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OME 880/881 and 5100's... Which spring, which setting?!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DblCabMN, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    DblCabMN

    DblCabMN [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hola,

    Been reading and searching and PM'ing and all that... can't get a solid answer anywhere so i'm starting this thread.

    2003 Tacoma Double Cab v6
    -Getting brand new Wheelers 5-leaf pack in the TW Group Buy.
    -Will have a custom front steal bumper and Demello sliders in about a month.
    -Custom tube rear bumper in 6 months or so.
    -No winch planned.
    -265/75/16 Duratracs on stock rims
    -Replacing the stock shocks/struts with Billy 5100's all around.
    -Not much towing
    -Occasional motorcycle in the bed
    -Yard/house work and camping supplies once or twice a month

    Dan at Wheelers recommended running the 880 OME Spring with the Billy's at 'middle' setting.

    I see here that loads of you DC'ers run the 881 OME Spring with the Billy at "0/Stock" setting and love it.

    So damn torn about what to do. Take the advice of the guy we all know, KNOWS his shocks... or take the info provided by all of you running the 881/5100/0 setup in the real world...

    I guess my thinking is if i go 881/5100/0 and i decide in a few years to throw the billies, i can go OME Nitros' and i just need the strut thanks to the added lift in the 881.

    But if i go 880/5100/mid then i'd need to get new 881 springs down the road if i ever swap out because the 880's would be too weak/no lift for the DC...

    Any thoughts are appreciated. My minds swimming right now with all the info i've read.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    drifter

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    I was just searching this lastnight trying to find the differences between the 880 and 881's. I would say get the 881's if you think you will ditch the bilsteins later on...hopefully the smart guys will chime in here...
     
  3. Mar 23, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    Yeah i guess i've read of a few people getting less than 40-50k miles out of their 5100's... However, that's not an absolute fact, just what i found one or two places... so i figure, if after 40-50k i've gotta swap 'em again... and I go with something else... better to be 'future proof' on the springs as my understanding is they last longer than the Struts.


    ... ?
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    Just thought i'd update this thread: Got off the phone with Jason @Wheelers while placing order, ran the above past him and he lead me towards 881's/5100's on 0. So that's what i'm going with.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    packfan88 Very Nice !

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