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5125 first gen set up?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 2trucks, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    2trucks

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    I was wondering what set up I would need to run 5125's on my 01 prerunner? Is there anything comparable for a similar price? I'm looking for maximum travel without having to cut into the bed and I don't want it to lift the truck very much, is that even possible? thanks.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    TherealScuba

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    You can run an 8 and an 8.5" travel 5125 with stock suspension.
    A 9.25 is what we use on a 3" lift.
    Anything longer and you'll need to limit the up travel so you don't bottom out the shocks.
    An /\ frame mounting is popular and gives great travel numbers but decreases the dampening effect of the shocks.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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    What would you suggest with a 2" lift?
    Thanks
     
  4. Mar 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    TacoDell

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    ^ Bilstein 5125 series

    * be sure they come with 1/2" hour glass end bushings
    as they were originally mfgr'd to fit chevys 5/16" or sumthun
    often the original bushings may need be pressed out and replaced.


    Wheeler's Off Road sells them with the correct bushings I believe.
    There's probably others... if a search is done, questions are asked.

    BIL BE5-6252-H5 Bilstein Shock **Drvr's side ( 8" )

    BIL BE5-6253-H5 Bilstein Shock ** pass. side ( 8 1/2" )
     
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