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885's with 5100's...???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NathanielG11, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Aug 20, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    NathanielG11

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    I have a 08 Double Cab, Short Bed, TRD Off Road. I did some searching on here but couldn't quite find an answer.

    I currently have 5100's up front set at 2.5, stock coils and a 1/2" top plate spacer. So I roughly have about 3" up front. My ride is garbage and the front sits lower than the Rear (2" AAL).

    I just got some 885's and plan on getting them installed this week.

    My question is with the 885's and the 5100's at zero will the front be any higher? Im thinking it might come out lower. Should I possibly leave the spacers in?

    If I leave the spacers in to level it out...is my ride quality gonna be any better than what I started out with?

    I did read in several posts that setting the 5100's at .85 isnt a good idea with 885's.

    Anyhow, any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks!!!
     
  2. Aug 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    I have an 06 DBL cab LB. I went from a piece of crap 3" spacer lift to 5100's at 2.5 with stock coils and top plate spacers, to 885's with the 5100's at zero combined with a ToyTech 1/2" top plate spacer on the driver side and 1/4" on passenger side. I still have 3", if not a little more, of lift. The ride is 10 time better and my ego took a 100 point boost.

    Oh yeah, and DO NOT put the 5100's above the zero setting with 885's. That would be bad news.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    Pugga

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    Keep the spacers if you want to stay at 3" of lift. The ride will be a lot better because you won't be preloading short springs for lift, you'll be running a taller coil. You are correct, don't set the 5100's above the 0 setting with the 885 coils.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Thanks for the responses.

    Just got the 885's installed...and while the ride is better, its not by much. However my truck is level now.

    I've come to the conclusion that it must be my E rated tires (Goodyear Wrangler MTR's). Think I might jump to some 285's that are D rated.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    E rated tires are definitely stiffer than C or D
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    That might have something to do with it... D is still overkill for a Tacoma but will be better than E rated. 885's are still stiffer than stock but not a whole lot. The ride should be a lot better vs preloading the crap out of your stock coils though.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Werd!
     
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