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Bilstein with OME springs.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Jjs_t4r, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:30 AM
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    Jjs_t4r

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    Hi folks, thinking of running bilstein with ome springs, i’m all new to this lifting game, my question is, if i go with the heavy load springs would i run into some problems? The only “extra weight” i have right now is a gobi stealth roof rack (roughly 80 pounds), but thinking of going with the heavies for “future” proofing, or should i stay with the medium coils?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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    beedee

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    I think it might rattle your fillings out.

    FWIW, I have 5100's with Dobinsons 302/599 and only extra weight are CaliRaised 20˚ sliders, rides great.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:14 PM
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    nimby

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    Just use your stock coils until you add some weight. Then put on the OME's.
     
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    TRD Pro Rims, Predator Rails, TRD Pro Grille 2.5” Bilstein/OME 885’s front coil overs with 2” OME 889’s in the rear.
    Just put this exact lift on mine. I have OME 885’s in the front with the 5100’s set at “0” and OME 2” 889’s in the rear. The 885’s give you almost 2.5” with no weight added to the front (winch, bumper, etc.). Don’t set the 5100 at the 2.5” notch. The lift comes from the coil spring, if you use the stock coil then you need to set it at 2.5”. Here it is with the stock tires/rims. I have maybe .5” rake from the back to the front. Hopefully this helps!

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    WOW LOVE THE STANCE!! when you say the 885’s was near to 2.5” are we talking like near near 2.5” or close to exact 2”? If i wanted exactly 2.5” up front, should i opt for the 887 (heavy load) springs? Or would this be a rough stiff ride for not having the extra load?
     
  6. Jan 30, 2022 at 12:23 PM
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    I preferred the mediums all around over stock. Even before I had all my armor. Stock suspension and body roll on these things suck
     
  7. Jan 30, 2022 at 4:26 PM
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    TRD Pro Rims, Predator Rails, TRD Pro Grille 2.5” Bilstein/OME 885’s front coil overs with 2” OME 889’s in the rear.
    It’s right at 2.5” and I wouldn’t go with the heavy springs if I were you unless you plan on a ton of added weight in the front. These are already much stiffer than the stock coils. If you go with the heavy, they will more than likely be too stiff you will get a ton of bounce and it will ride like a log wagon.

    On a side note, I kept the stock UCA’s and I had it aligned and it’s within factory spec with this lift. A ton of people say you need UCA’s but if you get this one you should be fine without spending the extra $700 on arms.
     

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