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Bilstien 5100 or OME 881 shocks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StAndrew, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    StAndrew

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    Im planning on getting some 881's for up front (coil and shocks) and 5100's out back with an AAL.

    Would it be better to get Bilstiens up front as with the 881 coils or are the OME shocks good enough?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    If you're going to get the 881 coil, you should get the OME shock. They are designed around each other. My $.02
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    ilove_taco_ma

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    OME shocks are good, they cost more but better. bilsteins are still good too.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    im running 881's with 5100's set on "0"...........about to take them off and put on my ome nitrochargers soon as they come in. i dont like the ride of the 5100 coupled with the 881 coils.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    I'm debating going with the 881 and 5100 set at 0" set up, what is wrong with the ride? Too rough?
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    It'll ride great at first....but on really rough road.........no good. Those struts are too progressive for those coils. I have close to 20k on my setup now and I'm about to dump it.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    i have the 5100's currently at the highest setting, but after a year and a half they've settled to about 2 inches of lift. They give a bit of a jarring ride on rough roads, so thats why i was wondering whether the 881's would help out with the ride since the shocks wouldn't be loaded at all. What do you mean by progressive?
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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  9. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    stiffer. and the 881 is already a medium spring. it'd be alright with a bit of weight to soak some of it up.............but im going with a set of nitrochargers...as they are valved for those springs.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    thanks for the info man, the springs would be even stiffer on mine i'm assuming (4cyl ext cab) compared to your V6 double cab due to even less weight. I may just stick with the 5100's and stock coils
     
  11. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    may be a good idea man.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    I'm just still torn b/c i just can't see how the 881's with the 5100's not loaded down, wouldn't be an improvement over a loaded shock and 160k mile old coils
     
  13. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    Thanks for the input. Ill stick with the OME setup and just put Billies on the rear.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    go with the billies they are monotube design and are much more reliable. ome is designed around their springs but they are quicker to overheat and the hydraulic oil can "foam" resulting in fading.

    on a side note im using the 883 coils which have a higher spring rate than the 881s and bilsteins and im happy with the ride
     
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