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Which spring for about 2" of lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MDFM31, May 30, 2012.

  1. May 30, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    I have searched this forum and others for about a week now and can't figure this out. Right now I'm on 5100s at 1.75 with stock coils and a rear add a leaf at 1.5". I have a 150 pound TJM bumper and 60 pound TJM winch on the way. I am very happy with the ride height I'm at now, so how can I upgrade the coils to support the weight without going above more then about 2" of lift? I am worried an 886 coil will give me too much lift and an 885 will not have enough spring rate to properly support the weight. I realize adjustable coil overs would probably solve this, but I don't think I need them for what i do. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. May 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    885's will support it, just not to 2.5 inches like it does on a stock double cab. The 885's will sag and probably put you at around 2 inches.
     
  3. May 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    What about eibachs at .85? I understand that eibachs have a higher spring rate then 885s, but are shorter
     
  4. May 30, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    Yeah that would work also, just preloads the spring. But yes it would work
     
  5. May 31, 2012 at 4:08 AM
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    Great, thank you. Would you say one would be a better choice then the other?
     
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    I think eibachs are 620 lb, and bilsteins @ .85 will give you 2.5" of lift, even with 200 lbs of front weight I don't think they will sag .5"
     
  7. May 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    885's or Eibachs with billies at .85
     
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    It's looking like I may go with the toytec coil over kit for 5100's. I spoke to Jeff today, and he told me that they DO NOT use the 620# eibachs in the coil over kit, but a 600# spring instead. I am a little worried about the spring rate putting 210 pounds on the front end. I don't really want to pre load the hell out of the springs to make up for a spring rate that is too low. Can anyone comment on a 600# spring with 210 pounds of additional weight up front? And I got my TJM bumper and winch, they are beautiful!Just waiting to decide on springs now.
     
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