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885's and 5100's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Range 44, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Range 44

    Range 44 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know, I know, but I cant seem to get a real number. How much will the 885's lift a 2011 DC SB with 5100's? No spacers or packers. Also I have the TSB, what will level it with them. I would rather use a spring for the lift rather than the 5100,s. I am trying to achieve around 2.25"-2.5" of lift. Dont want to buy UCA's just yet. Thanks you for your patience!
     
  2. raycie

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    885s may give you 3" or a bit more. 884s will give you between 2-2.5". There will be slight variances from one truck to the next.(single/extended/double cab, shortbed/ LB)

    NLF just installed some 884s last week. I just installed my 884s yesterday. He posted some post lift measurements. I'm gonna let mine settle a week then post some measurements.
     
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    My bilstein 5100's set at 0" and OME 885's didnt give me a full 3" of lift. :eek:
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    You had the older 885's too.
     
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    I've got the same set up. I'm about 2.75" I think- was in a hurry and forgot to measure :( but it's definitely up there.
     
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    Im referring to the set up on my new truck which was just purchased and installed 1 month ago from DSM. Maybe is is 3" but it seems like about 2.5"
     
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    I had the 5100's with 885x coils. After a few weeks mine settled in to 2.75" of lift in the front. I have an Access Cab Prerunner. So I would assume that a DC will give you between 2.25" to 2.75". But that is just a guess.

    I will tell you that it rode smooth and I really recommend the setup from my experience.
     
  8. Range 44

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    So prob 884's and a 1.5 AAL on my tsb should look pretty good?
     
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    ARB suggests the 885 for Double Cabs. 884 is suggested for Access Cabs.

    Results will vary, will the 884 look good? I sure it will, but so with the 885.
     
  10. chris4x4

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    Did you measure, or are you just throwing number out there?
     
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    Throwing random numbers out there. It has sagged for sure since it was first installed.
     
  12. chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Right. The 885's give over 3" initally, then settle down to about 3" for Prerunners, and about 2.75 for 4x4's
     
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    Can I get my 3" back?? :confused:

    I am rubbing pretty bad now and I wasn't before it settled. I'm sure the 1/4" top plate spacer would do the trick but that means I would have to bring it by another shop and pay $40 to get it installed.

    (sorry for the thread jack)
     
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    Your only option is to get the top plate spacer, or pre-load the 5100's to .85".

    I would think the top plate spacer would be the solution with the least amount of headache.
     
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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    You don't even know if you lost height. Measure your truck. THEN decide what action to take.
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Top spacer would also allow more down travel would it not ?
     
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    Top plate spacer would mean I need to change out the 3 bolts on each shock with longer ones which would require a spring compressor.

    adjusting to .85 would be the easiest route but would be to much lift. :mad:

    Ill just deal with the rubbing.
     
  18. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    First, you don't even know if the springs sagged below 3 inches. Until you get away from the keyboard, and take some measurements, nothing can be accuraely decided.
     
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    If he posts up again with out giving measurements, Im going to find him, and beat him with his keyboard.
     
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