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which one would be a better ride?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by loganlangley, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Oct 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    loganlangley

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    what would be a smoother ride? bilstein 5100s set at .85 with ome 885 coils or just the bilsteins set at 2.5 with stock coils? the total height with the ome coils and bilsteins is 2.6 inches of lift, and 2.5 with the bilsteins and stock coils. i just wanna know what would be a better ride...thanks for any help. oh and i have the 1.5 icon leaf pack for the rear if that matters.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    i think your thinking eibach springs...
     
  3. Oct 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    no i was gonna go with the ome 885 coils to acheive the ammont of lift that i wanted to achieve with the shocks at a low setting.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    that a bad idea????
     
  5. Oct 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    The stock coils won't handle the pre set 5100s well! Def add the coils either eibach or OME!

    Toytec already has a pre assembled eibach/5100 for $549. It will make install easier!
     
  6. Oct 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    thanks for the info. i already have the 5100s and the leaf pack i just havent installed them yet. i was gonna order some coils. will i need anything to make them work together or should everything just bolt right up?
     
  7. Oct 2, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    You'll need to get the top plate from your stock set up so a spring compressor will be necessary. Then you'll need to assemble them with the spring compressor as well. Those things can be sketchy! Most guys run a 1/4" top plate on the drivers side for the lean! But toytec's already taken care of that. You could always sell the ones you have and still be good?? Just an idea!
     
  8. Oct 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    885s with 5100s at .85 is not recommended.

    youd be better off with 885s on ome shocks
     
  9. Oct 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    eibachs on the 5100s at .85 yeild 2.6" or so of lift
     
  10. Oct 2, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    you sure about the 2.6 out of the eibachs and .85?
     
  11. Oct 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    just what others have reported


    eibach gives 1.6" and then .9 from the 5100s so 2.5" some report a bit higher when new
     
  12. Oct 2, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Yes. 1.6" from the coils themselves and .85 from the 5100's. Yoytoda is correct.
     
  13. Oct 2, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    thanks guys. where is the cheapest place to order the eibach coil springs from?
     
  14. Oct 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    PM Toytec, they are a vendor here!
     
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