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biltein 5100 shocks only, what springs and where to buy

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jjgandarillas, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Jul 3, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    jjgandarillas

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    I bought bilstein 5100's front and rear, i wanted to do the OME 887's and Toytec AAL in the rear. Where should I buy springs at? I was looking at the vendor list but am not very confident in choosing one.

    (link to shocks i bought) https://www.suspensionconnection.co...FygVshqgpSk63Sy0rS3EB9_C9fnX-8fjiEWO_7jFcpTwc

    I have a steel front bumper and do plan on adding a winch. Is there a better spring with better ride quality than the OME 887? ALso Should I get different UCA's?

    Tacoma bumper truck.jpg
     
  2. Jul 3, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    Should of checked with Marie at @HeadStrong Off-Road from the beginning. She most likely would of offered you a nice package price while even assembling the front struts for you. Pay attention to weight to as 886's are meant for armor up front.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    Make sure you buy the right springs gor your application. 887's are for stock weight if I recall correctly. Any vendor can steer you in the right direction.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    Another Marie @HeadStrong Off-Road vote

    IMHO pick a spring that will do what you want and don't use the higher perches on the shocks. Preload isnt the best plan, especially since you are doing springs anyway.
     
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  6. Jul 3, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    so with a steel bumper, and 5100’s if I use the lowest perch I was under the impression I would get about 2.5 inches of lift. I’ve read post after post after post on tacoma world. I talked with an off-road shop and they seemed to push the 885 OME and they said the 887 wouldn’t “fit” but after talking a while they said “let me know how it feels” lol so today I bought the OME 887.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Hmmmm I was under the impression 887’s with a bumper/winch would make it sag a little and that 886s were for heavier front ends. Who’s knows anymore.
     
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  8. Jul 3, 2020 at 11:38 PM
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    Oh gosh I don’t know lol if I got it backwards I’m going to be pretty annoyed
     
  9. Jul 3, 2020 at 11:39 PM
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    Steel front bumper, 2017 TRD off road suspension, Prinsu rack, LEER canopy, powder coate3d black TRD wheels, bolt on "Rock sliders"
    I will reach out to them, last thing I want to do is waste time and money
     
  10. Jul 4, 2020 at 7:28 AM
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    im in a 3rd gen so maybe I’m wrong.
     
  11. Jul 4, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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    OEM spring chart.

    OME spring lift chart.jpg
     
  12. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM
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    What is the source of this chart?
     
  13. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:47 AM
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    If I remember correctly I pulled it off of www.headstrongoffroad.com website. They do currently have a link to ARB's product page. I will see if I can find the source but it may not exist anymore.
     
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  14. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:29 PM
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    after viewing the chart im concerned i bought the wrong everything lol. so if i ha ve a winch and bumper i really dont know what spring to get in order to get atleast 2.5 icnhes. I already ordered the 887 but im beginning to think that the 886 would have been a better choice.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    Make a call to headstrong.
     
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    Thank you so much for the recommendations @EiskafeTaco , @Unchained 5150 , and @Clearwater Bill we truly appreciate it.
     
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