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5125vs.5150

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by malander, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    malander

    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    So I'm about half way saved up for the allpro expo kit and I need some opinions. For 40 bucks more I can upgrade to the 5150s. Seems like a good deal but is it really worth it? They're both valved the same, will I really need the remote resi of the 5150? Thanks for the opinions guys
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    Depends: how do you use your truck?
     
  4. Apr 22, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    Not a whole lot of wheeling it is my dd but I do get out some. Lots of towing in the summer but besides that the beds probably just going to have a tool box in the back the rest of the year. Looking for a good ride and flex.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Haven't done any wheeling since I put on AAL & 5150s and I have never had anything but stock TRD....but I will say they feel really good compared to stock. FYI, i had to notch out the upper shock mount with an angle grinder on the pass side to make room for the piggy-back.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    I'd say no on the resi. Sounds like you won't ever run your truck hard enough to actually need them/ feel a difference vs non resi.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    That's what I was thinking but that's only $20 more per shock so if tere was any benefit it might be the best time to get them, but for now I think I'll go with the 5125 and maybe upgrade later if I feel I need it
     
  8. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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  9. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    Ive heard of the 5125's getting so hot you can't even touch them after driving down fire roads at 30mph. I would just spend the 20 extra bucks for the added cooling of the resi. if it's over kill then who cares at least you won't be getting them as hot wearing them out sooner.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    really? Good to know. Looks like Ill fork out another 40 and get the 5150's
     
  11. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    Yeah that's what Ive heard I tested mine on a wash board fire road for about 10 miles and my shocks were hot but not where I couldn't touch them. I'm happy with the 5150's and for 40 bucks more it's well worth it. If they were 100 or 200 bucks more then maybe not but 40 bucks why the hell not.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    Hmmm chris4x4 did say the 5100s reached 180* after strenuous use and all the 5125s are are longer versions of that shock...may have to go resi then.

    I just had a job interview yesterday that went well and ordered business cards for a lawn care/mulching/hauling business I'm starting this summer so I'll have money to get the extra things that really could make a difference. I think I've made my mind up...for now
     
  13. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    Yeah I did read that maybe that was too hot for the guy who told me that it was too hot to touch :confused:. I don't know I say go for the 5150's it's only 40 bucks and they will run cooler I don't know how much be they will run cooler.
     
  14. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    Thanks man. I want to do the rear end right this time and I will be able to afford it soon so I'm not sweating it. I'm still concerned about the shackle issue but it's whatever right now. I need to save up a couple hundred more dollars and then I'll figure it out.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    Okay so I'm going wheelin next weekend it's going to be up in the snow so i don't think we can get them as hot as possible. I have a infrared thermometer that i will take heat reading from the shock tube of my 5150's and someones 5125's to see if there is much of a heat difference.
     
  16. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    What I do is get a thermo reading of the frame of the truck, then the shock. Beat on tehm for a few miles, then stop, and imediately jump out and get a temp. I take 3 to get an average. If you wait even 30 seconds, they start to cool down.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    Cool thanks for the info I'll try and do few sets of 3 readings to see where were at temp wise but I don't thing they will get too hot being in the snow and all.
     
  18. Apr 22, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    LOL!! I conducted all of my tests, except teh last one one the 2.5 resis, at an ambient temp of 100*.
     
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