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OME 881s or Bilstein 5100s?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cmm275, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Apr 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    cmm275

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    I would like to lift the front of my truck to match the rear. I have been spending every moment of my life on here for the past two weeks reading but it only makes me more indecisive... My truck is an 02 EC 4WD TRD. I don't want to spend more than 200 bucks but I don't want to go some shit spacer route. I am at two choices right now:
    1. OME 881s on the stock TRD shocks
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    2. Bilstein 5100s with the stock coils set at 1.75

    I dont want to go for the the 5100 eibach setup or the nitrocharger setups as they would most likely be too much lift.(I know guys are gonna tell me to do it right the first time by doing either of these but I don't want that much lift) However, I do think that my front coils are sagging a bit so I kinda want to replace them. The front measure at around 34.5" to the fenders and the rear at around 36.5". (I have read the rake should be around 1")

    What do you guys think I should do???

    Front Left
    [​IMG]

    Front Right
    [​IMG]

    "Ride Heights"
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    cmm275

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    Yeah but I don't want three inches of lift... Are you saying that neither my first or second choice are "the right way"? I shouldn't do either?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    I'm in the same boat- I'd like to level, and I think I'm going for Billy's. I have planned on getting the Toytec CO's to go with them too.

    I didn't know you could throw billy's with stock coils and actually lift it a bit...wouldn't that ride funky :confused:

    EDIT:

    http://www.bilsteinus.com/fileadmin/user_upload/user_upload_us/pdfs/Bil_LevShks_WebArticle.pdf

    I'm a newb! :facepalm: This really helped me learn more...I'm not sure why I didn't look this up earlier- but stock shocks would be just fine with a level and the Bilstein 5100's.

    That's probably what I'm gonna rock asap! Tax return is on it's way!!

    :sorry:

    Sorry for sucking there and being a newb! It won't ride funky! It'll be great.

    I'm gonna swoop up some of those and a set of 31's, maybe 32's! as soon as possible! :cool:
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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    Based on my experience, I believe you'll get 2"-2.5" of lift from 881s. Your pre-install height of 34.5"-35" is almost identical to mine, and I ended up at 37"-37.5". (Note that, while I paired my springs with 5100s, they are set at 0.)

    Unless you're planning to lift the rear, you probably want to stick with 5100s to avoid the bro lean.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    I didn't want to risk buying 5100's or OME to level the truck and don't want to buy a leveling kit in fear that the stock rear leaf (due to sagging over time) wouldn't match up so I spent the money on Sway 2.0 coilovers seen here and achieved that I wanted:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    The coils and shocks are the ultimate way tho go but based on budget I'd go 5100's cause relisticaly your struts need replaced anyway it would suck to put 881's on ur stock shocks then have a seal blow out. Unless for sum reason your truck has really low mile struts on it already. Then do the coils later.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    Light bar and bumper guard, 3/16 steel skid plates for engine, tranny and transfer box, OME 881 springs with 5100 shocks at mid clip. AAL in rear. Positraction rear diff.
    Go with the 5100s you can do the spring if necessary some other time.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    I think I have deciding on doing the 5100s. Even with that front right coil sagging. At least it takes out whatever Tacoma lean I might have had. If I want to change the coils I can go the eibach with aal later on.
    The only thing that sucks now is down south Motorsport is back ordered until July.... I don't know if I can wait that long. Anyone know where else to get them?
     
  9. Apr 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    I talked with Ben at Toytec, and this is what he had to say about the 5100s- they are out of stock right now on their website.


    "We do not have an accurate ETA, but we are told it could be until June before we see them. We are taking orders for the back order list."
     
  10. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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  11. Apr 18, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    I have called wheelers off road, down south, and toytec. They all say they are out of stock and just waiting on the bilstein distributor. I have also looked everywhere online just using google with no luck.
    I am a very impatient person so I am already considering alternatives to the 5100.
    Not really sure what to do now...
     
  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    I'm in the same boat, and I will wait on the Bilsteins! everything I've read or heard suggests getting them.

    DSM sells a kit of the front/backs for $299. I'm figuring I'll get the Bilsteins and set them to 2.5" plus the 1.5" AAL's from Wheelers and I should be all set.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    Yeah that is what I will most likely end up doing if I wait on the 5100's. Maybe with eibachs on the 5100 with the zero setting though.
    But right now I am also considering doing the ome 881s on some rough country shocks. (I don't have the money for the nitro chargers)
    Can someone convince me to wait for the 5100s? Or should I just do the 881s?
     
  14. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    I am just going to add fuel to the fire, how many of you are running stock UCA's with billsteins and aftermarket coils?
     
  15. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    Yes and yes. Many of us are quite happy with our 881/5100 combo.

    I am, and I believe several others (with similar setups) are too.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    i want to get some race runner coilovers too but im on a college budget:(. what amount of lift do you have them set to in the pic? if thats the highest setting, then i definitely wont buy them cause i want some major trophy truck bro lean
     
  17. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    The height is set to match the rear stock leafs and I can go higher if need be.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    ok cool. how are they treating you? how do they feel on/off road?
     
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    I don't take my truck off road...on road they are great cause they aren't maxed out causing a rough ride. I have these since 07 @ 40000 miles with no rebuilt or rust.
     
  20. Apr 23, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    oh i want them maily for hauling ass through the desert but glad to hear they are good on the road
     
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