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Eibach Spring Lift Height vs. OME ??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ACE_Taco, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Mar 21, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    ACE_Taco

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    OK, I know there are too many Eibach Threads, but I have a question about spring rate and lift. I did a search and could not find the answer.

    If the OME 885 is 590# / 16" in length and gives 2.5-3.0" of lift, how does the Eibach that is 620# / 16" in length only give 1.6"????

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  2. Mar 21, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    If the measurements are accurate, that's a good question. However, the OME 885 coils do not give 2.5-3" of lift. One site advertises 1.75" of lift another site claims 2" of lift from the same coils. They claim you need the top plate spacers to the full 3" which also doesn't make sense because the 1/2" plate only gives about 3/4" of lift. That only adds up to 2.5". Either way, people love them.

    I have the Eibachs, 5100's at 0.85", a 1/2" plate on the driver's side, and a 1/4" plate on the passenger's side. Mathematically, this adds up to over 3" of lift. I actually only got 2.75" of lift with no lean.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Not for sure, but I can tell you this. I only got about 1" of lift or a little less with Eibach coils on a DC 4x4.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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    Same here I also got about 1" of lift out the the Eibach's, but I am very happy with the ride!
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    The 885's are not 16" should be somewhere between 15.25-15.5"
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    OK, with that said, why do they render more lift than the Eibach?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    The eibach isn't 16" either?
     
  8. Mar 22, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    Well, what is it? 16" for the 885 & Eibach is what I read I read in an older post that Chris replied to. Regardless, is the Eibach Spring as long as the OME 885??? If so, how does it only render 1.6" of lift when it is rated 30# heavier than the 885??
     
  9. Mar 22, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    A 16" spring would give 4"'s of lift. My 884's are 15.25" 855's are 1/8th" taller I believe?
    Not sure about the eibach's but I would guess around 15"?
     
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    i believe the eibachs are 15", 884's are 15 1/4" and the 885's are roughly 15.65" tall. eibach is higher spring rate, right around 620. 884 and 885's come in at 590.
     
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    With the eibachs being 620# does the make it a rougher ride?
     
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    pair them with the right shock, 5100's or something very similar, and it will be negligible when compared to the OME's.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    stock SR5 springs are roughly 540 lb spring rate, trd springs...not so sure, probably slightly higher. the ride will definitely be a bit more firm than stock, but most people appreciate that as its a truck and expect a more firm ride from the factory.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    wow good info. i'd of figured higher spring rate even paired w/the better 5100's would've yielded a firmer ride.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    Thanks for the info. That is the exact set up I and going with, but I'm going to step up to some 17" Moto Metal 957s and 265/70R17 Toyo Open Country MTs.
    Did you have to do any additional work on the fron like move the sway bar or any drive shaft issues with the Eibachs and 5100s @ 0.0?
     
  16. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Thanks for the replies fellas... Very Helpful...
     
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