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Old 07-18-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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2 bilstein 5100 questions!!

got my billy 5100's today, and i got 2 questions about the install of them.

1-do i need sleeves for the tops and bottoms of the rear shocks??.........it only came with the rubber bushings, so im not sure if sleeves are needed or not.

2- for the stock setting, do i need to move the clip to the setting closest to the bottom??........the clip is on the top setting now, and i think, if not mistaken, thats the highest setting on the shock.

cant wait to get those pos tokico shocks outta there and get these 5100's in!!!
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yeah, i'm pretty sure that the higher on the shock the clip is, the higher the lift
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yeah, i'm pretty sure that the higher on the shock the clip is, the higher the lift
thats what i was thinking. now.....gotta figure out if the rears need sleeves,or if the bolt just goes thru the rubber bushings.
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Bolt goes thru the bushings. Did it come with sleeves for the rears?
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Bolt goes thru the bushings. Did it come with sleeves for the rears?
nope.....no sleeves in the packet, just the rubber bushings.
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Don't need them, usually for show anyway.
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Don't need them, usually for show anyway.
the sleeves are for show?? explain.

most shocks i have seen have metal sleeves for the bolt to slide through.
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nope.....no sleeves in the packet, just the rubber bushings.
Its an easy install. The higher up the spring pearch is mountd, the higher the lift you will get. The rear shocks, just bolt them up!
Hows your neck?
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Its an easy install. The higher up the spring pearch is mountd, the higher the lift you will get. The rear shocks, just bolt them up!
Hows your neck?
cool, so all i need to do is move the clips to the bottom setting for stock right?? easy enough!!

my neck is a beeotch man!! worst pain i ever felt this morning.....had to go to the er. and low and behold......they didnt do shit. so i finally got an appt for monday morning to talk to a neurosurgeon. i may get results then. im real glad they are working with me at work though. this is the first time in 10 years there that i have ever been out this long.
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cool, so all i need to do is move the clips to the bottom setting for stock right?? easy enough!!

my neck is a beeotch man!! worst pain i ever felt this morning.....had to go to the er. and low and behold......they didnt do shit. so i finally got an appt for monday morning to talk to a neurosurgeon. i may get results then. im real glad they are working with me at work though. this is the first time in 10 years there that i have ever been out this long.
Man, that sucks! I feel for ya. Wish you were closer, I do all your work on your truck for ya.
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Man, that sucks! I feel for ya. Wish you were closer, I do all your work on your truck for ya.
man, if you were closer.......we could open our own mod shop!!!

soon as i get the shocks on, im taking the truck in for the ball joint recall, and they will align it then too.....kill 2 birds with one stone!! gonna put new brakes on too, and i got some wheel prospects already for a good price too.

you know if thew wheels from say, an 06 trd offroad tacoma, like what was on my prerunner, will fit and the centercaps too?? if so.......i may have a set of them shortly.
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man, if you were closer.......we could open our own mod shop!!!.
LOL. My buddy and I are trying to do this! Its going to be a High Performance/custom fab shop. WIth an Espresso bar! STill havent got a name yet. So far all we have is "Looo's Performance and Fab"

Looo comes from he and I always calling each other a looser.
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My bad, I misunderstood your question, I thought you were referring to the shock boots, sorry 'bout that.
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LOL. My buddy and I are trying to do this! Its going to be a High Performance/custom fab shop. WIth an Espresso bar! STill havent got a name yet. So far all we have is "Looo's Performance and Fab"

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................thats pretty cool!!
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you know if thew wheels from say, an 06 trd offroad tacoma, like what was on my prerunner, will fit and the centercaps too?? if so.......i may have a set of them shortly.
I have heard that they do, but I dont have any first hand knowledge on this.
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My bad, I misunderstood your question, I thought you were referring to the shock boots, sorry 'bout that.
nah, only rears have boots..........but im wondering if the rears need the metal sleeves for the bolts to go thru, unless they just go thru the rubber bushings.
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nah, only rears have boots..........but im wondering if the rears need the metal sleeves for the bolts to go thru, unless they just go thru the rubber bushings.
If you have doubts, give Bilstien a call. On my 2000, I didnt have the sleeves in the rear shocks, but on my '07 I did. Now Im getting confused.
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OK, did a quick search and it seems that some have the metal sleeve, and some dont. If you dont call Bilsien, I will.
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OK, did a quick search and it seems that some have the metal sleeve, and some dont. If you dont call Bilsien, I will.
hell man.......give them a call!!! i gotta make a pit stop for a few minutes.......let me know what they say about the sleeves!!! just remember, mines an 04, if that makes a difference.
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