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Random Suspension Idea

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

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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    lonzorizo

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    Alright this randomly popped into my head. People run 5100's with Eibach coils. And OME coils with Nitrochargers or 5100's. Has anyone ran Eibach coils with Nitrochargers? I've read 5100's stiffin after awhile, would there be any benefit to run eibach's with nitrochargers. Or is that a retarded idea because the nitrochargers are valved for OME coils? If it's a dumb question then just let this thread slowly disappear, if not then feel free to chime in on opinions lol. Oh and sry if this has previously been discussed.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:11 AM
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    I dont think anyone is running Eibachs on Nitrochargers. The Nitrochargers are specifically valved for the OME's and probably wont ride well on the Eibachs. But Idk for sure.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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    think i have the nitros now. came with my truck, they are leakin now haha
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    I've always wondered whether that whole "nitros are designed for OME coils" thing isn't more marketing hype than anything else.

    The spring rate on eibachs (620/650#) is definately higher than any of the OME coils, from what I've heard. I suppose it is possible that the valving in the nitros might not work well with stiffer coils or maybe the spring perch might be too weak to handle ~600# coils.

    It is an interesting idea though. You should try it, just to see how it works out.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    someone needs to be the guinea pig lol
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    That was my thoughts also, that the OME Nitrochargers are valved for much less spring rate. But on the same note, aren't the 5100's valved for stock coils?
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    Yeah, this is interesting, because the 5100s are designed for the stock progressive coils, right? Which are like 375 lb coils. OMEs are 500 lb linear, not progressive. I've never seen nitrocharger perches up close, but the 5100 perch/clip doesn't look extraordinarily robust. I would think the the valving and spring rating being as close as possible to each other would make the most sense for a better ride.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Here is the best pic I've seen. This was posted by one of the toytec reps in another thread. RCD 5100 and OME Nitrocharger. Perch looks pretty sturdy to me.
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    Scott, I think you need to try this. :D After all, you've been rather vocal about your 5100s not being as good as they originally were. :eek:
     
  9. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    I agree with Digirat...and if you do too, you should leave him positive r*p. OP, good luck man.:)
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    :eek:
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    Great pic! Interesting. Look at the difference in perch height! That looks like 1.5 inches?

    Have I been that vocal? I didn't think I'd been that vocal...

    I am about to pull the trigger on nitrochargers for my 881s, and also some LR UCAs to fix the caster. Driving me nuts. I am waiting to see if I win the DSM coilover giveaway, and If I do, I'll sell 'em for the price of nitros and LR UCAs...:spy:

    Who wants to buy some slightly used 5100s?
     
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