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OME 880 or 881? (4cyl ext cab 4x4)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaGus, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    TacomaGus

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    I've decided to bite the bullet and replace the 5100's that i have up front. They are a good shock, but have gotten WAY too stiff now for my liking with atleast 15k miles on them now. I'm going to replace them with the OME nitrocharger shocks and some OME coils. I'm just torn between whether to get the 880's or 881's? I've exhausted the damn search thread and everyone on here and every distributor seems to have different numbers on the lift totals for each coil, whether on a 4cyl or not. I'm looking for around 2 inches of lift, maybe a little less as i'm only running 32x11.5 and i won't be going bigger.

    I'm just looking for the ride to improve and i don't care about the weight as i won't be installing a brush guard or anything, i just need around 2 inches of lift and a smoother ride :)
     
  2. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    I got 881s on my DC and i got about 3 inches. I replaced a 10 year old stock setup though.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    881's might be too much for you. I have them on my truck (V6) and got a little over 2" of lift. The ride is a little stiff though so if you're looking for a better ride you may be better off with the 880's
     
  4. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    i got 2 inches of lift on my dc.......but the springs have settled a bit. you'll probably be fine with the 880 coils and the nitrochargers. you should net 2 inches or better. if its a bit more, you'll still be ok because they will settle.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    Hows the ride change if you put a top plate spacer on for full 3"?
     
  6. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    plus i don't have any rear lift. The leafs are only a year old tho due to the frame being replaced so those aren't bad. All i'm looking for is a better ride really and no rubbing on the 32's. I'll be adding the trim packer to the drivers side as well
     
  7. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    you should be fine with the 880 coils. and you may not need the trim packer.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Personally I would do the 880s with one trim packer. I have the exact same setup on my truck and got right at 2 inches, they dont ride super rough, search my name and you can find some pics
     
  9. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    still debating on whether to keep the 5100's and just get the 880's to save the extra 300 bucks of the nitrochargers. I know the OME shocks will obviously work better with the 880's and that my 5100's are prob just really stiff in general, but i hate the way it rides now and with just the 880's i could get those bought on on sometime this spring and hopefully w/o the 5100's being preloaded that would help out (unless their totally fucked)
     
  10. Feb 28, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    i got 880's on my 4cl ext cab and got 1.75 out of them. im not 4wd tho but the guys at wheelers told me that 881's would be too much without a heavy bumper
     
  11. Feb 28, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    How do those 880s ride^^
     
  12. Feb 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    I had 880's on on replacement Monroe Sensatrac's, and the tires rubbed when I switched to 32/11.5's. I got some 5100's at the middle position and never rub unless there is snow/ice buildup at full lock. I was worried it might be too stiff with the preload, but I don't think it rides bad at all.
     
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    a little stiff but then again my shocks are old. im gonna get some nitrochargers hopefully and that should make the ride a lot smoother
     
  14. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    nitrochargers will help tremendously.
     
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    ya thats what ive heard
     
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    If I wanted 2.5 in lift (to fit 33s) on my 4cy ext cab. Should I do 880s and a spacer, or 881s? I have a 150 lb Addicted offroad front bumper.
     
  17. Jan 2, 2015 at 3:31 PM
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    Anyways, neither will probably support the the weight you have and give you the lift you want. I have a plate bumper as well, but do have a v6, and am currently running 882s for under 3" of lift. 882's are the same spring rate as 881s, but are a slightly longer spring. 883s will give you the same amount of lift, but are a stiffer spring. 881s with your setup would probably get you 1.5" of lift or under would be my guess. I would avoid spacers if you can, but a 3/8" top plate space and the 881s may get you close to what you want.

    Back when I had 881s loaded down I was probably closer to 1" of lift, and the reason I switched to 882s.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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    Haha just noticed that.

    I heard 881 no spacer on the 4cyl give 2.5 - 3in.. I am adding a winch so that should help a little. I was referring to the 10mm spacer as you mentioned as well, or as OME calls it the "lift enhancer"

    I'm thinking because of bumper and which 881 will be ok. I've just heard it can be a rough ride with the 4cyl

    Does anyone have 881 and 33s on a 4cyl that can verify this? How is the ride?
     
  19. Jan 3, 2015 at 5:22 AM
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    I have 881's with nitrocharger shocks on my 4cyl extended cab, 2x4, stock bumper. The ride is good. It isn't too stiff, however, it rides firm with little roll around corners. I gained a tad less than 2" in the front after the springs settled. I would definitely recommend you go with 881's with the bumper you have and potential winch. Your set up should make the ride softer then mine since you have more weight up front. I think you will be disappointed if you go with 880 as you may not get the lift you want without adding spacers.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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    Thanks!! Good to know. Since I occasionally drive like a race truck firm will be good.

    Did you also add the 10mm enhancer spacer kit?
     
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