perches and the rings milled into the shock tubes and the retaining clip are designed for stock coil loads, not stronger aftermarket coils. So, I believe it is potentially unsafe to use a setting higher than zero on the 5100s with the 885s. At least this is the case on similar first gen setups.

Theoretically, if you are using OMEs, the taller coil provides the lift, so you don't need the lift the higher 5100 settings provide.
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OP, what are you trying to accomplish?
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i have an add a leaf in the back and 2.5 inch coil spacers so its lifted but not leveled out. i wanted enough lift with the 885 coils and the billys to level out my truck. will the 885 coils and the bilsteins set at 0 level it out? whats the best thing to do?
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OK, I'll bite.

V6 guys get about 2.5" of lift using 885s with 5100s set at zero, so with your 4 banger, you'll be close to if not level.

I'm also thinking you might even experience a rough ride. Using 885s on a regular cab 4 banger is like v6 guys using 886s w/o the added weight upfront.
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OK, I'll bite.

V6 guys get about 2.5" of lift using 885s with 5100s set at zero, so with your 4 banger, you'll be close to if not level.

I'm also thinking you might even experience a rough ride. Using 885s on a regular cab 4 banger is like v6 guys using 886s w/o the added weight upfront.
x2, might want to consider the 884's with the top place spacer unless you're armored up. Also, as mentioned above, don't go above the 0 setting with the OME coils, let the coils do the lifting. OME coils are tall enough where they do not need to be pre-loaded.
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i have an add a leaf in the back and 2.5 inch coil spacers so its lifted but not leveled out. i wanted enough lift with the 885 coils and the billys to level out my truck. will the 885 coils and the bilsteins set at 0 level it out? whats the best thing to do?
Sounds like you got a 2" AAL. The 1.5" is what you needed to be level with 2.5" up front.
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