Originally Posted by Beast Mode
Great, thanks for the insight.
On my last Tacoma ('07) I did the 5100/Eibach lift, liked it, but I'd like to get by a little cheaper this time around if I can w/o using spacers. Do you think the 885's coupled with stock bilstein sport shocks will be okay? firmer or softer then 5100's?
OME isn't cheaper than 5100's. Use the OME Sport shock's. I bought the Full OME kit with the dakars. Total with shipping to me was $1382 with the TW discount through Toytec
. I had the front shocks assembled for $100 with all the new parts so it was a simple bolt on when I received it. I also got the top spacers for the full 3" lift. I can't answer about how the 5100's ride, I've never seen a truck in person with them or rode in one.
This is the kit I bought, I added the Dakars and the carrier bearing drop. I got the diff drop but didn't use it.
You can save some money by going with the AAL over the Dakars. I tow a good bit and it's usually heavy when I do so the Dakars were a better option for me. I can tell you I am very happy with the performance of the Dakars though. I had at least 400 lbs in the bed with a bass boat hooked to the back and the truck still sat level.