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Old 07-23-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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I have a question about these. I wanted to level my Taco after the TSB I just got done. I have a 1.75" front lean and was wondering if I bought the 883's or the 884 is that all I need to buy? I have a 09' DC TRD OR do I need longer shocks or anything else?
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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I have a question about these. I wanted to level my Taco after the TSB I just got done. I have a 1.75" front lean and was wondering if I bought the 883's or the 884 is that all I need to buy? I have a 09' DC TRD OR do I need longer shocks or anything else?
The OMEs will level you font to back, but not side to side. If you get Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks for the front you can correct both though.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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The OMEs will level you font to back, but not side to side. If you get Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks for the front you can correct both though.
You can shim the OME's for side to side level. Unless you get the threadded adjusters on the 5100's, then you have to use shims with them as well.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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You can use the OME 5mm trim packer to fix that lean as well...I went from more than 1/2 inch off to less than 1/8th
True, but if your just wanting to level the truck, The Bilstein shocks with stock coils will probably give you a better ride and be much cheaper than stock shocks and OME coils.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:47 PM   #7
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True, but if your just wanting to level the truck, The Bilstein shocks with stock coils will probably give you a better ride and be much cheaper than stock shocks and OME coils.
I agree, though the ride is probably gonna be the same.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #8
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I agree, though the ride is probably gonna be the same.
How can you agree and then make a statement to the contrary?

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Old 07-23-2009, 03:52 PM   #9
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LOL!! I agree that its cheaper. Sorry. I think the ride will be the same, as the 5100's preload the existing springs putting their spring rate near 620# or so, vs. the OME 590# rate.
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What do the 885's run? I thought they were around 220 a set right? With a pair of billys going for around190ish? I am thinking install too though. Installing new Billy's require me paying about another 80$ for some shop to install the shocks and I can do the OME's myself. So that being said is the ride quality that much different?
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:14 PM   #11
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What do the 885's run? I thought they were around 220 a set right? With a pair of billys going for around190ish? I am thinking install too though. Installing new Billy's require me paying about another 80$ for some shop to install the shocks and I can do the OME's myself. So that being said is the ride quality that much different?
You can get the Bilsten 5100 for 172.99 from Down South Motors
The discount code is on this forum somewhere, just order online. Free shipping.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:21 PM   #12
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Yes just to level the truck. honestly the only wheeling I will do is basically going to be on park maintained roads. Rutted but no rock crawling ect nothing too bad. I had a jeep for years and never really did anything too harsh with it. Had 32's on it with a 2' lift and it was all I ever needed. Right now though my truck kinda looks like it is a dog sniffing for a place to take a leak
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:33 PM   #13
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Dang TSB lifted the rear so much its laughable. I see where people were getting 1/2" or so I got a good 1 1/2 on the driver side and an 1" on the passenger. OK I guess I will go with the Billies. I hate to use a shop though. I like to do my own work but I have no compressor and never used one before so... I guess I will have to get a shop to install the Billy's for me/ Thanks guys appreciate it.
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That is exactly what I plan on doing myself. I can do all the removal and install just need to take them to a shop to compress and install the shocks into the springs. If I was to do that and take a set of Billy's into a shop with my factory coils to be installed it should only take what and hour tops for labor?
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:46 PM   #15
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You can always remove them yourself, and then take the strut assembly and new 5100 to a shop and have them compress and swap struts. Save yourself some $$.
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I paid $40 to get mine swapped out. My 886 coils bent the rental spring compressors bolts so I took them in. $40 well spent. The damn things bent the wall mounted hydraulic spring compressor "teeth" and the strut shot out and smacked the dude in the knee OUCH! Just glad it was him and not me.
Yeah that had to hurt. So $40 sounds like a half hour of labor to me. Cool I guess I will do that. Is it worth it to get the 5100's for the rear too if I have the TRD OR? I mean if going 4 wheeling is not a big deal with me? I mean will it improve highway ride quality?
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Yeah that had to hurt. So $40 sounds like a half hour of labor to me. Cool I guess I will do that. Is it worth it to get the 5100's for the rear too if I have the TRD OR? I mean if going 4 wheeling is not a big deal with me? I mean will it improve highway ride quality?
yes Its worth it to get the rear 5100's. big diff over the OEM chocks.
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