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5100 vs 5125

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JRVfromDVT, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Mar 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    JRVfromDVT

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    Hey all!

    So, it's getting to the time to do a little suspension refresh on my '06 and have my eye on the 5125/All-Pro expo leafs from wheelers offroad.

    Anyone have experience with this kit or similar setup? From my lurking it seemed as if the b110's were better with leaf packs giving a decent amount of lift,but in all honesty I don't really know anything and would much rather hear from people in the know.

    Any input is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Mar 31, 2020 at 4:02 PM
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    Shocks don't give lift, they just support it.

    5125s are just longer 5100s that won't blow with a 3" lift. B110s give ya some more droop for flexing on the trail. Besides that, same same
     
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    That’s all I needed to know lol! Any specific part number when purchasing?
     
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    I worded it badly haha, I meant with taller leaf packs I'd heard the b110's worked better.

    Ok cool. Im less worried about being able to flex the crap out of it rather than being the right shocks to support those leafs.

    Thanks! :thumbsup:
     
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    If you go with wheeler's or headstrong their website keeps it simple. 5100s and b110s are application specific as far as the Tacoma goes. 5125 part number is 33-230337, do keep in mind that the 5125s require some trimming of the lower shock mount so that they fit.

    yeah with taller packs you're better off with the b110s. However, even if you're going with a 2-3" leaf pack I would still suggest going with the B110s and having the ability to get that droop. I had HD Dakars (3" lift) with the 5125s and they were juuuuuuusssst long enough IMO. If I could do it again, I would have just gone with the B110s right off the bat.

    You do have to also add in some extended brake lines, space out abs harness bracket, and get taller bumpstops so you don't tear those items or wreck the shocks but I think it's worth it.
     
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    really depends on compressed shock length. B110's have a pretty long compressed shock lenght (good for those who use blocks for lift or a very thick leaf pack) but you might end up using the shock as a bumpstop.

    Only way to find out is get the leafs installed with the bumpstop setup you want and measure... then you can get an appropriate length shock.

    EDIT - also, you do want uptravel... so while you could space bumpstops and use a B110... you will probably limit uptravel quite a bit.

    I have chosen to go the 5125's of the part number listed with my OME EL095R pack and stock bumpstops for added droop but without sacrificing uptravel.
     
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