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Using Bilstein 5100s with OME 885 coils?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ToyoFF1274, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    ToyoFF1274

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    Has any one used or is using the Bilstein 5100s and OME 885 coils together? I know it is only recommended at the stock height setting. I am wondering if anyone has used this combination at a higher setting. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    OME 885x coils, 5100's set at 0. Deaver 2" AAL and 5100s out back. AFE Pro Dry S drop-in, BHLM, '10 sport grille.
    If you do a little hunting you'll find a good deal of information available on this already. I'm about to install 5100s and 885 coils this weekend. From what I've gathered, though it is recommended to run the 5100 at 0 (which will also yeild the most "plush" ride with this combination) it is possible to run the shocks at .85 - though it seems to be back and forth about whether UCAs are necessary at that point or not.
    I am a bit worried that my nose will be a little low after the install of this front end setup and the 2" AAL, but right now I'm not interested in adding the control arms just so I can gain that next half an inch.

    Hope this helps :cheers:
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    OME 885x coils, 5100's set at 0. Deaver 2" AAL and 5100s out back. AFE Pro Dry S drop-in, BHLM, '10 sport grille.
    Here is a good place to start :cool:
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Yes, I ran this system... worked fine... bilstein 5100 set at "0" get new UCAs

    I had to use the 1/2" spacer to get a full 3"

    btw, i ran 1.5" AAL with TSB leafs
     
  5. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    you sure can. i have 5100's set at .85 with 885 coils ONLY no top spacer. here's mine :D i do have UCA's tho, like stated above
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  6. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    If you are going with 885's, why would you want to add more height? You will be at around 3" already with 885's.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    the coils alone only give you about 2.5" of lift and after they sagg you'll end up with less. i took out my 1/4" spacer, after my coils sagged, and set my shocks to .85 to compensate. im sittin just over 3" now
     
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    i did not get 3" of lift with that setup...not until the spacer was added
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    Thank you everyone for the gobbs of info... To explain my situation I am currently running the OME 885s w/ 2" rear AAL and rear spring TSB so I was already high in the rear, and now after sag in the front Im sitting way low in the front. So i am hoping to better level out my truck with the 5100s set at .85 and the 885s. I also need some improved shocks over the stock TRD Bilstein shocks with extended travel.
     
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    I was under the impression OME fixed the sag issue? I have seen members report sagging on the older version of the springs. Not the newer ones. How long have you had them? I am curios as I always roll a OME lift around in my head.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    885x will not sag...but only give about 2.5" of lift on a 4wd
     
  12. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    my 885s give me 1.75 and 2. Driver vs passanger


    I believe its from the supercharger weight but IDK
     
  13. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    You must have had older springs. All the nwer 885's I have seen give 3" on Prerunners. maybe a little less on a 4x4
     
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    ALL springs will sag over time... maybe im just a fat ass (6' 200lb), but i ordered my OME lift last year and ended up with less than 3", even with the top spacer....
     
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    well what I meant sag as fast as the previous generation 885s
     
  16. Sep 9, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    IDK what generation my 885s are. I bought them in march from toytec, if that helps any.
     
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    If I only wanted 2" of lift on my Double cab, should I go with the 884s? I dont want to be more than 2" higher at all. I cant figure out what to do!
     
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