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bilstein 5100 blown rear shock replacement

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by blazer69, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Dec 30, 2014 at 7:28 PM
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    blazer69

    blazer69 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    I have some questions about my bilstein rear shocks. The driver rear shock has blown and oil is leaking down the side of the shock. So I need to replace but having troubles finding the serial number on the bilstein website. The serial number on the shock says "082033 C476 HO". But searching that serial number I cant find anything.

    What's the link to the bilstein serial number on the website?

    I have 05 Toyota Tacoma trd too.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 30, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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    Lots of places sell bilstein 5100 shocks for tacomas. I got mine at downsouth motorsports by searching for my year and model truck.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2014 at 7:51 PM
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  4. Dec 31, 2014 at 9:50 AM
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    The c476 number is Bilsteins old part number. Here is the current part number.
    24-186728

    I think that is what you are asking for?
     
  5. Dec 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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    when you look at the link on my post there is a chart with the different lengths of rear shocks.

    24-186728 would be 0-1.5". would that be enough rear lift for my truck? or do I need the 24-214667 which would be 2-2.5" ?
     
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    The rear shocks do not provide lift. If your truck is stock use the 0-1.5 shock or if you have added lift to the rear with AAL or blocks etc. get the shock that matches the amount of lift you have. Confirm this with your vendor of choice.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2014 at 2:42 PM
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    Its a Pro-Comp 3 Inch Tacoma Lift Kit with 5100 Bilstein and add a leaf in the rear.

    so would RCD BE5-B110-T5 work because that gives 3-4" of lift to the rear?
     
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    Again the rear shock does not give any lift. You should direct your question to the vendor who responded in this thread. I do not have any lift on the rear of my truck and really can't advise you about what shock you need. I think you're on the right track though.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2015 at 4:19 PM
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    The best method is to remove the shock and cycle the suspension. Measure fully extended (eye to eye) and fully compressed. Subtract compressed from extended to get stroke.
    The stock Toyota shocks are short which limits the down travel by about 2". Bilstein seems to have just copied the stock eye to eye resulting in a too short shock not designed to top out like the stock unit. The drivers side goes first because of the suspension design. The passenger will soon follow.
    Your aal will increase the eye to eye by about the thickness of the added leafs.
    By getting the correct eye to eye and stroke you will gain two inches of down travel over the stock setup.
    Good luck
     
  10. Jan 3, 2015 at 4:49 PM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Are they Bilstein or RDC Blistein that blew out? I ask cuz my new (8 mo.old) rear RDC's are both leaking ??
     
  11. Jan 10, 2015 at 10:55 AM
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    Bilstein 5100's on all four corners. Front set @ 0 with OME 883x coils. Alcon leaf springs. Viper Alarm. Wet Okole seat covers. WeatherTech Floor liners front and back. Oem Toyota chrome exhaust tip. ARE Shell. America Outlaw Wheels.
    I have the Bilstein number 24-186728 rear shocks. This is my second set . Both sets have developed a leak after just a couple hundred miles. The oil runs down the side of the shock and out from where the boot is zip tied to the shock.:confused: But at any rate this is the number they sent me both times for stock height.
     
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  12. Jan 10, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Yep same as mine.. the RDC's are not doing it. Ive found a Chev truck site and a muscle car site that have threads going that are not happy with the RDC's..Anyone know if they are made in Mex. ? Thanks.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2015 at 7:10 AM
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    Yeah not sure where they are made. It says assembled in USA but that doesn't mean that the parts are made here. :confused: When I replace them again I will go with something else.
     

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