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Old 06-03-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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Broken rear 5100

After a little light off-roading session last weekend I noticed a clunk in the rear of my truck when going over bumps. Usually it's my reciever hitch moving around. I inspected my 5100's yesterday and found one was broken in half right under where it goes through the upper mount. Anyone have this same problem? I'm pretty sure these are lifetime warranty, just not sure if that covers breakage. I'll get a pic after work and hopefully Bilstein/Toytec stands behind this and gets me a new one.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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first time i have heard of this. im sure they will give you a new one
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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Yeah what type of off roading were you doing? are you hitting the bumps or is the shock bottoming out before. Guys around here beat the shit out of there trucks and Ive never seen one break.
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yeah this is kinda interesting
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I was just out playing in the sugar sand, had to go through some woops to get out there, but didn't go more than like 15mph over them. The rear bottomed out once when I was out there, but not hard enough to break a shock from my experience. Hopefully they'll cover it since I've only found the 5100's as a set of 2.
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Never seen one break, I have had one bust and leak though.
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Was wheeling last year on a tough trail and the guy I was with busted one of his rear billies but it was because he caught it on a boulder. I've never seen one bust from bottoming out though.
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I was just out playing in the sugar sand, had to go through some woops to get out there, but didn't go more than like 15mph over them. The rear bottomed out once when I was out there, but not hard enough to break a shock from my experience. Hopefully they'll cover it since I've only found the 5100's as a set of 2.
i have shittier rear shocks that billies, i bottom out at least 3-4 times every time im in the desert. yesterday i bottomed out so hard i thought my rear end was falling off! i dont think bottoming out could have caused it
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Pics of it would help.........

5100's in the rear do NOT provide enough travel for full droop depending on your leaf pack so they max out more then they should. 5110's or larger should be ordered based on your leaf pack droop/stuff measurements.

You should get free replacements and I would just sell them and get the correct length shock on there so it doesn't happen again.

Maybe one day some of our members will stop telling everyone to get 5100's all around, because they are 100% wrong.
Yup, I got the 5125's with the correct length after getting my new leaf's and flip kit.
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I talked to someone at Toytec when I ordered these. I actually wanted the 5125's and they said these 5100's would work for my setup. Either way I'm in need of at least one new shock. I haven't had a chance to get a picture of it yet. Gonna switch out my 5100's for stockers with extenders tonight, so I'll get some pics.
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #11
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Well it looks like the shock just came out of the extender. I didn't even remember these shocks had an extender on them. They've had the black rubber boot on them since the install. I put it back in and put some locktight on it. I remember being upset at the fact I had been sold a shock with extender instead of just the right length shock. Not sure if I should just leave them or buy some with the right length. I'm planning on going from a 1" to 1.5" block in the rear along with my AAL since it sagged so much and the truck doesn't sit level anymore. Who's got 5125's? Are they the correct length for that setup?
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