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Old 01-31-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Coils? 5100's w/ stock or eibachs coils

Ok I know this has been answer many times before, but one that note I am get the TSB done on my rear springs on thurs. And I want to know which is the best way to level out my truck. I'm going to be getting some billys whenever I can get my hands on them and want to know if I should just put them on w/ the stock coils (setting at 1.75). Or if I should invest in some eibachs(setting at 0, is what levels it out right?). Any respones would be greatly appreciated, please list what you see as the pros or cons to each, and what you think I should do. Thanks
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You can go either way. 5100s at 1.75 or Eibachs with with 5100s at 0. The Eibachs may give a better ride, but I haven't heard any complaints on the Bilsteins by themselves.
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I like the ride a lot with the eibach coils. Although I do have my 5100's set to .85.

I say, if you have the extra cash, get the eibachs and set ur 5100's to "0".
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I would really like to hear from someone that ran their stock coils and 5100s at 2.5" and then switched to Eibachs and 5100s set at .85". I am running the 5100 at 2.5" on stock TRD Sport coils currently. The ride isn't bad at all but if I could get a softer ride with the Eibachs I would make the switch.
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How much did you guys pay for the eibachs and did you replace all 4?
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you only need two, for the front.
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300 for shocks and 150 for coils. i dont no if they still make the 1.6inch spring. talk to down south motorsports. they had the best price when i checked. i run mine at 1.75 with eibach coils and a 2inch aal and mine sits dead level
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ToyTec has the Eibach/ToyTec 1.6 coils for $150.00. Thats where I bought mine.
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I'm leaning towards the eibachs, because If I can avoid preloading the billys I would rather do that, just because I would be more confident with them not preloaded. So if I do go with the ebiachs and the 5100 set at 0, with the rear tsb, it will sit level? Thank you to everyone
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I would go with the eibachs if I were you. I bet they def ride better then compressed stock springs.

I have 885's w/top plate spacer and 5100's all around and I love my ride! But my lift is 3" up front and 2" in back.
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I would go with the eibachs if I were you. I bet they def ride better then compressed stock springs.

I have 885's w/top plate spacer and 5100's all around and I love my ride! But my lift is 3" up front and 2" in back.
Would you recommend 886's without a top plate spacer if I'm planning to add a lot of armor in the future?
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I would go with the eibachs if I were you. I bet they def ride better then compressed stock springs.

I have 885's w/top plate spacer and 5100's all around and I love my ride! But my lift is 3" up front and 2" in back.
I have the a similar setup with a Access cab prerunner and I'm getting right at 3" without the top plate.

I definetly agree that you shouod let the springs do the lifting. I had the 5100's set at 1.75" with stock coils and it was so much more rough than the 885's and 5100's set at 0"
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Would you recommend 886's without a top plate spacer if I'm planning to add a lot of armor in the future?
It would either be the 885's or possibly 886's since your an access cab and are lighter then DC's. I would ask around first to be sure though. It also depends on how much weight you are planning to add to the front.
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What are these 885, and 886. Sorry I'm new to just about anything to do with moding. And thanks for all your feedback. Keep it going
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I'm leaning towards the eibachs, because If I can avoid preloading the billys I would rather do that, just because I would be more confident with them not preloaded. So if I do go with the ebiachs and the 5100 set at 0, with the rear tsb, it will sit level? Thank you to everyone
I have 5100s set at 0 with Eibach springs and 1/4" spacer on driver side. I have TSB rear springs and my DCLB is about 1" higher in the ass end.
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I have 5100s set at 0 with Eibach springs and 1/4" spacer on driver side. I have TSB rear springs and my DCLB is about 1" higher in the ass end.
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Uh oh, anyone else like this, or are you level?
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What are these 885, and 886. Sorry I'm new to just about anything to do with moding. And thanks for all your feedback. Keep it going
They're OME springs (Old Man Emu). 885 and 886 are spring numbers if you will. The 885 is a medium duty spring, the 886 is a heavy duty spring recommended for people who have a lot of extra weight like plate bumpers and a winch in the front.

Wheelers sells them if you want to look into them.
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I have 5100s set at 0 with Eibach springs and 1/4" spacer on driver side. I have TSB rear springs and my DCLB is about 1" higher in the ass end.
How's the ride? I want that exact set-up! I have a cap though so I'm a little heavier in the back and would probably sit dead level.
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How's the ride? I want that exact set-up! I have a cap though so I'm a little heavier in the back and would probably sit dead level.
The ride is firm (better than stock) less lean in turns. I think the Bilsteins and Eibach springs are the best improvement I have made so far.
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