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Wanna see some 3rd Gens on 5100s with 885 coils.....

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SteelerJim, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Feb 25, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    SteelerJim

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    I just installed some 3rd Gen 5100s all around. I have a 1" block in the rear and the fronts are on factory coils and set at the 1.55" lift notch. Love the stance and look but t rides like crap, just way too stiff. I got my 5100s from Headstrong and according to their chart the 885s should give me 1.75" lift in the front, which is just the range I want. BUT I want the ride closer to stock than what I have now. If I add the 885s and drop the fronts down to the lowest setting, will that get me what I want???
     
  2. Feb 25, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    That would give you a much better ride. Then if you wanted a little more lift up front, you could always add in a 1/4" top plate spacer.

    The 885's on a DC probably, after settling, are going to get you around 1.5"' of lift.

    Find the coil that you like, 885 or 887 and install them and leave the 5100's alone.
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Thanks for the info. I knew it would be a little firmer pre-loading the coil, but I had no idea the front would be THAT stiff at the 1.55" setting. I can't imagine it on the 2" setting. There'd be no give to it at all.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    I did the 885/5100 and the 3 leaf progressive AAL and love the set up. I am running 275s and wouldn't change a thing!
    There is a ton of info on here about this set up and it helped me with my choice.
    You can't go wrong with this set up for the money and HS is great to work with!
     
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  5. Feb 25, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Outside of simply sitting up higher, does it ride much different than stock? Can ya post a pic of your truck please?
     
  6. Feb 25, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    885 coils with 5100s all around.

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  7. Feb 25, 2018 at 8:03 PM
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    In case you missed this on the HeadStrong website:

    Headstrong Offroad - 8/28/2016:
    Coil Specifications:
    OME 883: 375mm in height 590 pound spring rate
    Approximate lift height on 4wd double cab: "1"
    OME 884: 390mm in height 590 pound spring rate
    Approximate lift height on 4wd double cab: 2"
    OME 885: 395mm in height 590 pound spring rate
    Approximate lift height on 4wd double cab: 2.5"
    OME 886: 402mm in height 660 pound spring rate (bumper & winch)
    Approximate lift height on 4wd double cab with 200+lbs of additional up front weight : 2.5"
    OME 887: 400mm in height 590 pound spring rate (stock)
    Approximate lift height on 4wd double cab: 3”
    OME 888: 405mm in height 590 pound spring rate (bumper or winch)
    Approximate lift height for 2016+ on 4wd double cab: 2.5”

    NOTE: All lift heights are for 2nd gen trucks. Subtract 1" from the lift height and you should get the equivalent height for a 3rd gen 4wd double cab.

    These are just some of the notes I took when I was researching 5100's and lift heights. Take it for what it is worth.
     
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    Anything on the rear other than the 5100?
     
  9. Feb 25, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    Nope!
     
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    @Technique I like your set up, are you having any issues with rubbing on the upper control arms?

    Also what size tire are you running? Reason I ask is I want to try and put 285/70/16 on my truck without having to do a massive lift. I'm looking to achieve 2'' in front and level out the truck.
     
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    My tire size is 265/70/17 and I don’t have any rubbing on my upper control arms but I do on my mud flaps for sure when reversing and maybe up front also - this will heavily depend on your wheel. 2” lift up front with nothing done in the back will not be level. Mine is lifted 1.75” and it squats in the back a tiny bit.
     
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    Small lift. Little bit bigger tires. Sexy black rims. Rack, bed cover, grill.
    How much front lift did you gain with the 885s? Truck looks sick
     
  15. Mar 13, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    OME shocks and 885 coils with a 1/4" top plate spacer. Progressive add a leaf out back 275/70r17 tire size.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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    Why would you put 885's and then 1/4" top spacers? Why wouldn't you put go with 887's and eliminate the spacer?
     
  17. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    strktly_bodysurf It's 4x4. Nuff said.

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    Small lift. Little bit bigger tires. Sexy black rims. Rack, bed cover, grill.
    Same questions. Curious on the answer.
    In general, how much lift are guys getting with the 883/884/885 coils, on a DCSB 4x4 3rd gen?
     
  18. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    Small lift. Little bit bigger tires. Sexy black rims. Rack, bed cover, grill.
    Where'd you get the bed decal in black?
     
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  20. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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