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2 bilstein 5100 questions!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomaman06, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:06 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    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!!! :D
     
  2. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    wat?
    yeah, i'm pretty sure that the higher on the shock the clip is, the higher the lift
     
  3. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    thats what i was thinking. now.....gotta figure out if the rears need sleeves,or if the bolt just goes thru the rubber bushings.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Bolt goes thru the bushings. Did it come with sleeves for the rears?
     
  5. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    nope.....no sleeves in the packet, just the rubber bushings.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    Don't need them, usually for show anyway.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    wat?
    i'm forever changing my mind....i ditched the 5100 idea for now and ordered a 3" ez lift w/ 1.5" AAL. my 09 only has 3 leafs in the back...bright toyo people
     
  8. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    the sleeves are for show?? explain.

    most shocks i have seen have metal sleeves for the bolt to slide through.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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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?
     
  10. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:39 PM
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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.:eek:
     
  11. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:41 PM
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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. :proposetoast:
     
  12. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:47 PM
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    man, if you were closer.......we could open our own mod shop!!!:D

    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:D!! 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.:D
     
  13. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:53 PM
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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! :D 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. :)
     
  14. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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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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    :D................thats pretty cool!!
     
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    I have heard that they do, but I dont have any first hand knowledge on this.
     
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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.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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    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. :confused:
     
  19. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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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. :D
     
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    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!!!:D just remember, mines an 04, if that makes a difference.
     
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