1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

01 tacoma front lift advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bennett87, May 9, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM
    #21
    bennett87

    bennett87 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Member:
    #56354
    Messages:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lee
    Jacksonville, NC
    Vehicle:
    01 Ext Cab SR5 Debadged
    debadged, Alpine sound system, bilstein 5100's upfront with OME 881s
    any other springs that would work well...whats the difference with OME and eibach??
     
  2. May 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM
    #22
    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40461
    Messages:
    19,328
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jerry
    Benicia, CA
    Vehicle:
    02 Extra cab SAS Linked front and rear
    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    The OME springs gome in other spring rates but you would need a top plate spacer to get a full 3" of lift.
     
  3. May 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM
    #23
    bennett87

    bennett87 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Member:
    #56354
    Messages:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lee
    Jacksonville, NC
    Vehicle:
    01 Ext Cab SR5 Debadged
    debadged, Alpine sound system, bilstein 5100's upfront with OME 881s
    ill stick with the eibachs it just seems hard to find them anywhere for sale....
     
  4. May 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM
    #24
    malander

    malander Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36656
    Messages:
    2,421
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    max
    Vehicle:
    01 limited trd 4x4
    deck plate mod,jba cat back,bilstein 5100's,ome 883 springs, Allpro expos, allpro U-bolt flip kit, 10" Bilstien 5150 shocks, custom lower shock mounts
    Aren't the ejbachs on national back order? And id really recommend some ome 881 coils and maybe a .5" top plate spacer.

    Cv boots will blow with 3" and a diff drop...ask me how I know. Unless your up for the nasty task of changing a boot it costs about 200 bucks to have it done for you. You could just keep buying cv axles every 8k miles but that's barely an improvement since they range from 50-80 and unless you were to install it you would end up running 250-280.

    I'm assuming everything here would be done by a shop of course so if you do it yourself that would help the cost but still, hoe much time do you really want to spend dicking around with cv's?
     
  5. May 9, 2011 at 6:03 PM
    #25
    bennett87

    bennett87 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Member:
    #56354
    Messages:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lee
    Jacksonville, NC
    Vehicle:
    01 Ext Cab SR5 Debadged
    debadged, Alpine sound system, bilstein 5100's upfront with OME 881s
    well then would it be worth just getting 2" spacers and leaving stock springs and putting 5100's on it??? this is my daily driver that im just trying to make my tires not rub and look decent i dont want to be pouring money into CV's all the time especially if im not really taking it offroad that often
     
  6. May 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM
    #26
    lonzorizo

    lonzorizo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Member:
    #42784
    Messages:
    1,408
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lonnie
    Hoopa, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2003 TRD OR, 2016 TRD OR Tacoma
    Maybe look into OME 881's with a small top plate spacer. Thats what I ended up doing since I didn't want to worry bout cv angles too much. I ordered from wheelers and got their 10mm spacer. I'm at almost 3" right now but it should settle to about 2.5", least that's what I'm hoping for.
     
  7. May 9, 2011 at 6:42 PM
    #27
    bennett87

    bennett87 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Member:
    #56354
    Messages:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lee
    Jacksonville, NC
    Vehicle:
    01 Ext Cab SR5 Debadged
    debadged, Alpine sound system, bilstein 5100's upfront with OME 881s
    did u run the 881s with new struts or did you just keep the stock ones?
     
  8. May 9, 2011 at 6:57 PM
    #28
    lonzorizo

    lonzorizo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Member:
    #42784
    Messages:
    1,408
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lonnie
    Hoopa, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2003 TRD OR, 2016 TRD OR Tacoma
    OME Nitrocharger shocks...the billie 5100's are cheaper tho but I figured I'd match OME with OME for supposed matched valving.
     
  9. May 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM
    #29
    RPain

    RPain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19596
    Messages:
    2,200
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Chandler, Arizona
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tacoma DCSB 4x4 TRD Sport
    Link to build in sig
    damn you. :mad:
     
  10. May 9, 2011 at 7:01 PM
    #30
    RPain

    RPain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19596
    Messages:
    2,200
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Chandler, Arizona
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tacoma DCSB 4x4 TRD Sport
    Link to build in sig
    if you don't want to bother with worrying about the cv's just buy some bilsteins and set them at the 2.5 in setting. cheap and ride just fine
     
  11. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:14 PM
    #31
    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Member:
    #22295
    Messages:
    439
    Gender:
    Male
    NE Missouri
    Vehicle:
    01 Taco SR5 D-cab 4WD
    OME 882s, OME shocks all around and OME Dakar spring packs, ARB, Warn 8000, ARE shell, Custom rear bumper w/ reciever, 5-235/80R17 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX on FJ wheels, grey wire mod, Hi-Lift, Hellas, Red-Line hood lifters, Scion radio, sliders, Safari snorkel & LED Ditch lights on CBI mounts.
    I have a warn 8000# winch with steel cable and ARB - would I be okay with the 881's and OME shocks up front?
    I specify OME since that is what i JUST installed in the rear - shocks and spring packs.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:08 PM
    #32
    CHPTR11

    CHPTR11 Team Impulse Red

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Member:
    #52718
    Messages:
    641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Pacific NW
    Vehicle:
    2004 TRD Tacoma
    OME, Hankook, ARB, SCS
    People will suggest the 882 coils since you have a double cab w/ a V6.

    On a side note, you're profile says you have Sway-A-Way C/O's. Any reason you're switching to OME's?
     
  13. Jun 22, 2011 at 7:01 AM
    #33
    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Member:
    #22295
    Messages:
    439
    Gender:
    Male
    NE Missouri
    Vehicle:
    01 Taco SR5 D-cab 4WD
    OME 882s, OME shocks all around and OME Dakar spring packs, ARB, Warn 8000, ARE shell, Custom rear bumper w/ reciever, 5-235/80R17 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX on FJ wheels, grey wire mod, Hi-Lift, Hellas, Red-Line hood lifters, Scion radio, sliders, Safari snorkel & LED Ditch lights on CBI mounts.
    I think I just want OME shocks and springs all the way around.
    I will take off the C/O's, replace the oil and sell them - they work fine, just thinking that if I have a matched suspension it may ride better.
    I do little off-roading except for hunting, camping & driving around the farm - so the C/O may be overkill.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2011 at 7:31 PM
    #34
    CHPTR11

    CHPTR11 Team Impulse Red

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Member:
    #52718
    Messages:
    641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Pacific NW
    Vehicle:
    2004 TRD Tacoma
    OME, Hankook, ARB, SCS
    Yeah that was kinda my deciding factor on whether I should get OME or adj. C/O's. I decided on the 881 and Nitrochargers because they seemed the most practical for the type of off-roading I do.

    If you decided to get the OME stuff talk to the guys at DownSouth Motorsports. Good prices and free shipping.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2011 at 11:02 PM
    #35
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,956
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    2004 DC TRD 4x
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    I dont recall seeing if the OP's truck is 4x or a prerunner, which of course changes things pretty dramatically, if 4x all the info I've gotten if you go with the Eibachs w/5100's in front (set at 0) you'll get 3" from the coils & as far as increased CV angle, you'll have an increase but here is where it gets a little fuzzy, I've seen some with 3" & not much change in angle & I've seen others that look like they'll rip apart as soon as you hit the dirt so I dunno... If 2wd then you have alot more options I'd think without all the issues you might have with IFS 4x4...;)
     
  16. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM
    #36
    ilove_taco_ma

    ilove_taco_ma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Member:
    #38877
    Messages:
    585
    Gender:
    Male
    fresno, california
    Vehicle:
    95 tacoma 4wd LX
    nothing, all stock expect got a OE replacement air filter K&N.
    grave digger and thread jack. question: i got 881 and 5100 now, giving me 2.5 of lifts cuz i have 4 banger. i want 3'' lift, if i am going eibach, i will be over 3" which can cause more boots torn. i don't want to adjust my 5100 to the 2.5, i want to keep it at 0 to not preloading the 5100 too much. should i just get the 1/2 spacer to get the 3"? future plans will be runnig 33s and a tube bumper. suggestions and ideas?
     

Products Discussed in

To Top