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Old 05-02-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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what are these for? i was looking at toytec and saw them. do i need these for a 3" spacer lift with stock billies? there 10 bucks so maybe it will help
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Give your 5100's some extra length instead of buying new shocks
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the optimal thing would be to buy shocks made for the lift, but shock extenders are exactly like u think. they thread onto the tops of the rear shocks and the bushings/washers for the mounting go on top of them to provide the extra travel on the stockers. on my 07 i had the TSB leaf pack and 2" blocks. the rear shocks would fully extend going over bumps and sounded like crap. i was low on dough at the time and bought a set of extenders from advanced auto for $6 and they did their job...even used them offroad. not ideal, but it worked. if u have the funds, i'd definately recommend getting the rear 5100's or something similar to take the lift into account and still provide the smooth ride
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Avoid these at all costs. Spend the extra dough and get some 5100's for the rear. I beleive toytec makes great stuff but these are junk. On one the threads were destroyed (not me) and the other one split into two pieces after I installed it. Maybe I torqued the second one too hard but they seem flimsy to me.

I bought these to save money and get rid of my rear end "thump" (rear stock shocks bottoming out). I ended up getting a set of rear 5100's while the truck was still apart and I'm very happy.

Just wanted to add that I did call toytec and they did send me a new set. Don't want them.
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They are a piece of shit excuse for lifting a truck!
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They are a piece of shit excuse for lifting a truck!
they dont lift a truck...they extend the shaft of a shock so it doesnt fully extend AFTER a lift
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:05 AM   #8
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I've got 5100s on the back and I topped them out BAD all the time when off road, and even sometimes on the street. I didn't have the money spend, nor want to buy another set of shocks when mine were perfectly good, so I installed a set of these extenders on them. So far they seem GREAT! Better flex, better rear suspension ride and no more topping out.
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I've got a 4 leaf pack and a Toytec 1.5" lift block setup in the rear.I'm currently using my stock TRD Bilsteins but am topping out as well.A couple of days ago I ordered a set of 5125's with 10" of travel on the advice of DSMS and am looking forward to having the rear end set up right.
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