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What Kind of Springs for this Truck~ 881's OR 882's ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BCH, Sep 30, 2010.

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881's or 882's up front ?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2010.
  1. 882 Springs up front, 285 Tires

    60.9%
  2. 881 Springs up front, 265 Tires

    34.8%
  3. Buy a Tundra and sell the Tacoma

    4.3%
  1. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    BCH

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    Im unsure what kind of springs I want on this Tacoma. Its poll time ! Tell me if you think I need the 881's or the 882's on the front. I may want the 285-75-16 tires on the truck but that would be decided on if they rub or not. If they rub alot, I don't want em. If they don't, I would add em. Tell me what you'd do to this Truck if it was yours !

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  2. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    TengoTaco

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    882's.

    With your heavy bumper and large tires you will need the 882's.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    What about rubbing ? Will the tires rub with 882's and 285's ????
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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  5. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    a little on the frame and pinchweld. You will have to trim plastic and pound the pinchweld a little to make room.

    I personally would go with 881's with that 4 cyl even though you have a heavy bumper. You will see about 2.5" of lift with the 881's.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    I roll the 881's with 285's.
    I have very little rubbing but I also have the all-pro tube bumper which isnt quite as heavy as that (arb?)
    Very little trimming required but if your gonna go to a wich later on I would sugest teh 882's.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    oh wait. You already have a winch.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    I voted 882's with that bumper weight and winch. What I was trying to tell you in the other thread is just that I wouldn't touch the rear at all until you know how high the new springs in the front are going to ride. The bumper weight is really an x factor here. Both the weight and placement are going to change the ride height.

    Once you know how high the front is going to ride it should be childs play to figure out the rear. No extra weight there, so stated lift numbers will be spot on. That's why I was advising against the kit you wanted. It had springs and components for the rear that you may or may not even need. Plus, it's a large part of the expense of that kit.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    I had 96 tacoma with a 3.4L and a TJM front bullbar bumper (without a winch) and ran 881's with 32x11.50 tires. The 881's gave me about 2" of lift with the bumper.

    I'd say....go with the 882's.

    If you install the 882's and don't like the results, you can always sell the 882's and buy 881's.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    I would really like to see a couple of trucks with the 882's and 265 tires. That would help me a whole lot. I want to keep the 265 tires because I am not wanting to cut my truck at all. Not one bit. I haven't seen any pics of tacomas running the 882's
     
  11. Oct 1, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    You guys that said you are running 881s, do you have the trim packers or extra 10mm spacer with them?
     
  12. Oct 1, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    I have a 2003 Tacoma TRD Extracab with V6, ARB and a Warn M8000/synthetic line. I just ordered an OME kit from Wheelers and once it arrives and installed I'll get some pictures up for you. I went with the 882 springs. Right now I have the Bilstein 5100's and OME 880's up front and while it did get me about 1" of lift at the lowest setting the ride is for shit with the added weight up front. Also running 265/75R16's BFG AT's on it for now...
     
  13. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    I didn't.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    me neither.
     
  15. Oct 1, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    Here is what Wheeler's advises.

    Note that cab type and engine type are big factors, so consider that with anything anyone else on TW tells you. For example, you can't really compare with V6 DCs with your 4-banger Xcab.

    Wheeler's recommendations use V6 as an assumption. I would think that because you have the 4-banger and ARB/winch, that would be roughly equivalent of the recommendations for the V6. You can also call Wheelers to discuss.

    OME 880 Tacoma "Comfort" Front Average lift from this coil set on an extra cab v6 Tacoma is 1.25-1.5"
    OME 881 Tacoma "Medium" Front Coil Spring Set Average lift from this coil set on an extra cab v6 Tacoma is 1.75-2"
    *OME 882 Tacoma "Firm" Front Coil Set*PLEASE NOTE THE 882 COIL SET IS ONLY RECOMMENDED FOR DOUBLE CAB TACOMAS OR V6 EXTRA CABS RUNNING A WINCH AND BULLBAR. WE PREFER TO RUN THESE ONLY ON OME STRUTS.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    I would do the 882 with the bumper up front.
     
  17. Oct 1, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    Wait a minute! I thought you had the ARB on your 1st gen. Did you also have a TJM on that thing? :confused:
     
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    Are wheelers lift numbers a bit on the low side? They say 1.75-2" (v6) lift with the 881s, yet you guys are saying 881s gave a 2" (v6) with a heavy bumper. and other sites have stated adding the 1/2"-5/8" spacer kit gives 'full 3" lift'... 2"+5/8" does not equal 3" and thats using the high end of their lift number amounts.

    I'm really looking for about 2.5" in the front and have no need for coilovers as once they are at 2.5", they are staying there. Will the 881s (with nitrochrager shocks from the ome kit) with no additional trim packers/spacers give me 2.5" on my 2.7 with no front bumper?
    Sorry to jack the thread.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    882s will work the 2.7 really isnt all that much lighter than the 3.4 although it is a big enough factor to pick a different spring if there were no additional front weight. with the winch winch line and bumper id go 882 especially considering your not a 2.7 single cab
     
  20. Oct 2, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    Okay guys, i think im gonna go with the 882's, now i need a little more advice. Should i go with the soft or firm OME nitrocharger shocks? I want a nice ride, i dont want it to ride like a horse and buggy. I drive it full time as it's my everyday truck and my work truck, so I spend alot of time in it.

    ALSO, which is better? the 5 leaf or the 8 leaf springs from wheelers?
     
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