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Old 03-12-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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OME 885 and 5100

Just ordered. Hope its better than the crappy spacer kit I have now.
Bumpers are next!

Maybe I need a rack first
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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whats so bad about the spacer lift you have??? Is it giving u problems?
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #3
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I'm thinking about doing the same thing. Where did you order yours from?
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #4
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Spacer lift creates a terrible ride. Bone jarring in my opinion. I'll be pretty disappointed if the ride doesn't improve. I bought it from Toytec.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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Are you going to replace youf UCA's as well? What kind of bumper are you looking at?
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #6
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Never had spacers but Ive had my 5100s/885s for about 1200 miles and loving it and got me a rack for my kayak.


Bought a rack from Tmotorsports for 84 shipped. Had the inside lip welded up for about 50 at a local shop (no access to a welder or the metal). All in all about $150 in the whole set up after the T nuts ordered from grizzly, bolts and washers.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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I wasn't going to do the UCA's yet, I'm going to see if I like this setup or if I'm gonna 6". I'm looking at the ARB winch bumper. I know its cookie cutter and boring but it does the job.

GA- Nice Rack
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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Thanks it does the job for a heap less than the big names want
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Spacer lift creates a terrible ride. Bone jarring in my opinion. I'll be pretty disappointed if the ride doesn't improve. I bought it from Toytec.
Let me know when you get this installed and how it rides. I have ome885 with stock shocks and its nothing to be proud of. I can feel every ripple in the road. Was thinking about getting the 5100s and pairing them with the 885s to see if it would help.
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Never had spacers but Ive had my 5100s/885s for about 1200 miles and loving it and got me a rack for my kayak.
What lift do you have for the rear?
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Toytec 2 in AAL. Wishing I would have went with a new leaf pack. These seem to be sagging a tad but nothing too noticeable.
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Ok so after about a week of driving this setup is starting to settle in. I went with the 5100's set at .85 lift, or the second setting from the bottom. When I bought the truck the dealership had a shop replace the front struts because they were leaking. The shop installed a set of KYB's. When I disassembled the KYB's and spacer combo I was shocked that the KYB had a much longer stroke than the 5100's. I called Toytec to inquire and they were no help. Actually they told me the 5100's dont work well with OME springs and that I shouldn't be running them. This is of course after their sales guys told me its a great combo to run. There's more to that story another time. Back to the topic, I was really concerned that the 5100's would top out over bumps. And they do. I've run about 700 miles since I put them on and its not as bad, but I'm also not driving it in offroad conditions right now either, this is just on the crappy streets here in Sacramento. I have plans to install a plate bumper and winch soon so I expect that will help things settle in a bit more. For what its worth, my ride height is exactly the same with this setup as the spacers that were installed.
Two things I would do different after going through this,
1. Only rely on Toytec "Technical Support" for very limited information.
2. I would have researched a strut that has more up travel.

If I had a bunch of time on my hands I would disassemble this package and try the OME springs with the KYB's the dealer had installed. I have a feeling that would produce a pretty good ride.

Word of warning, if you are doing this job on your own use and VERY professional grade spring compressor. I have installed many different types of springs and compressing those 885's into the 5100's had my butt puckered, and I was using a damn nice spring compressor.

If someone wants my old spacers they're yours for the cost of shipping. A 6er wouldn't hurt but not required
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Ok so after about a week of driving this setup is starting to settle in. I went with the 5100's set at .85 lift, or the second setting from the bottom. When I bought the truck the dealership had a shop replace the front struts because they were leaking. The shop installed a set of KYB's. When I disassembled the KYB's and spacer combo I was shocked that the KYB had a much longer stroke than the 5100's. I called Toytec to inquire and they were no help. Actually they told me the 5100's dont work well with OME springs and that I shouldn't be running them. This is of course after their sales guys told me its a great combo to run. There's more to that story another time. Back to the topic, I was really concerned that the 5100's would top out over bumps. And they do. I've run about 700 miles since I put them on and its not as bad, but I'm also not driving it in offroad conditions right now either, this is just on the crappy streets here in Sacramento. I have plans to install a plate bumper and winch soon so I expect that will help things settle in a bit more. For what its worth, my ride height is exactly the same with this setup as the spacers that were installed.
Two things I would do different after going through this,
1. Only rely on Toytec "Technical Support" for very limited information.
2. I would have researched a strut that has more up travel.

If I had a bunch of time on my hands I would disassemble this package and try the OME springs with the KYB's the dealer had installed. I have a feeling that would produce a pretty good ride.

Word of warning, if you are doing this job on your own use and VERY professional grade spring compressor. I have installed many different types of springs and compressing those 885's into the 5100's had my butt puckered, and I was using a damn nice spring compressor.

If someone wants my old spacers they're yours for the cost of shipping. A 6er wouldn't hurt but not required
Not really the answer I was hoping for. I have the stock trd shocks on my ome springs now and they top out if I go too fast over a speed bump. I hope these 5100s have more travel if not ill be sending them back. Thanks for the in depth review.
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I have the stock trd shocks on my ome springs
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so the KYB's actually had more travel than the 5100's?! thats crazy, id almost rather have those than 5100's so they dont top out anymore haha
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Ive been thinking about it, those kybs never toped out. It was just a stiff ride with stock springs and the spacers. I'll get some part numbers off them. Hell they've only got 12k miles on them.
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you might wanna considering setting that spring seat to the lowest level and get the small top plate spacer, this will improve ride for you
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Ive been thinking about it, those kybs never toped out. It was just a stiff ride with stock springs and the spacers. I'll get some part numbers off them. Hell they've only got 12k miles on them.
yeah please get some part numbers!
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OP you have your 5100s set to .85 with OME 885s?
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