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coil spring dilemma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mixaro, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    mixaro

    mixaro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok i'm in a dilemma between which coil spring to get. i have the adjustable 5100's right now and i want to get new coils to replace my stock ones and get a true 3". now my choices are either the eibach ones or the OME 882's. now i'm getting an ARB style bumper so there will be added weight. now i'm just wondering if i get the eibachs am i going to have to put the shock on the lowest setting to get the 3", add a spacer, or what. i know that the eibachs are a 620# spring and the OME 882's are a 500# spring and that the OME are a longer spring, but which one should i get?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    dont forget king springs/
     
  3. Jan 18, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    true didn't even think about them, but i was going to order them through toytec or wheelers and they were going to give me a pretty good deal on the either the eibachs or the OME
     
  4. Jan 18, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    bump bump anyone
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:52 AM
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  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:58 AM
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    I'd think that you would want a 650# spring. I forgot where i saw a site that sells them. But if you dont see one tht you want you can always get coil springs made. When i had my cherokee i got some custom 4.5" lift springs made to accomodate my warn winch bumper. They can make them how ever you want and manufacuture according to front weight and what else you intend to put on.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    just find out the average weight of a "normal" spring that would give you "x" inches of lift. for example if the 500 pound spring gave you 3 inches of lift and the arb bumper weighs 100 pounds then you will need a 600 pound spring. brand and all that is up to you.
     
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