Originally Posted by toytaco1
From what I've heard, yes the 5100s will work with the the OME coils. I would PM chris4x4 to be sure.
I didn't realize you had a second gen, so I was a little off.
First, the answer will be yes, they will work. Will the ride be great/optimal? Meh.
I will share that with the 881s and 5100s I have on my first gen, I have been a little disappointed. It is vastly superior to my worn out stock setup, but even set on zero, I don't think the 5100s are enough shock for the OME coils, because the 5100 was designed for the stock coil (different rates).
For a daily driver, I find the ride a bit harsher than I'd prefer. This bugs me enough after 8000 miles that I think I am going to get the OME nitrochargers (which are specifically designed and rated for the OME coils) and swap out the 5100s.
I think it comes down to the fact the the 5100s were designed as a leveling strut for the stock coils. I guess they are good at that, but I haven't used them that way. When you add stronger springs, I don't think they are the best choice. I know folks use them with Eibachs, too, and I understand that those have an even higher spring rate (~600?), and folks are happy with them. So, I guess personal preference is a big factor here.