1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Looking too replace 5100's in the front for stiffer shocks?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Oury, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM
    #1
    Oury

    Oury [OP] Texas Taco

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Member:
    #43204
    Messages:
    1,346
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oury
    Austin, Tx
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad
    stuff and more stuff
    I love my 5100's don't get wrong, but once I put a front bumper on it my clearance went down a bit. I don't have too much knowledge in shocks and valving, but I am looking for a stronger shock/coil over setup too keep my front end from sagging, yet keep the smooth ride I like about my 5100's.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM
    #2
    bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Member:
    #25348
    Messages:
    4,476
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lyndall
    Pearland, TX
    Vehicle:
    '10 4wd OR
    CBI Moab front and CBI Trailrider rear, Budbuilt skids, Shrockworks sliders, OME Dakars w/ OME Nitros, OME 886x w/ OME Nitros, Light Racing UCAs, stainless steel brakelines F/R, Cobra 75 w/ Firestik antenna, 255/85/16 Cooper ST Maxx on 1st gen alloys, Weathertech liners, Engo 9000S winch, stickars and other shit.
    So what coils do you have on the truck now?
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    #3
    Oury

    Oury [OP] Texas Taco

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Member:
    #43204
    Messages:
    1,346
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oury
    Austin, Tx
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad
    stuff and more stuff
    Eibach
     
  4. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM
    #4
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,932
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    x2, what coils do you have now and how much lift do you want when you're done? Also, do you have a winch?

    Damn, you did the ninja post on me! What setting do you have them on now, .85?
     
  5. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    #5
    Oury

    Oury [OP] Texas Taco

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Member:
    #43204
    Messages:
    1,346
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oury
    Austin, Tx
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad
    stuff and more stuff

    No winch yet, do plan on having one
     
  6. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM
    #6
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,932
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Depending on your budget, sounds like you want OME 886 coils. Another good option would be King and their 700 lb coil. People who have them with bumpers seem to really like them but they are $$. They're also rebuildable so you could get them valved how you want.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM
    #7
    Oury

    Oury [OP] Texas Taco

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Member:
    #43204
    Messages:
    1,346
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oury
    Austin, Tx
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad
    stuff and more stuff
    That is what my plan is. I do more overlanding and crawling more than desert stuff. I don't need a seperate resi for any of my shocks. I really like fox, just saw some people having problems with rust. I live away from the coast but still that's a potential problem down the road I don't want to encounter.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    #8
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,312
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Not too many people suggest pairing 5100's with OME 886 coils

    If you go 886's , you should get OME shocks too
     
  9. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM
    #9
    Oury

    Oury [OP] Texas Taco

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Member:
    #43204
    Messages:
    1,346
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oury
    Austin, Tx
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad
    stuff and more stuff
    That wasn't my plan. I probably should just find stiffer coils and replace them using my same shock
     
  10. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM
    #10
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,932
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    That too. If you end up with 886's, you should pair them with the Nitrochargers.

    If you don't need the performance of a rebuildable shock, then the 886's sound like a good match. They're only slightly heavier than the Eibach coils but a lot taller and built with load carrying in mind. Although Eibachs have a higher spring rate, I'm not sure how well they deal with a heavy plate bumper hanging off the front.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    #11
    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Member:
    #58306
    Messages:
    6,719
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    I got my OME 885s from a member that had a TRD AC with Relentless bumper with winch, BudBuilt skids & Relentless sliders. He had them on OME nitros with 1/4" spacers & ran 285/75/16s. He tried the 886s but went back to the 885s because the 886s were too stiff without the ARB bumper & winch.
     
To Top