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New Coils for Snowplow

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dustyroades, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Oct 30, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    Dustyroades

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    I am looking to add a plow (300lbs) and I want to be able to support the added weight while maintaining or slightly increasing my current 1.75" front lift (I have 5100s with stock coils). I am guessing 886 coils are the way to go, with the 5100s reset to 0, but will the lift be "too much" when the plow is not attached? I have the 4 cyl so it is light in the front to begin with.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    886s are not recommend with anything other than OME shocks.
    And yes you will be way too high without the plow.
    I have 885s on my 4Banger and have a full 3" of lift.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    OZ-T

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

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    885's are rated for up to an additional 110lbs of load , they gave me 2 1/2" of lift on my DCLB 4x4

    You may end up right where you want with them and the extra weight
     
  4. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    Dustyroades

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    So is it OK to run 885s over 5100s?

    Edit: nvm, did a search and lots of guys run this. Thanks for the help, 885s it is.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Yes but they will have a hard time with 300lbs of plow on them.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    Dustyroades

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    Yeah... I will add ballast in the back to help out a little. Air bags/Timbrens are also an option if necessary.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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  8. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    Dan, if I go with the Timbrens would you still recommend upgrading the coils, or can I stick with the stockers for now?
     
  9. Oct 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    You can stick with the stock ones for now. But if you want lift you would need to go with new coils, or Bilsteins, etc.
     
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