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Eibach Coils w/ 5100's @ 0" and Rear 5100's 9 37.50%
OME 885 Coils w/ AAL (not sure of size) 15 62.50%
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Best Option for New Lift

Its gonna be my 21st bday in a couple weeks (yes ) and I anticipate some extra cash to go along w/ work money. So I am debating what new lift i should get. Currently I have the 5100's up front set at .85" w/ NO rear lift or TSB. I am debating between just getting the Eibach coils and rear 5100's and keeping no rear lift to avoid vibes, but I am also thinking going OME 885's w/ an AAL (not sure which size?) I want to be level w/ no rake and although i would love to have a higher lift as it looks better, my biggest concern is vibes, which is why i was originally just thinking Eibachs and no rear lift.

Let me know what you think along w/ experiences...
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I say Eibachs/5100's front and AAL w/ stock TRD's on the rear. That way you're lifted and you can always buy rear shocks when $$ comes available.
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Your first option still needs a rear lift item. The rear 5100's don't provide any lift.
I think that was his point, the rear stays stock and the Eibachs will lift the front so it's level.

I like my Eibach's but I've got a 1.5" AAL for the rear. I like having a little rake.
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I think that was his point, the rear stays stock and the Eibachs will lift the front so it's level.

I like my Eibach's but I've got a 1.5" AAL for the rear. I like having a little rake.
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I think that was his point, the rear stays stock and the Eibachs will lift the front so it's level.

I like my Eibach's but I've got a 1.5" AAL for the rear. I like having a little rake.
Then I'm confused about the two different options....The 885s will have a lot of lift with the AAL and the Eibachs will be leveled up a bit-

So what is the goal??
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Then I'm confused about the two different options....The 885s will have a lot of lift with the AAL and the Eibachs will be leveled up a bit-

So what is the goal??
That's what the poll is all about. Option 1 - Level off by putting Eibachs up front and the rear stays stock (avoids any real concerns with introducing vibrations or the potential need for new UCA's) or Option 2 - Level and lift using 885's and an AAL.
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That's what the poll is all about. Option 1 - Level off by putting Eibachs up front and the rear stays stock (avoids any real concerns with introducing vibrations or the potential need for new UCA's) or Option 2 - Level and lift using 885's and an AAL.
yes i guess I should've made it more specific, but Pugga has it dead on. I'm scared of possible vibes, thus my first option was eibachs w/ 5100's set at 0 and NO rear lift option, just replace stock TRD shocks with rear 5100's. But after looking at other options, I am also considering the OME 884/885 coils with an AAL. After talking to toytec, i think my best option is to go with the 884 coils and a 1.5" AAL but I'm still apprehensive about vibes etc. 885's seem to be netting more lift than what I'm looking for...

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Wow, another poll of this.....lol! I voted eibach's and 5100's!
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So how much lift do you want? Keep in mind if you go with 885's, you get into the range where you might need new upper control arms to get alignment within spec. 884's will put you at around 2" of lift and Eibachs will put you at 1.6" of lift. If you want to lift and level, I'd go with 884's and a 1.5" AAL. You should be able to retain the factory UCA's, hopefully avoid vibes although nothing is certain but that'd be a decent, low lift.
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Just lift it OME with AAL cant go wrong with that. also looks good
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It's weird, I see everyone talk about eibachs making you level and then 884s and 885s taking you to about 2 - 2.5", but I haven't seen conversation on the 883 on Toytec's site. They say it levels out the tacoma but no one seems to be choosing or discussing that as an option for leveling. I got tired of waiting for the eibachs to come back in stock, so I started looking around and it sounds like the OME is a little smoother ride versus the eibach / billy combo.

I personally researched quite a bit before buying the 883 with the OME shocks all around from Toytec. I should get it next week. I figure it will level out the truck and upgrade the ride of the truck. I know I'll lift later, but for the moment I just want to go level but with this kit, I figure I'm just a coil spring, 2" AAL and UCAs away from a lift if I ever want to go that way.
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It's weird, I see everyone talk about eibachs making you level and then 884s and 885s taking you to about 2 - 2.5", but I haven't seen conversation on the 883 on Toytec's site. They say it levels out the tacoma but no one seems to be choosing or discussing that as an option for leveling. I got tired of waiting for the eibachs to come back in stock, so I started looking around and it sounds like the OME is a little smoother ride versus the eibach / billy combo.

I personally researched quite a bit before buying the 883 with the OME shocks all around from Toytec. I should get it next week. I figure it will level out the truck and upgrade the ride of the truck. I know I'll lift later, but for the moment I just want to go level but with this kit, I figure I'm just a coil spring, 2" AAL and UCAs away from a lift if I ever want to go that way.
Did you confirm the 883's work with the 2nd Gens? I thought I read somewhere they weren't compatible. If they are, they're about .4 inches shorter than the 884's so you'd gain about the same lift as Eibach coils. Again, I'd confirm they fit before buying though. There's probably a reason no one uses them on 2nd Gens.
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Did you confirm the 883's work with the 2nd Gens? I thought I read somewhere they weren't compatible. If they are, they're about .4 inches shorter than the 884's so you'd gain about the same lift as Eibach coils. Again, I'd confirm they fit before buying though. There's probably a reason no one uses them on 2nd Gens.
Yeah, I have seen very little reference to them anywhere really except for the 1st gen, which people seem to say the same thing that they think they heard it won't work. Most of the other sites like wheelers and downsouth either list em as 1st gen or don't list them at all. Other sites list the 880, 881, 882 as 1st gen, then 884, 885, 886 for 2nd gen. Toytec confirmed on the phone this morning they work and they will level out the truck, just odd this hasn't gotten a little more attention. I would think there would be a benefit to setting a truck all up with OME and someone would have asked before. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
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So how much lift do you want? Keep in mind if you go with 885's, you get into the range where you might need new upper control arms to get alignment within spec. 884's will put you at around 2" of lift and Eibachs will put you at 1.6" of lift. If you want to lift and level, I'd go with 884's and a 1.5" AAL. You should be able to retain the factory UCA's, hopefully avoid vibes although nothing is certain but that'd be a decent, low lift.
yes this is what I'm leaning towards now. Will prob order in a few days and its cheaper than going coils+new rear struts so that is a good thing too.

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Yeah, I have seen very little reference to them anywhere really except for the 1st gen, which people seem to say the same thing that they think they heard it won't work. Most of the other sites like wheelers and downsouth either list em as 1st gen or don't list them at all. Other sites list the 880, 881, 882 as 1st gen, then 884, 885, 886 for 2nd gen. Toytec confirmed on the phone this morning they work and they will level out the truck, just odd this hasn't gotten a little more attention. I would think there would be a benefit to setting a truck all up with OME and someone would have asked before. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
I asked toytec about this as well and they told me as well that the 883's do work on the second gens, its just that they give even less lift than the Eibachs which was my minimum amount of lift choice if that makes sense. Let everyone know how they work out cuz I'm sure if you have a good experience more may order since they can't currently get the Eibachs...
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I asked toytec about this as well and they told me as well that the 883's do work on the second gens, its just that they give even less lift than the Eibachs which was my minimum amount of lift choice if that makes sense. Let everyone know how they work out cuz I'm sure if you have a good experience more may order since they can't currently get the Eibachs...
I asked them about the comparison between eibach and 883 and then said the same lift between the two. I've measured and like everyone else, I am at 1.6 from being dead level. If the 883 gives a 1.5 in the front versus 1.6 with the eibach but I get a smoother ride with the 883, I'll be happy with that. I'll post up pics and my thoughts on the ride after I get things installed this coming week. I should have tires and wheels going on by the weekend too.
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This is just my opinion. I lifted at 2.5 with 5100s and now wish i would of done some 885 and say fawk it add the uca and ill eat rice for a week. Dont regret it, get it right.
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can anyone explain the difference between the progressive leaf pack vs a standard AAL? Also is the $150 on wheelers for the leaf pack per each side or per pair for anyone who has them? I don't tow anything and the only time i'm heavily loaded down is when all my roomates (all 200+ pounds and one 350 pound d lineman) are in the car, and then i bottom out. Just looking to save myself some money
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