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5150 vs 5160

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TACWUT, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Jan 28, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    TACWUT

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    I've been researching rear shocks for quite sometime now and recently found the 5160. I tried searching for threads where people who have used them and gave a review but nothing has came up.

    For those of you who have either set up, would you mind giving your thoughts on them? At the moment with toytec having the 5160 for 355 it comes out to being about 100 bucks more vs the 5150. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    i have 5150's on my crawler and love them, best bang for ur buck in my oppinion
     
  3. Jan 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    Flowmaster turndown, 5100 up front/5150 rear, maxtrac spindles, 2" tuff country add a leaf+TSB.
    Ok cool. Did you do the install with the adapter or take it somewhere?
     
  4. Jan 28, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    Depending on what your doing 5150s are well worth it for the price.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    I have the 5150s for 2nd gen stock trucks you need an eye to pin adapter (like $15 a piece)
    They ride is pretty smooth and travels well on the moderate trails I have done. The piggyback resi is nice to keep the shock cool. But I probably don't do enough to fully utalize this. No experience with the 5160's but a lot of research on this site in particular helped me make my decision.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Walker where did you buy the adapters?
     
  7. Jan 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    I got them at 4 wheel parts, I couldn't find them online so I called them to order.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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  9. Jan 28, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    Flowmaster turndown, 5100 up front/5150 rear, maxtrac spindles, 2" tuff country add a leaf+TSB.
    Cool, im assuming it was pretty east to convert?
     
  10. Jan 28, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    Very Easy to Convert!
     
  11. Jan 28, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    Cool! Lol i think im going with the 5150.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    Go with the 5150s because the 5160s will not work for 2" of lift.

    Poly performance rates the part#25-177343 5160 for 0-1" lift aplication.
    Poly page
    toytech page

    I had the Toytec add-a-leaf on my truck and ran the 5100 for lifted rears. Those didnt work either since they were an inch short for my leafs travel.
    [​IMG]

    the same is possible to happen with the 5160's.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    Flowmaster turndown, 5100 up front/5150 rear, maxtrac spindles, 2" tuff country add a leaf+TSB.
    I think the 5165 has different lengths also. But in order to get sum a bit better n stay on budget, i think ill go 5150. Spindles r in my future!
     
  14. Jan 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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    4wheelparts has the 5150s for $111 each, then use promo code cc5off to get 5% off the total order.
    Adaptor link
    5150 link

    Maybe pm rcfreak or socalrunner (i forget who has the 4wp hookup) to maybe get better pricing still
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:53 AM
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    Cool thnx man.
     
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    The adapter I have is different. The top eye of the shock screws off for the pin adapter to screw in. Its a Bilstien part.
    Also make sure you get the right length. I tried to look for mine but the shock is caked in dirt.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    my crawler is not a taco its a full size chevy, i was just refering to i have used them and love them, i will go kings on the tacoma when i do it, but 5150 in general are great imo
     
  18. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    I just installed the 5160 in the rears a few days ago with the add a leaf. I got the 3" lift from toytec and upped for the 5160. I havent been able to go anywhere with them yet but hope to soon.
    I dont think I will ever use them to their full potential but im stoked having them.

    Yeah, I tried researching them hear before I bought them but didnt find too much info.

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  19. Jan 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Nice man. I like your truck.
     
  20. May 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    Hey I was wondering if you could post some pics of the 5160s on your truck, I just installed toytec ulitmat lift kit. 3 inch, but seems that the 5160s are too short?!? I put stock shocks in for now, and parked truck till I hear back from toytec. anxious to figure this out as im booked for an alignment on tuesday and finally get my rims and tires on. only difference from you, I have the dakar leaf pack, didnt go with the AAL. any help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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