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886 coils with billies

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Vidman, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    I have searched threads on this topic and have not found a good answer...yet.I have a set of 886 front coils and 5100 billies. i am looking for a 3 inch lift up front. what setting should run for the lift that i want...not concerned about it being too stiff... i would like a full 3 inches... also have a set of camburg uca,s and alcan custom leaf pack...all your input would be great.....Thanks:cool:
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    With 886's a full 3 inch lift may come at the 0" setting.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    I am still wondering if i got the right shocks for the springs i have. didn,t know if there a better shock that works better with the 886 coils..
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Without a doubt- The OME shocks are better suited to the 886 springs. The OME shocks are valved and built for the OME springs.

    But the 5100s will work fine. I would not suggest putting 5100 preload and the lift shocks on tho- Folks have done it- but on your truck- The 886 are heavy duty coils, with extra preload- I would say probably bone jarring would describe the ride....
     
  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    I just traded in a 2000 taco with stiff front springs and 7oo lbs overload rear springs and in was real stiff. but i do not do racing, or rock climbing, just loading up with wood and toolbox and welder every week.....4 wheeler too
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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  7. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    I will give the billies a try and if i find them too stiff i,ll just buy some ome shocks. I do like a stiff ride plus i will be investing in a good front bumper with winch some day
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    I'm going to be installing mine tomorrow I'll let you know the results
     
  9. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    886's? Do you have a aftermarket bumper on the front? I think you will break your teeth if not.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    No aftermarket bumper yet....but looking at a few with a 10,000 pound winch.............Never liked a soft ride. my last two taco,s were stiff and worked out great so all that have stiff springs and winch set-up please chime in and give me your results on ride and if you would do something different......Thanks
     
  11. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    check my build thread...I have the 886 on bilsteins at 0. Just know that you will most likely need new UCA's.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Just got mine on today 886,5100's at zero and 1/2 top plate. rides better than billys at 2.5 with oem coils.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    with stock uca's
     
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    What are your alignment specs?
     
  15. Jan 22, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    Didn't get the alignment yet but its not to bad right now. I had the billys at 2.5 with the stock coils and it leak a bit to the right after the alingment and now its about the same as it was. I would like to get some uca but I will be getting my wheels and tires first. I want to upgrade to 285's.
     
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    What did you get for total lift with billies set at 0 and the 1/2 inch top plate.. I have the same setup but i got new uca,s,285,s and Alcan custom leaf packs that are sitting in the garage...just wondering what your total lift was in the front.........................Scott Brown for president man...
     
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    I am sitting at 38 1/2"drivers side and 38 3/4 passenger side
     
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