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5100's vs. 5125's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madams, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    Madams

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    I didnt cause this riot. Yall did, All I wanted to know is the difference in the 5100's and 5125's and yall people flip like yall bipolar
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    The 5125's are extended length to allow more lift.
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    5125's are actually stock length so you cannot run a lift with them. The 5100 work best with a 1-2" lift.
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    yes 5100's are if you plan on lifting your rear. 5125's if you are not
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    You sir are misinformed the 5125's come in a lot of different lengths all the way up to 14" travel.
     
  6. May 4, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    Well considering the OP purchased his shocks from DSM, which is where I purchased mine, I'm commenting on the length of shocks that HE got.
     
  7. May 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    This is going off topic, but your first post stating that his shocks are extended length is more "misinforming" than my post. We're both assuming our arguments without any part numbers or links to what he bought. Enjoy your new shocks OP!
     
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    No your wrong. They are 8 and 8.5" travel and they are longer than stock. Done my research
     
  11. May 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    I called down south motorsports and ordered it and the guy want to know how much was I lifting the rear and told him 2".
     
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    Just to see what yalls opinion was.
     
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    Okay back on topic.

    Edit it looks like all of the shocks have “Self-Adjusting” Deflective Disc Independent Rebound & Compression

    It may be just extendedlength for custom Applications and the 5100's are vehicle specific.
     
  16. May 4, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    With the 8 and 8.5" travel does it mean I can flex more than with the stock shock without maybe breaking the shock.:confused:
     
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    Just called DSM. The kit that they sell with the 5125's with 8.5" and 8.0" travel is a STOCK height replacement kit. OP, if you are planning on running a lift in the rear, you might want to consider calling DSM to find out 1st hand what they say about that kit.
     
  18. May 4, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    It dont matter to me long as I know there is a shock in the rear for 2" of lift.
     
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  20. May 4, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    WTF? I'm trying to tell you that before you put the shock you have right now on, you would want to get it replaced with the proper shock. Ok, I'm over this thread. GL.
     
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