Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Ome 881 use spacers or set at 1"?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
austinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to behold
 
austinramsay's Avatar
Name: Austin
Joined: Apr 2012, #76345
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,417
austinramsay's Tacoma Gallery
Ome 881 use spacers or set at 1"?

Got a set of 881s today. Looking to get 3" of lift. I have a 1" daystar spacer lift to use or set the 5100s at 1" middle setting. Which should i use?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
Solid Axle FTMFW!!
Supra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shedSupra TT is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Supra TT's Avatar
Name: Eric
Joined: Jan 2011, #48645
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,355
Supra TT's Tacoma Gallery
Bilsteins, will be a slightly better ride than a poop spacer!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
austinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to behold
 
austinramsay's Avatar
Name: Austin
Joined: Apr 2012, #76345
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,417
austinramsay's Tacoma Gallery
Haha even though id be compressing the 881s? Would i get 3" out of that?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
Old & Forgetful
Janster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Janster's Avatar
Name: Jandy
Joined: Mar 2007, #1138
Location: Lancaster, PA
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 12,771
Janster's Tacoma Gallery
Be very very careful and consider this a warning:

Compressing stock coils is one thing but when you compress a 'lift coil' , it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the lower coil seat on the strut.

Depending on the strut... You could break the welds off the lower coil seat.

Back in the old days of TTORA, I remember a guy who blew out his struts from doing lift coils & spacers, etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
Senior Member
austinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to behold
 
austinramsay's Avatar
Name: Austin
Joined: Apr 2012, #76345
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,417
austinramsay's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janster View Post
Be very very careful and consider this a warning:

Compressing stock coils is one thing but when you compress a 'lift coil' , it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the lower coil seat on the strut.

Depending on the strut... You could break the welds off the lower coil seat.

Back in the old days of TTORA, I remember a guy who blew out his struts from doing lift coils & spacers, etc.
Thats what i was worried about. Would it be safer to use the spacers? They're only a 1" lift so they arent too big.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
Old & Forgetful
Janster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Janster's Avatar
Name: Jandy
Joined: Mar 2007, #1138
Location: Lancaster, PA
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 12,771
Janster's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by austinramsay View Post
Thats what i was worried about. Would it be safer to use the spacers? They're only a 1" lift so they arent too big.
It doesn't matter how you slice it..... a coil spacer OR 1" on the bilsteins... Is the same amount of PRELOAD on the spring.

Do some more research...I've read that some guys are using Top plate spacers instead of coil spacers to gain additional lift.

You may also want to do some research on other lift coils....there are 884's, 885's and 886's - all of which I know nothing about.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
austinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to behold
 
austinramsay's Avatar
Name: Austin
Joined: Apr 2012, #76345
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,417
austinramsay's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janster View Post
It doesn't matter how you slice it..... a coil spacer OR 1" on the bilsteins... Is the same amount of PRELOAD on the spring.

Do some more research...I've read that some guys are using Top plate spacers instead of coil spacers to gain additional lift.

You may also want to do some research on other lift coils....there are 884's, 885's and 886's - all of which I know nothing about.
Sorry I do have the top plate spacers not the coil spacers my bad..
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
Drunk Canadian
MapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shedMapleMoose is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
MapleMoose's Avatar
Name: Ian
Joined: Feb 2011, #51211
Location: West Kootenays
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,824
MapleMoose's Tacoma Gallery
Trim spacer.

IIRC, If you want a full 3" you need to get the Toytec Eibach springs. Not sure but i think the ome 883's give a bit more height.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #9
Senior Member
austinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to beholdaustinramsay is a splendid one to behold
 
austinramsay's Avatar
Name: Austin
Joined: Apr 2012, #76345
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,417
austinramsay's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jr97tacoma View Post
Trim spacer.

IIRC, If you want a full 3" you need to get the Toytec Eibach springs. Not sure but i think the ome 883's give a bit more height.
Thanks for the info guys! Ill keep looking around. Ill keep the ome's for a while until i find a good deal on used eibachs i guess.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 06:16 AM   #10
Senior Member
sirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
sirsaechao's Avatar
Name: Tim
Joined: May 2009, #17772
Location: Nor Cal
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,407
sirsaechao's Tacoma Gallery
All trucks varies but according to Wheelers you should be able to add a 10mm top plate space to get a 3" or close to it lift. But your front CV's will soon hate you.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS OME 881 Springs "Like New" sandboxpirate 1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace 7 06-20-2012 05:50 PM
OME 881 + Billy 5100 set @ 2.5 Adam Baum 1st Gen. Tacomas 7 04-10-2012 10:41 PM
Set of Spidertrax 1.5" spacers Fiveo Buy / Sell / Trade 14 01-03-2012 06:07 AM
Ride quality"OME 881's vs. eibachs" tacomakid96 Suspension 5 03-24-2011 06:47 PM
WTB: OME 881 Coils AND/OR OME 90004 Struts for 4Runner chris360hawks Buy / Sell / Trade 0 01-18-2011 09:56 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.