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885 coils and 5100s?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BakerTaco, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. BakerTaco

    BakerTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have just now gotten to a point where I have enough cash to buy a lift... Therefore, I am freaking out. Because for a jobless 16 year old $600-$800 is a small fortune. I don't want to spend too much money on my suspension, considering my truck will rarely wander off the pavement. Although I would like to have 3 inches of front lift rather than the 2-2.5 that the 885s alone produce, and have a quality ride.

    So my question is: would it be a safe choice to set the 5100s at 0.85 with 885 coils? or should I go with one or the other(OME or bilstein)? I am well aware bilstein is cheaper but I want to install it myself. I could pay a little more to toytec to get it all pre-assembled with top mounts(which would make installation a lot easier) and I can't do that if I use 5100s with my stock springs...
    Sidenote: I would like to get new springs anyway because mine have over 136,000 miles on them
     
  2. Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    I did it but eventually lowered the 5100s back to zero. Just a better ride and the easier on the cvs
     
  3. Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    I plan on running my 885s (sitting in my closet) with with 5100s set at zero. I figure whatever amount of lift I get from the 5100s (expecting anywhere from 2.5 to 3") will be plenty.
     
  4. BakerTaco

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    Damn haha. How much lift do those 885s give you? Another problem I have is the 285/265 debate. If I get 285s, I don't want to trim because my dad bought the truck :eek:
     
  5. anthony250f

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    dont get 285s then...i remember buying a lift whe i was 17....lol
     
  6. BakerTaco

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    They just look so much better!!!! haha especially since my dads making me get BFG A/Ts, not mud tires
     
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    they look wayyy batter imo.....i had to cut the cab mounts and i have 5" of lift....its because the spacers though
     
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    I cut a shit ton up front. Most people say that they could not tell if I did not point it out. Can you weld? If yor dad has a welder you can utilise the shittiest welds and just grind em down and fill in flaws with JB weld. I have not seen a better looking cab mount chop than mine and it jus from grinding and using JB weld as a filler before painting. I cannot weld and my buddy tried to cut out bad welds and reweld one side... still had tons of porosity. Good welds dont matter but dont think you can run a 33" 285 without a cab mount chop and lots of plastic trimming.
     
  9. Bama_TACO

    Bama_TACO ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

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    I've got 885s and 5100s set at zero. I have considered moving the 5100s up to the .85 setting, but I'm afraid I will have alignment issues. Plus mine sits level now and it would raise the front higher than the back.
     
  10. BakerTaco

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    Do you have TSB springs? Or just the TSB AAL with regular leafs?
     
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    Bama_TACO ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

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    I have stock leaf pack with 150,000 miles on them and a 1 1/2" Wheeler AAL.
     
  12. jeremy1ns

    jeremy1ns Gamecock Tacos

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    Do the 275s rub at all?
     
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    Bama_TACO ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

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    They rub my mudflaps on full turn but I'm not willing to remove the flaps so I live with it.
     
  14. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I got 885's with 5100's set at zero and the top plate spacer and I got a little over 3"s of lift. I am also running 285's and your going to have to do some minor trimming and will still rub the cab mount at full lock.
     
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