Originally Posted by Janster
What's cheaper? OME shocks or 5100s'?
I'm gonna assume the 5100's are more expensive than OME (or any other brand of regular strut/coilover).
The 5100's along with your stock coils will do the same thing as a set of OME coils with OME (or other brand) strut/shock.
Seems almost pointless (to me anyway) to go with 5100's PLUS OME lift coils together. **and I'm only thinking of this in a 'money' aspect of things.
The OME shocks are much more $$$$. OME springs are a higher spring rate and the 884's are a little longer than stock. The 5100's gain lift by compressing/preloading the stock springs, and are valved accordingly.
Yes, they will both lift your truck, BUT, as the OME shocks are valved for their springs, which are a 590# spring rate as opposed to the factory 540# rate, they will do a much better job dampening the spring. Many people choose to get the OME coils to replace/upgrade their factoy springs and gain 3" of lift. Some people have done this after they had already purchased Bilstien 5100's for use with their factory springs only to find the ride is not what they had in mind. Since they already spent $200.00 or so dollars on the Billies, they may not be too fond of spending another $270.00 for OME shocks.