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Ome 885 vs Eibach

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by knine00, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    What are the pros and cons of each spring? Trying to figure out which one to go with for road driving not so much off road.
     
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    Can't go wrong with OME. They are $150 + shipping and fairly easy to install.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    OME = about 2.5" of lift
    Eibach = about 1.6" of lift but can be set on 5100's preloaded to .85 for 2.5" of lift.

    Eibachs are a shorter and stiffer than the OME's. They're both similar price wise. Can't really go wrong with either one, you'll find a ton of members that have either or and are happy. Personally, I went with Eibach. Being a little stiffer I like it for the driving I do which is mostly on the road.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    get a full OME set up and be done with it you wont be unhappy...this is coming from a billy owner....unless u wanna spend big dollars for an icon-king-fox setup....
     
  5. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    I just picked up a set of 5100 with eibach springs but found some ome 885 for a decent price. Should I stay with the eibach and save my money?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Do you have the eibachs installed yet? If you do and you like them, keep them. If not, your call. the OME's can get you a little more lift and will be a little softer due to the lower spring rate but both are great products.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    No I havent installed anything yet. I am waiting for my Icon 3 leaf progressive to come on.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    How much lift do you want up front?
     
  9. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    2.5 to 3
     
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    Can ome coils be installed on the 5100s?
     
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    If you want to be between 2.5 and 3", then the OME coils sound like they'd be a better fit for you. You shouldn't have any trouble selling the Eibachs since they're on back order.

    Yes, you can use OME coils with 5100's with the exception of the 886 coils. If you're going to use the 886's, you should pair them with the Nitrocharger shocks.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    I guess the springs are 885X not sure if that makes a difference?
     
  13. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Would the eibachs be better with a top spacer?
     
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    885x would be better. The older 885's had manufacturing issues and would sag over time. The 885x are the newer ones and have a greater resistance to sagging.

    The OME coils are a taller coil. To get the Eibachs over 2.5", you need to preload them by setting the 5100's at .85 and then put a top plate on top of that. The OME coil will get you to 2.5" without any preloading or top plates. OME with trim packers will get you to a full 3". Both set-ups will work, just personal preference I suppose. FWIW, Toytec makes a different top plate to be used with the 5100/Eibach set-up to get you to 3" of lift if you want to keep your coils and not deal with the hassle of buying new and selling yours.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    I take it in the long run a non preloaded spring wont cause near as much wear and tear on the suspension like a preload spring will?
     
  16. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    If a preloaded spring puts you to 2.5" or a non-preloaded spring puts you at 2.5", both will have the same effect on the other suspension components. I wouldn't let that be the deciding factor.

    Eibachs are a stiffer coil, so when you preload them, they'll be even stiffer. Eibachs have a spring rate of around 620#/in while OME has a rate of 580#/in if I recall correctly. That's why I suggested considering the OME's, they have a lower spring rate, are a taller coil and will give you the amount of lift you want without preloading or top plates.
     
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    Get the OMEs and sell me the eibachs :thumbsup:
     
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    Ok I get what you are saying.....The ome would be a better ride then the eibach's? Thanks for the help!

    LOL I will let you know what I do.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2012 at 3:44 AM
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    So the guy sold the springs to someone else. Would it be better to add the spacer then preload my eibach springs to 2.5?
     
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    The red eibach's I have are #600 and heard they have some silver one's as well. Bilstein suggests to only use the eibachs as thats what they were desiged for. I'm assuming it's due to the different lengths?? Maybe the spring rate type.....I think the eibachs are progressive and the OME's are linear and softer?? Just some thoughts!
     
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