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OME 884 Re-thinking

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by slimcubby, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Oct 21, 2008 at 12:50 AM
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    I have heard here and there that some people with Access Cabs experience sag with there 884 coils??? And say they wish they went with the 885's???

    I bought some 884's and now am contemplating installing them and exchanging them for 885's? What do you guys think? I will be installing the OME coils on my 5100 billy's. I really don't want to regret installing the 884's and time go by just to notice they start to sag.

    I know Chris4x4 will have some good input on this since he is the Guru with OME :) I look forward to hearing what ya think about my dilemma

    Thanks!!
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  2. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:50 AM
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    How much more lift does the 885's offer over the 884's?

    Do they cost the same?

    If you're running 5100's with lift coils and you actually experience some sagging - then you can adjust the 5100's to compensate for the sagging regardless of what lift coil you are running.

    Do you plan on mounting a bumper & winch on the front?
     
  3. Oct 21, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    Yea they cost the same... I don't plan on putting anything heavy up front.

    I didn't know that you could go up a notch on the 5100's with the 884 coils?? Has anybody done this? Maybe going one notch up would eliminate having to use a top plate spacer to achieve the full 3"? If anybody knows more about this please let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Oct 21, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    You should do some more research on the 5100's.

    The 5100's (for the front) are an adjustable coilover strut/shock. You can run the 5100's with your factory coils and adjust them to get 2.5" lift.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    OME used to have a problem with sagging issues on all their spings. They have fixed the issue, and seem to be no more likely to sag than stock springs. Mine only settled 1/4", and the end result was a 3" lift without useing the spacer. :)
     
  6. Oct 21, 2008 at 9:54 PM
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    Oh I know that, my current setup is that exactly 2.5" on stock coils.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2008 at 9:59 PM
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    Chris,

    Is it possible to use the 5100's on any other setting other than stock on the OME 884's? I am going to cross my fingers and pray that I settle at 3" without having to use any top spacers. I measured my truck the other day and I am about 1 1/2" taller in the rear with my current setup at 2.5" 5100's. That was on level ground at a gas station with nothing in the bed.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    Its not recomended, but, seeing as they supply a 1/2" top spacer, you "Could " adjust the 5100's on the lowest setting, but it would be more stiff of a ride.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    Ok bottom notch I go! I don't want to make it much stiffer. Anybody have any clue as to the life of these shocks? It gets me worried sometimes knowing that my bottom plate is staying in place by a thin tiny C-plate (don't know what its called) What if that thing rusts or snaps??
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    Bilstien makes a quality product. The "C" clip is plenty strong for a LONG time. I have run one of my trucks with Bilstien shocks for 80,000 miles and they were still fine. :)
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    Ok cool... do you think I should replace the C clip with a new one once I lower the height and put on the 884's? Or is that not needed.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    I thought the same thing about that little ring when I took the shocks out of the box...
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    I dont think its nessesary. Look at the area that the ring has to support the load. It may look small, but given the size, its very much over engineered. The ring only has to support the load on one plane, up/down. I have seen similar "C" clips hold tens of thousands of lbs. force.
    If you ever get the chance, see if you can tour an suspension R&D facility. They put those things thru hell! :)
     
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    Ok cool thank you for your input! I feel at ease now lol.
     
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    Chris == wealth of knowledge!!!
     
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    Oh Chris I forgot to ask... about the rear suspension I am running Wheelers AAL and stock shocks. I want to upgrade my rear shocks do you think the 5100's are enough or should I go with a more longer travel shock? I do very little offroading but would like it to perform well if I do and I use my truck for work always have a big load in the bed around 100-350 pounds easy.
     
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    LOL, thanks, Buddy! :)
     
  18. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    Im running the 5100's in the rear. I have the TSB springs and an AAL, and I beat my truck pretty good. Many people have told me that I would need 5125's, but these 5100's ride super nice, and dampen every load I have had in the bed, i.e. 800+ #'s plus towing my boat.
    Off road, these shocks allow the rear springs to flex just like stock, and they track rough roads perfectly. Im really happy with them. :)
     
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    Thanks!
     
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