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Old 04-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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OME 881s or Bilstein 5100s?

I would like to lift the front of my truck to match the rear. I have been spending every moment of my life on here for the past two weeks reading but it only makes me more indecisive... My truck is an 02 EC 4WD TRD. I don't want to spend more than 200 bucks but I don't want to go some shit spacer route. I am at two choices right now:
1. OME 881s on the stock TRD shocks
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2. Bilstein 5100s with the stock coils set at 1.75

I dont want to go for the the 5100 eibach setup or the nitrocharger setups as they would most likely be too much lift.(I know guys are gonna tell me to do it right the first time by doing either of these but I don't want that much lift) However, I do think that my front coils are sagging a bit so I kinda want to replace them. The front measure at around 34.5" to the fenders and the rear at around 36.5". (I have read the rake should be around 1")

What do you guys think I should do???

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Old 04-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Yeah but I don't want three inches of lift... Are you saying that neither my first or second choice are "the right way"? I shouldn't do either?
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I'm in the same boat- I'd like to level, and I think I'm going for Billy's. I have planned on getting the Toytec CO's to go with them too.

I didn't know you could throw billy's with stock coils and actually lift it a bit...wouldn't that ride funky

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http://www.bilsteinus.com/fileadmin/...WebArticle.pdf

I'm a newb! This really helped me learn more...I'm not sure why I didn't look this up earlier- but stock shocks would be just fine with a level and the Bilstein 5100's.

That's probably what I'm gonna rock asap! Tax return is on it's way!!



Sorry for sucking there and being a newb! It won't ride funky! It'll be great.

I'm gonna swoop up some of those and a set of 31's, maybe 32's! as soon as possible!
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I didn't want to risk buying 5100's or OME to level the truck and don't want to buy a leveling kit in fear that the stock rear leaf (due to sagging over time) wouldn't match up so I spent the money on Sway 2.0 coilovers seen here and achieved that I wanted:

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The coils and shocks are the ultimate way tho go but based on budget I'd go 5100's cause relisticaly your struts need replaced anyway it would suck to put 881's on ur stock shocks then have a seal blow out. Unless for sum reason your truck has really low mile struts on it already. Then do the coils later.
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Go with the 5100s you can do the spring if necessary some other time.
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I think I have deciding on doing the 5100s. Even with that front right coil sagging. At least it takes out whatever Tacoma lean I might have had. If I want to change the coils I can go the eibach with aal later on.
The only thing that sucks now is down south Motorsport is back ordered until July.... I don't know if I can wait that long. Anyone know where else to get them?
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I think I have deciding on doing the 5100s. Even with that front right coil sagging. At least it takes out whatever Tacoma lean I might have had. If I want to change the coils I can go the eibach with aal later on.
The only thing that sucks now is down south Motorsport is back ordered until July.... I don't know if I can wait that long. Anyone know where else to get them?

I talked with Ben at Toytec, and this is what he had to say about the 5100s- they are out of stock right now on their website.


"We do not have an accurate ETA, but we are told it could be until June before we see them. We are taking orders for the back order list."
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Wheelers offroad u could do a small spacer to take out the lean as well.
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I have called wheelers off road, down south, and toytec. They all say they are out of stock and just waiting on the bilstein distributor. I have also looked everywhere online just using google with no luck.
I am a very impatient person so I am already considering alternatives to the 5100.
Not really sure what to do now...
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I have called wheelers off road, down south, and toytec. They all say they are out of stock and just waiting on the bilstein distributor. I have also looked everywhere online just using google with no luck.
I am a very impatient person so I am already considering alternatives to the 5100.
Not really sure what to do now...
I'm in the same boat, and I will wait on the Bilsteins! everything I've read or heard suggests getting them.

DSM sells a kit of the front/backs for $299. I'm figuring I'll get the Bilsteins and set them to 2.5" plus the 1.5" AAL's from Wheelers and I should be all set.
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I'm in the same boat, and I will wait on the Bilsteins! everything I've read or heard suggests getting them.

DSM sells a kit of the front/backs for $299. I'm figuring I'll get the Bilsteins and set them to 2.5" plus the 1.5" AAL's from Wheelers and I should be all set.
Yeah that is what I will most likely end up doing if I wait on the 5100's. Maybe with eibachs on the 5100 with the zero setting though.
But right now I am also considering doing the ome 881s on some rough country shocks. (I don't have the money for the nitro chargers)
Can someone convince me to wait for the 5100s? Or should I just do the 881s?
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I am just going to add fuel to the fire, how many of you are running stock UCA's with billsteins and aftermarket coils?
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Can someone convince me to wait for the 5100s? Or should I just do the 881s?
Yes and yes. Many of us are quite happy with our 881/5100 combo.

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I am just going to add fuel to the fire, how many of you are running stock UCA's with billsteins and aftermarket coils?
I am, and I believe several others (with similar setups) are too.
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I didn't want to risk buying 5100's or OME to level the truck and don't want to buy a leveling kit in fear that the stock rear leaf (due to sagging over time) wouldn't match up so I spent the money on Sway 2.0 coilovers seen here and achieved that I wanted:

i want to get some race runner coilovers too but im on a college budget. what amount of lift do you have them set to in the pic? if thats the highest setting, then i definitely wont buy them cause i want some major trophy truck bro lean
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i want to get some race runner coilovers too but im on a college budget. what amount of lift do you have them set to in the pic? if thats the highest setting, then i definitely wont buy them cause i want some major trophy truck bro lean
The height is set to match the rear stock leafs and I can go higher if need be.
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The height is set to match the rear stock leafs and I can go higher if need be.
ok cool. how are they treating you? how do they feel on/off road?
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I don't take my truck off road...on road they are great cause they aren't maxed out causing a rough ride. I have these since 07 @ 40000 miles with no rebuilt or rust.
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oh i want them maily for hauling ass through the desert but glad to hear they are good on the road
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